No. 6: Greenwood-Coxwell

Average sale price: $849,949

The real estate prices in the Beaches and Riverdale left the realm of the reasonable long ago, but Greenwood-Coxwell, plunked right between them, is a much more ­realistic option. The perks extend beyond the lower prices: the commercial strip on Danforth Avenue, all but barren a decade ago, is now home to two coffee shops, artisanal grocers and bakeries. Down in Little India, cool new restaurants and cafés are attracting foot traffic. In the middle is an expanse of brick semis and detached homes, all arranged around Monarch Park, with its outdoor pool and off-leash area. And even though the neighbourhood sale prices lag behind the ritzier areas that surround it, Greenwood-Coxwell shares many of their amenities, with lots of TTC coverage and easy access to Leslieville’s boutiques and brunch spots.

What’s selling?

468 Rhodes Avenue
A two-storey semi with two bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $649,000
Sold for $680,000


459 Ashdale Avenue
A two-storey semi with three bedrooms and one bath.
Listed at $699,900
Sold for $845,000


407 Craven Road
A detached bungalow with one bedroom and one bath.
Listed at $580,000
Sold for $580,000


Hooked, on the Danforth just east of Greenwood, is one of the city’s best sustainable fishmongers: