Bayview North History:In the early 1800's the five tracts of land bounded by Major MacKenzie Drive to the south, Leslie Street to the east, Elgin Mills Road to the north and Bayview Avenue on the west were owned by five families, three of which were Berczy settlers, settlers of German-American origin brought to the area by entrepreneur, William Berczy. They were the first non-native settlers in the locality.
Bayview North Amenities
The northern tract was purchased by John Eyer in 1807. Here, the Eyer family operated a sawmill on the stream which flowed southward, a stream which is, now, part of the Rouge River system. Today, the Eyer family is remembered in part by the Eyer Homestead Park and Timber Mill Park on the south side of Elgin Mills Road East. At present, the Eyer home is being renovated by the Town of Richmond Hill under the project name, "Restoration of the Eyer Homestead and Landscapeworks."
Headwaters Community Park
Another former landowner, John Tipp, is, also, remembered by the Town with the naming of the John Tipp Park on Redstone Road, which was, itself, named after Redstone farm.
Bayview North Real Estate: Today, the homes of this community are relatively new. Everywhere there is a fresh look. The streets and houses have been designed with the watercourses and ravines being of prime importance. It is easy to see parks and streams throughout the subdivision. Headwaters Community Park, part of the Rouge River Valley system is a great attraction for the local residents, as is Timber Mill Park, Walnut Grove Park, Headford Park, Willow Grove Park and Silverstream Park.
Bayview North Real Estate
Shirley Drive, Redstone Road and Frank Endean Road are the main thoroughfares, and wind past townhomes, semi-detached homes and detached homes, most of which have a flair unlike that of homes in other parts of Richmond Hill. The Frank Endean Parkette near Bayview Avenue as well as Frank Endean Road help preserve the memory of former Regional Councillor and businessman, Frank Endean.
The home styles and sizes are varied, and are quite attractive to home buyers and sellers alike. It appears obvious that careful thought and planning have gone into the development of Bayview North. At the same time, the thoughtfulness of the Town in the planning process is further evidenced by the way Richmond Hill remembers its residents.
Overall, this neighbourhood helps portray the attractiveness and desirability of Richmond Hill, and provides many more reasons to live here.
Richmond Green: A Legacy of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, A Commemorative Brochure & Trail Guide.
Stamp, R.M., Early Days in Richmond Hill, A History of the Community to 1930, Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991.
Price Range of Bayview North Homes: 2011
Bayview North Real Estate MLS Listings:
Schools In Bayview North Area:
Beverly Acres P.S.
Michaelle Jean P.S. (F.I.)
Richmond Rose P.S.
Silver Stream P.S.
Richmond Green S.S.
Our Lady Help of Christians C.E.S.
Jean Vanier C.H.S.
Richmond Hill Daycares
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