Etobicoke has become one of Toronto's fastest growing areas in the city. Bordered by Steeles in the north, the lake in the south, the Humber River to the east and Etobicoke River and the airport to the west.
Etobicoke has 3 major areas the lakeshore to the south, Central Etobicoke around the Bloor Street West area and Etobicoke North which sprawls to Steeles Ave. North.
The Lakeshore is the oldest of the areas and boasts beautiful tree lined streets, older homes and even heritage homes built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of this neighbourhood was made up of bungalows and smaller split homes on larger lots. Though recently we have seen many of these homes become infills and larger home have gone up due to the large size of the lots. You are still able to buy a home in this area around the $500,000 mark and with this we see many first time buyers flock to this area. You still have the small town feel away from the city especially along Lakeshore and the Queensway. There are many parks and walks by the lake great for hiking and biking.
Central Etobicoke is a beautiful area though homes average over a million is is a terrific family area. Most homes were built between the 1920's and 60's you will find many detached and ranch bungalow homes. There are also newer developed townhome areas throughout central. Central offers great shopping as many families will stroll Bloor Street west to all the Ma and Pa shops, Butchers and restaurants. Tucked away in this area you will find many high end neighbourhoods so elegantly that the drive is worth it just to see the beautiful streets.
The north is newer you will find every type of home you are looking for from small bungalows and townhouses to large 2 storey houses on great lots. Green space is in abundance and the neighbourhoods were planned well with trails, parks and parquettes.
Etobicoke offers everyone everything from a great deal of trails and paths to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to an abundance of community centres and sports for all ages. The schools in Etobicoke are ranked overall quite well and safety is not a problem.