Buttonville is at the west end of Markham City bordering Beaver Creek Business park of Richmond Hill. There are plenty of green spaces in the neighbourhood. While most residents can enjoy the serenity in the community, houses near the Buttonville airport and Woodbine Avenue can encounter a certain level of noise. Some home buyers are also conservative when purchasing houses around the power transform station in the community's northeast corner.
Buttonville runs from Rodick Road on the east to 16th Avenue on the North, Highway 404 on the west, and Highway 407 on the South. More than half of the ground is populated by commercial businesses, including a Municipal Airport. The community is home to many renowned international technology companies.
With Apple Creek and Beaver Creek meandering through the community, many residential real estates are single detached homes backing to stunning Ravine. These are spacious houses posing on generous lots. Most were built between the 1980s and 2000s. A few condo townhouses are centralised in the northeast corner of the community. It is hard to find real estate to rent in Buttonville as very few homeowners lease out their properties.
From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Buttonville Markham sold 4 detached houses on average of $2,114,750; 4 Town homes on average of $1,021,500.
Buttonville is another dominant Asian community in Markham, with over half of the occupants being Chinese. The median household income ranks top 5% in GTA. Furthermore, about 50% of residents in Buttonville have received a university degree or higher.
Driving downtown or north of GTA is straightforward. The entry of highway 404 is less than a mile away from the community. Express tollway 407 allows a quick journey to both east and west, even during rush hour. Without a car, residents can also use public transit. The bus stops are close to houses in the neighbourhood, and several bus routes are along Woodbine, 16th Avenue, Highway 7 and John Buttons.
Buttonville community has several good parks. These parks offer walking trails, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and kids' playgrounds. One can also find many fitness centres, Gyms and badminton training grounds South of the community, close to highway 7.
Numerous shopping plazas are within walking reach of the neighbourhood. One of the largest plazas is the First Markham Place which sits south of Highway 7. Finding a parking spot here is always challenging as elders, adults, and youth relish shopping and dining in this location. Nearby is Markham Woodside Smart Center, which includes many anchor stores such as Costco, Winners, Home Depot, Longo's supermarket, and LCBO. Another famous plaza locates at Woodbine and 16th Avenue. Besides restaurants, banks and many other stores, T&T supermarket is an Asian supermarket chain that supplies fresh groceries to residents. Only a bit further north from this plaza is another multi-storey shopping centre. It was a recent shopping mall, and the marketer named it after the busiest shopping district in Beijing, Wangfujing, hoping to bring more traffic to the business.
Buttonville Public School is an excellent elementary school serving the community. Students attending high school will go to Unionville High School, which is located in the Unionville community. Unionville High School is well known for its elite arts program. The school admits international students and delivers ESL courses. About 80% of students are Chinese ethnical. The school ranked top 10 in students' math and English test administered by the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Similar is another Catholic high school St. Augustine, located north of 16th avenue and open to catholic families in this community.
Last but not least, Seneca college also has a campus in Buttonville Markham, which offers international students business, finance and IT diplomas.
Buttonville community is a fantastic community in Markham. It has an excellent living environment with convenient shopping and public transits. If you plan to move to Buttonville or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Markham, please contact Markham realtor agent Alan Zheng.