Rosedale, Toronto, has a very rich historical past, an interesting present, and a bright forward-looking future. Rosedale real estate dates back to the 1820s when the first settlers, Sheriff William Jarvis and his wife Mary, settled here. Most, not all, of the homes in Rosedale are still standing today. They were built during the 1860s and 1930s. Today, these Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, and Edwardian homes are named heritage homes from a study that was conducted by the Ontario Municipal Board 2003-2005.
Life in Rosedale becomes more interesting when you discover that the eight square kilometres city centre “streetscapes” on all three sides is enclosed by ravines that are untouched; they remain original, authentic, and in their natural setting. Another bonus is that there are many other great neighbourhoods within walking distance including The Annex, Leaside and North Toronto. Adding to this authenticity are the gorges, steep slopes, dense vegetables, and abundant trees and foliage that literally are the “characteristics” of present day Rosedale Real Estate. The metes and bounds of this topographical landscape are defined by the Canadian Pacific railway track on the north of the neighbourhood, there is Yonge Street on the west, on the south is Bloor Street; then,finally on the east is Bayview Avenue. There are ample opportunities for education, recreation, and fun. Both Rosedale Park, and Ramsden Park, for example, and Mooredale House allow for outdoor sports, much play, and programs; anyone can get involved.
Referencing education, Rosedale’s educational system allows for quality education in both private and public schools, even getting a university education is possible. For a university, click here. Transportation is another big part of the infrastructure, the number 82 Rosedale, for example, the oldest running transport in Toronto serves the area. Rosedale experienced significant growth of 9.5% between 2001 and 2006, according to Statistics Canada, Census 2006. Demographics show most of Rosedale’s growing population are about 25-34 years of age. The one downside is that Rosedale real estate doesn’t come cheap. Rosedale home prices start around $1M and only go up from there. The only salvation is that if you do end up owning a piece of Rosedale real estate, you’ll get to enjoy one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods that Toronto has to offer.