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Attracting people from all walks of life, origins, languages, and cultures, Toronto and GTA make up one of the most diverse places in North America to live, let alone the world. With a population of 5 million and counting, the GTA continues to grow in various industries including the real estate market. Accommodating such a variety of people, the GTA fosters communities for just about any type of home buyer. Here is a break down of the top GTA communities, offering prospective homebuyers with some of the most well-rounded lifestyles in Canada.

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Aurora, Ontario

Surrounded by rolling hills and a lush countryside, Aurora's 50,000 residents enjoy the small-town charm located next to one of the biggest aquifers in the country at The Oak Ridges. Much of the real estate offered in Aurora consists of affluent estates with densely-wooded lots. Due to a spacious scenery, single-family homes tend to have a little more space when it comes to properties, compared to other GTA cities. The GO Train take commuters right to Union Station downtown Toronto without having to be stuck in traffic for hours. Aurora is a choice place for those who wish to find a city escape. At the more affordable end of the market, you'll find practical plush condos close to the charming downtown center. Aurora is known for access to excellent schools. It's a community-oriented place with a low crime rate. It's also home to one of the top greenways in the GTA, the Magna Golf Club, a renowned 18-hole championship course.

Markham, Ontario

Markham is the largest municipality in the York Region with a population of 300,000 and is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the GTA. People move here from all around the world to join the "High-tech Capital of Canada", just 30 minutes from Toronto. People love having close proximity to the city while living in a place that has a historic vibe emanating from "Old Markham Village". Families gravitate to this area for the numerous pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that are within walking distance to quality public schools. The variety of homes in Markham real estate range from affluent estates with acreages, to well-appointed single-family homes that offer 2,500-4,000 square feet of living space. Townhomes and apartments located along 407 are excellent opportunities for first- time buyers, as well as a way to stay within an economic budget. Markham is a city that's amenity-rich with over 14 multi-use centers for the public

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Newmarket, Ontario

Newmarket is the middle of York region, famous for its historic downtown, and home to a population of 80,000. Families opt for this city due to being one of the safest and smallest cities in the GTA. Newmarket holds the top place for the best in market value. It's the only LEED community in the GTA and is considered a budding affluent community. Newmarket is largely suburban but continues to grow into an affluent community, still with its small-town friendliness. One of the benefits of living here is that homeowners pay below average residential and commercial taxes, which is ideal for first-time buyers. You'll find brand new condos along Yonge Street popping up which are considerably more affordable in comparison to more expensive markets closer to Toronto. Single-family homes in Newmarket real estate are spacious and affordable. You'll also find high-end estate located in gated communities. Nobody will be bored living here with over 6,500 recreation programs offered for families and all ages.

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Richmond Hill was once a rural setting but is now the 3rd most populous city in the GTA with just over 200,000 residents. Located 40 minutes outside of Toronto in the South York Region, Richmond Hill offers an impressive job market predominantly in the tech industry, while places in a delightful village setting. Richmond Hills homes for sale are surrounded by greenbelts, with views of the budding skyline. You will have the choice of gorgeous condos close to the Yonge Street corridor, famed Richmond Hill heritage homes, affluent estates, and access to 100 plus parks.

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Vaughan, Ontario

Vaughan is known as “The City Above Toronto”. With competitive commercial and industrial tax rates, Vaughan has attracted a major manufacturing and industrial base which has created a solid job market. The population of Vaughn is close to 300,000 with an hour-long commute to Toronto. It's home to one of the biggest outlet malls in Toronto, Vaughn Mills. You'll find various affluent neighbourhoods cloaked with stunning estates with huge pools and gardens. Single-family homes in Vaughn hold a lot of curb appeal with manicured grounds, and elegant exteriors. Townhomes are excellent options for growing families or anyone who'd like to hit the median range, since you'll find that the floorplans are larger in contrast to other GTA communities.

North York, Ontario

North York is a diverse suburb of Toronto, located directly above old Toronto, full of history and amenities. It's one of the most energetic communities of the GTA infiltrated with affordable high-rise apartments, to multi-million-dollar estates. It will be hard not to find a home in North York's 27 neighborhoods!

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