Thornhill Community


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11 Vintage Lane

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$2.68M For Sale

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32 Vanwood Rd

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$2.49M For Sale

Markham real estate agent
  • Thornhill (Markham) Realtor Alan Zheng!

Alan Zheng

Alan Zheng PhoneRoyal LePage Peaceland Realty
647- 8779311

Thornhill

Thornhill district, also known as old Thornhill village, spans from Dufferin Street to Highway 404 and Highway 407 to Steeles Avenue. The district was split into multiple communities belonging to both Vaughan and Markham. Thornhill community, a small subset of old Thornhill village, is located east of Yonge Street and borders Vaughan's Crestwood-Springfarm-Yorkhill community at the west.

Community Overview

The community of Thornhill runs from Yonge Street on the west to Railway on the south, Bayview Avenue on the east, and German Mills Creek on the North. The community has convenient shopping and public transit.

1. Housing:

Thornhill Markham's real estate comprises mainly detached homes. Bungalow, split, and two stories houses are very common, with the majority built between the 1960s and 1970s. There are also good numbers of old condo townhouses close to both John and Yonge Street and Henderson Avenue and Clark Ave at the south border of the community. Condo Apartments are centralised on the community's west side, close to Yonge Street, where many residents are renters.

From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Thornhill Markham sold 8 detached houses on average of $1,944,500; 1 Attached town home, Semi-detached and Link houses on average of $1,120,000; 3 Town homes on average of $941,667; 18 condos on average of $623,569.

2. Demographic:

Thornhill is a very diversified community. There are many Persian and Chinese immigrants. The descendants of early European immigrants still dominate the community.

3. Transportation:

Public transit is relatively convenient for residents. Multiple bus routes are available on Yonge Street, Bayview Avenue, Henderson Avenue and John Street. Buses on Yonge Street connect Finch Subway station, which converges with the central transit system to downtown Toronto. The Yonge North Subway Extension, expected to complete around 2030, will also have a new station at Yonge street and Clark Avenue. Travelling by car will take commuters around 10 minutes to reach the nearest highway 404 entrance at Steeles Avenue.

4. Recreation:

Inside the community, there are Don Valley Park and Woodland Park. Pomona Mills Park, north of John Street, offers quiet hiking loop trails, which take around 20 minutes to complete. Thornhill community centre, located in a Neighbourhood close to Bayview Avenue at the John Street intersection, has a public library, senior centre, Fitness Center, ice rink and squash courts.

5. Shopping:

Restaurants and shops are clustered in the South Corner of the community close to Yonge Street. Residents can also find the World Shops shopping mall in the neighbouring Grandview community. The mall has outdoor and indoor retail shops offering groceries, dining, banking, cosmetic Services, and more.

6. Schools:

E.J Sand Public School at Markham accepts students from the Thornhill community, which is also the home of Thornhill secondary school. Thornhill secondary school accepts international students and offers ESL courses.

Thornhill is a mature community at the heart of old Thornhill village. It has a plethora of housing options and convenient public transit. If you plan to move to Thornhill or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Markham, please contact Markham realtor agent Alan Zheng.