Summerhill Estates History:Most towns and cities have had smaller villages or communities absorbed as each town grew in size. Newmarket has the same history. For instance: several "ghost towns" such as Armitage, Bogarttown, Garbutt's Hill and Paddytown are barely remembered.
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Newmarket, York Region
Armitage grew on both sides of Yonge Street at Mulock Drive. It had its own gas station, schoolhouse, cemetary, store, inn tavern and post office until the 1960's.
Bogarttown was a milling centre at Mulock Drive and Leslie Street. When the railway built its station in Central Newmarket, the mills had to follow and were moved away. Today the millpond remains with a townhome complex overlooking it from the south side.
Garbutt's Hill was founded near Gorham Street and Prospect Street on the east side of the Holland River. But the bigger Main Street shopping and business district on the west side of the river resulted in its demise.
Paddytown with small frame cottages on small lots with vegetable gardens was established along Main Street north of the present Davis Drive. The street sign on the west side of Main Street North still remembers Paddytown.
Summerhill Estates Real Estate: As is the case with most newer communities, there is a great variety of home types, styles, sizes and elevations.
A collection of mature condo townhomes on the west side of Bathurst Street has attracted buyers and sellers for many years. Well-known streets like Slingerland Circle, Gibney Crescent and Priddle Road have long been desired in this mature subdivision.
Many freehold townhomes and semis south of Clearmeadow Boulevard in Summerhill South are newer, as are most of the detached homes throughout the Summerhill Estates neighbourhood.
Freehold townhomes south of Mulock Drive on the east side of Bathurst in the Summerhill Woods enclave are very attractive, as are the detached estate homes on Coventry Hill Trail just one street to the south.
More shopping centres and other amenities like parks have been built in the community, and along with the varied real estate offerings continue to drive home sales in Newmarket.
Carter, Robert Terence, Stories Of Newmarket: an old Ontario town, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2011.