Ravine properties are very popular with homeowners for many reasons!  Ravine properties provide lots of privacy, provide tree cover, even provide opportunities for exciting wildlife encounters! 

Homes with a back yard on a ravine are some of the most desired properties in Toronto.  Imagine the privacy of country living - no direct neighbors, daily visits from deer & access to walking paths and trails outside your back yard. It's a dream for many! 

But there are a few things you need to know about ravine properties before you buy.  

  • Ravine properties attract a premium price.  My research has shown, all things being equal a property backing or siding on a ravine can get a premium of $50,000 - $100,000 vs. other similar homes.  The premium becomes higher if ravine properties rarely come up for sale on that street.  The good news is that in Scarborough you can still find modest properties on ravine lots that don't come with a hefty price tag.
  • Table Land is important.  Table land is the flat part of the property before the ravine starts.  Some ravine properties have very little usable land (little table land),  The property line may extend into the ravine - this needs to be taken into consideration depending on how you want to use the property
  •  There are reverse ravine lots, too.  A reverse ravine is when the property is located at the bottom of the ravine.  These properties offer maximum privacy.  Because water flows downhill, you should do extensive research on the properties drainage & grading to avoid any future problems.
  •  Ravine properties may have restrictions on future use.  Because most ravines in Toronto are protected, before you make any changes you will have to check with local by laws or be faced with severe fines.   Building codes change over the years, and what might have been allowed in the past may not be allowed now.   So if your neighbor has a pool and is on a ravine too, it does not mean you will be able to install a pool now.   If you want to make changes to the property check with the city before you buy.  

Zoning by law information for Pickering

Conservation Authority Information for city of Pickering

1+ Bedroom Houses , Pickering ยท 11 homes for sale in Pickering
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House
4 bds 4 ba
Listed 4 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
3016 Hollyberry Tr
Pickering, Rural Pickering L1V 0N5
List $ 1,789,999 New
House
3+2 bds 3 ba
Listed 8 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
905 Alanbury Cres
Pickering, Liverpool L1X 2S3
List $ 1,439,900 New
House
3+2 bds 4 ba
Listed 9 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
390 Woodgrange Ave
Pickering, Rosebank L1W 2B3
List $ 1,999,000 New
House
4+1 bds 4 ba
Listed 9 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
705 Sunbird Tr
Pickering, Amberlea L1X 2X5
List $ 1,495,000 New
House
4+1 bds 3 ba
Listed 30 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
2028 Cedarwood Crt
Pickering, Liverpool L1X 1V1
List $ 1,389,000 New
House
4 bds 3 ba
Listed 33 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
2319 Wildwood Cres
Pickering, Brock Ridge L1X 2N1
List $ 1,099,000 New
House
4+1 bds 4 ba
Listed 39 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
214 Gwendolyn St
Pickering, Rougemount L1V 4N9
List $ 1,388,000 New
House
4 bds 3 ba
Listed 53 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
1522 Scarlett Tr
Pickering, Rural Pickering L0H 1J0
List $ 1,599,000 New
House
4 bds 3 ba
Listed 58 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
2372 Altona Rd
Pickering, Rural Pickering L1V 2P9
List $ 1,999,000 New
House
5 bds 4 ba
Listed 59 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
1815 Fairport Rd, #6
Pickering, Dunbarton L1V 1T2
List $ 1,668,000 New
House
5 bds 7 ba
Listed 74 days ago
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
379 Woodgrange Ave
Pickering, Rosebank L1W 2B4
List $ 3,999,999 New
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