The Tar Team has over 35 years experience in buying and selling homes in Markham. With that kind of history, we’ve come to know every one of Markham’s great neighbourhoods very well. So when we recently wrote a post about a few of those neighbourhoods, we really enjoyed letting you know some of what we appreciate about living in Markham.
So we thought we’d do it again. After writing the first ‘Neighbourhoods’ post we came to a realization. While each of the neighbourhoods we mentioned are great places to live for different reasons, they still represented just a small cross section of what the communities in Markham have to offer.
To help give you an idea of the breadth of options you have for owning a home in Markham, here are three more neighbourhood profiles.
Although it features many urban-style homes and amenities, Angus Glen has a distinctly agricultural history. Long before the neighbourhood grew around a championship golf course, the area was farm. A cattle farm to be exact. Owned by mining magnate Arthur Stollery, the farm was home to Stollery’s heard of Black Aberdeen Angus cattle.
The current neighbourhood runs along the southeast edge of the Angus Glen Golf Course, which has hosted the prestigious Canadian Open Golf Championship twice. If you like things more urban, the townhomes, restaurants and shopping on the southwest corner of Kennedy Rd. and Major Mackenzie Dr. are a great option. Further into the neighbourhood, you’ll find a variety of detached and semi-detached homes.
With a history dating back almost 250 years, Buttonville remained little changed until the 1960s when residential developments began in nearby Cachet Woods.
To give you an idea of the explosive growth recently enjoyed in Buttonville, the town was home to 10,000 residents in 1990. The population increased 200% over the next 20 years to over 30,000 in 2011. Today, Buttonville’s homes are surrounded by ample parkland and green spaces, at least partly due to the Rouge River meandering it’s way through the heart of the neighbourhood.
The incredible population growth may only be eclipsed by the growth of job opportunities in the area. Today Buttonville is home to many employers, large and small, including Honda Canada, Seneca College and Allstate Insurance, to name just a few.
Despite it’s quaint sounding name, Markham Village is best described as a mature modern neighbourhood. With many of it’s homes built in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you’ll find quality-built homes surrounded by large yards and mature landscapes.
Many of its residents enjoy Markham Village’s proximity to Old Markham Village that runs along Main St., Markham. It means they have the shopping, dining and entertainment options of a quaint, historic downtown area, while still enjoying their larger modern homes.
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If you would like to learn more about Angus Glen, Buttonville and Markham Village, or any Markham neighbourhood, contact The Tar Team today.