Neighbourhoods

The Beach

The neighbourhood is located to the East of Toronto's downtown, from Coxwell east to Victoria Park. The lakefront is divided into four sections; Woodbine Beach to the west, Kew Beach and Scarboro Beach in the centre, and Balmy Beach to the east. It is four beaches which give the neighbourhood its name and defining principal characteristic. Until Lake Shore Boulevard was extended to Woodbine Avenue in the 1950s, Woodbine Beach was not a bathing beach, but rather a desolate wooded area known as The Cut. And Woodbine Avenue was the western boundary of the neighbourhood. While the official City northern boundary ends at Kingston Road, the area to the north has become known as the 'Upper Beaches' according to real estate marketers. The area bounded by Queen Street, Woodbine and Kingston Road is nicknamed the 'Beach Triangle'.

The commercial district of Queen Street East lies at the heart of The Beaches community. It is characterized by a large number of independent speciality stores. The side streets are mostly lined with semi-detached and large-scale Victorian, Edwardianb and new-style houses. There are also low-rise apartment buildings and a few row-houses. Controversy has risen in recent years over new development in the neighbourhood that is changing the traditional aesthetic, with denser housing causing some residents to protect the traditional cottage-like appearance of the homes with heritage designations for some streets.

There is an extensive park system along the Waterfront (with Kew Gardens being the only one that extends up to Queen Street) as well as a parks that follow a ravine (partially buried) that bisects the neighbourhood from North to South at Glen Manor Road. Kingston Road is a four-lane road along the northern section of the neighbourhood. Woodbine Avenue is a five-lane road originating from Lake Shore Boulevard at the Lake Ontario shoreline, running north. It is primarily residential. The beach itself is a single uninterrupted stretch of sandy shoreline bounded by the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant (locally known as the water works) to the east and Woodbine Beach Park (a small peninsula in Lake Ontario) to the west. A long boardwalk runs along most of its length with a portion of the Martin Goodman Trail bike path running parallel. Although it is continuous, there are four names which correspond each to approximately one quarter of the length of the beach (from east to west): Balmy Beach, Scarboro Beach, Kew Beach and Woodbine Beach.

MARKET ANALYSIS

 

The Home Investment Value Analysis (or HIVA for short) allows you to see trends in home prices in .
Combined with the knowledge, experience and skills of your REALTOR®, the HIVA allows you to better understand these trends and how they can affect the market value of properties in . It also provides you with the best options to approach your life's most important investment decision with greater confidence.

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PRICE APPRECIATION CHART

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RECENT MARKET ACTIVITY

 

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Average Market Price

The chart below displays the monthly trend of average market price for all type of properties in . Note that each point on this chart demonstrates the average sold price of the properties in a given period, and may fluctuate severely if the quality and standards of the listed properties vary greatly.

Average Days on Market

DOM or Days on Market indicates the number of days from the listing date of a property to the date that property has been sold. This chart indicates how in-demand properties are in and how this demand has fluctuateds over the span of a year.

Market Activity

We can see how active the market has been in , by comparing the number of newly listed properties in a given period with the number of properties that have been sold and the number of active properties still remaining at the end of the period. The more properties are listed and sold, the more vibrant the market is in any given community.

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THE RECENT DEALS

 

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