Hillcrest is a well established neighbourhood, built along the Davenport escarpment, whose irregular terrain has created some of Toronto's most attractive streets. A wide variety of house styles, sizes and prices are found here, though there is an enclave of larger, detached homes located near Hillcrest Park.
Independent shops, restaurants and specialty grocery stores from many ethnic backgrounds are situated on St. Clair Avenue, and offer patrons unique and personal experiences.
The Hillcrest Community Centre has an indoor pool and gymnasium, and outdoor recreation facilities such as wading pool, children's playground and four tennis courts are available at Hillcrest Park. The neighbourhood is served by Public and Catholic schools. TTC provides multiple surface routes. By car, downtown Toronto is just minutes away and the Allen Expressway can be reached in about 15 minutes.