Newmarket is one of the Golden Horseshoe’s smallest municipalities in terms of land area. It’s also one of its most densely populated, due largely to the downtown area and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
If your idea of the perfect humble abode is a well-preserved historic home in a walker-friendly neighbourhood, look no further than Central Newmarket, which also features a nice mix of newer condos and townhouses. Other centrally located neighbourhoods, like Gorsham-College Manor and Bristol-London, are highly walkable in many parts and include a variety of older homes, rental properties, and new or refurbished condos.
The further north you travel, meanwhile, the more suburban the lay of the land becomes and the more modern the neighbourhoods begin to appear. Areas like Glenway Estates, Huron Heights, and Leslie Valley consist almost entirely of newly constructed detached homes (condos, townhouses, and rentals are few and far between). These neighbourhoods are far more sparsely populated than the urban core and boast a lot of wide-open rural spaces.
A couple neighbourhoods south of downtown – Stonehaven Village on the southeast edge and Armitage in the south-central area, among others – feature recently built homes as well.
Which is better -- the richly historic, colorful downtown, or the uber-modern, family-friendly suburbs surrounding it? Tough call, but it's hard to go wrong with either, especially considering crime rates are astronomically low no matter where you choose to plant your seeds in Newmarket.