Jefferson History:The community of Jefferson, Richmond Hill, is the only one that straddles Yonge Street. It is a newly developed area, at least, when describing real estate and homes. With the neighbourhood, only, being developed in the last ten years, it is ironic that this area was, almost, the central part of the failed Windham settlement of the Comte de Puisaye in the early 1800's. The original, French settlers, probably, recognized the growth potential of Jefferson, but they were two centuries too soon.
On the west side of Jefferson Lots 56, 57, 58 and 59, which were, originally, part of Vaughan, consist of the lands north of Gamble Road, south of Jefferson Sideroad, east of Bathurst Street and west of Yonge Street. Lots 60 and 61 on the north side of Jefferson Sideroad are, also, included in the Jefferson neighbourhood. Parts of these two lots were owned, at various times, by the Macleod family and by Philip Phillips who owned Phillips Lake which is named after him. Original owners were French nobles such as Laurent Quetton St. George, Comte de Puisaye, Comte de Chalus, Jacques Marchand and Francois Renoux. Eventually, H.G Bernard purchased Lot 56 directly on the north side of Gamble Road. Lot 59 to the north was, briefly, owned by the Jefferson family in the first half of the 18th century.
On the east side of Yonge Street, Lots 56 and 57, which, at one time, were part of Markham, were the 400 acres of land, immediately, on the north side of Nineteenth Avenue between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue to the east. Again, Windham settlers, Le Chevalier de Marseuil and Michael Fouchard were the original owners. Eventually, William Gamble came to own part of Lot 56, directly on the north side of Nineteenth Avenue, as well as parts of Lots 54 and 55 on the south side of Nineteenth Avenue in the present neighbourhood of Devonsleigh.
Jefferson Real Estate: The Jefferson Forest subdivision on the east side of Yonge Street flows along Jefferson Forest Drive as it curves south toward Nineteenth Avenue. Misty Well Drive, Wolf Trail Crescent, Ravine Edge Drive and Shadow Falls Drive are well-known streets in a neighbourhood where the aspirations of home buyers for attractive homes in a secluded setting may, certainly, be satisfied. New home construction is continuing at the south end of Jefferson Forest Drive where it meets Nineteenth Avenue.
Jefferson Forest Homes
Rouge River Trail: Jefferson
Monticello Park and the Rouge River tributary separate Jefferson Forest from the other Jefferson homes to the south. There, on the north side of Nineteenth Avenue around Long Hill Drive, new estate homes on smaller lots are replacing the older homes that needed the larger one and two acre lots for septic tank systems that were once common in the area.
Newer townhomes on Post Oak Drive and the original estate homes of Glen Meadow Lane on the west side of Bayview Avenue complete the eastern portion of Jefferson.
Jefferson Real Estate: Detached
Jefferson Real Estate: Attached
Most of the homes in Jefferson on the west side of Yonge Street have been built in the last ten years. They were constructed, initially, in four clusters spread out between the three main tributaries of the Rouge River on the south side of Jefferson Sideroad. Tower Hill Road crosses the neighbourhood from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street in the west, with Selwyn Road and Rollinghill Road each running between Tower Hill Road and Gamble Road to the south. This road pattern has allowed for a greater number of homes to back onto greenspace and have access to the many local ponds, forests, streams and trails. As of May, 2011, new home construction of detached homes and townhomes was proceeding in the northwest part of the community between Jefferson Sideroad and Tower Hill Road just east of Bathurst Street.
Macleod's Landing: Jefferson
Perhaps, the most well-known enclave of detached homes and townhouses in the Jefferson neighbourhood is that of Macleod's Landing on the north side of Jefferson Sideroad. Separated, somewhat, from Oak Ridges to the north by the Bathurst Glen Golf Course and some ponds and greenspace stretching toward Yonge Street, this busy development continues to be an attraction for home buyers and sellers looking for a special community.
The only setting of established homes in Jefferson, beside those of Long Hill Drive and Anglin Drive east of Yonge Street, are those on Harris Avenue and Beech Avenue near the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Jefferson Sideroad. Otherwise, all the homes in the Jefferson neighbourhood are quite new.
Price Range Of Jefferson Homes: 2014
Schools In Jefferson:
Beynon Fields P.S. (F.I.)
Moraine Hills P.S.
Macleod's Landing P.S.
Richmond Hill H.S.
Corpus Christi C.E.S.
Father Frederick McGinn C.E.S.
St. Marguerite d'Youville C.E.S.
Cardinal Carter C.H.S.
Jean Vanier C.H.S.
St. Theresa of Lisieux C.H.S.
Richmond Hill Daycares
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