Living in the East End

If you’re looking for a well-established neighbourhood with family-friendly amenities and home designs, it’s definitely worth a drive to check out the East End.

Where is the East End?

With its boundaries extending from Dundas Street East north to Station Street, and from MacDonald Avenue east to Haig Road, the East End’s housing stock dispenses with the two- or three-story homes common in the Victorian and Georgian eras in favour of bungalows, 1.5-story homes, and split-level starter homes. These designs, which were (and still are) perfect for keeping an eye on toddlers, are also highly desirable among seniors who may have reduced mobility.

Who Lives Here?

Following the Second World War, Belleville was booming – baby booming. The economy was growing like gangbusters, manufacturing jobs were multiplying, and people were having a LOT of children! The demographic earthquake of the post-war years required home builders to ramp up the production of single-family homes. If you live or plan to move into the East End, thank a baby boomer – their arrival helped make this neighbourhood happen.

With single-family homes dominating the streets, there are fewer renters here and it’s easy to get to know your neighbours – It’s one of the reasons Julie LOVES the East End!

East End Real Estate

With most homes (like most boomers) approaching their 60s and 70s, the East End is ripe for renovation, and many new families moving into the area are happy to put their own stamp on their property with tasteful updates. If you’d like to get the kids out of the house while renos are underway, look no further than Belleville’s nearby YMCA. With an excellent range of programming, facilities (including a gym and pool), and a Kids Kare service to look after the little ones while you’re on-site, it’s a family-friendly jewel.

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Of course, after all that healthy living and physical activity, nothing hits the spot like a bucket of fried chicken – which you can enjoy at Belleville’s original Kentucky Fried Chicken. Or, you can bring the kids over to Bayview Mall (originally an outdoor shopping complex called Belleville Plaza) and let them break the bank with some dollar store finds at the shopping center’s massive Dollarama.

Properties For Sale In East End