Markham real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Markham. The noise levels in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area are reasonably low, as the streets are reasonably calm - although that is not the case around Highway 407, Highway 404, the airport (YKZ) or one of the railway lines. Finally, there are over 150 green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, making them easy to access from most locations in Markham.
Driving is usually the favoured means of transportation in this city. Nearby highways, such as Highway 404, are quite easy to reach from any home in Markham, and it is straightforward to park. In contrast, commuting by transit can be difficult in this city due to the infrequent service. Nevertheless, property owners profit from the Markham Station, Centennial Station and Unionville Station with access to the Stouffville Line. Residents have access to over 50 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is generally just around the corner. Markham is not very bike-friendly because there is a considerable amount of elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive. Walking is also not particularly convenient for house buyers in Markham as few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a vehicle.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many dwellings in Markham, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. About 45% of properties in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area were built following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city also has a choice of unit sizes - notably, this city is good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the dwellings in Markham while the rest are rented.
Families will find that wherever their property is located in Markham, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In contrast, families may find it difficult for their kids to access daycares on foot. As far as eating is concerned, some, but not all, property owners in Markham will live within walking distance of one of over 150 grocery stores. A small number of restaurants and cafes are available as well.