As I say repeatedly in the video, Liberty Village is one of my favourite neighourhoods in the downtown core.
But the insane traffic coming in, and going out of the area has to be considered in your purchase decision…
Liberty Village is certainly unique, to say the least.
It’s also home to a very young demographic, and if you’re a 20-something, it’s a location you should consider for your first condo purchase.
While waiting for my clients in the courtyard in the townhouse complex, I watched about a dozen different dog-owners mingle and chit-chat, and it kind of reminded me of the greatest show ever produced on television: Melrose Place.
Billy & Allison, Michael & Jane, and Jake. Oh, rugged, manly, sexy Jake! And special guest star: Heather Locklear! And there’s Charlotte from Sex & The City before she was Charlotte from Sex & The City! Wow – Alyssa Milano! And soap-star, Jack Wagner! Then there’s the Matt from Baywatch, Nikki from Swingers, the girl from Profiler, and who could forget KIMBERLY! Remember when we all though she died in a car accident and Sydney was to blame?
What does this have to do with traffic in Liberty Village? Nothing. But seriously – can we talk about Melrose Place a little bit?
Liberty Village was, is, and hopefully always will be a great place to call home, and a good investment.
I still believe that the townhouses in the area represent great value for the simple fact that there will never be any more townhouses built – the land is too valuable when you can build a 30-storey condo instead. It’s simple supply and demand, and those townhouses have appreciated rapidly.
I like the three Monarch buildings to the north section of the Village, but I loathe the new CanAlfa buildings to the south.
And in between, you’ve got enough infrastructure to support the residents.
The area is represented by four of the five major banks, there’s an LCBO, a GoodLife (this one was rated the #1 gym to pick up a date…), Bell World, Rogers, Dollorama, Metro, multiple bars and restaurants, multiple coffee shops, and everything you could need within a five-minute walk.
But the traffic is insane.
Even when the construction on the Go Train tracks is completed, it doesn’t solve the problem that the corner of East Liberty & Strachan has triple the traffic it can handle.
Would a stop-light solve any problems? Or just create new ones?
I don’t have any suggestions here – I’m not an urban planner.
I’m just saying that when you consider Liberty Village for your condominium purchase, you owe it to yourself to drive into and out of the area a few times at 5pm on a weekday, just to see what you’ll be up against in the future…