Average Home Price: $522,126 (2008)

Most common housing type: Condo Apt

The elusive detached: 22.9%

Keeping up with the Joneses? Maurice Cody Jr is ranked #53 out of 2742 Ontario elementary schools.  Parents’ average income is $176,200.

My average neighbour is – 30-40s professional couple with two kids, a dog and a nanny

What do you love about your neighborhood? Location-location-location.  The neighborhood has every amenity imaginable on Yonge St, Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Bayview Ave.  Top restaurants, chi-chi gourmet food shops/bakeries, loads of green space and sports facilities (rinks, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, etc.), spas/salons galore, kidnasiums/daycares a plenty, movie theatres, specialty stores selling everything from antiques to hip clothing and accessories are all within walking distance. Big box stores (e.g. Loblaws, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, etc.) are all within a 5-minute drive on Bayview/Laird Avenues.  You never have to leave the area but when you do, the central location makes zipping downtown or out of town a cinch.  Eglinton & Davisville subway stations are within walking distance as are multiple bus routes.  By car, Jarvis provides easy downtown access, and the DVP and 401 are easily accessible via Bayview.  It really does feel like a village with tree-lined streets, charming storefronts and a vibe that is friendly, unpretentious and ultra safe. It’s like living in Pleasantville with all the big city amenities at arm’s reach.

Sunny days, everything's A-OK! Traditional mid-town semi's bask in the sun on Millwood Road

What do you like least about your neighborhood? Lack of ethnic diversity among its residents.

What do you wish you knew before you bought in the area? Fund-raisers of all types troll the streets between 4 and 7 pm – don’t be surprised by knocks during the dinner hour from gaggles of girl guides and/or social activists.

Best places to dine? Amaya (upscale Indian), Satay on the Road (best takeout thai in the city!), 5 Doors North, Grano, Coquine (all great date spots), and Hollywood Gelato or Il Gelatiere for dessert (expect long lines come warm weather!)

Cue the staff of Hollywood Gelato in A minor: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like, it's better than yours, I could teach you but I'd have to charge..."

Best places to caffeinate? Four Starbucks, four Second Cups, and two Timothy’s can be found in the village, but French bakery Jules is home to the best specialty coffee bevies.

Best places to get boozy? The Twisted Kilt, The Longest Yard, and, if you like wings with your pints: Duff’s, Chick N’Deli and McSorley’s.

Davisville is one of the only open-air TTC subway stations. A perfect spot for an al fresco picnic while waiting for your train!

Best places to shop? Moms to be and More; D.E.W. for Yorkville-esque fashion; Culinarium for locally-produced gourmet food; Cumbrae’s Bayview for naturally raised meats.

Best places to toss a frisbee?
Davisville Park (aka June Rowlands Park) is the recreational hub of the area, with 6 tennis courts, a baseball diamond, children’s playground and wading pool.

Best street / worst street and why?

Best Street: Belsize Avenue.  Located in the heart of Davisville Village, a beautiful treed boulevard extends down the middle of most of the street. Also home to Maurice Cody, the coveted junior public school.

Worst Street: Davisville Avenue. Lots of traffic and a frequent bus service make this the noisiest and least picturesque street in the neighbourhood. On the plus side, housing prices reflect this and it’s often a gateway into the neighbourhood for first-time buyers.

Must drive or TTC friendly? Eglinton & Davisville stations (Yonge-University subway line) are within walking distance as are multiple bus routes travelling to those stops plus St. Clair station. There is 24-hour bus service on Eglinton.  During rush hour there’s an Express bus downtown but remember to bring double tokens and some Gravol – it’s a bumpy ride!

Toronto Life Magazine‘s profile of the Village known as Davisville

Recent Nabe Sales:

Bayview/Hillsdale, Detached, 3 beds, 2 baths, 1 parking spot

List: $729,000

Sold: $825,000 (113% of list, Oct 2009)

The Deets: *Don t Miss This Stylish Family Home In Davisville Village* Detached In Maurice Cody School District *Open Concept Kitchen/Dining Room* Excellent Hi And Dry Bsmt Family/Play Room And Office* 2 Reno d Baths And Kitchen*Hardwood Thruout, Fireplace* Side Entrance*Large Patio And Secluded South Perennial Garden *Pad Parking.**** EXTRAS **** Incl: All Elfs, All Widw Coverings(Except As Below), StainlessSteel Fridge & Stove, Wshr, Dryr, Bdlm W/L, Gas…

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