The Bluffs are an escarpment running from the foot of Fallingbrook Drive all the way to Highland Creek. Although for the sake of real estate designation the boundaries are Victoria Park Avenue on the west side, south of Danforth Avenue and where Danforth Avenue meets Kingston Road to Lake Ontario and east to Markham Road. Within these borders they are divided into a number of different areas known locally as Fallingbrook, The Hunt Club, and Birchcliff Village all within the Birchcliff area, Cliffside, Cliffcrest and Scarborough Village. Comparing the Bluff to its neighbour, The Beach, homes have, generally, larger lots and are more affordable. Yet its only a five minute drive from Birchcliff, and twenty five minutes, from Scarborough Village to the heart of the Beach area.
If you are looking for space to walk the dog, come home to your property on a larger lot or you need a somewhat larger home to raise your growing brood these areas might be what you’ve been searching for. The more expensive homes lie closest to the Bluff itself but there is quite a variety of homes to which attract a wide range of budgets. From stately mansions in the Fallingbrook area to somewhat smaller homes in the Hunt Club and Birchcliff areas there is something for everyone. A travelling little further east to may get the space you desire. There is still some turn of the century cottages in existence but the bulk of the neighbourhoods were built between the 1920s to the 1940s. The demand for the larger lots is continuing to push east making the smaller bungalows and storey and a half homes more attractive for growing families. Builders, in an attempt to accommodate increasing demand, are renovating and or “topping up” (adding second floors) to many homes in the area to accommodate the demand. In the 1950s and 1960s many of ranch bungalows and multi-level style homes where built along the Bluffs and today as the older homes come onto the market they area being renovated to reflect today’s style and conveniences. Continuing east to the neighbourhoods of Cliffcrest, south of Kingston Road at Bellamy many homes have 100’ or more frontages and deep lots with rambling homes. You might consider taking a quick drive around the areas surrounding Kingston Road, unless you have a friend or relative living there you may never expect what you will find.