East End Danforth (Upper Beach)

Upper Beaches Landmarks: Feathers Pub and Randall's Stationery

Upper Beaches Landmarks: Feathers Pub and Randall’s Stationery

It seems that whenever I talk about the Toronto neighbourhood known as East End Danforth it will always illicit a puzzled look. A little over 2 decades ago, Toronto Beach realtors, either individually or collectively, decided they need to further inflate local housing prices so they re-branded this community as Upper Beaches…and prices have never look back.

You will see that the overall style and housing options are very different from those of The Beaches, south of Kingston road.  Semi-detached and detached homes and  make up the majority of the neighbourhood and come with either street or pad parking for most homes. Prices are much more affordable than the The Beaches, which you can see if you comparable the monthly statistics.

Of the almost 21,000 East End Danforth neighbourhood residents, 62% are working age with most with families – with over 10% more children between under the age of 14 than the equivalent City of Toronto age group. What attracts most families with young children to the area is of course the schools,  Adam Beck Public School and Malvern Collegiate Institute.

Adam Beck Public School Update

adam beck public school

As you can see, the addition to Adam Beck Junior Public School is preceding on schedule.    With a mid-summer 2015 opening it will be allow additional students to take part in not only the regular school program but also the French immersion program.    

 

If you are considering a move, then here are a couple of things to watch for:

  1. Since this is an older neighbourhood check for knob and tube wiring and lead water pipes
  2. The density is a little high so privacy could be an issue
  3. Some private parking, lane parking and pad parking but expect street permit parking
  4. Yes, raccoons
  5. Some pockets of termites so make sure you hire professional inspector

If you are looking into buying a home in upper beaches then you need to know updated housing statistics.  What you will find are housing statistics which are updated monthly regarding:

  • Homes sold monthly
  • Average sold price
  • Lowest sold price
  • Highest sold price
  • Average days on market

I have just updated our housing statistics to include the most recent from July 2015:

 

July 2015 - 11 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)July 2014 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$712,409$564,000$925,000$610,282
% List10593118105%
Taxes$3,289$2,501$4,957$3.130
Bedrooms3243
Washrooms2132
Days On Market121508
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board: Excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

June 2015 - 32 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHighAverage June 2014
Sold Price$715,411$435,000$1,375,000$702,436
% List10596117104%
Taxes$3,450$1,772$7,659$3,174
Bedrooms3163
Washrooms2152
Days On Market1017011
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

May 2015 - 25 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$724,340$340,000$1,220,000
% List10887125
Taxes$3,191$2,063$4,526
Bedrooms325
Washrooms215
Days On Market8218
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

April 2015 - 21 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$722,662$460,500$1,025,000
% List10893122
Taxes$3,396$2,653$5,249
Bedrooms314
Washrooms214
Days On Market7143
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

March 2015 - 21 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$712,048$496,500$860,000
% List10791141
Taxes$3,461$2,160$7,828
Bedrooms324
Washrooms214
Days On Market12370
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

February 2015 - 13 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$703,299$490,500$951,000
% List10594119
Taxes$3,704$2,667$6,833
Bedrooms324
Washrooms223
Days On Market12342
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

January 2015 - 7 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$648,500$443,500$907,000
% List10592130
Taxes$3,028$2,500$3,611
Bedrooms324
Washrooms213
Days On Market22562
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

December 2014 - 6 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$611,167$501,000$799,000
% List19896100
Taxes$2,965$2,008$4,464
Bedrooms325
Washrooms324
Days On Market27454
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

November 2014 - 15 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$565,234$412,000$753,000
% List10093118
Taxes$2,992$1,938$4,551
Bedrooms315
Washrooms213
Days On Market15144
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

October 2014 - 23 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$621,403$396,000$811,000
% List10592123
Taxes$3,204$2,328$4,282
Bedrooms325
Washrooms216
Days On Market14256
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

September 2014 - 12 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$617,242$385,000$940,000
%Difference10696117
Taxes$3,110$2,284$4,533
Bedrooms223
Washrooms214
Days on Market14147
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

August 2014 - 13 Sold Properties East End Danforth (Upper Beach)
AverageLowHigh
Sold Price$572,0308$365,000$820,000
% List10596121
Taxes$2,856$2,111$3,904
Bedrooms323
Washrooms214
Days On Market7313
Source: Toronto Real Estate Board: Excludes vacant land, condominiums and commercial properties

 Upper Beach Danforth East Schools

Adam Beck Junior Public School JK to Grade 6

 

Crime is part of every Toronto neighbourhood and East End Danforth is not immune.   This is a great tool to view the types of crimes as well as their location.   Spotcrime Crime Map

 

 

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