Why Should You Consider Moving To Vaughan?

By: Sylvia Smith

Why Should You Consider Moving To Vaughan?


So why has Vaughan made its mark as one of the greatest Toronto suburbs to live in?  The area of Vaughan has experienced a real estate housing boom with a variety of housing options to pick from with reasonable prices: houses for sale in Vaughan.

Vaughan is a growing community and in the last 10 years, the population has grown by 80%.  There are many reasons for the increased popularity of Vaughan to be the place to live, play, and work.  Once you visit Vaughan there is a good chance that you will not want to leave.  

Location, Location, Location

Homes for sale Vaughan

The biggest factor in real estate prices as we have all heard is location, location, location.  Vaughan is ideally located just north of Toronto and is central so commuting to Durham or Peel is a breeze.  Vaughan also has easy access to major highways: 400, 407, 401, and 27.  Plus as we are in the suburbs commuting to Muskoka or cottage country in the summer is much quicker and easier commutes too.

Public Transit

For those of us that prefer to use public transit, there are many options available.  Vaughan has GO Transit stations with trains running on a regular basis making the commute to downtown or Barrie an easy and relaxing experience. In addition, Vaughan was the first municipality outside Toronto to get a TTC subway and a new downtown – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

Vibrant Neighbourhoods

Vaughan townhomes

Vaughan is a family-friendly municipality with communities that cater to families with playgrounds, great schools including French immersion schools, and daycare facilities.  Vaughan consists of the following communities:  Concord, Kleinberg, Maple, Thornhill, and Woodbridge.

Great Amenities


We do not need to go far to have fun in Vaughan.  Canada’s Wonderland is definitely one of the most popular Vaughan attractions and features the fastest (and tallest) rollercoaster in Canada (Leviathan) that drops down 93 meters. I bet you will end up have way more fun than the kids at Wonderland.  

Plus for the avid shopper, we have one of Canada’s biggest malls – Vaughan Mills Mall which is right beside wonderland.   This mall has over 13 million visitors every year.  Visit over 200 stores, 35 restaurants you can spend all day at this mall, and still not see everything.  Plus some great places for kids to visit and have fun such as Bass Pro with the water tank with Ontario fish and LEGOLAND.

We also have Reptilia, Canada’s largest indoor reptile zoo.  It’s a 15,000 square foot indoor exhibit that holds over 250 reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.  Reptilia will give you an opportunity to interact with reptiles from all over the world. You will definitely not be disappointed at Reptilia and the entire family will have a blast.

And if you are an avid golfer you are most likely familiar with the National Gold Club of Canada.  This golf course is well recognized as the top golf course in Canada.  There are a number of additional golf courses to pick from in Vaughan such as Thornhill Golf & Country Club, Eagles Nest Golf Club, and the Copper Creek Golf Club.

In addition, Vaughan will soon have Canada’s first smart hospital with leading-edge technology systems and medical devices that can speak directly to each other.

Great Outdoor Wilderness Locations

Boyd Conservation Area, Kortright Centre, hiking

Vaughan also features two great outdoor locations to enjoy hiking and wildlife. 
Boyd Conservation Area is located within the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers. Boyd Conservation Area provides a unique opportunity to enjoy "nature" in the city. If you are into bird watching this is the spot for you.  Plus enjoy hiking through the various trails in the area.  It is also a great spot to enjoy a family picnic and family activities such as football on the football field, basket courts, and a great playground for the kids.

Kortright Centre For Conservation is truly a treasure in the city of Vaughan, Located on 325 hectares of pristine woodlands, the Kortright Centre for Conservation combines a natural oasis with some of the most leading-edge sustainable education programs and events in Canada. They feature a mini farm and during the week when it is quiet you can walk through and see sheep and goats grazing in the fields and don’t forget to take the kids to the two natural ponds where you are bound to see many frogs.  Like Boyd Conservation Centre this is a great location to get outside and enjoy nature and see wildlife as a family. 

So are you sold yet n moving to Vaughan?  But of course, don’t take my word come and see for yourself.