Alderwood neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Long Branch, Islington-City Centre West, Etobicoke West Mall, Markland Wood, New Toronto.
Alderwood has 56 homes on the market. Of the 13581 total properties listed in Toronto, Alderwood makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Alderwood is $2,735,504, with an estimated mortgage of $9,267 per month. That is 1.9 times of the average asking price of $1,445,643 in Toronto. Properties listed in Alderwood are an average of 958 square feet, with 2.4 beds and 2.6 baths. Alderwood has 1.8% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Alderwood is a community in the City of Toronto in the western section, previously the city of Etobicoke. It is bordered by the Gardiner Expressway to the north, the CPR railway to the east, the CNR railway to the south and the Etobicoke Creek to the west.
Alderwood is named after Etobicoke, the town of which it initially was a part of, which is a native word that means a 'place where the alder trees grow'.
Real estate in Alderwood is home to a well established family oriented community located in the south-west part of Toronto. Alderwood has a strapping home and school association as well as a privately run day care centre called "Alderwood Action Alliance" which runs out of Sir Adam Beck School. This neighbourhood is bounded on the west by the Etobicoke Creek Valley and to the east by light industry which consists of corporate giants like Chrysler Canada Ltd. and Domtar Packaging.
Alderwood residents are pleased to be associated with the Sir Adam Beck Centre. This multi-use recreational facility was constructed on the former Sir Adam Beck School Grounds (544 Horner Avenue) and features a new primary school, a public library, a community room, a day care centre, as well as a fitness room. These facilities are linked to the newly renovated Alderwood Pool.
Homes for sale in Alderwood are situated on long linear streets which lined dotted with rows of bungalows as well as storey-and-a-half dwellings. These houses were constructed during the 1920s through the 1950s. A lot of the older smaller bungalows have been demolished in order to replace them with more modern, custom built detached and semi-detached homes.
The residential properties in this Etobicoke community of Alderwood are well maintained with beautifully manicured lawns. Each home has a private driveway and a majority of the houses also include a garage.
The Alderwood Centre is a community complex that is home to the Sir Adam Beck Junior School, the Alderwood branch of the Toronto Public Library system, the Alderwood Action After School child care centre as well as the 25-yard public publich Alderwood Pool.
The south west section of the area is zoned as an industrial section and houses many manufacturing and warehousing businesses of a variety of sizes. Amongst these is a Daimler-Chrysler casting plant where many residents work.
Alderwood was initially known as New Toronto Park or New Toronto Heights, or minimally as "the place above the tracks." Alderwood was the home of the six O'Connor sisters who attained great fame in the 1910s touring of North America's vaudeville theatres. The O'Connor sisters were oftentimes featured on the same bill with superstars such as Jimmie Durante, Al Jolson in addition to Sophia Tucker.
Alderwood's farms started to be subdivided for residential use in the 1920s, although, a majority of this neighbourhood's development took place after World War II. Quite a few of the streets in Alderwood are named after the pioneer farmers in this area like Brown, Evans, Lunness and Horner.
Like many other towns in this country, the Alderwood name formally came into use when the local post office was opened in 1933. Robert Johnson a long-time Alderwood resident is accredited with originating the name Alderwood. He got this name from the First Nations word "Etobicoke," meaning "the place where the alders grow.”
Alderwood real estate MLS listings might make mention that most errands can be accomplished on foot in this neighbourhood. Public transit is also available. Bus service on Browns Line, Evans and Horner Avenues shuttle passengers to the Long Branch Go Transit and TTC station which can be found on Lakeshore Boulevard.
Motorists can gain access to downtown Toronto in roughly twenty minutes via Lakeshore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway. Commuters leaving the city have expedient ways in to the Highway 427 North on-ramps at Browns Line and Evans Avenue and the Queen Elizabeth Way on-ramp off Evans Avenue
Prices of real estate in Alderwood and any part of the world actually depend on the availability and proximity to amenities as well as shopping. In this community, the chief shopping street is situated along Browns Line. This locally oriented shopping corridor features fruit markets, home improvement stores, a medical centre, as well as convenience stores and family style restaurants. Alderwood Plaza is situated at the north end of this shopping district. This small plaza consists of a large food market and a traditional blend of stores and restaurants.
An additional shopping hub is the Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre, located at the north end of this area off Evans Drive. This well-liked shopping mall is flanked by two major department stores, and includes over two hundred shops and restaurants.
Alderwood real estate agents can direct potential homebuyers to entertainment attractions in the area. For example, the Alderwood Pool (520 Horner Avenue) features Aqua Tot, Aqua Quest and Aqua Fit programs for residents in addition to Bronze Cross, snorkelling, recreational swims and Junior Lifeguard programs.
Adjacent to that is the Alderwood Public Library which features children's and adult programming. The Horner Avenue Senior's Centre (320 Horner Avenue) offers field trips, barbecues, workshops, information centres as well as special events.
Etobicoke Valley Park is the finishing point for the Etobicoke Creek Interpretive Trail, a 2.5 kilometre path which starts at the Marie Curtis Park on the shore of Lake Ontario. This nature path was created by the Alderwood Environmentalists in compliance with the city. Alderwood Memorial Park is a wide open green space that includes a children's playground. Connorvale Park also has a baseball diamond as well as a children's playground.