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Markham Real Estate
What was once a semi-rural town, has now grown to be the largest municipality in the York Region, with a population of 300,000, located in Southern Ontario. Markham is considered one of the most culturally diverse communities in the GTA, and is also known as the “High- tech Capital of Canada”. Apple, Toshiba, and Honda are just a few MNC's that have made this active city their headquarters. It's a quick 30-minute commute to Toronto with major highways passing through, including Highway 404, and 407. Many commuters who work in Toronto end up investing in Markham real estate because it offers residents a more village-like atmosphere and lifestyle, which is found in Old Markham Village.
Thanks to the City's "New Urbanism" principles established in 1991, Markham real estate is extremely attractive more than ever for home buyers that value the virtue of ‘old fashioned' neighborhoods that are pedestrian friendly, and where shopping, schools, and parks are within walking distance. This has helped combat urban sprawl, which provides residents with a well-thought-out and sought after real estate market. The variety found in Markham real estate is substantial, as you'll find stately homes on acreages, well-appointed single-family homes, spacious townhomes, and affordable apartments.
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Markham real estate is favoured by many families for its safety and low crime rate. It's a sophisticated place, but still has a charm about it, especially with all of the iconic heritage homes along 16th Avenue, and the main street of Old Markham Village. The landmark heritage conservation district is what keeps a sense of pride and culture in Markham real estate.
At the high end of the market, Markham real estate is your best option when it comes to luxury and space. These types of home are often found situated on a parcel of land that's over 1 to 2 acres, cloaked with towering trees. It's private and little more rural feeling which is pretty impressive to find considering how many people live in this city. Markham mansions are known for their impressive grounds, prominent stone or brick-clad exteriors, and their well-appointed backyard with massive pools. Spiraling staircases, vaulted ceilings, chef's kitchens, and marble floors are characteristic of these Markham homes for sale. Exotic woods, crown moldings, and Italian chandeliers are just a few of the many customized features you'll come across. Markham mansions start around 4-10 bedrooms and bathrooms with floor plans that reach up to nearly 10,000 square feet. Home buyers should expect designer interiors, top-notch appliances, and spa-like bathrooms. Some of these homes are traditional European styles, while others are a little more modern. What a way to escape the city after a long day at the office!
At the more affordable range in the luxury market, you've come to the right place if you're looking to upgrade your current single-family home. Markham real estate is decked with posh detached 2- story homes. Structured solidly with bricks, classic wrap around porches and pillars, European windows. These executive style home often come with roomy basements with a fireplace, or they have been totally re-vamped for rent. Older homes of this value have larger lots and bigger backyards. You'll enjoy the chic upgrades. Newer developments offer homes that range from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet and offer 2-5 bedrooms and bathrooms. Here are some features to look forward to in Markham single-family homes:
- Sunken living rooms
- Spacious masters and master bathrooms
- Granite and marble features
- Designer interiors
- Wooden floors
- 2 garages
One of the best ways to remain economic or within your budget is to invest in one of the many condos and semi-detached homes developments found near Highway 407. Markham condos are up-to-date with modern designs and amenities. Floor plans start around 520 square feet and can reach to over a 1,000. Newer condo developments are typically mixed-use buildings, so you might have a Chace to work for a tech company that's a part of your condo. Working, living, and playing is easy here as most of these types of properties are located Downtown Markham. Townhomes are little more expensive than condos and apartments, but you get to have your own backyard and gardens, tucked away in a family-friendly neighbourhood.
Life in Markham
One of the best parts of the city is Old Markham Village and Unionville. The old-fashioned main street offers a myriad of shopping and dining options. This picturesque part of town is a great place to find unique shops like the Cornercopia, and delicious fare at the Folco's Ristorante. Plus, the parking is always free here! Residents get to visit the popular farmers market every Saturday from May through September. Markham also has shopping centres at the Markville Shopping Centre, and The Promenade. Big box stores are clustered along the Highway 7. Check out Pacific Mall for something diverse. This 23,000-square foot indoor Chinese shopping mall as a unique variety of stores, Chinese medicines, and many fine authentic oriental restaurants.
Markham has over 3 community centres at Thornhill, Centennial, and Milliken Mills, as well as 14 multi-use centres that offer plenty of skating, tennis courts, sports fields, ski runs, and a soccer dome. If you're passionate about golf, Markham has more than a handful of award-winning greenways to experience, like the Angus Glen Club.
Nature-goers will love visiting Toogood Park which is near the heart of Unionville. This beautiful park has been built around a Pond which has a fishway and observation platform. Sometimes residents can skate the Toogood Pond if it's cold enough!
One of the best parts of living here is having access to over 20 kilometers of scenic pathways for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a project that's part of the city's green infrastructure plan and will reach up to 340 kilometers. The pathways will connect all parts of the community and will be an excellent alternative for commuting to work.
Markham has a budding art community, supported by The Markham Theatre For Performing Arts, The Federick Horsman Varley Art gallery, and the Markham Museum.
Markham is your chance to work and play in one of the more diverse and progressive communities in the GTA.
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