No. 8: Rockcliffe-Smythe

Average sale price: $678,574

Rockcliffe-Smythe is the best hope for any non-millionaire looking to own a detached home close to downtown. The lots have ample yards and parking. The Stock Yards Village, a buzzy outdoor shopping mall, opened for business at St. Clair and Weston, with Roots, ­Winners and a Nation Grocery set to open next year. And the neighbourhood is deceptively well connected: the St. Clair streetcar line is one of the city’s most efficient surface transit routes. The ’hood’s best-kept secret is its gorgeous ravine system, with multi-use trails that feel like a trip to Middle Earth.

What’s selling?

41 Eileen Avenue
A detached split-level with two bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $679,000
Sold for $700,000


235 Lambton Avenue
A detached bungalow with two bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $499,900
Sold for $538,000


12 Pritchard Avenue
A semi-detached bungalow with one bedroom and two baths.
Listed at $589,000
Sold for $600,000


Rockcliffe-Smythe is quickly becoming a craft beer capital. A trio of indie breweries—Shacklands, Rainhard and Junction Craft Brewing—have already set up shop, and High Park Brewery will arrive next spring: