If your days of hanging out in King West and the Entertainment District are behind you, it might be time to consider condos for sale in Lansing and Armour Heights.
The Lansing and Armour Heights area is a green filled neighbourhood, divided down the middle by the Don Valley Golf Course, Earl Bales Park, and the Don River; Armour Heights is found in the southern portion of the neighbourhood, and is slightly more affluent, with larger 2 storey houses, some of which could be called mansions.
There are still plenty of mansions in Lansing as well, but the neighbourhood is more balanced, with a variety of bungalows and world war II style homes. The neighbourhood has a fairly diverse population, and has been a popular landing spot for successful immigrant families.
Residents have dining options on Bathurst and Yonge — fast food chains like McDonald’s and also more unique restaurants such as Wood House BBQ, and Richmond Kosher Bakery. Yonge Sheppard Centre sits on the neighbourhood eastern boundary for shopping, and there are strip malls on Sheppard and Wilson.
The neighbourhood has an abundance of greenery — Earl Bales Park is largest park, and is home to a community centre, a dog park, recreation facilities, and even a small ski hill. For parents with young children, there are several well regarded schools in the neighbourhood.
There are no condo buildings in the Armour Heights portion of this neighbourhood, so buyers will need to focus their search on Toronto condos for sale in Lansing; there are close to a dozen buildings in the area, in a mix of older and modern high-rise towers.
Lansing condos for sale in older high-rise towers have spacious layouts — the Manhattan Place Condos for example, doesn’t have a single unit below 1200 square feet — and enticingly low price per square foot; the one drawback to these units, are that finishes can be dated. Units found in modern towers have more compact floors plans and high-end finishes, but prices can be high.
The majority of condos for sale in Lansing come with desirable amenities — beyond the usual extras, most have indoor pools.
Most of the condos in this neighbourhood are located on or near Yonge Street — which means that condo owners have a very pedestrian friendly location. For trips that require public transit, there are multiple bus routes in the neighbourhood and Sheppard-Yonge Station subway service.
Car owners can reach the 401 in minutes and quickly connect to the Don Valley Parkway for travel to downtown.
The Locals: Growing families and empty nesters.
Code of Conduct: Residents drive European cars or Japanese SUVs.
What You’ll Find: Manicured lawns and tree shrouded properties.
What You Won’t Find: Lofts.
The Homes: Mansions, world war II homes, bungalows, and high-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: A ski hill in the neighbourhood.