About Humber Heights
Humber Heights neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Elms-Old Rexdale, Weston, Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview, Kingsview Village-The Westway, Glenfield-Jane Heights.
Humber Heights has 25 homes on the market. Of the 12708 total properties listed in Toronto, Humber Heights makes up just 0.2%. The average asking price of a property in Humber Heights is $1,422,269, with an estimated mortgage of $4,818 per month. That is 1.1 times of the average asking price of $1,313,781 in Toronto. Properties listed in Humber Heights are an average of 995 square feet, with 2.9 beds and 2.9 baths. Humber Heights has 32% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Humber Heights is a neighbourhood in the Etobicoke district of Toronto which is also known as Humbervale. The community is bordered by the west bank of the Humber River, west to Royal York Road and south to Eglinton Avenue West. The Humber Creek splits the region into the northern 'Westmount' and the southern 'Humbervale' focused along Scarlett Road and La Rose Avenue.
Real estate in Humber Heights is spectacular since it is set in the charming Humber River Valley with and has slightly rolling hills and a plethora of mature trees. Humber Creek, a branch of the Humber River, curves its way through the middle of this community. This small creek passes in a south- easterly course from Sun Row Park at Islington Avenue into the Humber River. The pedestrian walkway bridge on Royal York Road across from the shopping centre offers a pleasing view of the creek and the nearby ravine valley.
The major arterial streets of the area are Royal York Road to the west, Scarlett Road, which flows north-west to south-east through the neighbourhood and Eglinton Avenue West running east-west to the south.
Homes for sale in Humber Heights include a really dissimilar mix of properties varying from the remarkable mansions on Yorkleigh Avenue and Westmount Park to the modest bungalow and split-level houses that are found sprinkled throughout this community.
The residential enclave east of Scarlett Road houses picturesque Victorian cottages from the early 1900s, Edwardian style homes from the 1910s and 20s. Also featured in this neighbourhood are Tudor designed dwellings from the ‘30s and ‘40s, as well as storey-and-a-half houses from the 1950s. The Scarlettwood apartment and townhouse building is owned by Metro Toronto Housing and situated in this portion of the neighbourhood at the peak of the valley.
On the west side of Scarlett Road, potential homebuyers can find a big number of back-split and side-split-level houses from the 1960s and a broad collection of bigger newer homes constructed in the 1970s, ‘80's and ‘90s. This community is lucky to contain a fine selection of historical houses including 11 Yorkleigh Avenue - circa 1850, 85/89 Yorkleigh Avenue - circa 1855, 5 Hill Garden Road - circa 1840, 15 La Rush Drive - circa 1850 and 581 Scarlett Road - circa 1875.
The area currently referred to as Humber Heights was initially part of the Village of Weston. This town was situated along the west bank of the Humber River and centred on a grist mill, a saw mill, as well as a distillery. In 1852, this settlement was flooded away by a heavy spring rain which saw the water level of the Humber River increase by about twenty feet. Only St. Philips Church and Cemetery still exist from this early settlement.
Humber Heights then established itself as a farming area focused along Scarlett Road. These farms started to be subdivided during World War I in order to offer housing for the workers at the close by munitions factories in Weston. A housing boom resulted after the war in the further urbanization of this area.
In 1921, the Humber Heights Consolidated School was founded and it soon became the focal point of this community. Humber Heights School is still here today and located at 2245 Lawrence Avenue West where it is now used by the Toronto School Board as a resource centre and adult education centre.
MLS listings might mention that some errands can be accomplished by foot in Humber Heights. Public transit is also available to service the community. The Royal York and Scarlett Road buses link to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line and the Eglinton and Lawrence Avenue buses merge to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
For those who prefer to drive, commuters are roughly five minutes away from the Highway 401 on-ramp, north of Dixon Road off Islington Avenue.
Humber Heights real estate agents can lead potential buyers to all the amenities and shopping options in the neighbourhood. There is a large local shopping plaza that can be found at 1500 Royal York Road. This plaza features a bike and ski shop, a supermarket, fashion stores, dry cleaners, a drug store, a bakery and deli and a dollar store.
Also within this plaza are some entertainment options and services like a travel agency, an indoor children's playground as well as a billiard hall and a bowling alley.
Dixon Road has a small group of retail shops that accommodate the daily needs of the residents in the community. Featured in this mix are a Somali meat and grocery store as well as a Somali clothing boutique.
Humber Heights homes for sale attract residents since they are conveniently located near the Humber River Valley nature and recreational path. This feature provides entertainment attractions to locals as well as visitors. Access to this trail is just off Raymore Drive which merges into Raymore Park. A plaque in Raymore Park is there as a memorial to the thirty-two Raymore Drive residents who were victims of Hurricane Hazel's fury in 1954 when fourteen homes were torn down from the intense Humber River.
Riverlea Park (919 Scarlett Road) is home to the Riverlea Italian Seniors Club, the Elm Jr. and Sr. Club, and the only greenhouse garden in Toronto. This allotment garden is available from October to May. It is a private facility managed by the City which rents out greenhouse space to non-commercial applicants on a first come first serve basis.