AVERAGE HOME PRICES
Long Branch is primarily a residential community composed of a mixture of properties from lakefront million dollar houses to more affordable detached homes to lower income housing. Condominiums are also present, situated not far from the waterfront and mainly along Lake Shore Boulevard in the main business/retail area.
Long Branch is currently in transition like its neighbour New Toronto, with a number of new developments on the radar. It’s widely considered an ‘up and coming’ place to live.
Just over 10,000 people live in Long Branch whose residents are fairly evenly split between first, second and third generation Canadians. Most households are comprised of one or two persons, and approximately half of all couples have children. The median family income is $82,598. There are more renters than homeowners in the community, though the difference is slight at 53% and 47%, respectively.
Outdoor lovers will be head over heels for the abundance of green space in this community, particularly the picturesque Marie Curtis Park where you can see wildlife, native birds and plants, go fishing, explore the walking and bike trails (which includes a connection to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail), enjoy a picnic, and catch some rays or take a dip at the public swimming beach. Kids can also cool off at the splash pad or wading pool, and then burn off energy at the playground. Elsewhere, most of the waterfront is privately owned but direct access can be gained through Long Branch and Len Ford parks.
Lake Shore Boulevard is often the quickest and most direct route to downtown Toronto by car. However, if you prefer to take public transit, there’s a local Go Transit station that provides rail travel into the city as well as west to Hamilton, and the 508 Lake Shore and 501 Queen streetcar lines, the latter of which can take you all the way to the east end of the city on just one ride. Buses that operate out of the Long Branch loop, the westernmost stop on the TTC, also connect commuters to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Long Branch has a transit score of 79 out of 100.
There is one school located in Long Branch, though three others’ designated attendance boundaries fall within the area.
James S. Bell Junior Middle Sports & Wellness Academy (JK – Grade 8)*
St. Josaphat Catholic School (JK – Grade 8)
The Holy Trinity Catholic School (JK – Grade 8)
Twentieth Street Junior School (JK – Grade 5)
*Schools located in Long Branch.
NOTE: Designated attendance boundaries for 2019/2020 school year.
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Average home prices are based on sold prices for Q2 2020. Freehold prices are for all home types. Semi-detached prices are for two-storey homes. Two-storey prices are for detached homes. Community information based on data collected by Statistics Canada for its 2016 census study. Accuracy is of upmost importance and every effort is made to verify the information displayed. However, it should be used for reference only as details are subject to change without notice.