Leaside Homes/ Houses For Sale
Leaside is considered an upper middle class neighbourhood. Buying Leaside real estate often requires deep pockets but has amazing rewards. The area garnered its name for the 19th century Lea family that settled there with streets being named for local railway persons. It was and is perhaps still known as “the new Rosedale” which is a upperclass enclave the borders the downtown core.
Leaside houses for sale has boundaries to the north of Sunnybrook Park, with Bayview and Leslie being its west and east boundaries respectively. The southern border of the neighbourhood is crossed by CP rail tracks and both Moore Avenue and Southvale Drive. Leaside is also considered part of East York but retains its own unique character.
Leaside homes for sale are a selection of single family, detached homes, many with large lots. Their prices have escalated in the past few years and are often seen in the 2 million plus range. Semi-detached homes tend to be a bit more affordable in the 1 to 2 million range. In recent years, Leaside real estate has seen developers scoop up older homes, and redevelop them into stately homes in the higher price range.
Many great schools are in the area of leaside houses for sale. There is a great recreation centre off Laird and Moore Avenues that includes and indoor pool, 2 ice rinks and and curling centre. Shopping along Laird has become a community hit as well. Many smaller chain stores, restaurants as well as service businesses have been booming into new developed smaller scale shopping districts. There is a good mix of light industry, mom and pop establishments and big box stores such as Home Depot and Canadian Tire.
Leaside condos for sale have also seen some additions but on a smaller, community focused scale. Along the new LRT, three classic towers have emerged for residents who will have easy assess to the new commuter line when it is completed. As well the new Crosstown Light Rail Transit will have 3 stops in the neighbourhood – at Bayview, Laird and Leslie (where it emerges from the underground.
Leaside condos for sale is a great family oriented area and retains its small community feel while being within easy reach of downtown and all it offers as well.