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Real Estate in East Gwillimbury, Ontario
East Gwillimbury real estate stats show an average sold price of $1,364,497 in November 2021. This has decreased by 9.5% to $1,234,761 in November 2022.
For detached houses, this difference doesn’t hold, with an average sold price of $1.4M in Nov 2021 and the same in Nov 2022.
For townhouses, the difference is 18%, from $1.1M in Nov 2021 to $878K in Nov 2022.
For the number of detached houses sold, it was 18 in November 2022, down 65% from 51 sold in November 2021. Townhouses are actually up 14% to 8 sold in November 2022 from 7 in November 2022.
East Gwillimbury, Ontario Overview
East Gwillimbury, Ontario, is in the northern part of York Region, 30 minutes north of Toronto. East Gwillimbury strikes a nice balance between growing urban areas and smaller villages such as Holland Landing and Queensville. The majority of its 238 sq km area is made up of beautiful green space, including farms and forests.
The municipality began its development in the late 18th century. As it grew, a number of communities popped up in the area, including Brown Hill, Franklin, Holt, Mount Albert, and Sharon.
Under the Places to Grow act by the Province of Ontario, East Gwillimbury is expected to grow by 23,000 residents to 88,400 by 2031.
Nearly 75% of the land will still remain green space as part of the development plan. Growth will be concentrated in the villages of Holland Landing, Sharon, Queensville, and Mount Albert.
Living in East Gwillimbury, Ontario
The Sharon Temple is a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990, making up eight distinctive heritage buildings which house more than 6,000 artifacts. The Temple was constructed by a Quaker sect between 1825 and 1831.
Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is a naturist park between the villages of Sharon and Mount Albert. It is very popular, attracting many visitors to the area.
Also fun is the Stardust Drive-In Theatre, open since the 1950s and is one of the only remaining drive-in theatres remaining in Canada.
There area also lots of great year-round activities and events in East Gwillimbury. There are lots of arts and culture events, public skating programs on two outdoor skating rinks, and an aquatics and swimming program.
The East Gwillimbury Sports Complex has lots of sports-related activities available for sign-up. The complex also hosts fun kids programs like piano lesions and video game creation. For sports, you can enjoy soccer, softball, hockey, or even tennis.
In addition, Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall is only a few minutes away, with two levels of boutique shopping available, like the Disney Store and Husdon’s Bay. There’s also SilverCity Newmarket if you were looking to catch a movie indoors.
One big day each year for East Gwillimbury residents is on the first weekend in June when everyone gathers for the Mount Albert Sports Day and Spring Fair, which is in its 95th year.
In 1925, the Women’s Institute found a way to convince the town to purchase land for a public park in Mount Albert with the promise of an annual Sports Day. It worked, and now is host to a parade, horseshoe pitching, races, and of course, a whole host of sports competitions. Recently, a family BBQ, musical performances, and much more have been added! Funds raised during the weekend are invested back into the community.
East Gwillimbury has so much to offer with its quieter, quainter lifestyle that’s still so close to the big city.
East Gwillimbury Community Highlights
- The Sharon Temple is worth a visit with its 8 distinct heritage buildings
- The Stardust Drive-In Theatre is one of the last Drive-Ins in Ontario
- The East Gwillimbury Sports Complex is host to a huge range of activities
- Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall is only minutes away
- Mount Albert Sports Day is a huge fair with a parade, live music, and more!
East Gwillimbury Area Schools
These are five schools in the East Gwillimbury area.
- Holland Landing Public School (JK to Grade 8)
- Park Avenue Public School (Grades K-8)
- Phoebe Gilman Public School (Grades K-8)
- Good Shepherd Catholic School (Grades K-8)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Elementary School (Grades K-8)