Homes for Sale in Etobicoke
Etobicoke is becoming a very popular real estate location within Toronto. With quick, easy access to the city's downtown core, while still maintaining a city-like atmosphere of its own, Etobicoke is becoming more desired by home-buyers of all ages and in all stages of life.
Etobicoke is a large area encompassing the most western side of Toronto. The easiest way to separate Etobicoke is the Humber River; anything to the west of the Humber River is considered Etobicoke.
Etobicoke is quickly becoming one of Toronto's most sought-out areas to buy. It's the perfect area for first-time home-buyers as they can avoid paying the steep prices that the downtown has to offer, while being only a short distance away. That being said, it's a great area for families thanks to the great schools and the community-feel that is present throughout the entire area.
History of Etobicoke
The township of Etobicoke was born in early the 1850s and had a population of just under 3,000. In 1911 the community of Mimico was incorporated into Etobicoke.
Etobicoke was home to the world's first concrete four lane highway, the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), which was opened in 1931. The highway connected what is now Mississauga with Hamilton. It was later extended into downtown Toronto, as well as south to Niagara Falls.
In 1954, the township of Etobicoke became part of Toronto for the first time. It was incorporated as its own city in 1984, only to be one of six Toronto municipalities that the Ontario government merged to form today's "Toronto."
Living in Etobicoke, ON
Etobicoke has many excellent elementary and secondary schools. It is also home to Humber College, which also houses a University of Guelph campus within its walls to allow students to obtain a college diploma, a university degree, or both with the bridging program. Ryerson University, George Brown College, York University, and Seneca College are just a few of the many post-secondary schools that are within a reasonable commute from Etobicoke.
Etobicoke has lots of great conservation areas, walking trails, and parks. There is lots of opportunity to join many different sports leagues including soccer, baseball, hockey and lacrosse.
Etobicoke is a short commute from the downtown core and TTC buses are easily accessible. There are three subway stations in Etobicoke as well, making commuting even easier.
Real Estate in Etobicoke
There are many homes for sale in Etobicoke that are sure to please every type of buyer. Whether you're looking for a fresh, new development, or a large century home, you're sure to find it here in Etobicoke.
If you're interested in exploring real estate options-buying and/or selling-in Etobicoke, contact Brian Kondo. With many years of experience in GTA real estate, Brian can be there for you at every step. Contact Brian today to explore the Etobicoke houses for sale.