Thornhill real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Thornhill is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This part of Markham is reasonably quiet, as the streets are usually quite tranquil - however noise can be bothersome closer to the railway line. Lastly, there are a few parks close by for residents to discover and they are especially well-spread out, which makes it easy to reach them from the majority of locations within this area.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, it is reasonably straightforward to travel in this area. This part of Markham is quite transit friendly. The neighbourhood is linked by about 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is generally just around the corner. Thornhill is also a fairly convenient part of Markham for pedestrians; many daily needs are easy to meet on foot. Thornhill is not especially bike-friendly because the cycling network is somewhat poor, and cyclists encounter a significant amount of elevation changes.
Roughly 55% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 45% are renters. Roughly 55% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in this part of Markham, but single detached homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This area experienced its biggest construction boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This neighbourhood also has a good selection of unit sizes - homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A supermarket is typically reachable within a rather short walk from any home in Thornhill. Furthermore, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of choices, and there are also a few coffee shops in Thornhill. It is also convenient to access a selection of clothing stores on foot. When it comes to education, it is a reasonably short walk to reach daycares and schools from any location in Thornhill.