Richmond Hill, Ontario
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The town of Richmond Hill is located in the York Region, just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The town has a population of just over 163,000, as of the 2006 Census and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. With a growing population, Richmond Hills is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. In fact, it is estimated that by 2015, the population of Richmond Hill will exceed 200,000.
To the north of Richmond Hill lies Aurora, King and Vaughn lie to the west, Vaugh and Markham are to the south of the town, and Markham and Whitchurch-Souffville lie to the east. Within Richmond Hill, the southern district holds the industrial region, and the northern section, called ‘Old Richmond Hill,’ containing the towns historical region. The commercial district of Richmond Hill is situated right in the centre of the town.
In terms of economic development, the 1990s and 2000s are a period of strong economic growth for Richmond Hill; In 1999 industrial, commercial and institutional growth was valued at $88.9 million, up from $67.9 million in 1998. The economic growth of 1999 won the town's economic development department three provincial awards from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario. The border between Richmond Hill and Markham is a rapidly growing area for information technology and high-tech industry with over 1,000 such businesses located along their border in 2000.
Aside from being a great place to work, Richmond Hill also has a lively and ethnically diverse population with a profound sense of community. This is something that is largely kept together by the local community centres and recreational facilities. The town also hosts many annual events, some of which include: the Heritage Village Day, the Family Fitnik, and a plethora of annual park concerts and performances.
In a town as vibrant as Richmond Hill, there are always residents parting ways, making way for new residents to experience all that this wonderful town has to offer. If you or someone you know is interested in selling Richmond Hill property, one would be advised to consider a MLS® real estate listing. A MLS® private real estate specialist can inform you about the plethora of benefits that are present when listing your home for sale by owner. Listing with MLS® offers numerous advantages over traditional selling methods, some of which include: transparent pricing, eliminating the listing commission, having total control over your home sale, amongst others. If a flat fee MLS® listing and the benefits it can offer interests you, contact one of our specialists today.