Fall in love with one of Canada’s most romantic cities
A bedroom community for Toronto, Newmarket is the perfect blend of big city and small-town life. Here, you can find an affordable home with descent space and a quiet backyard for your family. At the same time, you are just a 45-minute drive from downtown Toronto. How is that for the best of both worlds? Newmarket is picturesque and quaint, it has been named one of the Top 10 Small Cities in Canada by MoneySense and one of Canada’s most romantic cities by Amazon Canada. So join the ranks of Canadian celebs like Jim Carrey, John Candy, and Elvis Stojko by calling Newmarket home.
Newmarket’s housing is geared to families with one or two kids. The area’s detached homes are considered the best score, offering gorgeous backyards – some of which have pools. The downside? Homeownership is high, so it can be hard to find one of these houses to rent. It is easier to find an apartment or condo, especially if you are looking in the neighbourhoods around key transit points. Newmarket is also one of the only areas in the GTA where rents are still about average!
Typical housing type:
Detached homes with full-sized backyards.
Avg. rent by housing size:
Avg. rent compared to other Canadian cities:
Newmarket is 2% higher than the Canadian average
One of the joys of searching for an apartment in Newmarket is that there are no bad neighbourhoods. You literally cannot go wrong here! Rental websites feature studios and 1-bedroom apartments and condos, especially in downtown and by the GO Station. If you want a part of or a whole house, with a bit of hunting you can find 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and larger options. Many of these houses are also pet friendly with dogs being allowed! Need an affordable rental? There are some basement apartments under $1,000 that could work for you.
Community is important in Newmarket and most people are welcoming to new neighbours. So if you are worried about moving here, leaving all your friends behind, you don’t have to. Just get out and meet your neighbours. Trust us, they will be happy to have you there!
Like many suburbs, Newmarket is a favourite for families with youngsters of all ages – from toddlers to teens. Plus, there is a significant older population in the area. Both families and seniors here tend to be healthy and active, considering fitness a priority in their lives. Another priority is education. Maybe that is why locals tend to be well-educated, with over half the population boasting post-secondary degrees and the average household income sitting above $100,000.
Perfect for: Families and retirees with some money in the bank.
Not-so-perfect for: Swinging singles.
Life & Style
Life in Newmarket is jam packed with family and fun! Kids tend to be involved in a variety of activities and sports, with hockey being a perennial favourite. In fact, the local team boasts many players who have gone on to the NHL. In the little downtime locals have, they generally like to commune with nature, strolling through or playing in one of Newmarket’s lush parks.
There is a bit of everything in Newmarket. The schools are strong, being part of the highly regarded York Region District School Board. The libraries are also a treat – and offer a number of children’s programming. Into theatre and music? Check out Newmarket Theatre. Upper Canada Mall is the major mall in the area. But don’t forget to check out Main Street’s restaurants, pubs, and boutiques as well. For green spaces, take a jaunt through the city’s parks, including popular picnic spot – Fairy Lake Park. If you are looking for family-friendly activities, pop outside the city for a visit to the Toronto Zoo or Canada’s Wonderland!
Fairy Lake Park
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
Elman W. Campbell Museum
The Old Fire Hall
Historic Post Office Building
The Founding of Newmarket
Newmarket Radial Railway Arch
Tom Taylor Trail
George Richardson Park
Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area
Strawberry Creek Farm