Average Home Price:  $434,180 (2008)

Most common housing type:  Semi-Detached, 2 Storey, 3 beds

Riverdale becomes"South Riverdale" south of Gerrard. Did I say South enough times?

My average neighbour is – 30-40’s, married graphic designer or TV producer with 2 kids

What do you love about your neighborhood?  Close to downtown, family-friendly feel, beautiful architecture, and who wouldn’t have a soft spot for the neighborhood where Joey Jeremiah came of age?

Classic Victorian row houses in So-Riv

What do you like least about your neighborhood?  Jilly’s

What do you wish you knew before you bought in the area?  That gentrification would be a slowww process.  While Queen has vastly improved since we moved to the area, there is a still a lot of grit and I’m doubtful that Queen East will ever be the “new Queen West”.

The best baguettes this side of France. A great place to waste a morning unless have a problem with smelling like yeast for the rest of the day.

Best places to dine?  Bonjour Brioche , Table 17, The Burger Shoppe , Batifole

 Best places to caffeinate?  Dark Horse

Best places to get boozy? Picnic, Comrade

Best places to shop?  Christina Bergstrom, Philz, Hardware, the Mac store 

Best places to toss a frisbee?  Riverdale Park, Cherry Beach

Best street / worst street and why?

Best street:  Degrassi St – Gorgeous street with Victorian stunners and gingerbread cottages. Just bursting with charm and the best street to live on as long as you don’t mind the GO Train at the southern tip of the street.

Worst street:  First Ave – Backing onto the seedier part of Gerrard makes for some interesting local “flavour” but most annoyingly, an inevitable mouse problem.

Must drive or TTC friendly?  The Broadview streetcar is a speedy, reliable route to the subway line and the 501 Queen streetcar takes around 20 minutes in rush hour to Yonge.  

For a walking tour of Degrassi Jr High hot spots check out Degrassi Landmarks

 

 

Recent Nabe Sales:

Queen/Degrassi, Semi-Detached, 2 beds, 2 baths, 1 parking spot

List:  $550,000

Sold:  $595,000 (108% of list, Oct 2009)

The Deets:  One Of A Kind Victorian Cottage (1897) With Modern Amenities.Ground Floor : Living And Dining Room, Den/Bar,Kitchen,Bedroom And 4 Piece Bathroom.Top Floor Has Large,Bright, Romantic Mbr.Bedroom With Skylight,Patio Doors To Large Private Deck. Ensuite Bathroom Has Skylight. 1 Car Parking And Street Parking. Great Neighbourhood. ‘Bonjour Brioche’ At Degrassi And Queen

Broadview/Dundas, Semi-Detached, 3 beds, 2 baths, no parking

List:  $649,900

Sold:  $670,000 (103% of list, Jan 2010)

The Deets:  Welcome To This South Riverdale Jewel On Degrassi Street! Gorgeous, Designer Renovated, Character-Filled 3 Storey Semi With Hardwood Floors Throughout, Stainless Steel Appls, Breakfast Bar And Fin Bsmnt W/Guest In-Law Suite. This Home Exudes Warmth And Character With High Ceilings, Leaded Glass, Original Wood Trim And A Lovely Gas Fireplace.

 

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