Whitchurch-Stouffville’s official motto, “country close to the city,” only partially sums up life in this unique little pocket of the Golden Horseshoe. True, the city consists largely of small rural hamlets where farmland, forestland, and wide-open spaces stretch as far as the eye can see. In much of the city, the ambiance is undeniably – and charmingly – country. Other parts, though, are largely suburban or even urbanized, making Whitchurch-Stouffville a perfect living locale not just for country mice but city slickers and suburbanites as well. Whether you’re in the market for a newly-constructed ranch in suburbia, a farmhouse on a dozen-acre plot of land, or a humble abode near a bustling downtown business district, you’re sure to find a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville that fits your style.
Whitchurch-Stouffville’s population has ballooned from about 8,000 in 2006 to nearly 40,000 today, with officials expecting the tally to reach 60,000 by the year 2031. Why the growth spurt? A surplus of spacious, high-quality new housing units sprouted up post-2006 (especially in Stouffville proper, the city’s main residential hub), attracting new residents in droves. If you covet quiet, peaceful dwellings with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the big city, you’ll feel right at home in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Keeping pace with residential growth, numerous new businesses have recently opened their doors in Whitchurch-Stouffville, which now employs more than 14,000. Most residents continue to hold down jobs in Toronto or elsewhere in the GTA, but with new industries constantly emerging (especially in the downtown area), Whitchurch-Stouffville is gradually shedding its rep as a mere bedroom community. A great place to live, play, and now work, Whitchurch-Stouffville is, unsurprisingly, among the top 3 fastest growing municipalities in all of Canada.