Nestled in midtown Toronto, Forest Hill is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Toronto. Divided into north and south, Forest Hill South is the more attractive sibling in the family — if you ever grew up with a more talented and better looking older brother or sister, then you known how Forest Hill North must feel.
When driving down residential streets you’ll encounter a collection of beautiful mansions, sitting on large lots and shrouded by mature trees. This neighbourhood is affluent to say the least, and second only to Rosedale when it comes to detached homes in the city. Parents have great schools to choose from for their children, whether its catholic, private, or public.
The neighbourhood is bounded by 3 major roads — Eglinton, Bathurst, and St. Clair Avenue W — and it’s here that you’ll find the majority businesses in the area. On Eglinton there’s restaurants, cafes, and boutiques; you’ll find more of the same on St. Clair. There are also a variety of fitness centres throughout the neighbourhood, and some salons and small businesses as well.
Residents have the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail running through their neighbourhood for walking trails, plus a large green space in the south-eastern portion of Forest Hill.
Condo buyers have a lot to choose from in Forest Hill South, with over 15 buildings in the area ranging from very affordable to very expensive. Budget minded buyers might be drawn to the spacious suites found at St Regis, while those with more financial freedom could choose the equally spacious and more luxurious Toronto condos for sale at Village Gate II Condos.
Most of the buildings are clustered around the southern edge of the neighbourhood near St. Clair Avenue; placing food, dining, and nightlife options on resident’s door steps.
Amenities fluctuate quite a bit here, with some condos offering an extensive list of extras whiles others are more modest — which should be news to the ears of prospective buyers, who can choose the price point and amenities best suited to their lifestyle.
Forest Hill South is a classic overachiever — even with quiet residential streets and ample green spaces, this area still manages a 76 Walk Score. And if you thought that this neighbourhood would drop the ball on public transit… think again; there are bus routes on Eglinton, Spadina, Bathurst, St. Clair, and street car service on St. Clair as well. If you need to get downtown in a hurry, there’s St Clair West for subway lines.
Drivers can get around quickly thanks to Allen Road to the north for the 401, and the Don Valley Parkway to the east.