Briar Hill-Belgravia Real Estate

Homes For Sale In Briar Hill-Belgravia

In Toronto, Briar Hill (often called Briar Hill-Belgravia) is a popular location for families and young professionals. It is frequently included in the “Fairbank” area, but the City of Toronto considers it a distinct neighbourhood. To keep it simple, the city limits stretch from Eglinton West to the South, Marlee Avenue to the East, Caledonia Road to the West, and Briar Hill to the North. While around 16,000 residents live in the Briar Hill neighbourhood, it still feels like a close-knit community. If you’re looking for homes for sale in Toronto, Briar Hill could be a good place to start!


$288,000
Active Listing
Business Opportunity For Sale
1,380
sqft
499 Marlee
Toronto, ON M6B3J3
Listing courtesy of: RIGHT AT HOME REALTY INC.
$899,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
19 Schell
Toronto, ON M6E2S7
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE SUPREME REALTY

Briar Hill-Belgravia Real Estate in Toronto

Briar Hill-Belgravia was once a part of the Fairbank neighbourhood of Toronto, and many people still don’t realize that it is separate. The homes for sale in Briar Hill-Belgravia accurately reflect the diverse identity of the community, with neighbours decorating front porches and yards in ways that represent their family and culture. This inclusive neighbourhood sparks community relationships that last for the long-haul, with many residents that have known each other for decades. The modernized neighbourhood maintains an old-world atmosphere because of these neighbourly connections and high walking score.

Homes for Sale in Briar Hill-Belgravia in Toronto

Briar Hill has become a top neighbourhood for young families and young professionals, with the average home buyer in the area being 36. Most of the homes you’ll find in Briar Hill-Belgravia were built between the 1920s and 1930s, which means they run on the smaller side. However, with the influx of young people moving to the area, many remodels have been done, updating the homes with modern appliances and features. The best part about homes for sale in Briar Hill? Most homes are equipped with both a front and backyard!

Briar Hill homes for sale typically fall under the bungalow home type, but there are several apartment buildings in the neighbourhood as well. 56% of homes in Briar Hill-Belgravia are detached, 37% are condos, and 4% are townhomes, with the majority of homes having two bedrooms. Most houses have a 2.5 story layout and most of the apartments are bigger than what you would find for twice the price in downtown Toronto. The median price of homes for sale in Briar Hill-Belgravia is $907,000.

Briar Hill-Belgravia Schools

Briar Hill-Belgravia has limited schools within neighbourhood borders, but the schools that are here are great! There are many public schooling options offered by the Toronto District School Board, especially for elementary level. Briar Hill also offers a French international school that is a part of the Agency For French Teaching Abroad, so if you’re looking for a language immersion school, you’ll find it here too!

Here are some of the schools to choose from in the area:

Elementary

  • Fairbank Public School
  • West Preparatory Junior Public School
  • Fairbank Memorial Community School
  • FH Miller Junior Public School

Intermediate

Fairbank Public School

Secondary

York Memorial Collegiate Institute

Specialized

Lycée Français de Toronto

Briar Hill-Belgravia Amenities

Much like it’s former area, Briar Hill is a diverse neighbourhood with a high number of bilingual residents, including those who speak Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, and Serbian. Many of the neighbourhood’s shops, restaurants, and events reflect this diversity, creating something for everyone!

Recreation

For those beautiful days when you just need to get outside, Briar Hill-Belgravia provides a number of outdoor activities to choose from. Most residents enjoy strolling along the York Beltline Trail – a 9-kilometre path that runs through Toronto and is perfect for cycling, walking, and rollerblading. Walter Saunders Memorial Park is another local favourite, offering large, grassy fields, biking trails, playgrounds, and a splash pad for the little ones! Arts in the Parks, one of the best Briar Hill events of the year, happens at this park and features local artists, musicians, and small businesses.

Fairbank Memorial Community Centre is located in the neighbourhood to offer residents of all ages a way to connect with their neighbours. The Community Centre hosts art, dance, and fitness classes for all, and there is a senior centre located within the building as well. Whether you are 5 or 85, the Fairbank Memorial Community Centre has something for you to enjoy!

Shopping and Dining

The restaurants and shops throughout Briar Hill-Belgravia reflect the diversity of the neighbourhood, with countless specialty shops sprinkled throughout the area. Not only are there plenty of places to choose from, but most of them are within walking distance of many homes for sale in Briar Hill.

If you look along Eglinton Avenue, you’ll find a long stretch of Caribbean and Italian flavoured eateries. This area is known as the York-Eglinton BIA (Business Improvement Area), and its many unique shops and eateries attract more than 5,000 visitors annually!

Public Transit

Briar Hill-Belgravia is an easily-walkable neighbourhood, with several trails for cycling as well. If you need to use public transportation to get in and out of the neighbourhood, the TTC bus has two stops in Briar Hill and the subway has one stop. It is relatively easy to get around Toronto from your home in Briar Hill-Belgravia; just make sure you plan in advance so you know what time to leave and can be prepared for any delays.

Distance to City Amenities

  • 5 minutes to TTC Station
  • 10 minutes to the nearest hospital
  • 15 minutes to GO Bus Station
  • 16 minutes to Toronto Pearson Airport

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