CONDO PRICE

$630,300

AVG ASKING PRICE

CONDO SALES

10

AVG # OF SALES

HOUSE PRICE

$1,182,710

AVG ASKING PRICE

HOUSE SALES

6

AVG # OF SALES

THE LOWDOWN

History

Colonel Walter O’Hara settled in Roncesvalles in 1850 after immigrating from Ireland. The name Roncesvalles comes from the Roncesvalles Gorge in Northern Spain where O’Hara was wounded and captured by the French when he was a soldier in the British army.  He named streets after his family, such as O’Hara, Geoffrey, Constance, Marion, and Sorauren. Following WWII, an influx of Eastern Europeans, predominantly from Poland, settled in Roncesvalles, and it still has a strong Polish community today.

Housing and Accommodation

Roncesvalles is a high-demand area for home buyers. Never lasting long on the market, the many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes with large porches on lush, tree-lined streets continually attract buyers. Most of the houses are attached or semi-detched, but there are a few detached houses, many with tucked-away garages behind the homes in laneways.

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ABOUT RONCESVALLES

Roncesvalles has an enduring small-town charm, with a friendly atmosphere and some of the city’s best parks. Bordering High Park, Roncesvalles is the perfect place to run the dog or get out on the trails and bike paths. Suitable for any active person or nature-loving family, Roncesvalles fosters well being throughout the community. The Annual Polish Festival, which takes place in September, attracts thousands of visitors and is a testament to the neighbourhoods remaining Polish community presence.

The secret of Roncesvalles is out with its destination-worthy restaurants, boutiques, pubs, and coffee houses as the homes brim with turn-of-the-century brick, inviting porches, sweeping gardens, and charming laneways located within walking, or short driving, distance to local schools and amenities.

THE GOOD

  • Family friendly neighbourhood.
  • Lots of parks and green space.
  • “Affordable” semi and semi-detached homes.

THE UGLY

  • No quick access to major highways.
  • Traffic and congestion for commuters.
  • This sought-after neighbourhood has its share of bidding wars.