Insider’s Guide to Living in Newmarket

Insider’s Guide to Living in Newmarket

Located Under an hour’s drive north of Downtown Toronto, the enchanting town of Newmarket is fast becoming one of the best places to live in Canada. Over the years, it’s become a thriving residential area with a strong and sustainable economy. The future is bright in Newmarket. Read on to find out why more and more luxury buyers are putting down roots in the city.

The Newmarket lifestyle

Despite its larger-than-life atmosphere, Newmarket retains a small-town feel, quaint charm, and high quality of life. Newmarket features access to big-city amenities and is sandwiched between the vibrant city of Toronto and the picturesque countryside. It is considered a green community and maintains that commitment through environmental bylaws, walking and biking paths, and an exceptional amount of parks and natural land.

Newmarket residents balance their livelihood with the community's support and commitment, making it a wonderful place to call home. Events like moonlit movies in the park make Newmarket an endearing place to live. Newmarket real estate is highly sought-after, with spacious, well-appointed single-family homes. Residents spend time outdoors enjoying Newmarket's open spaces and natural beauty. Whether strolling downtown or enjoying a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, you’ll love spending time in this quaint community.


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Newmarket has an incredible shopping district that has won the Prince of Wales Prize. If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique experience, this is the place to find it. Newmarket shopping is a quaint main street experience, with eclectic stores, personable shopping, and cutting-edge luxury retailers. The shopping area on Yonge street offers more big-box stores in addition to family-friendly dining options and various other small shops to get everything you might need. Proximity to Upper Canada Mall also means easy access to everything you desire, in town or a short distance away.

If you are interested in opening a business, this is also a great place to put down roots. Many local businesses and organizations work to collaborate to encourage growth and community. Several resources in Newmarket and York Region allow you to obtain information and become a valued part of this collaboration.


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Downtown Newmarket restaurants are varied and offer residents several local hot spots to choose from, including award-winning breweries and culinary fusions. The restaurants range in style and cuisine to provide various local ingredients and a fresh take on culinary experiences.

The Cachet Supper Club is an excellent example. This restaurant serves dishes in several cuisines worldwide, full of flavor and quality ingredients guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds. Enjoy specialties like lobster rolls, butter chicken, and mushroom ravioli. You can also enjoy live music, wine options, and specialty cocktails.

Hungry Brew Hops is another option with a unique spin on traditional pub classics. You’ll enjoy dishes like beer-braised beef, pulled pork, schnitzel, and pappardelle. Dine inside with the cozy atmosphere, head outside to the patio, and take in the afternoon sunshine. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a local brew or wine or try specialty cocktails. They also offer delectable dessert choices to complete your meal. If you enjoy yourself at Hungry Brew Hops, try The Lil’ Hops Tavern or HopBoy Noodle Shop (run by the same owners).

The Wing House is excellent if you’re in the market for a Maple Leafs game and some exceptional food. With more than 150 flavors of wings, you can try everything from super-spicy to a mild pineapple curry flavor. Their extensive menu features options for everyone and a vibrant atmosphere that will have you returning.

These are just a few of the exceptional possibilities that Newmarket has to offer in terms of dining. Take a stroll downtown and see all the culinary expeditions your tastebuds can go on.

Things to do

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Newmarket offers a wealth of things to do and experience, from skating and swimming to summer camps for the children. Whether you’re looking to play sports or learn ballroom dance, there’s a guaranteed spot in town to experience it. Enjoy afternoons and evenings spent at the Riverwalk Commons, popular among residents for gathering and enjoying many city events. You’ll find movies and music in the park during the warmer months, a Winter Wonderland festival in December, a water playground open in the summer, and many other events. The farmers market is open from May through October every Saturday and offers residents a chance to find delectable local offerings like fresh produce and baked goods.

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Newmarket has more than 800 acres of parkland to enjoy, and your family will love spending time among Newmarket's beauty. Fairy Lake Park is downtown and a favorite of residents enjoying the various trails along the river. The park is open year-round and offers access to trails for biking and walking, playgrounds, covered pavilions, and restrooms. Whatever you enjoy doing, whether it’s a fun concert at the Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket or relaxing at the Ice House, this city has it.


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Newmarket's education system offers public and private schools that fall into two districts: the York Region District and the York Catholic District. The York Region District comprises 15 elementary schools and four secondary schools. Meanwhile, the York Catholic District has seven elementary schools in the area.

You’ll also find private Christian academies and independent boarding and day schools. Newmarket schools offer families a chance at exceptional education and high-quality learning environments. There are no universities in the area, but there are several in Toronto.

As you can see, there are many advantages to living in Newmarket, and it’s a fantastic community for families and young professionals. With an advanced transit network that makes commutes a breeze, a bright and prosperous future, new homes and areas continually being built, plus a vibrant and secure community, you’ll love making this place home.

When you’re ready to start looking at Newmarket real estate, contact Angela Rossi. Having moved several times throughout Ontario, Angela knows firsthand the challenge of moving to a new community. She will ensure you get the support you need to orchestrate a successful move. Contact Angela today and learn how she can serve your best interests.

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