While homeowner happiness is contingent very much on what happens when comfortably at home, there is a large component that draws from what you do when you outside of those walls. This, of course, is increased by convenience - in terms of living-supportive amenities like outdoor leisure opportunities, daily shopping and being steps to a subway. Choice gives freedom - which abounds from a great location.
For those who are ready to leap into home ownership - and aren't afraid to tackle some renovations over time - this cute-as-a-button vintage row house steps to the Main Subway station is a terrific starter opportunity.
Welcome to 16 Balfour Avenue!
Located just north of Danforth Avenue near Main Street, this central east location is all about convenience and family life. Need to get somewhere lickety-split? This property is only a 6-minute walk to the Main Street Subway Station and just a few more to the Danforth GO Station which will whisk you to Union Station. And for those who commute by car, this dynamite location offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway by way of Don Mills Road. How amazing is that?
This is a true neighbourhood that embraces urban life. Retail shopping has a flavourful appearance, with well-known storefronts interspersed with family-run businesses. The retail landscape is reflective of the fusion in this neighbourhood of tradition with present day convenience, all with the sense of family cohesion.
There are also parks a-plenty within walking distance from this sweet home. A quick stroll from this home is Coleman Park and Maryland Park, but the real gem of a green space in this neighbourhood is Dentonia Park. Families will especially appreciate the picnicking opportunities, the playground and the splash pad that runs in the summer months. It’s one of those spots that commands that you stop and smell the proverbial roses while your family partakes in simple pleasures. There are also walking/jogging trails and sports facilities, like a lit ball diamond, a multipurpose sports field, a cricket pitch, and basketball courts! And it's also close to The Danforth East Arts Fair in East Lynn Park!
On top of all that, just north of Dentonia, on Victoria Park Road, you'll find an award-winning 18-hole golf course!
Those who prefer their leisure activities to be a little more organized will appreciate Dentonia Park Tennis Club off nearby Dawes Road. Rainy day keep you indoors? Families will appreciate the proximity to the Dawes Road Library. Schools abound in this area, with representation from all boards and levels of education. In fact, St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School is just down the street at 90 Balfour Avenue. Nearby public schools include Secord Elementary School (GR. JK-05),
This charming two-bedroom row house isn't large, but it boasts an insouciant charm that will capture your heart. Featuring a sun-filled open concept space plan, this home-sweet-home has warm wood floors, recessed lighting, and a terrific kitchen connecting to a private fenced yard. With two spacious bedrooms on the upper level - and a fully finished lower level - this is a great opportunity to bypass the condominium market as your first purchase.
Having a 2011 roof, an 8 year old furnace, a 10 year old air-conditioning system, and the seller's commitment to upgrade the wiring to 100amp, this dwelling doesn't need a complete overhaul before you move in. In fact, it's the kind of place you can put your stamp on slowly, over time, while your income allows. Isn't that a great way to build equity?
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