Rouge Woods History:Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were the Markham properties that, now, make up the Rouge Woods neighbourhood. This is all the land between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street south of Elgin Mills Road East and north of Major Mackenzie Drive East.
Berczy settlers, Nicholas Hubner and John Schmeltz, took control of the two parcels of land on the north side of Major Mackenzie Drive East. These properties changed ownership many times, with David Eyer holding part of Lot 22 between 1814 and 1850. He, also, held the west half of Lot 23 after 1854.
John Tipp ended up with the east half of Lot 24 in 1836, and Henry Eyer owned the west half from 1837, so that by 1860, the Eyer family owned the west half of Lot 23, Lot 24 and Lot 25.
Headwaters Community Park:
Eyer Homestead Park
John Eyer bought Lot 25 from Daniel Seiffer in 1807. There, the Eyer family operated a sawmill on the stream that ran through their property. Today, the Eyer home and the Eyer Homestead Park are found on the south side of Elgin Mills Road just east of Bayview Avenue. It is part of what was once, Redstone Farm, from which Redstone Road was named.
Rouge Woods Real Estate: Just a few short years ago, Rouge Woods was farm land with some older homes on the south side of Elgin Mills Road East. Now, the homes are newer, the styles are striking, and the sizes are varied. There are townhomes in clusters in the southeast part of the neighbourhood near Farmstead Road and Forestwood Street. More townhomes are noticable on the east side of Bayview Avenue south of Redstone Road, and in the northeast part of the neighbourhood on the south side of Elgin Mills Road East just across from Richmond Green.
Rouge Woods Real Estate: Detached
Rouge Woods Real Estate: Townhomes
The main traffic artery running north off Major Mackenzie Drive East is Shirley Drive. Towards the north end of Shirley Drive, homebuilding has occurred more recently as indicated by the smaller, less mature, subdivision trees. Redstone Road, another main thoroughfare in the neighbourhood runs east off Bayview Avenue, crosses Shirley Drive, then the Rouge River tributary, and, finally, swings north to meet Elgin Mills Road East.
Upon venturing through the community, two details emerge regarding Rouge Woods. Firstly, whether the homes are detached or attached, the styles and elevations are varied, and result in many different, attractive looks. There are bungalows, two-storey homes and some homes with three stories. Secondly, the several tributaries of the Rouge River, in much the same way as in the Jefferson neighbourhood of Richmond Hill, have allowed for the construction of many new homes with walkout basements backing onto greenspace and the accompanying waterways.
Rouge Woods: Amenities
Timber Mill Park
Consequently, the types and styles of the homes and the many watercourses have given Rouge Woods a unique look and feeling that is very attractive to home buyers and sellers. The nearby shopping plazas, good local schools and other neighbourhood amenities are, also, attractive for Richmond Hill residents. Headwaters Community Park, the Eyer Homestead Park, Silverstream Park and Willow Grove Park are, always, great for family recreation.
Stamp, R.M., Early Days in Richmond Hill, A History of the Community to 1930, Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991.
Price Range of Rouge Woods Homes: 2012
Rouge Woods Real Estate MLS Listings:
Schools In Rouge Woods:
Beverley Acres P.S.
Michaelle Jean P.S.
Richmond Rose P.S.
Silver Stream P.S.
Richmond Green S.S.
Our Lady Help of Christians C.E.S.
Jean Vanier C.H.S.
Richmond Hill Daycare
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