Once a town of its own, Highland Creek became an official township in 1852 when it received its first post office — which was like the Cineplex of the 1800s. For a time, this town was the largest residential and business centre in Scarborough. The community stood as its own rural village until the 1950s when the modern neighbourhood was developed.
Today, Highland Creek is a popular neighbourhood for families of all sizes. Driving down residential streets you’ll find a mix of bungalows, back-splits, 2-storey detached houses — and 1 townhouse complex for those who are seeking Highland Creek condos. There are several parks in the area, and the neighbourhood is bordered by 2 large green spaces.
Entertainment options in the area are family-friendly; there’s a sizable athletic facility at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre — here you’ll find a large aquatic centre, volleyball nets, basketball courts, a gym, rock climbing, and more. There are several schools in the area, as well as the University of Toronto Scarborough, and a number of daycares for young children.
Most businesses in the neighbourhood are located on Old Kingston Road and Kingston Road; residents have a variety of restaurants, pubs, retail spaces, and service based businesses. Additionally, there’s a shopping centre and a cineplex just north of the neighbourhood, and shopping just south of Highland Creek.
Highland Creek is a very desirable neighbourhood with plenty of options for first-time homebuyers — when it comes to houses, at least. Unfortunately, this area has been overlooked by condo developers, and Highland Creek condos are few and far between.
6157 Kingston Townhomes is a collection of 32 townhouse condos, and as it stands, is the only option for Highland Creek condos; these units have more in common with a single-family home than most Toronto condos for sale, and are ideal for growing families who need a little extra space.
As more buyers are driven beyond the borders of Toronto, you can be certain that the selection of Highland Creek condos will improve in the coming years.
Highland Creek isn’t the most walkable community — the neighbourhood has a walk score of 54; residents of 6157 Kingston Townhomes might be able to run some errands on foot, but will likely need a vehicle or public transit to get everything done.
Public transit user have east and westbound buses on Kingston Road and Ellesmere, and north and southbound buses on Conlins, Morningside, and Meadowvale Road. There are no subway stations or GO Transit in the neighbourhood, but for longer trips, residents can go south-west of Highland Creek for Guildwood Station.
Most residents in this neighbourhood are car owners — and drivers have it easiest of any residents. With the 401 to the north and Kingston Road to the south, drivers can easily avoid city traffic.