Markville real estate guide & listings for sale
Markville offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area is reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Finally, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to visit and they are very well-situated, which makes them easy to access.
Driving is usually the preferred approach to move around in Markville. It is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from any home in Markville, and it is straightforward to come across a parking spot. However, public transit riders may find limited choices in this part of the city by reason of the low service level. Nevertheless, there is the Centennial Station with access to the Stouffville Line. The neighbourhood is served by around 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. Markville is not especially appropriate for biking as there are a good number of hills, and this part of Markham has a sometimes poor cycling infrastructure. Markville is also not particularly suitable for those who travel by foot because few day-to-day needs can be met without the use of a car.
Most of the housing growth in Markville happened in the 1980s. In this area, roughly 85% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the houses are mainly large apartment buildings. Homeowners occupy roughly 95% of the properties in Markville and 5% are rented. This area is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to access on foot from any location in Markville. Residents are served by public and private primary schools. However, there are only a limited number of daycares and therefore they can be a rather long walk away. In terms of food, buying one's groceries frequently requires the use of a vehicle in Markville. Nonetheless, reaching the closest pharmacy and therefore some staple foods is generally easy. A restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small number of coffee shops is available as well.