Generally speaking, Richmond Hill can be broken down into six primary communities: Mill Pond, Heritage Estates, Yonge Street, Bayview Hill, Jefferson and East Beaver Creek.
The Mill Pond area centers around a park filled with wildlife, walking trails, an eponymous pond and various events throughout the year, from winter carnivals to spring concerts and flower shows. Heritage homes surround the park, showcasing some of the most picturesque Richmond Hill homes in existence.
Heritage Estates, within Mill Pond, boasts Georgian-style homes around Regent Street, mostly built in the 1980s with a nod to the nostalgic charm of the past. Aside from some of the most distinctive homes for sale in Richmond Hill, it also offers easy access to the park and pond.
Yonge Street, known for connecting many of Toronto’s neighbours to one another, acts as the spine, so to speak, of Richmond Hill’s old downtown area. What was once filled with adult entertainment venues and a rather seedy undercurrent has recently given way to more family-friendly structures and spaces, as well as some additions to the few Richmond Hill condos around.
Those conducting an MLS search looking for sprawling lawns and 1990s suburban-style homes may find a number of options in Bayview Hill, to the northeast of Bayview Avenue and 16th Avenue. For newer homes, though, Jefferson may be a fine option; its development only began in 2007 and includes a residential subdivision called Jefferson Forest.
Last but not least, Richmond Hill’s commercial hub lies in East Beaver Creek. Built in the early 1990s, its eventual residential vacancies gave way to the occupation of banks and service industry brands. It’s also where the town hall can now be found.