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Oak Ridges History: My earliest memory of Oak Ridges was driving north on Yonge Street with my dad on our way to Georgian Bay. In those days Yonge Street was three lanes with the middle lane for passing in both directions. As I recall, mostly grassy fields lay on both sides of the street.

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It seemed that as time passed Oak Ridges came to mean most of Yonge Street and the land on the west side over to Bathurst Street. In fact the west side of Yonge Street north of Jefferson Sideroad up to Bloomington Road was part of King Township until 1971, and the land on the east side of Yonge Street north of Gormley Sideroad (now Stouffville Road) was part of Whitchurch Township. This eastern community is still known as Lake Wilcox. As a former resident, I still call it Lake Wilcox. But, I realize that most people consider it part of Oak Ridges. And, the distinction has become more blurred as, even now, Richmond Hill is constructing the Oak Ridges Community Centre and Waterfront Park off Bayview Avenue overlooking Lake Wilcox, one of 6 Kettle Lakes in the area.

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Many other memories of Oak Ridges and Lake Wilcox never fade. There were the municipal election campaigns by my father, and the endless doorknocking in the ward. I ruined my best pair of leather boots canvassing in the salt and snow the day I first saw Philips Lake. I thought it was one of the most idyllic settings I had ever seen. Once, a large buck jumped across the front of my car on North Lake Road. And, on muggy, summer evenings the fireflies on the street were everywhere. Another highlight was taking my young daughter  to see the tire fire at Yonge Street and King Road. When the evening ended, everyone was spotted with fine soot. There was Cashway Lumber, a part-time fire department behind the old Home Hardware store at the southwest corner of Yonge Street and King Road, and amazing hockey games when my nephews played at Bond Lake Arena, with my Dad in the stands yelling encouragement to the players.

Oak Ridges Moraine: Today the Oak Ridges Moraine and the overall well-being of the neighbourhoods in general have had a great impact on all new housing construction. Environmental standards must be adhered to, and strict controls at all stages of the developmental and construction processes have resulted in the installation of parks and parkettes, the planting of trees, and erosion prevention measures at Lake Wilcox and the streams and watercourses in the area. And, the citizens have some say in the developmental approval process through public hearings and appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board, if necessary. The overall well-being and appearance of the community have, therefore, been greatly enhanced.

 

Oak Ridges Real Estate: Most of the original homes in Oak Ridges were built without the proper planning standards of today. As a result, homes took on a somewhat, mixed appearance. Some sat at the front of the lot, some were at the back, and some were even on or over the lot lines. Today, many of these homes are being rebuilt with newer, updated homes.

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The original subdivision that was very upscale for the time was "Beaufort Hills" on the west side of Yonge Street south of Coons Road. Large lots, mature trees and parks have, always, kept this neighbourhood desired by buyers. Sanitary sewers for Oak Ridges after 1981 and Lake Wilcox after 1985 kept home construction going.

Now, there is a great mix of home sizes and styles in many areas of Oak Ridges. Townhomes, semi-detached homes, detached homes and larger estate homes built with newer building practices and standards, modern materials, varying lot sizes and floor plans have all combined to make Oak Ridges one of the most sought-after communities in York Region. In fact, many homes on sale were still receiving multiple offers from buyers even after the housing market slowed in the fall of 2010.

 

References:

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Price Range of Homes in Oak Ridges: 2012

Type From: To:
Condominium Townhouse $300,000 $500,000
Freehold Townhouse $340,000 $450,000
Semi-Detached $365,000 $450,000
Detached Homes $250,000 $3,500,000
Vacant Land $240,000 ---

 

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Schools in Oak Ridges:

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Bond Lake P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran Unranked
Elementary Kettle Lakes P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran Unranked
Elementary Lake Wilcox P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Macleod's Landing P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Moraine Hills P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Oak Ridges P.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Windham Ridge P.S. (F.I.) oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran Unranked
Secondary Richmond Green S.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Secondary Richmond Hill H.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
       
Elementary Corpus Christi C.E.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Father Frederick McGinn C.E.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Our Lady of the Annunciation C.E.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary Our Lady of Hope C.E.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Elementary St. Marguerite D'Youville C.E.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Secondary Cardinal Carter C.H.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran
Secondary Jean Vanier C.H.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran Unranked
Secondary St. Theresa of Lisieux C.H.S. oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran oak ridges real estate mls listings randy corcoran

 

 

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