Patterson is at the east end of the Vaughan community abutting Richmond Hill. It is one of Vaughan's densely populated communities.
The Community of Patterson runs from Dufferin Street and Go Railway Barrier line on the west to Highway 7 in the south, Bathurst Street on the east, and Teston Road in the north. Patterson is an extensive community which incorporates several charming neighbourhoods, including Dufferin Hills, Thornberry Woods, Thornhill Woods, Upper Thornhill Estates and the valleys of Thornhill.
Home buyers have a fine selection of diverse classes of real estate accommodation at Patterson Vaughan. Detached, Link, Semi-Detached, and Attached Townhomes disperse evenly across the Community.
Patterson is a large community that can be split into four different smaller communities. Thornhill Woods is south of Patterson, bounded between Hwy 7 and Rutherford Road, Bathurst and Dufferin street. Homes here were primarily constructed between the years 2000 and 2010. North of Thornhill Woods is a newer neighbourhood, Valleys Of Thornhill. Given more green spaces, many houses are backing onto the ravine. Further north between Major Mackenzie Drive and Teston road is Upper Thornhill Estate, with many spacious contemporary detached homes posing on a generous lot and backing a gorgeous ravine.
On the west of Dufferin of Patterson is Dufferin Hill Thornberry Woods Community. The south end is most three- or four-bedroom homes built in early 2000, while the north block predominantly contains more recent homes built after late 2000. Homeownership in Patterson is very high, with around 90% of owners occupying their homes.
From MLS listings, in the past 90 days, Patterson Vaughan sold 68 detached houses on average of $1,850,783; 44 Attached town home, Semi-detached and Link houses on average of $1,231,670; 2 Town homes on average of $1,195,000.
Patterson is home to a sizeable Jewish community, many from Russia, Poland, Ukraine or Israel. Chinese account for over 15% of the population in the Community. Italian, Indian, Persian, Korean and Filipino made up most of the remaining residents. Patterson is a relatively young community with the median age around 36 years.
Barrier Go Train line offers two train stations on the Community's west border. Rutherford Go Station near Rutherford and Westburne Drive and Maple Go close to Major Mackenzie and McNaughton road allow residents to journey directly to downtown Toronto in about 30 minutes. Patterson is in the middle of highways 404 and 400; it is not particularly convenient to drive by car to Toronto if a traveller wants to use the highway. Nevertheless, south of the Community is the border of tollway 407, which permits a speedy trip to both East and West, even during rush hour. Furthermore, Highway 7 on the south has a speed limit of 80Km and fewer traffic lights between Keele St and Bayview Ave.
Patterson is filled with beautiful parks and scenic trails, where residents can appreciate year-round outdoor activities such as walking, biking, and small animal sighting. MacMillan Nature Preserve, an urban farm lately converted to a green space in the centre of Patterson, offers over 9 walking trails for families. Sugarbush Heritage Park, Alexander Park and Dufferin Street Reservoir Park offer kids' playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball courts, Cricket Grounds and walking trails. Two large golf fields, Eagle's Nest and Richmond Hill Golf Clubs, are presented in the neighbour community at the northwest and southeast corners. North Thornhill Community Centre, located near Dufferin Street and Autumn Hill blvd, is a favourite destination for locals featuring a fitness centre, a gym, a swimming pool, and more. Lebovic Jewish community centre is a comprehensive large community centre with an indoor swimming pool open to the general public, an ice hockey rink, a library, a childcare centre, and a Jewish school.
There are several plazas across the Community. Rutherford Village Smart Centre is at the junction of Rutherford Road and Bathurst Street, the most convenient shopping vicinity in the Community. On the northwest corner near Maple Go Station is a home improvement shopping centre anchored by Walmart Supercenter, Lowe's, Marshalls department stores and more. About a few kilometres west of the Community, it is one of the largest outlet malls in Canada, Vaughan Mills Mall. Over two hundred retail stores, restaurants and entertainment outlets offer unmatched shopping experiences for shoppers.
Several elementary schools stand within the boundary of Patterson. Some schools are leading 10% ranked by Fraser Institution, such as Herbert H Carnegie Public School, Dr Roberta Bondar Public School, Carrville Mills Public School and St. Cecilia Catholic Elementary School. Viola Desmond Public School and Nellie McClung Public School offer French Immersion programs for grades 1 and 2.
Stephen Lewis Secondary School is located in the central west of Thornhill Woods. Established in 2006, the school now ranks top 10% of Ontario's 700 schools. It accepts students from Dufferin Hills, Thornberry Woods, Thornhill Woods, and Valleys of Thornhill. Students from Upper Thornhill Estates will attend Alexander Mackenzie High School, which offers a specialized arts program for students. In 2017, Alexander Mackenzie and G.W. Williams SS, Maple HS, and Miliken Mills HS joined Bayview SS as the board's IB Diploma Program schools. Besides these two high schools, Catholic families east of Dufferin and north of Autumn Hill Road also have the option to attend St.Theresa Of Lisieux Catholic High School, which was ranked consistently top 10 out of over 700 high schools in Ontario. The school delivers an Advanced Placement (AP) program to its students.
Finally, a private school, Toronto Waldorf School, has a campus near Bathurst and Rutherford. It delivers unique education methods to students from JK to grade 12.
Many young families chose to live in Patterson because of its proximity to Toronto, close to a large shopping mall, within the boundary of some top schools and the exquisite nature surrounding the neighbourhood. If you plan to move to Patterson or you want to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in Vaughan, please contact Vaughan realtor agent Alan Zheng.