Greensborough is a young Markham neighborhood with many unfilled lands still under development. Geographically, Greensborough is situated in the east center of Markham. The neighbor community, Rural Markham, on the North of Major Mackenzie Drive and east of Ninth Line, is still vast farmland.
Greensborough runs from Markham Road on the West to Major Mackenzie Road on the North, 16th Avenue on the South, and Ninth Line on the East. Bur Oak Avenue and Donald Cousens Pkwy are two significant roads that run through the Community from east to West. Mount Joy Go Train railway track also splits the Community into the West as commercial and retail space and the east as a mainly residential area.
Greensborough has a good selection of housing styles, including freehold single detached, semi-detached, townhomes, and low-rise condominium, primarily developed after 2000. About 60% of buildings in Greensborough are single detached homes, many of which have four bedrooms with a land frontage between 35 and 45 feet but a shorter backyard. Houses in the Community have many new urbanism characteristics, including front porches at the house's entrance and garages suited at the rear off laneways. Attached housing, such as Semi-detached and Town, with three bedrooms and one car garage, is typical, but four bedrooms or double-garaged properties are also not uncommon. Situated near 16 Avenue and Chancery Road, Swan Lake Village is a gated community comprising 650 homes ranging from 1,125 square feet of condos to 2,700 square feet of Bungaloft. Residents enjoy the swan lake club's amenities, including an indoor saltwater pool, Sauna, Gyms, Billards, Party/Room, Kitchen, Meeting Room, Library, and an Outdoor Lounging area overlooking the pond. With many unfilled lands, numerous new townhome and condominium neighborhoods are under development.
From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Greensborough Markham sold 15 detached houses on average of $1,525,829; 7 Attached town home, Semi-detached and Link houses on average of $1,136,774; 12 Town homes on average of $911,510; 2 condos on average of $632,500.
Greensborough is an Asian ethnic dominant Community, with over 37% of the occupants Chinese and 30% from South Asia. Homeownership is high in Greensborough, with only about 5% of renters living in the Community. Furthermore, around 44% of residents in Greensborough have received a university degree or higher.
Families will need cars to commute. Driving to highway 404 is about 15 minutes, but there have been long traffic jams along 16th avenue at peak hours due to the increasing population in the area. Driving southbound through Markham Road, part of highway 48, or the ninth line can reach express tollway 407. Without a car, residents can also use public transit. Several YRT bus routes are along 16th Avenue, Markham Road, Major Mackenzie Drive, Bur Oak Avenue, and Ninth Line. Mount Joy Go Station is in the Community at the intersection of Markham Road on Bur Oak Avenue.
Mount Joy Park, Chancery Par, Swan Lake Park, Stalmaster Park, Speight Park, Castlemore Park, Nicholas Miller Park, and Peter Bawden Park are many small parks providing children's playgrounds, soccer fields, and walking trails. Located close to Markham Road and 16th Avenue, Mount Joy Community Centre features an ice rink and indoor and outdoor soccer fields. Extending from Markham, Pickering, Uxbridge, and Stouffville to Scarborough Toronto and covering about 75 square km of area, Rouge National Urban Park is near the neighborhood Cornell community and offers beautiful natural scenes and hiking trails for visitors.
Many shops are between the West of Mount Joy Go Railway and Markham Road. Besides large retailers such as Food Basics Supermarket, No Frills Supermarket, PetSmart, and The Home Depot, shoppers can also find many restaurants, banks, cafes, Furniture Stores, and service-related stores.
Greensborough Public School and Mount Joy Public School serve students from GK to grade 8. Sam Chapman Public School is a French Immersion Elementary school accepting all students from grade 3 to grade 8 living in the eastern region of Markham. For high school students, Bur Oak Secondary School is currently holding school for the Community and is a highly-ranked high school that also accepts international students. For Catholic families, St. Julia Billiart Catholic School is an excellent elementary school located at the center of the Community. St. Brother Andre Catholic High School also covers east of Markham city and Stouffville town.
For homebuyers looking for a newer and better affordable home, Greensborough is a lovely community to check out. If you plan to move to Greensborough or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Markham, please contact Markham realtor agent Alan Zheng.