If you’re a nature lover who’s forced to live in the GTA, condos for sale in Westminster and Branson might be the breath of fresh air you’ve been seeking.
Located in North York, Westminster and Branson is a green-filled neighbourhood with easy commuter access; while technically one neighbourhood, Westminster and Branson are 2 distinct areas. Westminster is the northern section of the neighbourhood and tends to have larger homes, and Branson is the southern potion; there are still large single-family homes in Branson, but also bungalows and semi detached houses as well.
Residents of this neighbourhood have a selection of restaurants on Bathurst and Steeles Ave W, with several fast food chains and some lesser known eateries as well. RioCan Marketplace is just west of the neighbourhood and offers additional dining and shopping options — as does Centerpoint Mall which is just east on Steeles Ave W.
Westminster condos for sale and condos for sale in Branson are ideal for families; there are multiple schools in the neighbourhood, daycares, and nursing homes. G Ross Lord Park is an expansive green space with walking trails, playgrounds, and even fishing. Antibes Community Centre has programs for children and there are recreation centres in the neighbourhood and surrounding areas.
The condo scene is alive and well in Westminster and Branson with over 15 buildings in the neighbourhood. Whether you’re looking for condos for sale in Westminster or condos for sale in Branson, the living experience is quite similar. Both areas have relatively low price per square foot, and both have a number of different building styles to choose from.
The majority of condos for sale in Westminster are found near Steeles Ave W — aside from 2 modern townhouse complexes, all buildings were completed pre-2000 and as such, suite sizes are generous, but finishes can be dated: units at Primrose Towers I Condos and 135 Antibes Condos are a great choice for investors or first time home buyers who don't mind earning some sweat equity. Condos for sale in Branson are similar, offering large floor plans in traditional condo buildings.
Westminster and Branson is a driver’s neighbourhood — and trying to accomplish errands on foot will probably feel like an arduous task. Fortunately, residents have decent access to public transit, with at least 7 bus routes in the neighbourhood, many of which connect to York University for subway service. And for longer trips, York University GO is just west of the neighbourhood for GO Transit.
Car owners will need to spend some time in traffic to reach the nearest highway, but can arrive at the 407, 400, and 401 in roughly 15 minutes.
The Locals: Families of all ages, with a large population of Russian speaking residents.
Code of Conduct: Spending at least 30 minutes a day in traffic.
What You’ll Find: Nature, nature, and more nature.
What You Won’t Find: Nightlife.
The Homes: 2 storey houses, bungalows, semi detached homes, high-rise apartments and condos.
Sealing the Deal: An outdoor lifestyle from a bygone era.