Living in Mimico: We LOVE this Neighbourhood | Christine Cowern Team

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Lovely Mimico holds a special place in our hearts. It’s so close to downtown Toronto it gets away with not being considered a true suburb, which is probably why it continues to attract home buyers, while easily putting money in the pockets of sellers. We’re talking the perfect trifecta of location, affordability, and lifestyle. Although you’re just minutes from downtown Toronto you have all the amenities you need at your doorstep. Here we explore what makes Mimico such a friendly, laid-back community ideal for young professionals looking for an alternative to the real estate Toronto offers.

Image via Toronto Star

Image via Toronto Star

Mimico and the Toronto Area Housing Market

One of the best things about calling Mimico home is that there are housing options to fit every need and budget. Whether you’re looking for a 600 square foot condo or a stately family home, the options for living in Mimico are plentiful. You can also find investment opportunities, including renovated mutli-family homes on quiet streets with high rent yield potential.

 

Recreation

If you love the outdoors but aren’t quite ready to move to the sticks, living in Mimico is an excellent option for you. With three waterfront parks, a lakeside jog or casual sunset stroll can be part of your daily routine (depending on how brave you are in the winter). Humber Bay Park West features a large off-leash dog park, so it’s easy to keep your pooch fit and healthy. Plus, there’s a farmers market that runs from May-October, so you can pick up fresh ingredients for dinner on the way back from your run!

Along with outdoor recreation, you’ll find plenty of athletic centres where you can stay active year-round. Along with a Goodlife Fitness, living in Mimico gives residents access amenities like an arena, gymnastics centre, and both CrossFit and yoga studios.

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Image via Inside Toronto

A Bustling Community Vibe

Living in Mimico you’re away from the hustle of the city, without being too far to access it easily. Despite its proximity to the city, this lakefront community is the epitome of laid back. The southern pocket of Mimico is relaxed and friendly, but with a heavy community feel. Associations like the Mimico Tennis Club, Lakeshore Arts, The Mimico Cruising Club and the Mimico Run Club make it easy to socialize with others who share the same interests, while community-wide events like the Mimico Summer Music Fest allow residents to come together. You can bet that any celebration that includes fireworks is best viewed from Humber Bay West Park – with gorgeous skyline views, the residential real estate Toronto buyers long for provide a front row seat to all the action! See what all the fuss is about and check out some of the homes for sale in Mimico.

Image via San Remo Bakery

Image via San Remo Bakery

Awesome Eats

Living in Mimico affords you global food options to satisfy both the experienced traveler, and the person who prefers to keep their feet firmly planted on familiar ground. With eateries from vast cultural backgrounds from Italy to Thailand and everything in between, there’s something to satisfy all of your cravings with authentic flavours to tempt the most discerning palate. We can’t forget the quintessential cozy cafes and friendly watering holes that provide a place to catch up with friends, watch the game, or even impress a first date. And of course Mimico is also a

gluten-lovers dream serving up everything from simple breads to Instagram-worthy cakes and from donuts to authentic Portuguese nata at their many tempting bakery counters

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Image via Wikimedia

BONUS: Transportation

Worried that your move to Mimico will come hand in hand with a hefty commute? Think again. The Mimico GO Station is located along the Lakeshore line, and it’s only 17 minutes to Union Station.

If you’re looking for a team of realtors Toronto trusts to help build wealth with a solid strategy, the Christine Cowern Team’s got you covered. Whether you are buying or selling in Mimico, give us a call at 416-291-7372 or email us at hello@christinecowern.com. We’d love to work with you!

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