Why We Love It
With Summerhill real estate’s turn-of-the-century houses, winding tree-lined streets, and an abundance of parkland, this is one of the city’s most beautiful and sought-after neighbourhoods.
Summerhill residents are within walking distance to many of the shops and restaurants centered around Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue and is surrounded by some of the city’s top neighbourhoods.
The nearby Rosehill Reservoir Park, just steps from most Summerhill real estate, is the perfect escape from the city. The upper portion of the park includes a children’s playground, a wading pool, a waterfall, and reflecting pools.
The lower portion features a footpath which is perfect for walkers, joggers, and cyclists. This path will lead you to David A. Balfour Park.
Who Lives Here
As a quiet residential neighbourhood, Summerhill real estate is primarily home to couples, families, and seniors. It’s a great fit for those seeking a family-friendly area to lay down some roots.
While the Yonge subway line runs through this neighbourhood and provides easy access to the downtown core. It's also a very walkable neighbourhood and can also be explored by car.
Local History Lesson
Summerhill is named after the Summer Hill house, a magnificent Regency cottage built in 1842 by transportation baron Charles Thompson. Summer Hill stood on the hill where the houses on Summerhill Gardens are located today.
Some of the best schools in Summerhill:
- Cottingham Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- Brown Jr. Public School (JK – 6)