Summerhill, Toronto Real Estate
The Summerhill neighbourhood has seen many sales of condos, townhomes and detached homes in 2020. Many of these sales have realized prices above asking.
Summerhill condos, townhomes and freehold homes
is some of the most desirable real estate in Toronto. The Summerhill neighbourhood offers great shopping, dining and transit . Along with multiple parks, private clubs, private and public schools. This is a destination neighbourhood , an area that most buyers trade up to or empty nesters move to after selling a larger family home. The prices reflect this and the boundaries contain sales in the Toronto Real Estate board's MLS district's C09 and C02.
Summerhill's condo buildings include The Ports, 1 Balmoral, The Jack , 20 and 25 Scrivener Square ( near the clocktower and The Summerhill LCBO), the condos and townhomes at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue and others. There are a multitude of townhomes and larger detached homes as well, adding to the charm and beauty of the streetscape. I have included a few links on this page . Large old mansions on Woodlawn Ave East perched on the hill overlook the city and have some of the best skyline views. Farnham Avenue homes are gracious , most have parking and generous city lots and are walking distance to The York School and De La Salle. Summerhill Avenue is a picturesque winding mature street , yet only steps to all the great shops and dining on Yonge Street.
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Summerhill Neighbourhood history
The Summerhill neighbourhood was named after the " Summer hill " house built in the mid 1800's. Most of the neighbourhood was a part of the Thompson Estate that was home to the Summerhill Spring Park. This was an amusement park with rides, games and a swimming pool. The property stretched from Yonge Street to Mt Pleasant Road and was later subdivided by his heirs in the 1860's. In the 1880's the North Toronto Railway reached Summerhill on Yonge Street and the neighbourhood quickly grew. The train station defined the development of the surrounding area including the Summerhill neighbourhood. The workers from the railroad needed housing, and this is evident in the tall charming attached and semi detached row houses found on many Summerhill Streets. This Summerhill Station became the main train station for the Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP Railway) in the early 1900's, around 1920's. It was later closed, and now the old railway station has been revitalized as the neighbourhood LCBO for the area of Summerhill and Rosedale. The boundaries for Summerhill stretch to the north a couple of blocks south of St. Clair, Avenue Road in the west, Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant to the east and Davenport Road and the railway in the south.
Summerhill boasts beautiful tree lined and many winding streets. You will also find an abundance of Parkland that has helped to make the neighbourhood one of Toronto's most preferred neighbourhoods. Conveniently located along Toronto's main street the Yonge Corridor, Summerhill is just steps to the gateway of the Downtown. Transportation is provided by the Summerhill Subway Station that provides easy acces to the business and entertainment districts.
Summerhill Real Estate:
Homes in Summerhill are mixed however many share similarities to some of the homes found in Rosedale. Summerhill homes date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. There was a great push in the 1930's for growth in this area. . Summerhill houses are mostly two and three storey detached designs, some of which feature an array of architectural styles, including Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and Tudor. There are of course the old train worker's homes situated on various streets in and around this area. This variety adds character and interest to the lovely streetscapes.
Summerhill also includes smaller neighbourhoods with similar real estate such as, the Republic of Rathnelly. This is a very unique neighbourhood that is like a small town within a huge city with there yearly parties in a huge park and outoor skating rink. Similar to Rosedale Summerhill boasts many beautiful parks throughout, although does not have the biking trails.
Summerhill Townhouses and Homes:
The homes in Summerhill are a mix of detached, semi detached, older row houses and Townhomes. The townhomes are either freehold or condominium townhomes such as 36 Birch Avenue Towns (an exciting new development on Birch Avenue , please click the link below to learn more ) and the
10 Walker Avenue complex. The charm of the Summerhill area, lies in the ecclectic mix and the appeal is broad from empty nesters moving into the city from the suburbs, professionals working in the financial district, singles, divorced and young families. The demand for Summerhill homes and condo townhouses remains high with these properties often selling above asking. There is a varied choice of property types to suit many different needs.
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Summerhill Condos and Summerhill condo Townhomes:
The condos in the Summerhill neighbourhood are some of the most sought after condo builings in the city. They vary from boutique low rise to larger more exclusive and elegant buildings with valet parking and full ameities.
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The following are a few links for you to browse:
10 Walker Avenue - Luxury Condo Townhouse - click here
36 Birch Avenue /26 Birch Avenue-New Construction : Luxury Condo Townhouses - click here
The Ports Condos 1177 Yonge Street - click here
One Balmoral - 1 Balmoral Road - click here
Why Live in Summerhill?
Summerhill is similar to Rosedale as it still offers a small town feel in a large city. Yonge and Bloor Streets still offer many quaint shops, family restaurants and a wonderful place to do a weekend stroll. You are able to sit out on a patio at one of the neighbourhoods coffee shops or wander into your favorite butcher or bakery to find that special treat for your dinner. Situated just accross from the iconic LCBO and Clocktower under the train bridge, you will find the beautifully restored Circa 1892 buildings that include the fine shops that are now known as " the five Thieves". These include Nadege desserts, The Harvest Wagon, Pisces for fresh fish and Oliffe Butcher. Bar Centrale and Terroni on Price are destination restaurants for many but if you live in Summerhill they are your neighbourhood go to spots .
The most recent new condo in Summerhill is called The Jack located at Yonge Street and Rosehill Avenue.The close proximity to excellent schools including The York School and Branksome Hall also make Summerhill an attractive area for families with children. Private clubs you'll find nearby are the Badminton and Racquet Club( B & R ) at Yonge and St Clair, The Toronto Lawn on Price Street and York Racquets on Macpherson Avenue .
The Summerhill area has one of the largest selection of fine wines with the Summerhill LCBO store. This is located at the base of the clocktower in what was once the old train station. The unique architecture is cherished by many and may be seen for miles around. A few lucky property owners are fortunate to have a view of this beautiful tower, however you will pay a premium for those homes or condos.
Summerhill is an excellent neighbourhood that is popular for growing families as well as empty nesters, downsizers and singles who enjoy the walking to the nearby restaurants, shops and the subway.
Summerhill Neighbourhood Amenities :
Terroni Price Street
The Harvest wagon
My Favourite Ice Cream Shop
Toronto Lawn Private Club
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