Condo hunting can be an arduous process — especially if you’re hunting on a tight budget — so if the prospect of living in a one-bedroom closet in downtown Toronto has you feeling glum, it’s time to consider condos for sale in the Clanton Park and Wilson Heights area.
Nestled just north of the 401 and often referred to as simply Clanton Park, this neighbourhood offers a wealth of convenience; far enough removed to have lower prices, but not so far as to make for a tough commute. Residents have dining options on Bathurst Street, Sheppard Ave, and Wilson Ave — well known chains such as Pizza Pizza and more unique restaurants like Sampaguita Village Family Restaurant.
Wilson and Bathurst are also where most service based businesses and retail stores can be found — salons, cleaners, financial services, and specialized retail stores. A major bonus of living in this neighbourhood is that Yorkdale Shopping Centre is just beyond the neighbourhood’s southern boundary, placing some of the best clothing boutiques and tech stores just minutes away.
Condos for sale in Clanton Park are well suited to families; there are schools in both the public and Catholic boards, several small parks in the neighbourhood, and Earl Bales Park is just east of Bathurst and has a ski hill and athletic facilities.
Clanton Park has a growing condo scene — there are over a dozen buildings in the neighbourhood with more in development. There are some very sizeable residences in this neighbourhood, though all of them are mid-rise condos. Buyers on a budget have excellent options like Terrace Heights II Condos and Acclaim Condos, which offer affordable units and relaxing amenities.
Condos for sale in Clanton Park are a great opportunity for first time home buyers — 1-bedroom condos in this neighbourhood go for a fraction of the cost of Toronto condos for sale downtown and come with modern finishes and generous floor plans.
Clanton Park condos for sale will also appeal to those who crave high-end suites, as buildings like Gramercy Park Condos are very modern and offer luxurious finishes — and yet, they’re still far cheaper than units in more urban neighbourhoods.
Those who prefer to run errands on foot might be disappointed with this neighbourhood, as it isn’t particularly walkable. On the other hand, public transit users will be quite happy, because not only is the neighbourhood serviced by a number of bus routes, Wilson Subway Station is located in the south end of Clanton Park and Wilson Heights.
Car owners have an excellent place for their morning commute and can reach the 401 in minutes.
The Locals: Growing families and first-time home buyers, with a large population of Jewish residents.
Code of Conduct: Detesting the 401 but using it daily.
What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood with a country feel.
What You Won’t Find: Bumper to bumper traffic.
The Homes: Bungalows, and mid-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: A subway station in an affordable neighbourhood.