The Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario is about 20 kilometres north of downtown Toronto. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario’s York Region.
The major roadways that course through Richmond Hill are Highway 404 and Highway 407. Local buses are operated by York Region Transit. Commuter rail service on the Richmond Hill line is operated by GO Transit. Due to its proximity to Toronto, Richmond Hill real estate is a big draw for metropolitan workers who want a suburban lifestyle.
Richmond Hill’s business core consists of small businesses although some larger names have established their corporate headquarters here. These businesses include Acklands Grainger Inc., Compugen Inc, Lexmark and Staples Business Depot. The largest employer is York Central Hospital.
North Richmond Hill is the older section of the town and is considered a historical district. The northernmost tip of Richmond Hill is still mostly farmland. Central District is heavily commercial and retail with the shopping and dining clustered in this area while the southern sector is mostly industrial. The Oak Ridges neighborhood is mostly residential.
The York Region District School Board is in charge of at least 25 public elementary schools and 5 secondary schools. The York Catholic District School Board operates 13 Catholic elementary schools and two Catholic secondary schools. Four private primary schools and four private secondary schools are part of Richmond Hill’s educational options.
Owners of Richmond Hill real estate enjoy many amenities. The town manages 166 parks, 544 hectares of undeveloped green space and many sports facilities including five swimming pools and an indoor wave pool. The Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park is the largest of the city-owned facilities.
Golf courses include Richmond Hill Golf and Country Club, Bloomington Downs Gold Club and Angus Glen Golf Club.
Art and culture are part of the Richmond Hill lifestyle. The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts hosts many cultural events throughout the year including film festivals and art sales. The Richmond Hill Heritage Center brings history back to life while the Boynton House hosts art shows. Shopping venues include Hillcrest Mall and neighborhood centres as well.
Richmond Hill has something for everyone.