A diverse neighbourhood with a commuter friendly perch in the York Crosstown area — Briar Hill and Belgravia is the joining to 2 smaller neighbourhoods; Briar Hill is the northern portion of the neighbourhood and is balanced between residential street and commercial spaces, while Belgravia is in the southern portion and is mostly residential.
If you’re condo hunt has you searching for condos for sale in Briar Hill and Belgravia then you’ll quickly realize that most buildings are located in the Briar Hill section of the neighbourhood — which is ideal, because it places condo owners within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, and cafes.
Briar Hill is host to a number of businesses; retail stores, wholesalers, design studios, offices, daycares, the Ministry of Transportation, as well as large recreation centres such as Sgt Splatters Paintball. Green spaces are somewhat limited, but the York Beltline Trails passes through the centre of the neighbourhood.
Belgravia is predominantly residential, but residents do have plenty of convenient dining options on Eglinton Ave W. There’s only one school in the neighbourhood — STS Cosmas and Damian Catholic School — however parents have several to choose from in the surrounding area.
Condos for sale in Briar Hill can be found in traditional high-rise towers, hard loft conversions, and townhomes; Forest Hill Lofts and West Village Lofts are 2 popular conversions in the neighbourhood, with units that feature rustic finishes. Briar Hill condos for sale in traditional high-rises like 135 Marlee Avenue Condos are more affordable than loft conversions and have larger floor plans, but some will have dated features.
Because most high-rises in the neighbourhood are older, you won’t get flashy new amenities, though most of them do have pools. Townhomes don’t offer much in the way of amenities, but buildings such as Briar Hill City Towns offer a private living experience that you won’t find in a condo.
If you love to run errands on foot, Briar Hill Condos for sale are right up your alley; residents can easily get things done on foot in this neighbourhood. For longer trips, there are multiple bus routes in the area, and Glencairn Station and Eglinton West Station are in the neighbourhood for subway service.
Even car owners have a great location for their morning commute, as it’s just a short drive to the 401 via Allen Rd.
The Locals: A diverse demographic in terms of age and background, with a high concentration of working age professionals.
Code of Conduct: Displaying your colours during the World Cup.
What You’ll Find: An eclectic community.
What You Won’t Find: Sports fields.
The Homes: Detached and semi detached houses, and high-rise apartments and condos.
Sealing the Deal: An easy commute.