Historic Distinction Meets Contemporary Design in northern York Region
MARKHAM – Angus Glen’s streets feel quiet, safe and secluded even on a weekday morning. In many places they feature young trees, roundabouts, ponds, and other eye-catching touches.
It is an area that was designed with families in mind. Kids residing in Angus Glen get to benefit from top-tier schools and recreational facilities, while adults can enjoy a luxurious atmosphere and a wide range of convenient area amenities anchored by the world-class Angus Glen Golf Club and Conference Centre.
With exciting new home developments planned in both the east and west sides of the scenic Bruce Creek, it’s a great time to take a look at some of the homes on display in this sought-after Markham neighbourhood.
Angus Glen: A History of Prestige
Angus Glen’s rich history began to unfold in 1957, when Canadian mining magnate Arthur Stollery purchased the land and named it in honour of the Black Aberdeen Angus cattle he set out to raise on the property’s rolling hills.
In the decades that followed, Stollery would use the same land to breed championship thoroughbred horses. Twelve of them – including notable performers such as “Laurie’s Dancer,” “Talkin’ Man,” and Kennedy Road” – became stakes winners, achieving international renown and bringing a reputation of prestige to the Angus Glen property.
The community as it looks today started to take shape in 1995, with the grand opening of the Angus Glen Golf Club and Conference Centre northwest of the Kennedy Road and Major Mackenzie Drive intersection. This world-renowned club earned a well-deserved reputation among the world’s best golfers, hosting two Canadian Open PGA events, in 2002 and 2007 respectively.
As the club’s status grew, so did the Angus Glen Community neighbourhood that began to spring up around it in 1996.
Angus Glen Community: Quality Homes, Sustainable Neighbourhoods
Angus Glen Community’s first major development was the East Village, a cluster of homes located just southwest of the Kennedy Road and Major Mackenzie Drive intersection. An inspiration for all of the developments that followed it, the East Village was a recipient of the 1997 Best New Community award from the Ontario Home Builders Association.
Following the resounding success of the East Village, development has continued in the area and Kylemore is currently working on two exciting new projects to the west of the scenic Bruce Creek:
- West Village, the area’s newest mixed neighbourhood, features a blend of executive custom homes and Victorian-inspired town manors. It is located immediately south of the community centre, closer to Warden Avenue. With many houses already constructed – including a set of beautiful model homes designed by the renowned Jane Lockhart – more are on the way on roads like Royal County Down Avenue.
- The 6th Angus Glen is an upcoming condo development situated right beside one of the PGA tour’s most challenging par-3 holes, offering a beautiful view of the golf course and the Angus Glen area’s natural scenery. This exciting project places a strong focus on liveability, and will offer 157 units in two buildings.
Last week, Kylemore Communities president Patrick O’Hanlon offered us some details on the new neighbourhood as well as a tour of its $3.5-million model custom home – click here for the full text of that feature.
Another one of Kylemore’s significant recent additions to the community is the Shoppes at Angus Glen, a contemporary shopping plaza at the southwest corner of the Kennedy Road-Major Mackenzie Drive intersection. This very recent development has grown to include a TD Canada Trust bank and a Tim Horton’s, offering area residents a selection of services right at their doorsteps.
Schools and Recreation
With plenty of green space and pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood designs, Angus Glen is a great place for families. It’s also the home of one of Markham’s newest state-of-the-art community centres, and just a short distance from one of Ontario’s top high schools.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School
Located just southeast of Angus Glen on the north side of Berczy Village, Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School (PETHS) is internationally renowned for the high quality of its academic and extracurricular programs. PETHS’s strong students continually excel in arts, athletics and academics on the provincial and national stage, in such events as Canada MusicFest, the Sears Ontario Drama Festival and the McMaster University Engineering Olympics.
PETHS students enjoyed very strong results on the 2012 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, achieving a whopping 94 per cent success rate – a full 12 per cent higher than the provincial success rate of 82 per cent the same year. In 2011-12, PETHS students achieved similarly outstanding results on the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics, with 95 per cent of the school’s students enrolled in academic math either meeting or exceeding provincial standards.
The Angus Glen Community Centre
Clearly visible from Major Mackenzie Drive with its stunning 21st-century façade, the Angus Glen Community Centre is a truly state-of-the-art facility that helped transform Angus Glen into a neighbourhood to be envied.
The Centre’s amenities include two ice pads, swimming pool, and gymnasium, as well as various meeting rooms and centres for both older adults and youth. It also features a well-stocked library that offers a comfortable experience for browsers and borrowers alike.
Buying a Home in Angus Glen
Whether you are looking for a brand-new home, or interested in buying an existing home in a quality neighbourhood, you’re sure to find a great fit on either side of the Bruce Creek in Angus Glen. With summer weather right around the corner, it’s a great time to go have a look for yourself – check out the public golf course grounds, or take a walk along one of the charming residential streets.
If you’re interested in purchasing a home at Angus Glen – no matter which stage of life you’re currently in – our agents would be happy to help you find the perfect home within this very special community. Click here to contact a Living Realty sales representative or broker today.