As prices continue to rise in Toronto, commuter friendly neighbourhoods outside of the city are becoming more appealing by the day, and with a major highway in every direction, the Mount Olive, Silverstone, and Jamestown area is certainly commuter friendly. Located in Etobicoke, this neighbourhood offers affordable housing and expansive spaces. The Majority of residents live in apartment buildings, but there are a large number of Victorian houses in the area, and many bungalows as well.
Mount Olive, Silverstone, and Jamestown are 3 areas combined to form one neighbourhood — Mount Olive is in the north, Silverstone is in the middle, and Jamestown is in the south. For those who are interested in Mount Olive, Silverstone, and Jamestown condos, you’ll find that they’re evenly distributed throughout the neighbourhood.
Parents have several schools to choose from for their children, ranging from primary to senior high; Humber College is located in the neighbourhood for those pursuing post secondary education. Entertainment options tend to be family focused — there are community swimming pools, and a variety of different sports complexes and fields.
Mount Olive, Silverstone, and Jamestown provides a variety of outreach programs and social services; foodbanks, employment agencies, and community centres. Most businesses in the area are located on Finch and Albion Road — restaurants, retail stores, and office buildings. The Albion Centre offers a reasonable selection of retail stores for fashion and technology, and houses a grocery store and a Cinema.
Looking for Mount Olive, Silverstone, and Jamestown condos? You have over a dozen buildings to check out, all of which are high-rises or townhomes. Many of the Toronto condos for sale here are found in older buildings — built in the 80s and 90s.
The big draw for these condos are the prices and layouts; there are 3 bedroom units in buildings like the Cascades One Condos and Cascades II Condos go for the price of a studio in downtown Toronto, and suite sizes can be close to 1700 square feet.
Another nice aspect of properties here are that most of them have pools and saunas, in addition to the usual extras. The Majority of buildings are east of Kipling near the
Humber River, providing residents with scenic views and bus stops within walking distance.
Families on a tight budget will likely see the value of Jamestown condos, as townhome complexes like 1559 Albion Road Townhouses have spacious floor plans and enhanced privacy compared to high-rises.
While not the most pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, residents located near Albion Road can likely run errands on foot — everyone else might need a vehicle or public transit to accomplish all of their tasks; the neighbourhood has decent public transit, with bus routes on all major roads, but no subway lines or GO stations.
For drivers who commute to work — it doesn’t get any better than this — there’s the 407 to the north, 400 to the east, 401 to the south, and 427 to the west.
The Locals: Diverse families and first-time home buyers.
Code of Conduct: Burning calories on the W Humber Trail, and then picking them up at the Jerk House.
What You’ll Find: A family neighbourhood with several community pools.
What You Won’t Find: Trendy bars.
The Homes: Traditional high-rise condos and apartments, and detached and semi-detached houses.
Sealing the Deal: An abundance of recreation facilities.