From a municipal standpoint, Vaughan is divided into a five-ward structure, with an elected councillor from each ward representing his or her community on the Vaughan City Council along with three regional councillors and the mayor. Within those wards, six primary communities exist: Woodbridge, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Maple, Thornhill, Concord and Kleinburg.
Woodbridge boasts some of the most affluent homes for sale in Vaughan. Its abundance of schools and green spaces make it an ideal location for many families, and it experienced a tremendous housing boom in the 1970s, thus rendering the style of much of the architecture seen there today.
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is an up-and-coming mixed-use development in Vaughan’s downtown area. The high-density commercial and residential district is still in its planning stages.
Maple provides an archetype of what some call sprawl and others call the ideal of suburbia. With a substantive period of growth in the 1990s and early 2000s came an abundance of residential development, which today composes a good portion of Vaughan homes for sale and offers fast access to Toronto thanks to its placement along busy transit corridors.
Thornhill, which is split between the towns of Vaughan and Markham, is an ethnically diverse area with architecture dating back to the 1960s and 70s. Many homes on the Vaughan MLS are found here, given the community’s bustling population of well over 100,000 residents.
The small suburban industrial community of Concord, with just over 8,000 residents, is poised for a GO transit centre with multiple modes of transportation access, cycling trails, and mixed-use residential/commercial/recreational areas. Plans were presented in late 2013 and are still under review.
And finally, the tiny village of Kleinburg, home to just 4,500 inhabitants, is a tight-knit community that hosts one of southern Ontario’s most popular annual festivals: the Binder Twine Festival, which marks the beginning of the harvest fair season each year.