by Nathan Zachary

The Forest Hill neighbourhood as seen today in Toronto, comes from a deep history starting back in 1860. The first residence built in the Forest Hill area was located on top of the hill within the forest, however while the hill still exists today, the forest does not.

In 1923, the Forest Hill area was officially incorporated as a village. Further developments took place throughout the 1920’s and 30’s, and the southern half of Forest Hill was completed development by 1940. The majority of developments in the Ferienwohnung im Schwarzwald northern half of Forest Hill were industry and railways.

In 1957, Forest Hill officially joined the City of Toronto.

This neighbourhood and Swansea Village were two of the last independent villages to be annexed with Toronto.

Today, the Forest Hill neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s prestigious neighbourhoods. It’s well known for it’s gently sloping hills, winding roads, large brick and stone homes, spacious lots, and multiple beautiful natural parks. A building code that’s been followed in the neighbourhood since the 1920’s is that all homes are required to have a tree planted at the front of each property. This has worked wonderfully to help enhance it’s reputation as one of Toronto’s three most exclusive and affluent communities!

The lower part offers marvelous brick and stone

You can also find numerous luxury condominium apartment buildings, located on the western side of Forest Hill.

In 2007, the average sale price (not asking price) for a southern Forest Hill estate was $4.3 million Canadian dollars.

A recently sold home featured:

  • a 10,000 square foot home
  • six bedrooms
  • six bathrooms
  • landscaped lot
  • designer kitchen
  • personal library
  • walnut, cherry and oak paneling
  • soundproof entertainment room
  • exercise room with spa

The main shopping district is located

Shopping is convenient for residents, because there’re two shopping districts to choose from. The main shopping district is located on the intersection of Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road, which caters towards the affluent Toronto residence. The other nearby shopping district is located on Eglinton West Village, and offers many fine restaurants, as well as food stores to suit every taste and budget.

Educational opportunities are available to all Forest Hill residents.

There’s many great nearby elementary and secondary public schools, as well as two of Toronto’s best private schools located locally within Forest Hill! For college and university students, there’s a few options located right in Toronto, you’ll have to look around to find the best for you depending on your major.

Transportation is easily accessible to the public.

This area is conveniently located between multiple bus stops, and better yet, the bus service connects with Toronto’s subway lines. This allows extremely quick transportation to where ever you need to be in Toronto!

Aeriol Nicols is a Real Estate & Mortgage Broker in the Greater Toronto Area.

She specializes in the sale of unique Ferienwohnung im Schwarzwald properties such as Lofts, Victorian and Georgian style homes. Aeriol also works with experienced real estate investors to build their income producing portfolio. Aeriol has helped hundreds of families over the years to invest in Toronto and York Region Real Estate.

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