Until about twenty years ago, Newmarket was considered too far north to attract many new residents. Central Newmarket and the Gorham-College Manor Neighbourhoods were mostly older, detached houses and century homes. Glenway Estates around the old Glenway Golf Club was very prestigious, as was the new Stonehaven development on the west side of Leslie Street. Huron Heights with the older semi-detached homes, and some estate residential properties by Kingdale Road seemed to be the main draws to the Town.
Today, Summerhill Estates, Woodland Hill and Stonehaven-Wyndham have exploded with new semis, detached homes and townhouses. Names like Coventry Hill, Summerhill Woods, Copper Hills and Wyndham Village are now known for modern homes with many types, styles, elevations and floor plans for the new discerning buyers.
Bristol-London, Huron Heights-Leslie Valley, Gorham-College Manor and Armitage have endured as well with their subdivisions, and now have shown a great propensity for newer high-rise condominiums.
The ten Newmarket neighbourhoods have become a major force in and keeping local residents and attracting other buyers and sellers from Toronto and York Region. Complimenting the real estate is the great town planning for each community with plenty of shopping including Upper Canada Mall, the myriad of parks and recreation facilities including Wesley Brooks Conservation Area, Fairy Lake, the Magna Centre, the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and trails such as the Tom Taylor/Nokiidaa Trail. Mention should also be made of the Newmarket Industrial Park. It has grown along with the town, and continues to provide local employment opportunities and a necessary tax base for the town infrastructure.
Today, Newmarket is now one of the "Best Places to Live in Canada" according to MoneySense Magazine, and with continued planning, should remain secure with this reputation for a long time to come.
The ten neighbourhoods are described in the following videos, which should give a good feel for those looking to move to or within the various communities.