Long Branch was once known as a sleepy little Neighbourhood in South Etobicoke. Life is still relaxed here but oh see how it’s changed!
If you are thinking of calling Long Branch home, here’s what you should know…
Long Branch is tucked between Marie Curtis Park and Colonel Samuel Smith Park on the South Western shores of Lake Ontario and is the most southern point to what was known as the former Township of Etobicoke. This picturesque neighbourhood offers a relaxed lifestyle that has become very popular with the younger crowd over the past years.
WHO LIVES HERE
The one thing about Long Branch that really stands out, is that they are well known to be a very tight knit community. The members of the community are very interactive and involved when it comes to exactly what changes come into effect in the area. Lake Shore has gone through major gentrification over the years and more and more trendy dining and shopping have come to the area. You are seeing a balanced mix now of young singles, young couples and middle-aged families. Including lone parent households. With the draw of the Lake and a simpler lifestyle in the City, more and more are calling Long Branch home.
It’s very easy to get around in Long Branch and navigating out of the area is also very easy. You have the Lake Shore TTC street car, bus and the Long Branch GO station and you are only minutes to Sherway Gardens Mall and Farm Boy. If you are looking for Golf, the Toronto Golf Club is also only minutes away. You can spend a day take a leisurely stroll along Lake Shore as they offer wonderful dining and eclectic shops.
There is so much to do in Long Branch, especially for those that love spending time outdoors. Marie Curtis Park offers a sandy beach, playground, splash pad, picnic sites and off leash dog park. You can also take a hike or walk the Etobicoke Creek trail nearby that has great walking and riding trails.
Make sure you stop in at Woody’s Burgers where you can order a specialty homemade burger and poutine! My mouth is watering thinking about a Woody’s burger! Long Branch Fish and Chips is well known and offers great food at very reasonable prices. Finally stop into Southside Johnny’s Bar and Grill for excellent pub fare and live music.
YOUR NEXT HOME
Real Estate has really increased in Long Branch over the past ten years and you will see a large mix of new build custom homes among the original homes that line these mature streets. Detached homes in the area only make up about 15% of real estate. There are mainly a lot of low- rise apartment buildings here. Want more information about living in Long Branch?