Rosedale Toronto Real Estate
Beauty steeped in a truly rich history and centrally located are some of the components that make Rosedale a very special place to live. The winding streets and century homes have been preserved to a great extent thanks to the Heritage Society and strict rules surrounding exterior changes and modifications to the beautiful old homes and estates. Gratefuly you will not find tear downs and new construction anomalies in Rosedale.
Rosedale is one of Toronto's oldest and most sought after neighbourhoods. Nestled in a quiet community just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core, Rosedale is a haven in the city. Wonderful parks amongst the century homes , valleys and beautiful walking and biking trails. It feels as if you were no where near the city. Bordered by Bloor Street East in the South, Summerhill and the CPR railway tracks to the north,Yonge Street to the west and the The Governor's bridge area and Bayview Avenue to the east , Rosedale is one of Toronto's most exclusive real estate neighbourhoods .
Settled in the mid 1820's Rosedale was known for its beautiful gardens and Rose patches. Rosedale is built amongst the ravines that the city has preserved as parkland. Rosedale is full of beautiful tree lined windy streets, cul de sacs and convoluted routes through the neighbourhood, which coupled with the ravines and bridges leads to lower levels of traffic. Even though just minutes from the entrance to Toronto's downtown, Rosedale is peacefull with little to no sound. Many call it a peaceful paradise in the heart of the city.
Rosedale Real Estate
Homes in Rosedale are grand and full of distinguished character. Though they may not be as large as estates found in more suburban Toronto area locales, Rosedale homes prevail in their exquisite details and traditional beauty. Dating from as far back as the mid 1800’s, Rosedale residences are mostly two and three storey detached designs, some of which feature carriage houses that are the size of a more typical single family Toronto home. An array of architectural styles can be found, including Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and Tudor. The occasional newly built contemporary house might catch your eye, but these tend to be architecturally designed and generally not permitted because most of the homes in Rosedale have a heriatge designation.
Luxurious Rosedale condos and moderately priced co-ops complete the Rosedale real estate spectrum. A unique and interesting attribute of Rosedale homes that it appears that each home was built independently to blend with nature within the lot it was built on. Each home has it's own character and personality. Rosedale homes do come with a price. You will not find a detached home under 1.5 million and many properties will sell for well over 5 million.
Why Live in Rosedale?
Rosedale still offers a small town feel in a large city. With close proximity to both Yonge Street and Bloor Street this area still offers quaint shops, family restaurants and a wonderful place to do a weekend stroll on a sunny afternoon. You are able to sit out on a patio at one of the neighbourhood's coffee shops or wander into the butcher or bakery to find that special treat for your dinner. You will not find the urban big box stores in Rosedale. The average household income is a tidy $386,076, and few detached homes go for less than $1.5 million. However, Rosedale is not monolithic. Its winding streets, which seem designed to baffle outsiders, are divided into countless little pockets. There are the secluded mansions of Drumsnab Park, the family-friendly enclave of Nanton Avenue, the remnants of the lieutenant governor’s mansion in Chorley Park, Sir Henry Pellat lived here before the famed Casa Loma. Nearby you will find the Summerhill and Moore Park neighbourhoods part of the same official City of Toronto neighbourhood boundary. The boutiques and charming food shops are part of the daily routine for local Rosedale residents with their daily trips to Summerhill Market or the Harvest Wagon. Dining out is easy with an abundance of restaurants within walking distance.
There have however, been numerous conversions of larger mansions to small condominium buildings. Most of these conversions, have been beautifullly executed and difficult to identify as such from the exterior, however they also have luxury price tags attached and the maintenance fees reflect the care that is required to maintain a dweliing that may have been built well over 100 years ago.
Aside from the beauty of Rosedale, the area is particularily appealing to families with Mooredale community Centre, Rosedale Public School and Branksome Hall, a private girls school with an impressive history is located in Rosedale. Also nearby is The York School at Yonge and St. Clair.
Transportation is also excellent with the Rosedale subway station providing a quick commute to the Financial District. The Don Valley Parkway is a short drive away.
Rosedale for these reasons, is a preferred choice for those looking for luxury real estate in Toronto and is one of Toronto's best neighbourhoods
Rosedale Condo Buildings include
Rosedale Condo Table - click here
10 Walker Ave Townhouse Condo - click here
26 Birch Avenue Townhouse Condo - click here
1 Roxborough Street East - Hill and Dale Condo - click here
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