Hottest Toronto Neighbourhoods for 2013

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To celebrate the upcoming release of the Globe and Mail's semi-annual real estate market report, powered by Realosophy Analytics, we're unveiling our ranking of Toronto's hottest neighbourhoods.

If you're not in one of the neighbourhoods featured on our list, grab a copy of the Globe on Sept 27th to see exactly how your neighbourhood has performed.

 

Understanding the Data

  • Yellow Circle: Ranking based on Realosophy's Heat Index which uses year-over-year appreciation, balance between supply and demand and the % of properties selling for more than asking to measure how hot a neighbourhood is
  • Avg. Price 2013: Average house prices from Jan to Aug 2013, calculated by Realosophy, based on Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Data
  • Avg. Price 2012: Average house prices from Jan to Aug 2012, calculated by Realosophy, based on Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Data
  • Change in Price: Year over Year Appreciation - Avg. Price 2013 vs. Avg. Price 2012
  • % Houses Selling for More Than Asking: Percentage of houses that sold for over the asking price in 2013, calculated by Realosophy, based on TREB data

 

1. Bloor West Village (West) See Current Houses for Sale in Bloor West Village

1 new

Avg. Price 2013: $868,396

Avg. Price 2012: $805,925

Change in Price: +8% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 76%

 Popularity Points:

  • Plenty of entertainment options on Bloor West
  • Detached houses
  • Short walk to the subway
  • 90/100 walkability 

 
Bloor West Village

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Bloor West Village

 

2. Kensington  Market (Central) See Current Houses for Sale in Kensington Market

2 new

Avg. Price 2013: $621,690

Avg. Price 2012: $504,683

Change in Price: +23% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 69%

 Popularity Points:

  • Condos and Townhouses 
  • Majority of homes have one bedroom
  • 100/100 Walkability 
  • Multitude of entertainment options 

Kensington Market

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Kensington Market

 

3. Regal Heights (Central) See Current Houses for Sale in Regal Heights 

3 newAvg. Price 2013: $862,118

Avg. Price 2012: $778,064

Change in Price: +11% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 65%

 Popularity Points:

  • Close to many entertainment options
  • 93/100 Walkability 

Regal Heights

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Regal Heights 

 

4. Chaplin Estates (Central) See Current Houses for Sale in Chaplin Estates

4 newAvg. Price 2013: $1,231,452

Avg. Price 2012: $1,133,325

Change in Price: +9% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 58%

 Popularity Points:

  • Excellent schools
  • Within walking distance of Eglinton subway station
  • 90/100 walkability 

Chaplin Estates

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Chaplin Estates

 

5. The Junction (West) See Current Houses for Sale in The Junction

5 n32Avg. Price 2013: $596,286

Avg. Price 2012: $573,617

Change in Price: +4% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 58%

 Popularity Points:

  • Multiple dining and entertainment options 
  • Large percentage of two-storey homes

The Junction

Full Neighbourhood Profile for The Junction

 

6. Carleton Village (West) See Current Houses for Sale in Carleton Village

6 newAvg. Price 2013: $442,621

Avg. Price 2012: $401,966

Change in Price: +10% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 54%

 Popularity Points:

  • Semi-detached houses
  • Large percentage of three bedroom homes
  • 88/100 walkability 

Carleton Village

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Carleton Village

 

7. Seaton Village (Central) See Current Houses for Sale in Seaton Village 

7 newAvg. Price 2013: $848,635

Avg. Price 2012: $727,349

Change in Price: +17% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 52%

 Popularity Points:

  • Proximity to Downtown and Queen West
  • Mainly single family homes - row
    houses and semi-detached
  • Walking distance to subway

Seaton Village

 Full Neighbourhood Profile for Seaton Village

 

8. Roncesvalles (West) See Current Houses for Sale in Roncesvalles

8.Avg. Price 2013: $692,439

Avg. Price 2012: $603,651

Change in Price: +15% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 52%

 Popularity points:

  • Spacious single family homes
  • Proximity to High Park
  • Easy access to Gardiner 

Roncesvalles

Full Neighbourhood Profile for Roncesvalles

 

9. Central East York (East) See Current Houses for Sale in Central East York

9 newAvg. Price 2013: $570,531

Avg. Price 2012: $539,934

Change in Price: +6% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 55%

 Popularity Points:

  • Detached, two-storey homes 
  • Majority of homes have three bedrooms

Central East York

 Full Neighbourhood Profile for Central East York

 

10. Christie Pits (Central) See Current Houses for Sale in Christie Pits

10 newAvg. Price 2013: $709,710

Avg. Price 2012: $650,310

Change in Price: +9% 

% of Houses selling for more than Asking: 52%

Popularity Points:

  • Christie Pits park and recreational facility nearby
  • Affordable semi-detached homes 
  • Good access to public transportation 

Christie Pitts

 Full Neighbourhood Profile for Christie Pits

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