Summerhill's turn of the century houses, meandering streets, and abundance of greenery have made it among Toronto's most favored neighbourhoods. Many of the homes are semi-detached and detached Victorian and Edwardian style houses, built between 1880 and 1915, or modern townhouses and some low-rise luxury condominiums.
Summerhill has a distinct shopping area with fine shops and restaurants, and even an original railroad station that has been converted into a LCBO. The Rosehill Reservoir Park features a footpath, children's playground, reflecting pools and is connected to nature trails in the Vale of Avoca Ravine. Many private and public schools are in the area. The Summerhill subway station, on the Yonge/University line, is within walking distance to any home in the area, and the Yonge Street corridor is easily accessed by car.