No. 4: Schomberg

Average sale price: $750,958

Schomberg looks like something out of Gilmore Girls: the total population is just 2,691, and the main street is peppered with gingerbread storefronts like Sugar and Spice (a bakery and café), the Scruffy Duck (a pub) and Grackle Coffee (self-explanatory). Schombergers have an active town calendar: events include the agricultural spring fair (held this year for the 167th time) and the Christmas Farmers’ Parade of Lights, when local growers deck their tractors out with rainbow lights and roll down the main drag. The living is a steal compared to other York Region locales, with homes in newer subdivisions selling for well under a million. For upsizers, there’s also a healthy stock of regal century-old farmhouses on huge lots.

What’s selling?

38 Ben Boy Avenue
A detached split-level with three bedrooms and three baths.
Listed at $998,000
Sold for $975,000


483 Main Street
A detached bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath.
Listed at $550,000
Sold for $555,000


137 Main Street
A two-storey detached with three bedrooms and three baths.
Listed at $939,000
Sold for $925,000


The Scruffy Duck, a popular gastropub and live music venue, occupies a former feed mill from the 1840s: