No. 9: Holland Landing (East Gwillimbury)

Average sale price: $966,940

East Gwillimbury is part farmland, part boomtown. The province has designated it as a growth area, and the local head count is on track to surge from around 24,000 to 86,500 in the next 15 years. Holland Landing, on the west side of town, has plenty of detached housing that predates the current development surge. The cute homes near Colony Trail Boulevard are built along a small ravine, where ducks and blue herons commune in picturesque ponds. Retail development has yet to catch up with the town’s growth, but there’s a big-box complex with a Walmart and a Costco, so the ­essentials—jumbo-size TVs for suburban rumpus rooms, frozen chicken nuggets for the kids—are close at hand. For everything else, ­Newmarket is right next door.

What’s selling?

72 Colony Trail Road
A two-storey detached with four bedrooms and four baths.
Listed at $868,888
Sold for $870,000

 

15 Plank Road
A detached raised bungalow with three bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $619,000
Sold for $775,000

 

113 Tyson Drive
A detached raised bungalow with three bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $,639,900
Sold for $700,000


 

Here’s one of those picturesque ponds:

 

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