Cathedraltown is at the west end of Markham City bordering Rural Richmond Hill. The landmark building, Cathedral of the Transfiguration, situated near Cathedral High Street and Russell Dawson Road, suggested the Community's name. The magnificent Cathedral has three gilded towers, about 64 meters, and contains 14,500-kilogram bells.
Cathedraltown runs from Highway 404 on the West to Elgin Mills Road on the North, Major Mackenzie Drive on the South, and Victoria Square Blvd on the East. Woodbine Avenue runs through the Community from North to South. Cathedraltown is a small but more recent community in Markham. The land on the west side of Woodbine Avenue is still undeveloped.
The residential real estate design in this part of Markham follows housing styles commonly found in European cities like London and Paris. Many Georgian and Regency-style townhomes and detached houses can be located in the area. These houses look uniform and often come with yellow or red bricks. Most homes in the Community were constructed after the year 2000. There are also several Condo apartments and townhouses near the center of the Community surrounding the Cathedral.
From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Cathedraltown Markham sold 3 detached houses on average of $1,967,667; 3 Attached town home, Semi-detached and Link houses on average of $1,335,667; 2 Town homes on average of $1,285,730; 1 condos on average of $610,000.
Cathedraltown is a Chinese ethnic dominant Community, about 80% of the occupants are Chinese, and 9% are from other parts of Asia. Homeownership is high in Cathedraltown, with only about 5% of renters living in the Community. Furthermore, around 54% of residents in Cathedraltown have received a university degree or higher.
Cathedraltown borders highway 404. There are two highway entrances on Major Mackenzie Drive and Elgin Mills Road. Without a car, residents can also rely on public transit. Several bus routes are along Major Mackenzie Road, Elgin Mills Road, Victoria Square Blvd, and Woodbine Avenue.
Several parks are well-distributed across the Community. Victoria Square Park, Russell Dawson Park, Frisby Park, Panorama Park, and Arboretum Heritage Orchard Park offer baseball diamonds, tennis courts, walking trails, and children's playgrounds. Located at Elgin Mills and Leslie, the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park provide residents with 26,000 square feet of indoor activity space, operating with two indoor skating rinks, four softball fields, 3 Baseball fields, and five football fields.
Cachet Village, a 400,000 sq. ft. shopping center anchored by Canadian tire, is at the junction of Major Mackenzie and Woodbine Avenue. Four leading Canadian banks have retail branches in this shopping center. Residents often travel south to shop at the Cachet Centre shopping plaza anchored by T&T Asian Supermarket. The plaza also runs many businesses, including Tim Horton, Sports Chek, Shoppers Drug Mart, Beijing Tongrentang Chinese herbal store, TD Bank, and many other restaurants and stores. The King Square mall is a multi-story indoor shopping center at Woodbine and Markland Street. It is a relatively new shopping mall, and the marketer named it after the busiest shopping district in Beijing, Wangfujing.
Nokiidaa Public School admits students in the Catheraltown Community. High school Students living in Catheraltown will attend Richmond Green Secondary School. Richmond Green is a relatively new school but a rising star among high schools.
For homebuyers looking for a newer home with easy highway access, Catheraltown is a lovely community to check out. If you plan to move to Cathedraltown or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Markham, please contact Markham realtor agent Alan Zheng.