Markham Real Estate
As a top real estate agent in Markham Ontario, I will be able to guide you through buying or selling your home. Markham’s real estate market has seen alot of growth over the past few years. It has had new home developments appearing at a steady rate.
Markham is one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. Located north east of Toronto, the neighbourhood is packed with some of the city’s best Chinese restaurants and Pacific Mall, considered to be North Americas largest indoor Asian mall. City of Markham is the largest of nine communities in York Region, with a population of over 355,000 and a land area of 212 square kilometres. Markham changed its status from town to city on July 1, 2012.
Markham has the highest visible minority population of any major Canadian city .
Markham City Council consists of Frank Scarpitti as the mayor, four regional councillors and eight ward councillors, each representing one of the city’s eight wards.
Markham’s main healthcare facility, Markham Stouffville Hospital located in the far eastern end of the city
Markham has a number of both public and Catholic high schools. They all have consistently scored high on standardized tests and have some of the highest rate of graduates attending universities in the province. In May 2015, York University announced plans to open a new campus west of the Markham Pan Am Centre, and is expected to open in 2021. Seneca College has a campus in Markham, at highways 7 and 404, in the York Region business district.
The Markham Public Library system has 7 branches, with over 600,000 items in its collections.
Markham has numerous different community centers with multi-purpose rooms, indoor ice rinks, indoor pools, squash courts, gyms and many other activities for families.
Markham has scenic pathways running over 22 km over its region. These pathways include 12 bridges allowing walkers, joggers and cyclists to make use and enjoy the sights it has to offer.
There is a desire by the city to control urban sprawl by requesting higher density for new development. The city plan calls for more growth along Highway 7 and less towards the farmland to the north.
Events taking place annually include the Night It Up! Night Market, Taste of Asia Festival, Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Tournament, Markham Youth Week, Unionville Festival, Markham Village Music Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Milliken Mills Children’s Festival, Markham Ribfest & Music Festival, Doors Open Markham, Thornhill Village Festival, Markham Fair, Olde Tyme Christmas Unionville, Markham Santa Claus Parade and Markham Festival of Lights.
Of the 10,600 companies in Markham, there are more than 210 foreign companies located here, employing more than 28,000 people. Leading innovators in Markham include: IBM, Aviva Insurance, AMD, GM Canada Technical Centre, Bank of China, GE Digital Energy, Honeywell, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, Johnson & Johnson, Toshiba, Honda and Hyundai. Over 1,000 technology and life sciences companies are based in Markham. These two sectors alone employ 38,000 people – over one-fifth of the total workforce of 172,400.
Markham condos for sale have increased over the years. There are many condos currently under construction and planned to be built over the next little while. Especially along Highway 7 you will be able to find the most condos for sale.
For more information please visit the city website here
The average home price in Markham is $926,190 as of Oct 2018.
If you are looking for homes for sale in Markham, condos for sale in Markham, townhouses for sale in Markham, bungalows for sale in Markham, homes for rent in Markham, condos for rent in Markham, or townhouses for rent in Markham please contact me here. For any of your real estate needs, I would be happy to help.
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