Markham has seen significant growth over the past few decades. Now a bustling city, Markham has many neighbourhoods, each with its own benefits. Let’s take a look at three of the more popular neighbourhoods.
If you want the convenience of city life but with a rural feel, Greensborough is a great option. Located at the northeastern edge of Markham, it’s close to the Rouge National Urban Park and neighbours on a mix of farmland and undeveloped areas.
The suburban neighbourhood has several schools and parks, ideal for young families looking to raise their children in a quiet, suburban setting close to urban amenities.
The neighbourhood also has a GO Transit train stop, perfect for those who work in Toronto’s core. Mount Joy station to Union Station is a 53-minute ride.
Visits to the nearby farmland or walks along the river and through the parks make it easy to forget that you’re in a big city.
Greensborough was built mindfully with a plan. There are centres for grocery shopping and retail stores scattered throughout the neighbourhood, which adds to the “small town within a city” feel of the place.
Once its own village, Unionville is now a part of Markham. The neighbourhood, founded in 1794, has become known as a historic area, with commercial and residential buildings dating back to the 1800s. The area has several shops and restaurants, making it a popular spot for day trips. The annual Unionville Festival attracts thousands of people to the area every year.
This is a great neighbourhood for people who enjoy dining and shopping. It’s also great for those who want to live in a home with history and character.
The neighbourhood’s popularity gives it a lively, bustling feel; an attractive area for people who want the activity of a city but the community feeling of a small town.
Another long-established neighbourhood, Markham Village, is considered the historic, original downtown Markham. The neighbourhood has a mix of both residential and business districts, with an assortment of older houses. One of the benefits of being a mature neighbourhood is the vast greenery and large trees, which add a pleasant atmosphere to the streets in the warmer months.
For people looking for an active neighbourhood with plenty to do but without the influx of tourists each summer, Markham Village is a good alternative to Unionville. The Markham Village Business Improvement Association actively promotes the area with initiatives including the Markham Farmers’ Market to the neighbourhood, the Classic Car Show, Festival of Lights, and Music on Main.
Whether you’re looking for a place to raise a family or a spot to enjoy your post-career years, Markham has a diverse range of neighbourhoods to suit your lifestyle. Need help finding your perfect home? Get in touch today.