As of 2017 East Gwillimbury is on the edge of a great explosion in both residential and industrial growth. The five main neighbourhoods have undergone great planning efforts that have allowed the growth of new homes to blossom. Sharon has seen the beginning of larger luxury homes on larger lots give way to more subdivisions which will include many townhouses and semi-detached homes for all real estate buyers. Commercial growth will take place at Leslie Street and Mount Albert Sideroad. The rich culture of the Leslie Street Heritage District nature will be maintained and the century homes will always be a great attraction.
Holland Landing has already exploded with semis, condominiums and freehold townhomes. This great neighbourhood along the East Holland River has maintained a rural flavour but is incorporating new growth with gusto. River Drive Park north of Queensville Sideroad is set to become re-energized as well.
The "New Town of Queensville" is set to see new growth with the 1000 acres controlled by Queensville Properties being converted to all sorts of new homes. These will compliment the many detached properties that now make up the village.
Mount Albert to the east of Highway 48 will continue to see more subdivisions spring up in addition to the already beautiful homes along King Street on both sides of Centre Street north of Mount Albert Road. Here townhouses and detached homes have added to the attractiveness of the center core with its' many century and heritage properties.
Finally, Rural East Gwillimbury has begun more expansion to compliment the detached homes and townhouses of Harvest Hills south of Green Lane near Bathurst Street. The Green Lane Corridor is set for more new medium and high-density housing and mixed-use development, and the Highway 404 corridor will ultimately see new industrial and commercial properties and more employment opportunities for the residents of York Region.
Overall, the growth in residential and commercial properties will attract new home buyers and grow the tax base for needed recreational and infrastructure requirements. The Hamlets of Brown Hill, Ravenshoe and Holt will remain, but their memory will gradually be replaced as new residents find a new urban reality just outside of the more populated ares of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.
The five neighbourhoods are described in the following videos, which should give a good feel for those looking to move to or within the various communities.