We represent a number of luxurious properties and homes for sale in Richmond Hill, conveniently located just minutes north of Toronto.
Situated in the south-central York Region, the Town of Richmond Hill began as a small settlement located partially in the Township of Vaughan and partially in the Township of Markham. Its development was closely linked with the development of Yonge Street, planned primarily as a military road by the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe.
Richmond Hill was officially incorporated on June 18, 1872, as a village and grew as a result of its proximity to Toronto. Both travellers and farmers would pass through the town on their way to Toronto markets or to-and-from communities further north on Yonge Street.
Richmond Hill became the “rose capital” of Canada early in the twentieth century when several large greenhouse operations were constructed. The village council adopted the motto of the Duke of Richmond (for whom the town may have been named) in the 1920’s. Local artist William Ashford Wright created the town crest, which included elements of the duke’s coat of arms and roses.
Richmond Hill has continued to be a dynamic community with strong historical roots. Even with explosive growth, Richmond Hill has kept a friendly, down-to-earth flavour – hence the town’s unofficial motto: “A little north, a little nicer.”
Richmond Hill is home to the largest telescope in Canada, the David Dunlop Observatory Telescope. It is bounded by Bloomington Road to the north, York Regional Road 7 to the south, Bathurst St to the west and Highway 404 to the east. Its southern limit is 4 km north of the Toronto City Limits.
Most of the industrial and business areas, including the town’s hotels, lie in the southern part of Richmond Hill.
Central Richmond Hill is home to Times Square, a main commercial and entertainment area consisting of shops, restaurants, housing, malls, plazas and theatres. The main Chinese commercial area is also here, which grew and developed in the 1990’s as Chinese immigration increased in the area.
Historical Richmond Hill is considered to be in the northern part of town. It still consists of farmland, which is being slowly developed.
Trailwood Estates & Bayview Country Estates – Richmond Hill Luxury Real EstateBeing part of the protected Oak Ridges Moraine, this community is blessed with hilly terrain, blankets of pine forests, winding creeks and numerous kettle lakes. These properties are minutes from the two largest kettle lakes – Lake Wilcox and Bond Lake.
South RichvaleLocated just minutes nouth of highway 407, this prestigious neighbourhood features unique luxury homes boasting tasteful architectural flare through-out. Ideally between Yonge Street and Bathurst Street, it is surrounded by a hub of amenities including: golfing, recreation complexes, medical centers, parks, trails, restaurants, churches, gyms, neighbourhoodcentres, shopping centers, schools, access to the 407 and the York Regional Transit system.
North RichvaleThe North Richvale neighbourhood is surrounded by distinct homes, each boasting history and character. It also is within walking distance to key amenities. Located nearby are numerous restaurants featuring decadent cuisines from all over the world, grocery stores, pharmacies, doctor offices, schools, places of worship and much more. Here you will find Richmond Hill, Ontario luxury house for sale with the assistance of the finest real estate agent or brokerage in Richmond Hill.
Mill PondThis neighbourhood is located in the heart of Richmond Hill next to Heritage Estates Community near Mill Pond Park. It is located within walking distance to the sought after Pleasantville Public School and to the Mill Pond area. The park has numerous trails and is home to a variety of wildlife species such as swans and beavers. It also hosts concerts, flower shows and the annual winter carnival. It truly is a magical and mystical setting to see!
Oak RidgesThe Oak Ridgesneighbourhood in Richmond Hill boasts a harmonious balance of environmental conservation and thriving urban development. Situated on the protected Oak Ridges Moraine, this neighbourhood is blessed with hilly terrain, blankets of pine forests, winding creeks and numerous kettle lakes. This neighbourhood is home to all amenities including shops, market, restaurants, places of worship and to some of the best schools in the country. It is also conveniently located between Bathurst Street and Yonge Street and is only 15 minutes away from the major 400 series of highways: Highway 404 to the east, Highway 400 to the west and Highway 407 to the south.
Lake Wilcox (Oak Ridges)A harmonious balance of environmental conservation and a thriving urban development. Being part of the protected Oak Ridges Moraine, this neighbourhood is blessed with hilly terrain, blankets of pine forests, winding creeks and numerous kettle lakes. The two largest kettle lakes – Lake Wilcox and Bond Lake which provide residents with recreational activities all year-round such as skating, fishing and water sports. Other amenities include the Oak Ridges Community Centre & Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park.
Jefferson Forest-Tower HillLocated within the boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine, it is a large wooded area dotted with ravines. Amenities are in place for everyday conveniences with ideal access to Yonge Street. For buyers with children or young couples looking to start a family soon, you’ll be happy to know there is a great selection of public and private schools in the neighborhood.
Bayview HillThe prestigious enclave of the Bayview Hills neighbourhood is surrounded by unique custom-built luxury homes all within walking distance to numerous parkettes, schools, Bayview Hill Community Centre & Pool, sport facilities, entertainment complexes and restaurants catering to the neighbourhood’s diverse culture.
Heritage Luxury EstatesSituated in the prestigious Heritage Estates Community, this property is located near Mill Pond Park and Rumble Pond Park. This neighbourhood is located within walking distance to O.M. Mackillop Public School as well as sought after Pleasantville Elementary School and to Mill Pond Park, boasting numerous trails and is home to a variety of wildlife species such as swans and beavers. It also hosts concerts, flower shows and the annual winter carnival. A great focal point for neighbourhood living!
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