About Highland Creek
Highland Creek neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Morningside, West Hill, Rouge E10, Guildwood, Woburn.
Highland Creek has 50 homes on the market. Of the 14435 total properties listed in Toronto, Highland Creek makes up just 0.3%. The average asking price of a property in Highland Creek is $1,045,662, with an estimated mortgage of $3,542 per month. That is 1.3 times less of the average asking price of $1,339,866 in Toronto. Properties listed in Highland Creek are an average of 1103 square feet, with 3.2 beds and 3 baths. Highland Creek has 2% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Highland Creek is a neighbourhood located south-east in the district of Scarborough in the City of Toronto. This community lies alongside the southern section of the river of the same name. To the east of the neighbourhood are the communities of Port Union and West Rouge, to the west, West Hill and Woburn, and to the south is Centennial Scarborough.
The western section of the neighbourhood is taken up by the University of Toronto Scarborough which is a feature marker in the area and an active pedestrian centre.
Real estate in Highland Creek dates back very far in history as it was one of the earliest areas to be inhabited by native settlers in the region of what would later become the Township of Scarborough. This is primarily due to the presence of the Highland Creek, the river which runs through the area, whose valley is full of large trees and wildlife.
This community has a small town feel that exudes from its main street shopping quarter located along Old Kingston Road. There, residents can find a historic cemetery that predates to approximately 1800, and colourful wall murals that portray life from Highland Creek's pioneer days.
Highland Creek residents honour the history of their community annually on Highland Creek Heritage Day. The highlight of this event is the massive parade that takes place along Old Kingston Road.
The University of Toronto Scarborough and Colonel Danforth Park are also located in the community.
Homes for sale in Highland Creek are somewhat expensive compared to other parts of Scarborough. This community is one of the most esteemed areas in Scarborough to some extent due to its close proximity to the university and because it offers homes with wide lots.
After the opening of the college, the area was developed mainly into residential areas. Pockets dominated by wildlife along the Highland Creek valley, were preserved. Some shops and a church can be found along the commercial Old Kingston Road.
MLS listings might show that Highland Creek consists of a large number of frame or brick bungalows which were built in the 1920s through the 1950s. A majority of these cozy white frame homes were initially summer cottages.
This neighbourhoods’ housing stock is presently in transition as many of the original houses are being replaced by a collection of new custom-built homes that feature double garages, interlock driveways as well as luxury interior finishes.
In the 1850s, Highland Creek was the chief residential and business centre in the former Township of Scarborough. It was officially acknowledged as a community in 1852, when it was offered its own post office. Highland Creek also had its own school, Presbyterian, Catholic, and Methodist churches, and a myriad of general stores, blacksmith shops and hotels that accommodated the travellers along Kingston Road. Highland Creek stayed a rural farming area until the 1950s, when the present day community was developed.
Highland Creek's historical landmarks include the "W.J. Morrish General Store," circa 1891, located on Old Kingston Road, the third Highland Creek Public School, circa 1918, situated on Military Trail, and the "Miller Lash/McLean Estate," circa 1914, which is positioned on the University of Toronto's Scarborough College campus.
MLS listings might make note that some errands can be accomplished on foot in Highland Creek.
The north-south Morningside Avenue and Meadowvale Road buses link passengers to the Kennedy station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Ellesmere Road bus links passengers to the Scarborough Town Centre, which offers a connection to the Bloor-Danforth subway station and the Go Transit system.
Commuters can gain instant access to Highway 401 on-ramps at Morningside Avenue and Meadowvale Road. Highway 401 connects motorists to the Don Valley Parkway which leads commuters to downtown Toronto in roughly thirty minutes. An alternate and more picturesque route for those heading downtown is to take Kingston Road west to Lakeshore Boulevard.
Highland Creek real estate agents can direct potential buyers to all the nearby shopping opportunities in the community. Most of the local residents do most of their shopping on Old Kingston Road which feels like the Main Street of a small town.
The centre of this shopping district is the old fashioned Highland Creek Plaza which is home to many services and shops. Some of the services included are a hair salon, a dry cleaners and a flower shop. Furthermore, food can be found at the local market as well as the bakery.
Also within this centre is a bank, a bookstore a home décor store as well as professional offices. Neighbourhood restaurants, a beer and wine making establishment and other shopping spots are also located within this plaza.
Highland Creek real estate listings might mention that the neighbourhood Community Park is located just off Ellesmere Road. This is a large park that offers a baseball diamond and a children's playground.
Another place for residents to partake in entertainment attractions would be Colonel Danforth Park, which makes up the southern border of this neighbourhood. It is a deep ravine valley that is trendy for family picnics, bike rides, and casual strolls as well as hiking. This park can be accessed through Kingston Road and along Old Kingston Road.
The Highland Creek Public Library (3550 Ellesmere Road) offers storytime and reading club programs for children.
The annual Highland Creek Heritage Day is surely something residents love, this display features antique cars, marching bands, floats, children's rides, a merchant's fair and flea market, crafts, home baked goods and a dance at the local legion hall.