Scarborough can be divided in into a few distinct neighborhoods. I’m not sure why The Grid has all of Scarborough (and Etobicoke) under one heading!
Port Union Village/West Rouge is the most underrated neighborhood in Toronto
-It’s the only waterfront community in Toronto with NO condos
-You can hop on the GO Train at Rouge Hill and be downtown Toronto in 22-30 minutes
-It has two fantastic community associations that put together community events like Winterfest, Wine and beer tastings, yuk yuk comedy nights, Sunday night concerts at the rec centre, family fun days and Easter egg hunts (http://www.ccranews.com/ and http://westrouge.org)
-The Port union waterfront trail is beautiful
-You’re 3-7 minutes from the highway depending on where your house is.
-There’s 24 hour TTC service
-You can purchase a home that backs into lake Ontario in Rouge park that lets you canoe out of your backyard in the summer or skate in the winter for under $800K)
-All the necessities are near by: grocery stores, the port union library, two recreation centres, the LCBO, swimming pool, skateboard park, great food options (sushi, thai, black dog pub, fratelli’s and fast food options like subway, pizza pizza etc.)
-The annual Charlottetown winter fair http://www.charlottetownjps.com/calendar.htm
-Home to Rouge Park, soon to be Canada’s only urban national park
-Home to a clothing optional beach (Beechgrove)
-There’s a ton of green space and local parks
-The Port Union waterfront festival in June
-You can live steps to all of these things for around $450K