Riverdale Toronto Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Who can resist the charm of Riverdale, a neighbourhood well known for its colourful shopping districts and quaint Victorian homes? Bounded by Selkirk St-Fulton Ave on the North, Don Valley Parkway on the West, Lake Shore Blvd East to the South, and Greenwood Avenue to the East, Riverdale is one of Toronto's most notable neighbourhoods.

  •   Age Old
  •   Area Urban
  •   Amenities Eaton Centre
  •   Commute 12 mins DT
  •   Income Upper Mid


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Riverdale Real Estate Overview

Subdivisions within this community include:

  • Blake
  • Coxwell
  • Greenwood
  • Jones
  • North Riverdale
  • South Riverdale

Surrounding communities might be of interest as well:

Riverdale initially was a rural community that took its first step towards modern-day in the 1850s when Grand Trunk Railroad steamed through the borough. The neighbourhood was originally constructed to house labourers and their bosses who worked to build the railroad. It was amended into the city of Toronto in 1884. The community grew and changed to accommodate its diverse inhabitants.

Nestled between the Danforth and Leslieville neighbourhoods, the community has an abundance of parkland space, which makes it easier for the residents to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. One of the largest green areas in the city, Riverdale Park is located to the west of the neighbourhood. The park follows the Don River to the west end of the community. Withrow Park is to the East of the community. The third most popular park in the area is the Jimmie Simpson Park.

The neighbourhood has several great schools such as Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School, Montcrest Private School, Holy Name Catholic Elementary School, among others. You have well over ten public schools to choose from. Within the neighbourhood, you will find independent shops and boutiques all around, remarkable parks, and a selection of restaurants and cafes, making Riverdale an irresistible place. The Queen Broadview Village is a historic shopping district that has interesting antique and collectable stores, yet another shopping destination for the residents of Riverdale.

There are several distinct areas within Riverdale, which include Blake-Jones, East Chinatown, Riverside, The Pocket, and The Studio District. Getting around Riverdale is made more accessible by busses and streetcars that ply the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is also connected to the Bloor-Danforth subway line on Donlands, Pape, and Chester Station.

Who Lives In Riverdale Homes

Riverdale is a thriving residential neighbourhood known for its multiculturism. It has several cultural hubs along its major roadways. The area was once home to the working class, which changed after redevelopment. At present, Riverdale is home to young professionals and families who have moved into the area to benefit from easy access to schools and parks. There are also a few retirees who enjoy the greenspace and the tranquillity that Riverdale provides.

Riverdale Homes Are Perfect For

Riverdale has made a name for itself as one of the coolest spots to live in the city. It is one of the most looked-for neighbourhoods in the city, by young, trendy couples who have kids or couples without kids. It is perfect for young couples as several schools within the community and parks provide the amenities for a growing family. It is ideal for those who avoid the noise of the city, yet want to stay close to downtown. In short, Riverdale is a great place for single professionals, couples, families with kids, or retirees.

Riverdale Homes Are Perfect For

Riverdale is a middle-class neighbourhood. There are more detached homes with green lawns in this neighbourhood, unlike the high-rise buildings of the city. It is not perfect for those who like city life and the concrete jungle.

Live And Style, Amenities And Things To Do In Riverdale

Riverdale is one of the largest neighbourhoods in Toronto, located just a few blocks north of Lake Ontario. The three main parks within Riverdale have lawns that are perfect for picnics, hockey rinks, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and wading pools for kids. Withrow Park to the East is a meeting place and a neighbourhood hub that houses a famous farmers market. Riverdale is also home to Toronto's east end Chinatown that exhibits fruit and vegetable stands, restaurants, and bakeries.

Riverdale's best-known shopping district is along Danforth Avenue. The Danforth and Greektown are a haven for foodies with Greek bakeries, delis, entertainment, live music, nightclubs, lounges, and several independent shops. The Gerrard Square Mall, located in Riverdale, features a variety of retail, restaurant, and small shops.

The residents of Riverdale enjoy a variety of restaurants like Rooster Coffee House, Ruby Watchco, Bach Yen, Pantheon Restaurant, Athens Pastries, and Aft Kitchen and Bar.

Real Estate Market

Homes for sale in Riverdale include two and three-storey Victorian houses built between 1880 and 1924. These beautiful homes are shaded by tall maple trees planted decades ago. The neighbourhood boasts of Victorian and Edwardian vintage row, semi-detached and detached housing units constructed to house the working class. Most of the houses have been renovated or redeveloped into homes for young families.

The semi-detached and attached townhomes for sale are somewhat narrow and generally do not include off-street parking. Most times, the price fluctuates based on the number of units available in the market and the demand for the housing units. In Riverdale, homes are almost always in demand. Riverdale rental units are also in demand, so it could be an ideal spot for investments.

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Listing information last updated on May 28th, 2024 at 5:30am MDT.

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