Spring! I think you’ll all agree that the arrival of spring certainly tends to put a “spring” in our step. With so many beautiful places in Vaughan to step, including outside to parks and playgrounds, or stepping into shopping and dining experiences for example, we thought talking about spring – and all that Vaughan has to offer – was a great way to start our blog today! When you factor in stepping out onto beautiful back patios, front porches or gorgeous condo balconies with a view, it also seemed like the perfect time to talk about the spring real estate market and why Vaughan truly is such a great place to live, work and play! Yes, the sun is shining and spring is finally here so here are our Top 5 reasons for LIVING LIFE IN VAUGHAN! Vaughan has so much to offer and I should know because I’ve lived in and around the area my entire life! Why venture away when there is so much here that makes one want to stay? Whether you choose Kleinberg, Vaughan or Woodbridge (and I can help you determine both their unique offerings AND their similarities) there is no shortage of features for families, millennials, seniors and everything in between. In fact, I could probably come up with a list of more than five but for now, let’s get started!
Have you checked out the “centre of it all?” Vaughan is literally building a central downtown core with a myriad of features including fine dining, work spaces, luxury condominium towers and a direct connection to the subway so you can hop on the TTC, take in a show (when Covid ends of course) and still be home in time for the babysitter. Called the VMC, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, there will eventually be an entertainment centre as well and there is already a YMCA, and so much more!
This area is in the heart of “Old Woodbridge” and has become a hub for gathering, shopping and experiencing life. Filled with beautiful landscaping, this area is “the place where people gather” whether that is to shop, dine, watch the World Cup or listen to live music. The surrounding area also features new and upcoming development like the eight storey condominium being planned for the intersection of Kipling and Woodbridge Ave. If you’re looking for the “boutique” experience, this is where you’ll find it.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of this country’s largest urban shopping centres and our only large, family – centred amusement park. Set up as independent “neighbourhoods,” Vaughan Mills literally has something for everyone including big box stores, boutique retailers and great places for dining either in a hurry or for celebrating a special night out. With Canada’s Wonderland just across the road, you could always drop off your tweens and teens for a day of roller-coasters and water rides while you browse in air-conditioned comfort this summer.
The Vaughan Public Library offers eight branches across the city. That’s eight separate opportunities for you to be “enriched, inspired and transformed!” Pierre Burton Resource Library has a maker space, a drive-thru book drop off, 36,000 square feet of library space, meeting rooms and more. The Civic Centre Resource Library is another sate of the art 36,000 square foot facility with an interior courtyard and reading area! It features a sound recording studio and has a “teen only” area. You can even borrow laptops and ipads. Check out this link for more on all the libraries including branches in Kleinberg and Thornhill. https://www.vaughanpl.info/libraries
How could we talk about spring, and Vaughan, without talking about the Kortright Centre? Who hasn’t visited this beautiful example of nature in our midst whether on a school trip or a family outing? Spring is arguably the best time to visit because it’s typically the time of year for the Maple Syrup Sugarbush Festival, a true outdoor adventure experience for many families whether for the first time or the fiftieth! While there is no doubt things will look a little different this year, depending on Covid restrictions at time of posting, this gem will be around for awhile and the maple syrup is always available online! I know we all hoped that the arrival of spring might mean an end to the pandemic. While we aren’t quite there yet, we are getting closer and closer and luckily, none of the “Top Five” reasons to love Vaughan discussed here today are planning on closing down anytime soon. You might not be able to “move” about quite so freely in Vaughan (or anywhere else) right now but you sure can plan a MOVE to Vaughan! The real estate market is sizzling hot right now. With community centres offering services to seniors, the village of Kleinberg to wander around and enjoy and the McMichael Art Gallery nearby, there are endless opportunities for folks considering a move to the area. Why not give me a call? I’m happy to share why I love living here and why you might too! I’m John Burdi and I help people buy with confidence or sell with success. *As with all things during these challenging times, please check the most up to date information on what’s open and closed due to Covid-19 BEFORE heading out and remember – the parks and playgrounds are always free and always open!
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