Aurora Highlands History: This Aurora neighbourhood on the west side of Yonge Street was originally part of King Township. It is made up of Part Lot 80 which was purchased by William Tyler in 1805. All of the west side of Yonge Street south of Wellington Street, east of Bathurst Street to where the United Church stood until the fire of 2014 was part of the Tyler farm. The land west of Murray Drive is part of the neighbourhood. The east part is included in the Aurora Village neighbourhood.
Lot 79 south to Cousins Drive and Yonge Street was taken by William Kennedy. It includes Kennedy Street which was named for his father and Reuben Street for his son. Again, the part of the lot west of Murray Drive is included in Aurora Highlands.
Aurora Highlands Amenities
Tannery Creek Homes Houses
Aurora, York Region
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Lot 78 went to John Dean Fisk in 1806. All the property west of Yonge Street over to Bathurst Street and south from Cousins Drive to the L.C.B.O. store is included. It covers the Aurora Golf and Country Club land, the Golfglen Subdivision and Golf Glen Park.
Lot 77 was sold to Henry Harman in 1802. This parcel extended south from the north side of the Aurora Shopping Centre to the property occupied now by Canadian Tire and the north side of Regency Acres. This property housed the old Sterling Drug Limited building, and was part of the area annexed to the town when Sterling came to Aurora.
Lot 76 went to Alex Gardiner in 1799, and included the land south to Henderson Drive. The land south of Henderson Drive and north of the CN tracks is the last part of Aurora included in the neighbourhood.
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Aurora Highlands Real Estate: Aurora Highlands is, perhaps, the most diverse neighbourhood in Aurora in terms of home type, style, size and price range.
The older, established Regency Acres community on the west side of Yonge Street features semi-detached, linked and detached homes. Here bungalows and two-storey models in the lower price range have stood the test of time.
Aurora Highlands Bungalows
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More expensive homes are found in Tannery Creek at the southeast corner of Wellington Street West and Bathurst Street on streets like Whitfield Court, Kennedy Street West, Corner Ridge Road and Windham Trail, as well as those homes in Golf Glen clustered around the Aurora Highlands Golf and Country Club between Bathurst Street and Yonge Street on streets like Cranberry Lane, Timberline Trail, Marsh Harbour, Willis Drive and Golf Links Drive.
Homes in the middle price range are found throughout the neighbourhood on Timpson Drive and the cluster of homes south of Henderson Drive in the area of Dawlish Avenue, Loraview Lane and McClellan Way.
Condominium Townhomes Townhouses
Aurora Highlands Real Estate
Aurora Highlands, York Region
Condominiums of Highland Green at 14924 Yonge Street, semi-detached homes, freehold and condominium townhomes, linked homes and detached homes all contribute in attracting home buyers to Aurora, a real estate gem in the heart of York Region.
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