In the east of Markham, Victory Green is located at the corner of Middlefield Road & 14th Ave in the Vinegar Hill neighbourhood. A charming residential area, bordered by the Rouge River. The name comes from a cider mill on the east side of the river valley. Known for its heritage conservation district, Vinegar Hill is located just south of the historic village of Markham, and has many homes reflecting its rich history.
With beautiful paths along the Rouge River, as well as the Milne Dam Conservation Park nearby, Vinegar hill is centrally located, yet also has an abundance of green spaces and parks to take the family, or simply to enjoy nature.
Just down the road, residents will have access to the extremely convenient Armadale Square, a shopping hub with dozens of outlets, from Canadian Tire, to Staples, Sunny Foodmart, Costco, and more.
A number of schools are within walking distance, from Middlefield Collegiate Institute, to Ellen Fairclough Public School, and a number of others are within a short drive, like Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, and ISM Elementary. With so many schools so close by, parents will have a wealth of choice for their children’s education.
A full list of amenities have yet to be released, but Remington Homes is known for delivering above and beyond for their communities.
So far a big thing that makes Victory Green stand out it’s the developer’s commitment to sustainability and being eco-friendly. With a lower carbon footprint than the average GTA home, homes within the Victory Green community will be designed to minimize waste and energy use, even during the construction phase, with emphasis on superior, green-friendly craftsmanship.
Homes in the development will be both townhomes as well as single detached, allowing for buyers to have a choice of layout as well. If Victory Green ends up like other projects by Remington, we’re expecting to see airy, modern interiors with lots of natural light, as well as state-of-the-art appliances and furnishings. It’s also expected that some of the homes will have terraces or balconies to soak in the sun or take in the view.
Like many of the more northern communities in the GTA, Markham is a gateway to the entire province. Major highways like the 404 and the 407 pass east-to-west through the entire GTA, and link up to highways like the 400, making short travel to Barrie and the Muskoka region.
Highway 407 in particular is just about one minute drive north, and with the upcoming major extension, will provide quick travel to communities like Peterborough by 2020.
Driving into Toronto is easy, but an even more convenient solution lies in Markham’s robust transit infrastructure.
Five stations on the Stouffville GO Train Line are within Markham’s borders, making commutes as central as Union Station in Toronto, simple, and affordable. The TTC also has several stops within the community, like Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, McCowan Road and Markham Road, making North-South commutes seamless.
Travel within the York Region itself (Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville) is simple too, with York Region Transit providing unparalleled bus service between the region’s many communities.
Remington Homes is a trusted developer, having built many projects within the GTA over the last few decades. Known for building in up-and-coming areas, and for focusing on responsible growth within those communities, Remington has established itself as a developer that works closely with the neighbourhoods they build in, to make sure they develop a project that coexists with the people and families around it.
Behind a massive urban redevelopment in the GTA that takes up more than 200 acres, Remington wins great industry praise by dreaming big, and following-through on their ambitious projects.
Family run for over 65 years, Remington has built thousands of new homes across the GTA, and is currently led by the brother Rudolph Bratty and Jerry Bratter – two very respected entrepreneurs in the Toronto Real Estate scene. Together this generational company strives to build it’s projects based on hard work, state-of-the-art modernism and old-fashioned ingenuity, trying to make sure every project has some uniqueness and connection to the community in which it is built.
Markham is set to continue it’s tech-driven expansion into the third decade of the 21st century. The Downtown Markham project is in the beginning stages of rejuvenating a central neighbourhood, laying the foundation for a new urban core with many office buildings and campuses, as well as up to 10,000 new homes, all as part of a master-plan to cut down on urban sprawl, and bring more density to the region.
In these early stages of a new housing boom, it’s helpful to look at the selling prices of pre-construction condominiums, and for Markham, those numbers are encouraging. Currently, Markham homes see prices rising every year, currently sitting around $730 per square foot, with pre-construction condos sitting in the mid $400K range.
The average rental rate is healthy too, usually around $2k, but demand for condos is high, with many young professionals and new families looking for homes near the many Fortune 500 companies headquartered within Markham’s boundaries.
Now is a fantastic time to invest in a home in Markham. The foundation has been laid for a new, refocused, sustainable housing market and business sector, and with countless condominium projects in pre-construction phases, Markham is a neighbourhood on the rise!