About Henry Farm
Henry Farm neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Don Valley Village, Pleasant View, St. Andrew-Windfields, Banbury-Don Mills, Parkwoods-Donalda.
Henry Farm has 172 homes on the market. Of the 13690 total properties listed in Toronto, Henry Farm makes up just 1.3%. The average asking price of a property in Henry Farm is $619,770, with an estimated mortgage of $2,100 per month. That is 2.2 times less of the average asking price of $1,389,937 in Toronto. Properties listed in Henry Farm are an average of 607 square feet, with 1.4 beds and 1.5 baths. Henry Farm has 16.9% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Henry Farm is not the largest neighbourhood in Toronto, though it is a very family oriented community with a strong sense of pride. This area is known to have a lively community association that oversees various programs such as Neighbourhood watch and Block Parent programs as well as organizing recreational activities.
The Henry Farm runs from Don Mills Road west to the Don Valley Ravine, and from Highway 401 up until Sheppard Avenue East. For MLS listings purposes, homes for sale in Henry Farm can be found in the Toronto Real Estate District C15.
This community is a place where residents or those searching for homes will find winding and rolling crescents and cul-de-sacs. Large lots are present in this mature, suburban neighbourhood in North York. Many properties on Manorpark, Denver Crescent and George Henry back onto the picturesque Don Valley Ravine.
Henry Farm homes were constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A huge amount of these houses are made up of brick veneer on the ground floor and aluminum siding on the second level. Henry Farm homes are very well landscaped and include beautiful gardens. The neighbourhood consists of a good combination of Georgian and Tudor Revival style houses, split-level houses and bungalows. Additionally, there are also a few condo townhouse complexes and high-rise apartment buildings situated on the edge of this neighbourhood.
The Henry Farm neighbourhood has a very well-built community that is extremely compatible for families. The Henry Farm Residents Association circulates a regular newsletter entitled the "Henry Farmer," which keeps residents up to date with all of the activities and events happening in the neighbourhood. For those searching for a perfect community to build a family in, Henry Farm is a strong contender.
Henry Farm real estate agents boast to potential buyers about the neighbourhood’s excellent proximity to transportation. The community is close to the 401, DVP, and the Sheppard subway line at both Don Mills Station (Fairview Mall) and Leslie Station. In addition, the community often arranges recreational activities for residents such as fitness classes at the Shaugnessey Public School and an annual "neighbours night out" barbecue and picnic which also takes place at the school.
There are many other recreational activities that take place in this neighbourhood and accessibility to shopping is also easy.
The Henry Farm neighbourhood is located on land that was initially settled in 1806 by Henry Mulholland, a native of Clones County, Monaghan, Ireland. Henry Mulholland sold this farm in the early 19th century; however it was reacquired by his great grandson George S. Henry in 1898.
George S. Henry was a well-known politician whose forty years of public service were underscored by a term as the Premier of Ontario from 1930 to 1934. Although Henry had a great political career, his true passion was his dairy farm known as Oriole Lodge.
At the age of seventy-seven, Henry sold his farm for $2,000,000 to the developers of the current day neighbourhood in 1958. Just one day after this momentous deal George S. Henry passed away at Oriole Lodge. Oriole Lodge is still standing on its original location (17 Manorpark Crescent) and is still a private dwelling.
Getting around in Henry Farm is fairly easy since most errands can be accomplished on foot. Henry Farm real estate listings might make note of the access residents have to public transit. Commuters can take the Sheppard Avenue bus to the Sheppard station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Don Mills Road bus to the Pape station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Henry Farm residents are situated in a prime location that links them to the greater Toronto area. Moreover, drivers have quick access to Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway on-ramps positioned off Sheppard Avenue. These commuter highways provide fast and easy access to all parts of Toronto.
Henry Farm homes for sale command the prices they do because of their access to shopping and amenities. Right within the community is the expansive Havenbrook Park offers a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a playground.
Nearby shopping is located at Fairview Mall, and also within close proximity, Bayview Village. At these two malls one can find all sorts of retail stores and department stores as well as luxury grocers. Fine dining restaurants as well as fast food can also be found in huge selections. Furthermore, medical and professional offices are also within the area in addition to a Canadian Tire at Leslie, Ikea, and more. Fairview Mall also includes a regular calendar of special events and mall promotions.
In the wintertime, Havenbrook Park becomes a very popular destination for children thanks to its bowl shape. The nearly 360 degrees of hills perfect for tobogganing is enjoyed by families all over the neighbourhood. Additionally, for nature lovers, the paved Betty Sutherland Trail roams along the Don River, and offers access to a few kilometres of dirt roads that are excellent for hiking and mountain biking. The East Don Valley Parkland trail can be entered through Havenbrook Boulevard and at Manorpark Court.
The Fairview Public Library and Theatre, located next to Fairview Mall (35 Fairview Mall Drive) is the entertainment and cultural core of this community. The Fairview Library Theatre presents evening and weekend shows by local theatre groups. This recently remodeled library now offers ten computers with internet access and an extended multilingual program.