Banded to the west by Allen Road and to the north by the 401, Englemount and Lawrence is a commuter friendly neighbourhood in North York. The neighbourhood has a high population of Jewish residents, which can be observed through the number of business which cater to the population, as well as Synagogues.
Englemount and Lawrence is one neighbourhood, but made up of 2 distinct areas. The northern half of the neighbourhood is known as Lawrence Manor, and is where you’ll find Baycrest Hospital, Baycrest Arena, and Baycrest Park. The southern half in Englemount, which aside from Viewmount Park, is almost entirely residential.
Bathurst serves as the neighbourhood’s eastern boundary, and is host to restaurants, cafes, and bakeries — residents have well known chains like Starbucks and Pizza Hut, but also unique choices such as Big Al's Burger Bistro Co. and Gryfe's. While not known for having a vibrant nightlife, there’s Music Box for Karaoke, and Yorkdale Mall is just next door with a few spots to grab a drink and watch the game like Moxie's Grill & Bar.
With a number of schools, green spaces and family friendly environments, Englemount and Lawrence condos for sale are a great fit for families. As it stands, there are at least a dozen buildings in the neighbourhood and more in development — traditional high-rises, mid-rise condos, and townhouse complexes.
The majority of buildings are found in the northern portion of the neighbourhood near Bathurst — in addition to a great location, condos for sale in Lawrence have lower price tags compared to units found in downtown Toronto, which is particularly appealing to buyers on a tight budget. Amenities are consistent in most buildings; you’ll find saunas and pools, along with the usual extras.
Lawrence condos for sale in older high-rises such as 150 Neptune Drive Condos are an excellent choice for growing families, because with the low price per square foot, buyers can land 1200 square foot 3 bedrooms for the price of a 1 bedroom in downtown Toronto.
Condos for sale in Lawrence have the added benefit of being pedestrian friendly. Residents have bus routes right outside their front door, and much of the neighbourhood is serviced. Should residents need to travel further — Yorkdale Station, Lawrence West Station, and Glencairn Station are on the neighbourhood’s western boundary for subway lines.
Car owners have an amazing starting point for their morning commute, and can reach the 401 in minutes, making it easy to connect to the Don Valley Parkway and QEW.
The Locals: A diverse mix of professionals, families, and empty nesters.
Code of Conduct: Drive on the 401 at least once a day.
What You’ll Find: Carbohydrate-loaded dining options.
What You Won’t find: Speed bumps on residential streets.
The Homes: 2 storey houses, bungalows, world war II homes, low-rise apartments and high-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: Yorkdale Shopping Centre.