With the Humber River as its backdrop, this family friendly North York neighbourhood provides residents with quiet residential streets and plenty of options for recreation. Humberlea is popular with first-time homebuyers and families of all sizes; housing prices have risen here but are still more reasonable than neighbourhoods in Toronto, and easy access to highways makes commuting a breeze.
There’s a lot to like about this neighbourhood — prospective buyers have their choice of detached bungalows, 2-storey houses, semi detached homes, apartments, and Humberlea condos; ensuring that there’s a home for any kind of buyer. There are schools in the public and catholic boards, a large community centre on western edge of the neighbourhood, plus many athletic clubs for children.
Humberlea is divided into 2 distinct areas — the west being primary residential, while the east is mostly commercial. Residents of this neighbourhood have a variety of service based businesses in the area; home repairs, renovation companies and building suppliers, auto parts, and financial services. Additionally, there’s a small shopping centre just south the neighbourhood featuring big box stores, boutiques, and restaurants.
Humberlea isn’t renowned for its condo scene and won’t be challenging King West or Yorkville for the title of most desirable neighbourhood — but there are some nice choices here for condo buyers and renters. Humberlea condos are available in high-rise and low-rise condos, and townhomes.
Floor plans are quite generous here, even in condo buildings; Riverside Court Condos offers 1 bedroom units which are in excess of 800 square feet, and amenities are competitive with other buildings in the city. Buyers who want more privacy, can choose The Brownstones at Westown Townhomes at Westown, and enjoy 2-storey townhomes in a private community setting.
All Humberlea condos are located in the north end of the neighbourhood, providing residents with views of the Humber River and a reasonable selection of restaurants and shops on Sheppard.
One of the drawbacks of living in this neighbourhood is that it’s not very walkable, and residents will likely need a vehicle or public transit to run errands. Fortunately, there are 5 bus routes in the area, and they provide most residential streets with access to a nearby stop.
Make no mistake about — Humberlea condos were built with car owners in mind. Bounded by the 400 to the east and the 401 to the south, residents who drive can easily commute to downtown Toronto, or anywhere in the GTA for that matter.