Scarborough Homes for Sale

SCARBOROUGH HOMES FOR SALE Scarborough Homes for Sale

Right now, there are thousands of Scarborough homes for sale on the market. While buyers and investors are scooping up many of them at some of the lowest prices we’ve seen, there is still plenty of real estate for the rest of us to choose from. There are many advantages to living in this beautiful, fast-paced district and here we’ll go over some of them.

Many people have the misconception that Scarborough is a city itself. The truth is that Scarborough used to be its own municipality up until 1998 when it was amalgamated into the surrounding city of Toronto. Now, it’s simply considered a district of Toronto, but don’t let this stop you from purchasing a home for sale in Scarborough. Because it’s located in the greater Toronto area, Scarborough is growing faster than ever with one of the highest growth rates in Ontario. People from all walks of life and backgrounds are choosing Scarborough as their destination to find a home and settle down in.

The residents which make up the district of Scarborough come from all around to enjoy this beautiful place. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 65% of the residents are visible minorities who came from such countries as Africa, Asia, China and the Philippines. With so many from around the world choosing Scarborough as their destination of choice, there’s got to be a good reason for it!

No matter where you buy a house at, one of the most important things to look at is safety. You want a place that’s going to be safe for your family to grow up in and not have to worry about the threat of burglary, mugging or other violent crimes. Scarborough is said to be one safest districts in Toronto with some of the lowest crime rates. It’s important to note that there was a media incident which took place in 2008 that involved certain media outlets over-exaggerating the crime and violence taking place in Scarborough. This resulted in many people receiving the wrong impression that Scarborough is more crime-ridden compared to the rest of the Toronto area.

The education available in the Scarborough district is also attractive for potential home buyers. Along with the dozens of secondary public schools, there are also two greater education post schools – Centennial College and the University of Toronto Scarborough. The University of Toronto boasts an impressive enrollment number of approximately 12,000 and is only expected to grow. The Centennial College is also an attractive schooling opportunity that features three separate campuses across the Scarborough district.

As you search for Scarborough homes for sale, there are a few things you should consider. First and foremost is the location. If you don’t have a job lined up when you move, you should probably stay close to some of the public transportation offered to Scarborough residents. There is both a subway system and bus transit which takes residents and travelers throughout the Toronto and surrounding area. Many works use these public transportation systems everyday as a means to travel to and from their job locations.

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