Richmond Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a calm atmosphere will enjoy Richmond Hill. This town is reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to Highway 404, Highway 407 or the railway line. Finally, there are over 100 public green spaces close by for residents to discover and they are very well-located, which makes it easy to get to them.
The best approach to get around in this town is usually driving. It is very convenient to park. However, this town is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, there is the Langstaff Station, Richmond Hill Station and Gormley Station on the Richmond Hill Line. There are over 50 bus lines crossing the town, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses. Commuting by bicycle is difficult in this town since bike riders encounter a significant amount of elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor. Richmond Hill is also not very convenient for those who travel by foot since very few day-to-day errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
In Richmond Hill, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Around 40% of properties in this part of the Toronto metropolitan area were built following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This town also has quite a good variety of unit sizes; this town is notable for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 80% of the properties in the town and 20% are occupied by renters.
Some, but not all, property owners in Richmond Hill will reside within walking distance of one of over 50 grocery stores. Residents can enjoy over 500 restaurants and coffee shops as well. Concerning education, families will welcome that wherever their house is located in this part of the Toronto metropolitan area, primary schools are close by. However, parents may consider it difficult for their kids to access high schools as a pedestrian. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.