Lawrence Park is a neighbourhood that is home to many of Toronto’s rich and famous. The community boasts a history that dates back to the early part of the 20th century, with real estate that ranges in style from English Cottage and Tudor Revival to Georgian and Colonial. Most of Lawrence Park real estate was built between 1910 and the late 1940s. Some parts of the neighbourhood have been re-developed in recent years to include more modern homes, raising some concern about the aesthetics and old world charm of the neighbourhood being compromised to accommodate this development.
Lawrence Park extends up to Lawrence Avenue in the north and Blythwood Ravine in the south. Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue form the east and west boundaries of this community. Other nearby neighbourhoods would include North Toronto, Forest Hill and the Bridle Path. There is surprisingly little traffic on the streets of this aristocratic neighbourhood, as most shops, schools and recreational facilities are located on its periphery. This is primarily a residential area, with a few high profile commercial businesses located on Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue. These include coffee shops, gourmet and casual dining, clothing boutiques, gift shops and bakeries, patronized mainly by the residents of this community. The Rosedale Golf Club and the prestigious Granite Club offer the residents of Lawrence Park much by way of sports and recreation.
Located 400 feet above Lake Ontario, Lawrence Park is an oasis of peace and serenity, with breathtaking views of parks, hills and rambling paths that dot the landscape. Lawrence Park real estate is valued as being one of the most family friendly of all the affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto. With some of the best schools in Toronto in close proximity to this neighbourhood, Lawrence Park is a fantastic place to raise children. However, Lawrence Park real estate does not come at a small price. The average resale price in this neighbourhood in the early part of 2011 was $2,421,036, higher than most other Toronto neighbourhoods. The net worth of a household in this neighbourhood averages at $3.88 million. Homes on the east side, close to Bayview Avenue tend to be a little pricier than the ones on the west side, closer to Yonge Street.