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Vaughan Neighbourhoods

Vaughan Neighbourhoods

Is a move to Vaughan on the horizon? This city offers a beautiful range of neighbourhoods for every walk of life. Whatever you’re looking for, I’ve got a place where you belong.

Try this list to start and then get in touch with me for more recommendations!

Family Friendly

Sonoma Heights

  • West side of Vaughan
  • Between Forest Fountain Drive and Humber River, below Kleinberg
  • Neighbours are primarily young families
  • Strong community feel
  • Several outdoor and indoor activities at Sonoma Heights Community Park and Boyd Conservation Park, as well as Al Paladino Recreation Centre
  • Mostly detached homes with semis and townhomes

Vellore Village

  • Planned community neighbourhood
  • Great for young families and first time home buyers
  • Mostly families of mixed ages
  • Centered around school: St. Clare of Assisi
  • Many parks and community activities, particularly at Vellore Village Community Centre
  • Slightly more expensive on average than Sonoma Heights (compared to Vaughan average)
  • Just across Sonoma Heights to the East of Kortright Centre for Conservation

East Woodbridge

  • Wonderful mix of homes – ultra-luxury to detached family homes
  • Lots of ravines, trees – great scenery and hiking opportunities
  • For families and young professionals alike – laid back community
  • Especially for families looking for bigger lots
  • Located just west of 400

Ultra-Luxury Properties

National Estates

  • West of 400, built right around National Golf Club (nothing says luxury more than Golf Club Living!)
  • Some of the most expensive homes in Vaughan but also most luxurious
  • Unique structures/architecture too – no Legoland here
  • Neighbours are primarily made of top level management, CEOs, developers, and very wealthy
  • Great for those looking for status, space and big lots

Kleinberg

  • Northern part of Vaughan, west of 400
  • Neighbourhood of affluent families, executives and wealthy
  • Old charm and luxury – many heritage homes (built in 1800s)
  • Very quaint and charming neighbourhood
    • ‘village’ downtown
    • McMichael Art Gallery
    • Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • Only detached homes – large properties and large lots
  • Modern luxury with quaint old charm

Mackenzie Ridge – Ambassador Hills

  • Located in northern part of Maple along Dufferin St.
  • Neighbourhood is mostly well to do families – doctors, executives, high-end professionals etc.
  • Huge lots and properties
  • Great green scenery with woods and trails throughout
  • Not good for budget conscious, quite expensive
  • Great if you have the budget for space and quiet living

High-End Neighbourhoods

Weston Downs

  • West of 400 between Longstaff Road and 73
  • This is a ‘move up’ neighbourhood – not for first time home buyers and budget conscious
  • This is the next step of home ownership
  • Family neighbourhood with professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Great shops and restaurants
  • Detached homes – large lots
  • Immaculately maintained

Woodbridge Highlands

  • Situated just north of downtown Woodbridge and south of Sonoma Heights
  • Mix of families but this is a high-end, move-up neighbourhood
  • Families are professionals and business owners
  • Reap the benefit of beautiful scenery and hiking trails from nearby conservation area (Boyd) and Humber River – trees, trails etc.
  • Large, detached homes

Great Value 

Columbus Trail

  • Warm, family friendly neighbourhood, north part of Maple
  • Close to Canada’s Wonderland – great for families but be wary of traffic congestion
  • Great value, especially compared to rest of Vaughan
  • Family community with varying ages and cultures
  • Mix of detached homes, semis and townhomes

Maple Highlands

  • Great value, extension of Maplewood Ravines at Kirby and Keele
  • More modest homes but still great variety of detached and semis, bungalows
  • Families of all backgrounds, different professions etc.
  • Great for first time buyers and those looking to move up
  • Not the greatest for commuters though

Seniors, Retirees and Empty Nesters

Downtown Woodbridge

  • Historic and active neighbourhood
  • Mix of empty-nesters and young professionals
  • Great scenery with trees and quaint shops
  • Lots of community-focused shops and quaint ‘village’ area
  • Condos and townhomes, not much for larger homes and space
  • Convenience all in one area
  • Great for downsizing

Gates of Maple

  • Older family neighbourhoods – mostly older families and empty nesters
  • Almost entirely detached homes but small area of new condos and townhomes built
  • Keele and Major Mackenzie
  • Community activities at Maple Community Centre
  • Access to the Keele Street TTC bus

West Woodbridge

  • Currently a mixed-age community, mostly retired but new wave of young families coming in to renovate
  • Tranquil, peaceful community
  • Lots of small shops, bakeries to enjoy
  • Some semis but primarily detached homes
  • Includes Villa Giardino Condos, which cater to 55+ residents, have active social events and convenient bus shuttles to local amenities such as grocery stores and doctor’s offices

Young Professionals

Downtown Woodbridge

  • Historic and active neighbourhood
  • Mix of empty-nesters and young professionals
  • Great scenery with trees and quaint shops
  • Lots of community-focused shops and quaint ‘village’ area
  • Condos and townhomes, not much for larger homes and space
  • Convenience all in one area
  • Great for downsizing

Maple Landing

  • Located close to Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills
  • Also close to Maple GO – great central location
  • Going to be close to new Subway
  • Active, vibrant community and lifestyle – keep noise from Wonderland in mind though
  • Mix of families and young professionals
  • Particularly note the Bellaria condos

Commuters

Dufferin Hill

  • Close to Rutherford GO – great for those commuting downtown
  • Mix of families
  • Detached, semis and townhomes
  • Basement apartments are common as well – family and rent
  • Great value

Maple Landing

  • Located close to Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills
  • Also close to Maple GO – great central location
  • Active, vibrant community and lifestyle – keep noise from Wonderland in mind though
  • Mix of townhomes, semis and Bellaria Condos
  • Mix of families and young professionals

Active Living

Mackenzie Glen

  • Built around Mackenzie Glen Park
  • Based on an active, outdoor community
  • Tons of trails and hiking opportunities
  • Mix of families – great for first-timers, moving up
  • Detached, semis and townhomes
  • Warm, friendly neighbourhood – parks, playgrounds, splash pads etc. very welcoming

New Builds, Renovators and Fixer Uppers

Old Maple

  • One of the older communities with lots of historic features and heritage homes
  • Quaint, character
  • 1950s homes are quickly taking on the tear down, rebuild trend and renovations
  • Big lots allow for this – much like older Oakville neighbourhoods doing the same
  • Neighbours are mix of older residents and the newcomers coming in for new builds
  • Not for budget conscious though
  • Major Mackenzie and Keele (SW)

Vaughan has a place for everyone. To find the perfect neighbourhood for you and yours, give me a call!

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