It can be a dark day when you’re forced to accept that neighbourhoods like King West and Liberty Village have passed you by — but if you’re feeling the need to knock on the door of Early Mercy and tell them to keep it down, then it's probably time to consider condos for rent in York Mills.
Situated just south of the 401 — this North York neighbourhood is best known for its winding residential streets and stately homes, but there’s plenty here for those who don’t own a house in the area; York Mills has a sizable commercial centre in the eastern portion of the neighbourhood, which is packed with offices, retail stores, fitness centres, restaurants and even a few pubs. For anyone who’s looking for employment in York Mills, this area is a great place to start.
Being a family neighbourhood, green spaces and schools are abundant, but there are also unique family-friendly entertainment options like Rosedale Golf Club, Kids Fun City, and athletic clubs such as Dunlace Park Tennis Club. And with walking trails like Betty Sutherland Trail and sprawling green spaces like Vyner Greenbelt, this neighbourhood is also a great choice for nature lovers.
Condos for rent in York Mills can be found in 8 buildings — as a general rule, properties in this neighbourhood have relaxing amenities and rent for above average prices; Hillside At York Mills II Condos for example, has desirable amenities that include a pool and sauna, but you’d be hard pressed to find a unit for rent below the GTA average here.
York Mills condos for rent tend to have spacious layouts; most buildings don’t have a single unit that’s below 700 square feet. It’s because of this fact that the condo scene is so unique here, as even units with low price per square foot rent for high prices due to the generous floor plans — but that’s a bonus for renters, as you can expect more square foot for your money.
On that note, if you want the most possible living space — suites at Fifeshire Gardens Condos range from 1246 square feet to over 2000, but this is one of the only properties with limited amenities.
Peace and quiet requires a sacrifice in this case — and that’s walkability. Residents will need a vehicle or public transit to get things done in York Mills; public transit users have bus stops on most major roads and York Mills Station for subway lines; car owners can reach the 401 by going north on Bayview, Yonge, or Leslie St.
The Locals: Mostly families.
Code of Conduct: Residents preach the merits of buying local from the front seats of their European-made cars.
What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood that’s fit for a postcard.
What You Won’t Find: The bar: Early Mercy.
The Homes: Mansions, 2-storey houses, and swanky mid-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: Serenity.