First-time home buyers and growing families take note — there’s room for you here. As more buyers are pushed outside of the GTA in search of affordable housing, Keelesdale - Eglinton West remains a popular landing spot for those trying to break into the market. With a range of options for detached houses, semi-detached homes, Toronto condos, and apartment buildings, there’s plenty of choice for prospective buyers.
While detached houses might go for lower prices that in other neighbourhoods, Keelesdale - Eglinton West condos are by far the most affordable options for first time buyers; in some cases, Keelesdale - Eglinton West condos can sell for prices that are half of what you’d pay for downtown Toronto condos.
Being a family neighbourhood, there are several schools in the area, and youth centres and libraries as well. In the northwest corner of the neighbourhood you’ll find a large sports complex — York Recreation Centre; it houses basketball courts, a swimming pool, a soccer field, an arena, a fitness centre, and Black Creek is nearby for a stroll by the river.
The Majority of businesses in the neighbourhood are located on Eglinton Avenue E and Rogers Road — mostly comprised of restaurants and retail stores. There are also several salons, financial services, and repair shops. Residents have community centres in the neighbourhood and more facilities in nearby areas.
Keelesdale - Eglinton West condos used to be a rarity, but in recent years this neighbourhood has begun to attract developers; buyers have a few buildings to consider in the neighbourhood — traditional and modern mid-rise condos, and townhomes.
Floor plans are fairly consistent with what you would find in most Toronto condos for sale, with most buildings offering 1 bedroom units that are between 500-600 square feet. Amenities are also on par with other buildings in the city — which makes the low price per square foot even more enticing.
Keelesdale - Eglinton West condos can still be found in the $300s, and these units are an excellent investment opportunity; the Eglinton Light Rail project is due to be completed sometime around 2020, and you can bet that prices will see a bump when it’s finished.
Keelesdale - Eglinton West is definitely a walkable neighbourhood — boasting a 69 Walk Score. Most residents are able to run errands on foot, and those located near major roads will find it especially easy to get things done.
The neighbourhood has great access to public transit; there are bus routes on all major roads, and while there isn’t a subway station in the neighbourhood, buses on Eglinton connect to Eglinton West Station for subway lines.
Car owners will have to try their luck in city traffic if they’re heading south, but a trip east on Eglinton will lead drivers to Allen Road for the 401.