View Full Version : The Newmarket area
August 9th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Is Newmarket part of the GTA? Anyone aware of any new development going on?
Iím thinking of moving to Newmarket from Halifax, NS. I like the small town feel next to the big city so I thought this would be a good location, but I donít want to live somewhere in a dead town with no new development. Im I crazy even thinking about that place :hammer:
Any information or photos of the area would be greatly appreciated.
August 9th, 2006, 05:26 PM
if you're worried about lack of development, Newmarket would be a good place to settle. It has been growing pretty steadily, and although it is pretty far from Toronto, it's growth will only increase as the years go by because it will generally be closer and closer to the city as it expands...
it is still too far from Toronto for my tastes, but I absolutely despise the architecture of suburbia. Newmarket is pretty much suburbia, a bunch of really huge mansions and farms all blended into one town. If you love the laid back lifestyle though, it would be almost perfect for you. maybe try looking at towns like Markham and Aurora as well...
August 9th, 2006, 05:33 PM
" I like the small town feel "
unless you're in the core of Newmarket along the river , its more suburban wasteland than small town
August 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Newmarket is alright. Vaughn and Richmond Hill are now to expensive unless you are willing to give over 450 k for a new home??
August 9th, 2006, 06:41 PM
If you want the small town community feel in the big city, I'd much more recommend living in Toronto at the Beach.
August 9th, 2006, 07:14 PM
If you can afford it, Old/Downtown Oakville isn't bad but the price has gone up.
Btw, are you more interested in buying or renting? That will have some affect on where you can live just because some things have gone crazy in the condo boom.
August 9th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Hey hey... I've lived in Newmarket for 14 years.
It's been a really nice place to grow up but honestly I wouldn't really want to live there as an adult. It's just too far from Toronto and it's kinda depressing. You really need a car here too because for me it's a 20 minute walk to any bus and busses are quite infrequent.
Driving to TO isn't too bad.... I can get downtown in 40 minutes if the traffic is REALLY good. But I guess that never happens.
The downtown area kinda has is ok but it's pretty trashy too and there are alot of sketchy people around. Davis Dr. and everything to the east/north-east is kinda depressing.
I like living on the west side of town or anywhere close to Mulock Dr. Everything nowadays seems to be centered around the west end anyways.
Anywyas, here are some aerial pics I took a few years ago.
Looking west along Mulock Dr. from above the 404.
This is Yonge St. and Davis Dr. in the bottom-right corner with Upper Canada Mall. Looking South-west.
Yonge St. & Mulock Dr.
As for development.... housing developments are going on but the town is almost stretched to its borders.
August 9th, 2006, 11:46 PM
ugh, I remember newmarket, visited a friend there once...the stench of death lurked around each ergonomically curved road.
August 9th, 2006, 11:49 PM
lol you have a very biased opinion on Suburbs.
I agree some surburbs are wastelands. However some of them mostly 20-30 year old ones are quite nice and have nice community feel. I live in a 7 year old house and this suburb is calm but very boring. Hardly anything happens here. There was a accident at the end of our street and there were like 150 people standing thier watching.
August 10th, 2006, 01:04 AM
^^LOL good way of putting it...
BUT some of the neighbourhoods in Newmarket are quite attractive, and I was surprised at the number of trees/forest still remaining in clusters even on major roads, and the nice paths I saw. (Bike/walking paths connecting subdivisions and trails.) And alot of the new neighbourhoods seem to have a small retail store within walking distance from most households.
Now, what I have described is generally accurate, but obviously, doesn't mean it's exciting or urban or even a great choice by any means. Just my more positive observations from when I visited there last fall.
August 10th, 2006, 01:28 AM
true Bramalea road in Brampton has a lot i mean a lotof greeny. That whole area of Bramalea is quite a nice area. It was made properly and you can eaisly walk or cycle anywhere.
August 10th, 2006, 04:34 AM
I HATE Newmarket with a passion!! Urgh!! Its so boring!! At least Richmond Hill, Aurora and Vaughan have an old part to them but Newmarket is a big vast land of crap!
August 16th, 2006, 01:58 AM
I on the contrary find Aurora boring as hell, and Newmarket amazing. It does have a nice feel to it, some good communities, and a lot of new houses being builting between yonge and green lane (where I live). That area is slowly but surely becoming a very nice area, and as stated the older areas are even nicer. As for pricing, Newmarket is ideal for its location I'd say, and depending on where you live you can get to Toronto through 404 or 400 - two choices :D Close to everything, a lot of shopping centres here and that are being built. I could explain more if you want since I live there - just pm me :D
August 16th, 2006, 03:16 AM
Newmarket is a boring death-trap, but it's miles above Aurora, Bradford-West Gwillimbury, King City... well, that's it.