Homes for Sale in Scarborough
Being such a large area, it's no wonder why Scarborough is such a popular choice for home buyers in all stages of life. With high density apartments and condos, to newer-build areas of townhomes and detached single-family dwellings, Scarborough has something for everyone.
Scarborough is bordered by Steeles Avenue to the north, Victoria Park Avenue to the west, Lake Ontario to the south and the Rouge River and City of Pickering to the east.
History of Scarborough
Scarborough was founded in the late 1700s, being named after the English town in North Yorkshire. Elizabeth Simcoe (the wife of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada) chose this name because the bluffs that bordered Lake Ontario reminded her of those in England. Its original name was Scarborough Township, and it dropped the latter when it joined Metropolitan Toronto in 1954.
Scarborough grew so rapidly that it became its own city in 1983, and stayed that way until it was amalgamated with the City of Toronto (along with Etobicoke, North York, East York, York and Old Toronto).
Living in Scarborough, ON
Scarborough is a very diversified section of Toronto. There are many races, cultures, religions and thus, a wide variety of cultural shops, small and family owned businesses and delicious cuisine.
Scarborough boasts many attractions including the Metro Toronto Zoo, the Scarborough Town Centre (the tenth largest shopping mall in Canada) and the Nike Malvern Sports Complex, which features a top-of-the-line basketball court, soccer pitch and a running track, which was constructed from thousands of used running shoes.
Scarborough has several elementary and secondary schools. You will also find the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus as well as three campuses of Centennial College. Being an equal commute to both Durham Region and downtown Toronto, many post-secondary options are viable to residents of Scarborough.
There is excellent TTC presence throughout Scarborough, with eight subway stations, as well as streetcars and buses to fill the gaps. There is easy access to GO transit as well throughout the area.
Real Estate in Scarborough
Scarborough real estate is perfect for every kind of home buyer. With many different sizes, locations, neighbourhoods and price points, Scarborough is sure to have just what you're looking for.
If you would like to buy or sell in Scarborough, Brian Kondo is the perfect agent to guide you! With years of experience as a successful real estate agent, Brian knows the ins and outs of buying and selling homes. Contact Brian today to get started!