Aileen-Willowbrook is a small Markham community with ample space for light industries and commercial buildings clustered in South West corner of the community.
Aileen-Willowbrook community is more like a triangular shape, which runs from Bayview Avene on the west to the Railway track on the south, German Creek on the east, and Highway 407 on the North. The community has many beautiful parks and hiking trails.
The real estate in this part of Markham is highly mixed, and home buyers have options of Detached, Link, Semi-Detached, Townhomes and Condos. Condo Apartments and Condo Townhomes are affordable and concentrated at the Southwest Corner of John Street and Bayview Avenue. About 40% of dwellings were completed between 1960 and 1980, and the rest were built in the 1980s and 1990s. Home ownership is high, with about 85% of residents occupying their properties.
From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Aileen-Willowbrook Markham sold 2 detached houses on average of $1,610,000; 5 Attached town home, Semi-detached and Link houses on average of $1,303,800; 6 Town homes on average of $782,500; 6 condos on average of $897,483.
Chinese is significant ethnic group lives in this community, followed by immigrants from Iran, Russia and Korea. Residents tend to be older, with the median age of 49, higher than the Ontario average.
Cars are mainly used as transportation for local residents. It takes residents a max of 6 mins to drive to the entry of highway 407. The nearest highway 404 access point is either at Highway 7 or Steeles Avenue, as there is no highway entrance on John Street. The public transit is not particularly convenient, but there are a few bus stops within walking distance of the neighbourhood.
A beautiful and quiet trail connects Valley View Park and Maple Valley Park along German Creek on the community's west side. The trail is about 4.3km and takes about 56 mins walk. Bayview Reservoir Park, sitting beside Thornlea Secondary School, offers soccer fields, a baseball field, basketball courts and a kids playground. Thornhill community centre, located close to Bayview Avenue at the John Street intersection, has a public library, senior centre, Fitness Center, an ice rink and squash courts.
Thornhill Square shopping centre along a plaza on Bayview Avenue and John Street offers restaurants, a Supermarket, Pharmacies, banks and many services stores for residents.
Ranked 131 out of over three thousand primary schools by Fraser Institute, Willowbrook Public School is the primary elementary school serving the community. South John street, the neighbourhood is zoned for Johnsview Village Public School, which is another excellent elementary school in Markham.
For high school, students attend the Thornlea Secondary School, located in the community close to Bayview Avenue. Established in 1968, Thornlea Secondary school has accumulated rich experience in education and teaching in the past 50 years, which is an intangible asset of the school. Thornlea school ranks top 10% across Ontario High Schools. Aileen-Willowbrook community is also within a short distance of St. Robert Catholic School. St. Robert Catholic Public High School offers students special programs such as the IB International Baccalaureate, ESL and Aviation Technology programs.
Aileen-Willowbrook is a beautiful and safe community in Markham. Given highly mixed real estate stocks, home buyers can find both affordable apartments and more expensive detached homes in this area. If you plan to move to Aileen-Willowbrook or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Markham, please contact Markham realtor agent Alan Zheng.