Nature-filled and commuter friendly — Eglinton East might be the best neighbourhood you’ve never paid attention to.
Located in Scarborough, Eglinton East is bounded to the north and west by parklands, but despite the availability of nature, its packs plenty of convenience; Eglinton Ave E is lined with restaurants, retail stores, salons, and financial institutions. There’s commercial space south of Eglinton Ave, with offices, repair shops, and more, providing employment opportunities within the neighbourhood.
Eglinton East is a family neighbourhood — with well-regarded schools, daycares, and athletic facilities, Eglinton East condos for rent are perfect for growing families who are feeling the crunch of modern condos in downtown Toronto. Young professionals might find the lack of nightlife options to be off-putting, but there are a few places to relax with a drink within the neighbourhood’s borders.
Eglinton East offers a mix of traditional high-rise towers and modern townhouse complexes — floor plans tend to be quite spacious here, and in some cases, the cost of rent in traditional high-rise towers is considerably lower than that of units in downtown Toronto. Traditional high-rises such as Sterling Club II Condos have desirable amenities like pools and gyms.
Families who are interested in condos for rent in Eglinton East might prefer the layouts of townhouses — units at 2758 Eglinton Avenue East Townhomes start at 1900 square feet, which is more square footage than you’d find in a bungalow or world war II home; of course, as is the norm, you won’t get any amenities with a townhome complex.
Depending on location within the neighbourhood, residents might be able to accomplish some errands on foot, though most will require a vehicle or public transit; fortunately, there are great transit options in the neighbourhood — Eglinton GO and Kennedy GO are on the southern boundary for GO Transit, and Kennedy Station is just south of the neighbourhood for subway service.
Car owners have it easy as well, as it’s roughly a 10 minute drive to the 401.