If you are looking to buy a house in new, vibrant and family oriented community look no further than Thornhill Woods. Thornhill Woods is a part of the Vaughan municipality, located in the area bordered by Highway 7, Bathurst St., Dufferin Rd. and Major Mackenzie Dr. The new development which is sometimes referred to as Upper Thornhill is happening north of Major Mackenzie and south of Elgin Mills/Teston road.
The location is very central and ideal for commute either to Toronto or in York region. Highway 7 and the express toll route Highway 407 are just a few minutes away and easily accessible. For those of you who prefer public transit or have older children who use this mode of transportation it might be interesting to know that there is a new direct route between the Thornhill Woods area and the central GO Finch Bus Terminal that connects you to the TTC bus and subway systems. Moreover, the new planned Yonge Subway extension will bring the subway to Highway 7, right to the door steps of Thornhill Woods in addition to nearby Go stations. Such a central location adds greater value to the real estate in the area.
Thornhill Woods is an attractive destination for young married couples and families, as it has the reputation of a family community. This neighbourhood is comprised of new homes, ranging from townhouses to detached double-garage homes and multimillion dollar mansions. The variety of housing options allows you to choose a home that suits both your budget and lifestyle.
Real estate prices in Thornhill Woods typically range from $500,000+ for a townhouse to over $1M for a large detached family home. The popularity and the rapid population growth of the area make Thornhill Woods real estate an excellent investment option as the prices are constantly on the rise due to the high demand and prestigious reputation of the area.
Thornhill Woods’ ethnic composition is very diverse with a large Jewish, Eastern European and Italian population. As noted by Sherry Kulman (Executive Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Centre) “Thornhill Woods is one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the world.” According to the 2011 Census, Russian and Hebrew are major first languages spoken at home in the area apart from English. Despite the cultural diversity, the socioeconomic status of the area is rather consistent with a household total average income of $124,159.
Thornhill Woods became popular with young families because it is a growing, family oriented community with many excellent schools in the area. Thornhill Woods P. S. offers full day kindergarten and serves children from JK to Grade 8. Grade 8-12 high school children attend highly ranked Stephen Lewis S.S. For Catholic families, the schooling options include the Bishop Scalabrini Catholic Elementary School and Saint Elizabeth Catholic High School. There are also a few Jewish schools close by with plans to build new ones in the near future. French immersion curriculum is available to Thornhill Woods’s elementary school children at the Adrienne Clarkson Public School and at Langstaff S.S. for high school students. In addition, there is a variety of prestigious private schools in the area including Toronto Montessori School (TMS), Arts and Science Academy of Canada and the Toronto Waldorf School.
Apart from many excellent schooling options, Thornhill Woods offers a lot of recreational choices to many families with young children as there are many parks in the area with new green space developments on the rise. One of them is Sugarbush Heritage Park, measuring 2.4 hectares and located in the heart of Thornhill Woods. The park boasts a beautiful play area, amphitheatre, large picnic area, gazebo and a lookout point.
Thornhill Woods is surrounded by a number of amenities including The Promenade Mall, Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, The Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club across the street and a new Jewish Community Centre nearby. There are a lot of opportunities for extra-curricular and leisure activities for both children and adults.
Overall, Thornhill Woods is a wonderful place to raise a family, conveniently commute to work and enjoy your community. In addition, buying a house in this area will prove to be an excellent investment in the future.
If you would like more information on either purchasing or selling a property in Thornhill Woods please call me directly 647-459-9459 for a no obligation free consultation.