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About Forest Hill real estate
Are you looking for a real estate investment in Toronto? Forest Hill homes for sale provide an opportunity to invest in one of the most historic, upscale residential areas in all of Canada.
Once its own village, located just north of downtown Toronto, Forest Hill amalgamated with the city in 1967, retaining the name Forest Hill as a neighborhood. Among the likes of The Kingsway, Rosedale, and The Bridle Path, Forest Hill is one of Toronto’s most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. After taking one look at some of the Forest Hill homes we have for sale, you will truly be amazed at how unique each property is.
Forest Hill was originally named for the summer home of John Wickson, built in 1860 at Eglinton Avenue and Old Forest Hill Road. Once called Spadina Heights, derived from the Ojibwe word ishapadenah, meaning hill or rise in the land, at the time, this village was run by a municipal officer rather than a mayor. In the late 1960s, the City of Toronto decided to construct a highway that would support bisection Forest Hill that would ultimately lead to the demolition of many of the original houses. Wanting to protect their beloved neighborhood and homes, this leads to residents protesting the highway expansion, and in effect, raising awareness of the beauty and history of this area to the greater public.
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About Forest Hill Homes for sale
Many of the homes for sale in Forest Hill are not only luxurious but also rooted in history. This neighborhood was entirely developed by the 1930s, has successfully maintained its antiquity and preserved all its original homes and establishments. It now also is home to notable institutions, including Upper Canada College, Bishop Strachan School, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and St. Michael’s College School. It also was called home by many notable individuals, from musician Drake, NHL player and winner of the Stanley Cup Doug Gilmour, to the CEO and late president of Roger’s communication, Ted Rogers.
Along with boasting notable academic institutions, Forest Hill also boasts outstanding homes and streetscapes. The strong yet simple architecture of this area, each home stands alone in individuality and uniqueness. In other words, houses, schools, places of worship and other buildings are all built with different styles, each building being distinct from one another. Although the Upper Village is predominantly dominated by Tudor and Georgian still homes, the architectural styles dance from French Colonial, with terra cotta tiling, to English country manors with gorgeous, sweeping lawns. Each Forest Hill home features luxurious detail, from sculpture gardens, poete-corchères and beautiful, yet safe and efficient, gated entrances.
The Forest Hill Neighbourhood
Alongside its alluring homes, the streetscape design of this area spared no small detail. Forest Hill is known for ensuring the safety and peacefulness of the neighborhood with its immaculate street design, even featuring speed reduction strategies to ensure the security for those with young children; one of the many reasons that an investment in a home for sale in the Forest Hill neighborhood is ideal for families. This neighborhood plays home to mainly detached housing on private lots but also features condominium complexes. This area is the perfect location for both the working professional or retiree, both with a large family with many of Toronto’s most well renown schools nearby, or for those just looking for more space in a beautifully kept, quiet and safe neighborhood with a rich history.
If you are in search of a beautiful, diverse and historically rich area to call home, see our Forest Hill homes for sale. Forest Hill can be your oasis to come home to after work, away from the bustle of city life.
Are you looking for a home in Forest Hill? Please take this opportunity to browse our listing of homes for sale in the forest hill area or call Isabel F Cunha real estate for more information.