Markham real estate guide & listings for sale
Markham is a good city to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. There are over 150 parks nearby for residents to discover, making it easy to get to them. This city is quiet overall, as the streets are tranquil - however noise can be bothersome around Highway 404, Highway 407, one of the railway lines or the airport (YKZ).
Travelling by car is very easy in Markham. It is very convenient to park, and most homes for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 407. On the other hand, the public transit network in Markham is rather limited. Nonetheless, property owners can depend on the Mount Joy Station, Markham Station and Unionville Station on the Stouffville Line. There are over 50 bus lines passing through the city, and bus stops are not very far from most houses. The bicycle is a fairly poor mode of transportation in Markham because the cycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive, and cyclists encounter a significant amount of elevation changes. A majority of the houses for sale in this city are located in places that are also not very well-suited for walking as few common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle.
Homeowners occupy around 85% of the properties in Markham and 15% are rented. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing the majority of buildings in this part of the Toronto metropolitan area, and the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. Roughly 45% of properties in this city were constructed after the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city also has a variety of unit sizes - however this city is notable for those looking for four or more bedroom homes.
It is a rather short walk to reach primary schools from anywhere in Markham. In contrast, it can be challenging to reach high schools as a pedestrian. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of food, some, but not all, house buyers in Markham will reside within walking distance of one of over 150 grocery stores. A limited number of restaurants and cafes can be found as well.