Main Street Unionville Beautifully Lit During The Holidays is just one of the things Markham is known for. Find out why Markham is a great place to live in our article

What is Markham Known For?

Located in Southern Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York, the City of Markham, enjoys a reputation as a very desirable place to live.

Now, what exactly makes a city so desirable?

Fortunately for Markham, it is well-known throughout the Greater Toronto Area for several characteristics that make it a great place to live and work. 

5 Things Markham is Best Known For

There isn’t enough space here to dive into all that makes Markham so attractive, so here are 5 reasons that explain why Markham houses for sale are in such high demand. 

Cultural Diversity

With a population mix that is over 50% visible minorities, Markham is one of the most culturally-diverse cities in Canada. The City of Markham has made Diversity one of it’s seven strategic priorities. 


Originally founded as the Town of Markham in 1974, residents are able to enjoy the areas, historical landmarks, and buildings throughout the old Village of Markham and along Main Street Unionville. Markham Museum offers glimpses of pioneer life and follows the progress of Markham from town to city.

Things to Do

What do you like to do in your spare time? Chances are that you can do it in Markham! Shopping? Try Pacific Mall, Markville Mall, Downtown Markham and Main Street Unionville. Love the outdoors? You can hike along the Rouge River, stroll around Toogood Pond or go for a bike ride. Looking for a little culture?  Take in a live performance at Flato Markham Theatre or visit the Varley Art Gallery. If you want to stay fit, visit one of the many local community centres, or the Markham Pan Am Centre for world-class athletic facilities. 

Well Connected

Markham is ideally located just north of Toronto with easy access to cottage country. It’s served by a number of public transit systems, including the GO train and Viva. With access to Highway 404 and 407, you can quickly travel anywhere in York Region and the GTA.

Education & Employment

In addition to a number of highly-ranked public schools, Markham is home to a campus of Seneca College. York University’s Markham Centre Campus is scheduled to open in 2023. You don’t need to go far to find rewarding employment, with over 650 companies headquartered in Markham.

If you enjoyed this article and want to learn more about the Markham Museum, check out our post “Step Into the Past at Markham Museum”.