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Ballantrae Real EstateWhich came first, Whitchurch or Stouffville? The area that is now called Whitchurch Township was actually inhabited by varying native people as far back as 1500 BC. Trails made by native-cultured people and artifacts are the proof of who and when Whitchurch was inhabited. Over time, the native people moved off and the Mississaugas moved into the area. During the 17th Century, the British were busy creating and expanding land f& boundaries for the Region of York, which lead them to purchase Markham Township and the western part of Whitchurch from the Mississaugas people. At the beginning of the 18th Century, Stouffville began to take shape and become a hotspot for settlers and by 1832, the name Stouffville stuck with its residents. Both Whitchurch and Stouffville grew in population and settled businesses. The amalgamation of Whitchurch Township and Stouffville Village happened officially in 1971 as a municipality in the Region of York, and part of the Greater Toronto Area. Partially based on the Oak Ridges Moraine makes that part of Whitchurch – Stouffville a rurally and environmentally protected Conservation & Greenbelt. Communities within Whitchurch – Stouffville include: Wesley Corners, Bethesda, Vivian, Gormley, Vandorf, Bloomington, Ringwood, Cedar Valley, Preston Lake, Ballantrae, Lemonville, Pine Orchard, Lincolnville, Musselman’s Lake and Stouffville.Whitchurch – Stouffville is bordered by Highway 404 in the west, Davis Drive in the north, northern position of 19th Avenue in the south and York-Durham Line in the east. The positioning of Whitchurch – Stouffville only being 50 km’s north of the downtown core of Toronto makes real estate investing in the area highly attractive. Urban and rural come together beautifully in Whitchurch – Stouffville real estate for sale, with access to larger estate homes, grand family-sized detached homes with charm and rural ‘cottage-country’ cozy homes. There is currently the opportunity for custom home constructions investments in prime areas with sizable lots. Large spaces and serenity are the order of the day, everyday, with Whitchurch – Stouffville real estate for sale. Each residential neighbourhood possesses small-town charm and a family-friendly atmosphere. Great outdoor spaces for kids, adults and family pets is just the beginning in this incredible area of Whitchurch – Stouffville. There are loads of amenities locally to provide excellent education (several public elementary schools & one public secondary school, four private schools and three Catholic elementary schools), easily traversed via driving or public transit (Highway 48/407/404 or public York Region Transit & GO Transit), healthcare needs (the Markham Stouffville Hospital), and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, eateries, pubs and a large shopping centre in Stouffville.Whitchurch – Stouffville does have many people that make the daily commute into the city of Toronto (approximately 30 minutes one way) for employment purposes, but there is a sound and strong economy nestled within this municipality of the Region of York (Whitchurch – Stouffville is the number one mineral aggregate resource/gravel sites which provides quite a few jobs). Many industries are represented in this area that also provide excellent employment opportunities for residents here. Conservation areas such as the Whitchurch Conservation Area, the Pangman Springs Conservation Area and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area are alternate outlets for employment opportunities through its upkeep of many trails and parks (the Oak Ridges Trail Association). Rupert Park and Rougeview Dog Park are perfect for families that wish to head out for some picnic time and be able to bring their 4-legged friends along.There is a whole slew of ways to have fun in Whitchurch – Stouffville, from hitting the greens at the golf courses (Spring Lakes Golf Course, Emerald Hills Golf Course, Timber Creek Mini Golf & Family Fun Centre, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Meadowbrook Golf Course and Ballantrae Golf & Country Club, just to name a few of the many), to visiting the Latcham Gallery or the Whitchurch – Stouffville Museum, to relaxing at Cedar Beach, to having a blast at Treetop Trekking Amusement Park, to taking in some of the local fairs, events and festivals. The Stouffville Strawberry Festival, the Markham Fair, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, the Spring Forest Festival, the Wine and Food Festival and the Weekend of Music and Peace are just some of the fun events that take place throughout the year in this town. Attractions that are very enticing to both residents and visitors to Whitchurch – Stouffville include: Stouffville Country Market, Applewood Farm Winery, Magic Hill Farms, Lionel’s Farm, Willow Springs Winery, Burd’s Family Fishing, Stouffville Farmer’s Market, Churchill Chimes Equestrian Centre, York-Durham Heritage Railway and RHLS Narrow Gauge Railway.Dining and drinking in this town have a very distinctive ‘British flair’. The Earl of Whitchurch tavern and The Lion of Stouffville are fun spots to enjoy some pub-like atmosphere. The Coach House Pub, Sgt. Peppers Pub & Grill, the Stakeout Dining Room & Lounge and the King’s Landing Bar & Grill are just as tempting for a night out and a great meal.
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