How to Find a Home in Alderwood With a Great Backyard

For Home Buyers

As a sprawling city, Toronto is often thought of as a concrete jungle. While it’s a beautiful place with lots of great parks and green spaces, there’s definitely some truth to its ultra-urban reputation. 

In recent years, private outdoor spaces like backyards have become a hot commodity in Toronto real estate. However, in a big (and old) city like Toronto, stumbling upon a home with lots of outdoor space can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack! 

Luckily, if you know where to look, landing a home with a great backyard is actually pretty easy!

Nestled in southwestern Etobicoke, Alderwood is a laid-back, family-friendly neighbourhood known for its large lots. If a spacious backyard is number one on your home wishlist, Alderwood is the best place to start your search. 

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Why You’ll Love Alderwood

Despite a steady uptick in popularity, Alderwood still feels like one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets! Featuring spacious homes, plenty of local green spaces, and a relaxed community atmosphere, it’s a great place to live regardless of your lifestyle. Not to mention, Alderwood has some of the most reasonably priced properties in all of Toronto. 

A fair distance from the dense city centre, homes in Alderwood were originally built with space and privacy in mind. In fact, most homes in the neighbourhood feature great frontage and generous backyards! 

Although Alderwood is a suburban community, accessing downtown or the surrounding GTA is super easy thanks to its prime location. Most of West Toronto’s major roadways pass through Alderwood, making commuting a breeze. There’s also fantastic TTC and Go transit service. 

Want to know more about life in Alderwood? Click here to check out my Alderwood neighbourhood guide.

South Etobicoke is one of the best areas in Toronto to call home! If you’re interested in learning more about what life in South Etobicoke has to offer, check out these posts from my blog. 

Work With an Alderwood Real Estate Agent 

In Toronto, real estate dynamics can change at a neighbourhood level. If you want to find the perfect Alderwood home with a great backyard, you should work with a local expert. Many buyers underestimate the value of hiring a real estate agent with neighbourhood specialization, but they can offer you a huge advantage in your home search.

As local residents and industry professionals, Alderwood agents know the neighbourhood like the back of their hand and can identify specific housing trends street by street. If you’re searching for a home with a great backyard, they’ll know exactly where to look.  

After helping you find the perfect home, their unique neighbourhood expertise will ensure you land a great deal on it! 

Know What to Look For

Just like houses, no two backyards are the same. Before beginning your home search, picture your ideal outdoor space. The goal of this step is to better understand what you’re looking for. 

For instance, you may want a backyard that already has a nice patio. Or, maybe you’re looking for the perfect place to build a fire pit or parking pad. By having an idea of what you’re looking for in a backyard, your real estate agent will be able to find homes suited to your needs more efficiently. 

Alderwood features some amazing homes and amenities, but it’s not the only great neighbourhood in the area! Check out these blog posts to learn more about similar communities in South Etobicoke. 

Be Ready For Upkeep

While they make a great place to relax, exercise, host guests, and spend time with your family, backyards do come with a fair bit of maintenance. In addition to the obvious chores like mowing the lawn or raking leaves, you may need to deal with larger landscaping tasks from time to time.  

If you’ve never had a home that required outdoor maintenance before, this can be a bit of an adjustment. That being said, if you have the budget for it, you can always hire a local landscaping company or contractor to cover these responsibilities for you! To make the process even easier, your Alderwood real estate agent can quickly connect you with trustworthy professionals in your area. 

As a proudly local Alderwood real estate agent, I can help you find what you’re looking for – including a great backyard! Call or text me at 647-239-7587 or send me an email at to get started.


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