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Forest Hill which is also to be know to be one of the most expensive areas of Real Estate in Toronto. It is located on the outskirts of downtown Toronto and near by Midtown Toronto within Forest Hill-Moore Park neighbourhood and is considered one of Toronto’s 15 heritage conservation districts. Some of the most wealthiest and famous people reside in a Forest Hill Homes, and  is the reason why it is one of the more sought after neighbourhood’s by Canada’s elite.  It is one of Toronto’s wealthiest and most affluent neighbourhoods, second only to BridlePath.  It is home to many prominent Toronto business people or other occupations such as doctors and lawyers. Census data from Statistics Canada states  that the average income for someone living in a Forest Hill homes are approximately $101,631, compared to the $40,704 average income in all of Toronto.  Forest Hill homes have increase dramatically over the years and there has been a lot of builders going into the area to tear down and re-rebuild.


Real Estate

Forest Hill homes provide a variety of single-family detached homes and apartment buildings. The average price for a single-detached home in the area is $2,626,000, which is much higher than the average price for a single-detached home in Toronto overall. The population of Forest Hill is 10,926, and this has remained moderately steady for the past 15 years. Families make up 14% of the population, 40% are couples, and 46% are single. The average annual income is $161,790, which is certainly above the average annual income in the city as a whole. Also, 87% of residents are university or college educated.

 

Entertainment

Forest Hill is also known as Forest Hill Village. Forest Hill homes has many small shops, cafés, and restaurants in vivid buildings. Forest Hill Spa on Spadina Road is a day spa offering a number of services, including massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Clients can choose from single treatments or a full package for a head-to-toe experience. Type Books, also on Spadina Road, is a hip independent bookstore that often hosts events and book launches for local authors. The store stocks titles of all kinds, including contemporary fiction, art and design books, children’s books, and small press titles. Lonsdale Gallery on Spadina Road is a contemporary art gallery that offers a few of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery has been operating since 1995 and is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada. There are many restaurants in the Forest Hill homes neighbourhood. Bistro Five61 on Avenue Road offers Canadian dishes with international elegance in a space that is small and refined. The restaurant’s diverse menu includes sandwiches, pizzas, entrees consisting of lamb, veal, and Cornish hen. Mashu Mashu on Spadina Road specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with a bit of the Middle East, served in a sleek, modern atmosphere. The restaurant also offers catering and hosts special events. EDO-KO on Spadina Road is a Japanese restaurant that uses fresh ingredients and traditional techniques, they cater for private or corporate events while offering customers a simple, warm place to enjoy.

 

Pollution/Noise

Forest Hill homes are close to downtown Toronto; therefore, it experiences air pollution from heavy traffic in neighboring areas. Noise can be an issue in the residential areas closest to the main commercial roads in the neighbourhood.

 

Crime Rate

Forest Hill homes are considered safe neighborhoods in the city. The average crime rate in the area is around the same rate for the city of Toronto overall. The dwellers wealth and huge homes make this area a target for break and enter crimes.

 

Schools

Private, public primary and secondary schools in Forest Hill homes area include Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, West Preparatory Junior Public School, the Bishop Strachan School, St. Michael’s College School, and Holy Rosary Catholic School. Post-secondary options in the area include Centennial College, which offers full-time and part-time programs in fields such as information technology, nursing, communications, and culinary arts; Canadian Business College, which offers programs in business, law, marketing, and information technology; and Oxford College of Arts, Business, and Technology, which offers programs in healthcare, community service, and information technology.

 

Public Transportation

Forest Hill homes neighborhood has multiple bus routes within walking distance, including routes 61, 14, 33, 7, 32A and C, and 512. All the bus routes connect commuters to the city’s speedy transit subway lines, which provides adequate transit throughout the city.

 

Family Life

Forest Hill homes neighborhood has many parks, containing Suydam Park that details a children’s playground, treed areas, commemorative benches, and a connection to the Cedarvale Ravine wetland area; Forest Hill Road Park, offers a children’s playground, natural greenspace, and a connection to the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail; Amsterdam Square, was built to honor Toronto’s twinning with Amsterdam, and includes treed areas, flower gardens, and a fountain that is a duplicate of the Van Karnebeck Fountain, which can be found on the grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Recreational activities thrive in the Forest Hill homes neighbourhood. The Kay Gardner Beltline Trail, a 9-km cycling and walking trail that runs through many areas of Toronto, passes through Forest Hill. It was established in 1989 and follows an old railway line, with connections running from a number of parks and green spaces. The Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena displays two ice rinks that are available for team and public use for activities such as hockey and ice skating. The arena also includes a pro shop, concession stand, and party rentals. The Forest Hill Tennis Club is a family friendly club that offers members a range of services, including social events, free group tennis clinics, singles play, and no required booking.

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