Homes in Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill, south of Elgin Mills Road is completely urbanized. The subdivisions in this part of town have fairly high densities and include: detached homes, semi-detached homes, freehold townhouses, condominium townhouses, and link style homes. Many of these subdivisions are buffered by greenbelts and conservation areas. There is also an ever increasing number of condominium apartment buildings located along the Yonge Street corridor.
Many of Richmond Hill’s newest subdivisions are being built in the Oak Ridges community off Yonge Street, north of Stouffville Road. A great deal of planning and thought has gone into these developments which are situated in the picturesque but environmentally sensitive Oak Ridges Moraine corridor.
Richmond Hill’s heritage homes are situated in the downtown core at Yonge and Centre Street. The whimsical Ontario Cottages, and Board and Batten style homes found here, date back to the mid 1800s. Heritage plaques mounted on the front of these homes provide details on when they were built, who the original owners were, and their respective vocations. The Mill Pond community at Mill and Trench Streets, is situated just to the west of the aforementioned heritage district. This well-treed community has a pond as its focal point, and features big lots with ranch-style bungalows, and split-level houses, built in the 1950s and 60s.