Neighbourhoods of Thornhill
The unique community of Thornhill is split between two neighbouring cities – Markham and Vaughan. Both areas – Thornhill West (Vaughan) and Thornhill East (Markham) are safe, welcoming, family-oriented communities that offer residents a wide range of amenities and services.
There are many beautiful neighbourhoods in Thornhill. Glen Shields below is the most representative as far as the type of homes goes.
The neighbourhood of Beverley Glen below has seen a lot of construction of excellent condos recently.
Thornhill West – Vaughan
The neighbourhood of Thornhill West or Thornhill Vaughan is considered an upscale community with an abundance of detached homes and carefully manicured lawns. The neighbourhood is child-friendly and offers residents a wide range of amenities that include parks, libraries, excellent schooling choices as well as pools and community centres.
Since the early 2000’s there has been a large surge in condo development in Thornhill West to accommodate the large number of families getting squeezed out of the Toronto real estate market. The neighbourhood is home to a variety of dining options, retail stores with quite a diverse cultural makeup.
Thornhill East – Markham
Thornhill East or Thornhill Markham is a neighbourhood comprised of quiet, pedestrian friendly streets and single detached homes. Thornhill East provides residents with public green spaces, prestigious neighbourhood schools as well as proximity to Toronto.
Thornhill East offers more than just single detached homes boasting 3 high rise condos as well as other luxury apartment choices. This high-density development is becoming more popular as Thornhill east continues to grow in popularity as well as in numbers. Regardless of what type of property you are looking for, Thornhill Markham has something to offer.
Thornhill Woods is a new suburban development just north of Thornhill-Vaughan. The south part of this development is filled with new single detached double garaged homes, as well as row houses. The north part of this development is still under construction. The entire area is serviced by York Regional Transit and both Highway 7 and the expressway of Highway 407 are just minutes away.
This is a nice shot of Thornhill Woods homes.
Thornhill Woods is comprised mainly of young families with small children who are working professionals looking to escape the overpriced condo scene in neighbouring Toronto. The estimated population of this Thornhill suburb is over 17,000 people and that number is sure to grow once the north part of the development is completed.
With the growing population of Thornhill Woods has come the development of strip malls, convenience stores and gas stations. Both The Promenade and Hillcrest Mall are in close proximity to Thornhill Woods.
Notable Streets in the Thornhill Area
- Steele Valley Road is located in Thornhill East. This street houses some of the most coveted and majestic homes in the area.
- Abbey Wood Gate is a suburban neighbourhood in Thornhill West and just steps from The Promenade Mall and its many boutique shops.
- John Street in Thornhill East is located in the heart of Thornhill’s heritage district. This street paints a rich portrait of Thornhill’s past and offers heritage homes that date back as far as 1837.
- Renaissance Court offers close proximity to Westmount C.I. which received top marks for Thornhill West’s highest ranked secondary school.
- Centre Street – the name speaks for itself. Centre Street and Bathurst is in the heart of it all and the centre for the best eats in Thornhill West.
Thornhill – an ever growing community
The Thornhill neighbourhoods are some of the most sought after and coveted real estate areas in the GTA. These family-oriented neighbourhoods boast some of southern Ontario’s most prestigious schools and a wide range of parks and green spaces. These neighbourhoods are also home to an excellent selection of services, shopping opportunities, and food choices.
These are just some of the reasons as to why Thornhill is such an appealing place to live and one of the fastest growing communities in the Greater Toronto Area. With so many different real estate options to choose from, the Thornhill neighbourhoods have something to offer everyone.