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Buying a condo in Long Branch

Long Branch might sound like a town from an old western movie — and at one time, it looked the part — but today this Etobicoke neighbourhood is every bit a modern GTA neighbourhood, with grids of residential streets and a streetcar line passing through the area.

This neighbourhood doesn’t garner the same enthusiasm as The Beaches, but it is a beachfront community where growing families can settle down. There are only a few schools in the neighbourhood, but more neighbouring areas. Plus, with Humber College having a campus next door in New Toronto, there are post secondary options here as well.

Lake Shore Blvd can be found in the neighbourhood and its there where most businesses are located; fast food chains, locally owned restaurants, and specialized retail stores. There are a variety of service based businesses in the neighbourhood, from salons to cleaners to daycares to financial services.

Long Branch condos for sale are ideal for nature lovers; Long branch has ample green spaces and recreation facilities — Marie Curtis Park has walking trails, a splash pad, picnic areas, and even a sandy beach. Additional walking trails can be found at Long Branch Park, and Colonel Samuel Smith Park is a massive green space just east of the neighbourhood.

Condo Life in Long Branch

There are roughly a dozen condo residences in the neighbourhood — traditional high-rise towers, low-rise condos and townhomes. Looking for a steal? Long Branch condos for sale can offer just that; buildings like Lakeshore Park Estates II Condos have enticingly affordable units, and in some cases, 2 bedrooms in this residence sell for half the price of similar units in downtown Toronto.

Those who are interested in something more modern, can check out IQ Condos, where all floor plans are generous, and finishes are luxurious — perfect for families. For those who loft the style of lofts, Long Branch condos for sale in 29th Street Lofts are bright and airy.

And because some buyers need all the flashy extras to feel at home — Aquaview is a modern high-rise with a pool, sauna, and all the usual amenities.

Transportation

Condo owners near Lake Shore Blvd might be able to accomplish their errands on foot, but those in more residential areas will need a vehicle or public transit. There are east and westbound streetcars on Lake Shore Blvd and bus routes in the neighbourhood, though some areas are without nearby stops. For those who commute via public transit, Long Branch Station is in the neighbourhood for GO Transit.

Condos for sale in Long Branch are a great fit for car owners, because the QEW is only minutes away via Brown’s Line.

Long Branch Overview

The Locals: Small families.

Code of Conduct: Residents gather in parks for picnics and social events.

What You’ll Find: Plenty of natural scenery.

What You Won’t Find: An appetite for gentrification.

The Homes: Older 2 storey houses, modern duplexes, apartments and condos.

Sealing the Deal: Lakeside living at a discount.