Richmond Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Richmond Hill is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. It is easy to reach green spaces since there are over 100 of them close by for residents to explore. This part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several louder sections, especially near Highway 404, Highway 407 or the railway line.
The car is usually the preferred way to move around in Richmond Hill. It is straightforward to come across a place to park. However, travelling by transit can be difficult in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area due to the infrequent service. Thankfully, property owners can rely on the Gormley Station, Langstaff Station and Richmond Hill Station with access to the Richmond Hill Line. There are over 50 bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. Moving around by bicycle is difficult in Richmond Hill as the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor, and there is a significant amount of elevation changes. Richmond Hill is also not very suitable for walking because very few daily needs can be carried out on foot.
The homes in this town are very new, because about 40% of its buildings were built following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area, about 60% of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 80% of the properties in the town are occupied by homeowners and 20% are rented. This town is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
In Richmond Hill, parents and their children will typically be able to get to both primary and secondary schools by walking. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and high schools. On the other hand, daycares are not especially abundant and accordingly not always within walking distance. In terms of eating, a portion of residents in Richmond Hill may be able to buy groceries on foot in one of over 50 stores, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. There are also a limited number of options for those who appreciate close by restaurants and cafes.