Moving to Toronto From a Smaller City? Here’s Why You’ll Love South Etobicoke

For Home Buyers

Moving to Toronto? Let me be the first to welcome you to town!

Toronto is famous for its urban energy and fast-paced way of life. However, this reputation doesn’t really show the full picture. Take it from me – a proud local and long-time real estate agent. 

Nestled in the far southwest corner of Toronto, South Etobicoke is a charming neck of the woods offering fantastic communities and an incredible quality of life. For relocators coming from smaller cities like Guelph, Kingston, or Barrie, South Etobicoke provides the perfect blend of suburban vibes and big city convenience. 

Setting the Record Straight 

As one of the biggest cities in North America, it’s fair to say that Toronto has a reputation for hustle and bustle. And while yes, the city centre is totally urban, that’s not always the case for the surrounding communities. In actuality, there are countless neighbourhoods and enclaves across Toronto that are scenic, laid-back, and a far cry from some of the outside perceptions of life in the “big smoke”.

Made up of a handful of super liveable and charming neighbourhoods, South Etobicoke is a great place to call home. While tucked away from the inner-city pace of downtown, it still offers many of the same perks of living in a major metropolitan area. 


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It’s Perfectly Family-Friendly 

One of the factors that make South Etobicoke popular with buyers of all backgrounds is its family-friendly feel. With great local parks, playgrounds, amenities, and easy access to all of the essentials, you’ll find almost everything you need to provide a great life for your family. 

South Etobicoke is also home to some of the top school districts in Toronto. Because residents have access to a wide range of excellent public and private schools, it’s a great place to raise a family. Some of the top schools in the area include Bishop Allen Academy, which is a Catholic high school known for its strong academic programs, and Etobicoke School of the Arts, which is a public arts-focused high school. If you have young children, you will also appreciate the high-quality daycare and preschool programs in the area.

The Suburban Pace

Moving from a smaller city to Canada’s largest can certainly feel intimidating. However, in South Etobicoke, you may find that the local atmosphere is actually quite similar to what you’re used to. 

South Etobicoke is well removed from the uptempo of downtown. Instead of densely populated condo communities, you’ll find a variety of spacious neighbourhoods like Alderwood, Long Branch, and New Toronto – which are characterized by single-family homes and tree-lined streets. It’s quiet, safe, and perfect for anyone looking for more of a suburban lifestyle. 


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The Natural Beauty

Coming from a smaller city, you’re likely used to having great parks, scenery, and options for escaping the urban landscape. 

Contrary to popular belief, moving to Toronto doesn’t mean saying goodbye to the great outdoors. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that South Etobicoke has some of the best natural beauty across the entire province. 

As the area sits along the shores of Lake Ontario, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the water as well. Whether you’re an active swimmer, boater, or kayaker, or prefer taking it all in from the shore, South Etobicoke’s waterfront lifestyle is hard to beat. 

While each neighbourhood is lush with trees and natural greenery, there are plenty of amazing outdoor parks too. Popular spots like Humber Bay Park and Colonel Samuel Smith Park are perfect for picnics, jogging, ice skating, and an abundance of other outdoor activities. 

Want to find your dream home in South Etobicoke? I’m ready when you are! Call or text me at 647-239-7587 or send me an email at melissa@southetobicoke.com to get started.