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Richmond Hill History: The Town of Richmond Hill began its transformation when John Graves Simcoe ordered the construction of Yonge Street. Begun in 1795, Yonge Street was built to allow for military and commercial traffic to Lake Simcoe, then, farther north to Georgian Bay and, finally, to Muskoka. As this traffic increased, so did the growth of Richmond Hill. Governor Simcoe named Yonge Street after Sir George Yonge the British Secretary of War. Richmond Hill got its name after the Duke of Richmond had lunch there in 1819, and enjoyed himself so much that his name stayed on even after he left.

The present town lies between Highway 7 in the south, Bloomington Road to the north, Bathurst Street to the west and Highway 404 to the east. It encompasses Oak Ridges, Lake Wilcox and Gormley to the north as well as Richvale and Langstaff in the southern part of the town.

Richmond Hill Amenities Yonge Street Real Estate

The history of Richmond Hill includes an Iroquoian village at the present intersection of Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie Drive, the Richmond Hill Spring Fair, the Radial Railway up Yonge Street to Schomberg in the west and Sutton at Lake Simcoe, a reputation as the "Rose Capital of the World", 6 Kettle lakes, the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival, the 1972 World Softball Championship won by the Richmond Hill Dynes, the David Dunlop Observatory, the Langstaff Jail Farm, and a street dance every Saturday night on Yonge Street at Crosby Avenue during the summer months when Yonge Street was a dirt road and the population of Richmond Hill was only 200 people.

Yonge Street: It can be argued that the most prominent feature of Richmond Hill is Yonge Street. It is this main thoroughfare that influences the planning of municipal services, transportation, residential and industrial subdivisions, and the decisions of home buyers and sellers as to where they want to live. The closer homes are to Yonge Street, the higher the property values are for comparative properties and homes. And, generally speaking, the farther south on Yonge Street one travels, the more property values increase. Like a river, everything flows to Yonge Street.

Richmond Hill has other important features as well as Yonge Street. Wilcox Lake, the Oak Ridges Moraine, Bond Lake and Mill Pond are just some of the Town's other attractions.

Richmond Hill Real Estate Richmond Hill Population 2010

Richmond Hill Real Estate: In 1969 the population of Richmond Hill was 34,000. Today, it has a multicultural population of about 185,000.

Most of the original newer homes started being built south of Major Mackenzie Drive on the west side of Yonge Street behind Hillcrest Mall. Gradually, newer subdivisions sprang up on both sides of Yonge Street, mainly north to Elgin Mills Road.

Oak Ridges and Lake Wilcox were the northern communities with, mostly, older homes and fewer municipal services. The supply of fresh town water and the installation of a sanitary sewer system allowed for some standardization in home building and an increase in the supply of new homes.

Richmond Hill Condominiums

Now, Richmond Hill has new homes and well-planned subdivisions from Highway 7 north along Yonge Street all the way to Bloomington Road. The older subdivisions have seen infill lots created and older homes replaced with newer and larger homes. And, as well as newer commercial developments, Yonge Street has, also, given rise to beautiful, residential, condominium towers and striking townhome projects. This diversity of residential housing has allowed Richmond Hill to attract new home buyers from all different income levels.

To the north Oak Ridges, Jefferson and Wilcox Lake have prospered and are, now, considered highly desirable communities to live in. They have, finally, shed the old, second-class image that, once, was prevalent in the minds of those in the rest of Richmond Hill.

 

References:

Robinson, M. B. and Clark, J. M., Later Days in Richmond Hill, a history of the community from 1930 to 1999, Town of Richmond Hill / Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1999.

Stamp, R. M., Early Days in Richmond Hill, A History of the Community to 1930, Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

 

Price Range of Richmond Hill Homes (January 1, 2011):

Type From: To:
Condominium Apartment $150,000 $390,000
Condominium Townhouse $202,000 $565,000
Freehold Townhouse $325,000 $590,000
Semi-Detached $310,000 $485,000
Detached $290,000 $7,000,000
Vacant Land $140,000 $1,500,000

 

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