As more first-time homebuyers are pushed beyond the city limits in search of affordable housing, Brookhaven – Amesbury has become a bastion for young professionals and growing families. Split down the middle by the Westview Greenbelt, this neighbourhood is home to quiet residential streets and vast green spaces — with a relatively short commute to downtown Toronto.
The majority of houses in the neighbourhood are world war II style homes on small lots, however there are some newer builds, townhomes, and also Brookhaven - Amesbury condos. The abundance of one way streets reduces traffic on residential roads, which adds to the kid-friendly feeling. Within the community there’s a reasonably sized shopping centre on the eastern edge of the neighbourhood, hosting a variety of stores for fashion, furniture, and auto parts.
Community centres are spread throughout the neighbourhood, ensuring that most residents have easy access. Parents have a multitude of schools to choose from in the catholic and public boards, and more in neighbouring areas.
Entertainment options are somewhat limited here but there are some unique options for dining — although nothing that would make people in King West jealous. Most of the activity in the neighbourhood is on Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue, which is where you’ll find restaurants like O Patio Churrasqueira, Red & White Mediterranean, and McDonald’s.
Seeing as how the draw of this neighbourhood is affordable houses, the condo market is far from bustling. Developers have generally overlooked this area and there are only 5 buildings in the community, with no new developments on the horizon. For those who want something modern, The Amesbury Condos could be a good fit. Buyers who want to maximize space, should check out Maple Creek Condominiums.
It’s understandable if that bit of news is not music to the ears of condo buyers, but there is a silver lining — affordability. Brookhaven – Amesbury condos have generous floor plans and great value; most units sell for prices that are half of what you would pay for Toronto condos for sale in downtown Toronto.
Brookhaven – Amesbury condos vary in terms of amenities; some have pools and gyms while others just offer the basics. The majority of Brookhaven – Amesbury condos are centered around Lawrence and Keele, affording residents with a measure of urban convenience.
When you hear people talk about walkable neighbourhoods — they aren’t talking about this one. You’ll find plenty of residential streets to cut across the area but many of them don’t have sidewalks and are nestled in a sea of houses. Residents may be able to run some errands on foot, but a vehicle or transit will be needed for most.
Fortunately, this area has great public transit, with well laid out bus routes making it extremely easy to get around.
Drivers can head north for the 400 and 401 — to connect to the Don Valley Parkway and highway 427.