Located in the middle of the city, Rosedale is an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto, which has been described as Toronto’s ‘Most Desirable’ neighbourhood and has held the title of Toronto’s most fashionable addresses for over one hundred years. One of the city’s oldest and wealthiest suburbs, it is located just north of downtown and continues to be one of Toronto’s wealthiest and most intriguing neighbourhoods. It boasts narrow, tree-filled streets as well as attractive turn-of-the-century mansions and play home to many of the most Canada’s most famous and notable citizens. The area is surrounded by beautiful, quiet parkland and is also conveniently located just minutes from Toronto’s commercial and business districts. This neighbourhood seamlessly combines a natural, pristine beauty with endless recreational activities through its parks and its proximity to the lively downtown atmosphere. Even with the close proximity, virtually no traffic can be heard thanks to the abundance of trees and foliage that create seclusion from the bustling city. Rosedale definitely boasts the best of both worlds!
If you are looking for a great home for sale as an investment or for personal use, look no further than Rosedale. The property value of Rosedale has been increasing, in fact, it is at such as premium that buyers spend approximately a million dollars on a home, only to tear it down and build a custom mason to their ideal specifications and needs.
This beautiful neighbourhood came to life in 1824 when sheriff William Botsford Jarvis purchased an 110-acre estate and settled on a homestead which would later become South Rosedale. His wife came up with the Rosedale name, inspired by the numerous roses that graced the hillsides around the estate. Mary Jarvis’s daily walks and horse rides blazed the trails that were eventually made into the meandering streets that exist today. In 1864 the estate was sold and subdivided into the residential development of South Rosedale shortly after.
If you are looking for the very best in quality and selection, look no further. Rosedale is by far one of Toronto’s most attractive and wealthiest neighbourhoods and continues to be one of the best and most desirable Toronto neighbourhoods to live in, but also boats not only beautiful homes and landscapes, but a quiet and family oriented neighbourhood. This neighbourhood has not only been renowned and desired for over a hundred years, but it shows no sign of giving up any of its desirability. Conveniently located near Downtown Toronto, this area allows the best of both worlds with the active nightlife and appeal of the downtown area, with quiet, luxurious living. If you are looking for connivence, luxury, safety and definite curb appeal, then Rosedale is definitely the neighbourhood for you. Weather you are looking to settle down, find a quieter place still within a convent commute to downtown, if you are looking for a place to raise your family or an apartment just for yourself, Rosedale has exactly what you're looking for.
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About the Rosedale neighbourhood
Alongside its beautiful homes and nearly 8000 residents, Rosedale also boats numerous green spaces and parks. Rosedale park, that separates Rosedale from Yorkville neighbourhood is a inspiring oasis located right in the middle of the bustle of downtown Toronto. It plays host to eight tennis courts, a sports field, an artificial ice rink and a wading pool. As well as Rosedale park, Chorley park and Ramadan Park are also available for recreational purposes and are always available for picnicking or an afternoon stroll.
Although most of Rosedale’s occupants are of an older demographic, there are also numerous recreational activities well suited for both young children and wiser individuals. Fitness and nature enthusiasts enjoy beautiful trails for walking and running, outdoor sports, play areas and community programs, as well as a spectacular annual fair. For example, the Rosedale golf club is greatly utilized by many golf enthusiasts. Featuring an 18-hole course, it was rated 7.50 by SCOREGolf, making it one of the top rated courses in the province. The Rosedale Rink Ice Skating Rink is an outdoor rink for the public, but also offer both youth and adult ice hockey programs and leagues.
Rosedale also plays host to many highly ranked universities and schools, including the Bishop Strachan Private School, Branksome Hall, an all-girls private school, Rosedale Heights Secondary School and the Upper Canada College Private school. The wide variety of educational facilities makes Rosedale the ideal location to raise young families, ensuring that your children have the best possible education available to them, near home.
For convenience, Rosedale residents living west of Mount Pleasant Road can enjoy a wide selection of upscale shops and fine dining within walking distance. With a buzzing nightlife, Yonge Street is often the main destination for shoppers. Many restaurants also occupy the street, ranging from French, Mexican, Japanese and American options, so each preference is met. If you were to desire more selection, the Rosedale Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line is located just on the corner of Yonge Street and Crescent Road and allows for quick and convenient travel to anywhere in the city of Toronto.