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King Freehold TownhomesIn the latter part of the 17th Century, the York County area (now the Region of York) was being divided and part of that area was purchased, named and officially established as the Township of King (the Toronto Purchase between the British and the Mississaugas/1850). The first settlers however, were actually brought over in 1802 from Vermont in the US by an American loyalist. This man singlehandedly applied for and received a grant from the government allowing him enough land to the equivalent of 40 farms (at 200 acres per farm). Returning to Vermont, this man collected enough families to live on and run each farm. More loyalists from other areas in the US also found their way into Upper Canada and planted their roots in King. With access to fertile land, large wooded areas and lots of opportunity for planting various types of vegetation, it did not take long for saw mills, cattle farms, horse farms and grist mills to be built and thrive with production. Situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, King borders Bathurst Street to the east, Highway 9 to the north, Caledon/King Townline to the west and the King/Vaughan road to the south. One of the attractive aspects to the area of King to the early settlers was its positioning to the headwaters of the multiple rivers with Humber River being right in King itself. The levels of success for established businesses drew in more and more people, which was a delightful contribution to the growth of King.King’s northern position to Toronto places it within the Greater Toronto Area and it edges the Holland Marsh. Within King, there are three main populated centers, Schomberg, King City and Nobleton and the rest of the township is mostly rural with smaller communities (Snowball, Eversley, Kinghorn, Holly Park, Glenville, New Scotland, Heritage Park, Linton and Laskay). The residents of King are a mishmash of cultures; some were immigrants who left the Toronto area to flourish in its northern outskirts. In current day, there are several industries that dominate King which include Real Estate, Construction, Finance, Manufacturing, Health, Business Services, Education, Wholesale Trade & Retail Trade. These industries are huge contributors to the availability of employment in King. Many other residents work from their homes, commercial spaces and even commute to nearby Toronto for business/employment. The Township of King is highly convenient in its position between Toronto and Barrie, which lends to the ease of transportation options. The King City GO Transit station provides steady service to King City and Nobleton and York Region Transit bus services are also available. Driving in & out of the Township of King can be accomplished by utilizing Highway 11, Highway 400, Highway 9 or Highway 27.Both the York Catholic District School Board & York Region District School Board oversee all educational needs of King. There are elementary schools, secondary schools, Catholic schools, private schools and even a Seneca College King Campus. The heritage side of King is extensive, with 11 designated sites, this too lends to the higher than average education of children residing in King. Enrichment and evidence of the 18th Century can be felt with visits to: King Station, Laskay Temperance Hall, King Emmanuel Baptist Church, King Christian Church Cemetery, King City Cemetery, Glenville Methodist Church, King City Cemetery Dead House and Eversley Presbyterian Church.The real estate for sale in King is unlike any other place in Ontario. Just like its residents with diverse cultures, the homes and condos for sale in King are spectacular investments and possess ‘varied characters’. No cookie-cutter homes here, estate homes, condos, detached houses and country charmers are dripping in exquisite features, incredible layouts and large lots. Some home buyers and property investors will be fortunate enough to have access to homes that back up to the Schomberg River, wooded forests or one of the many nature trails that exist in King. Families with children will be immediately delighted by all of the naturally occurring greenspaces for the kids to frolic in (many parks) and the safeness of King itself.Trails and parks within King are numerous and provide excellent fitness outlets for many activities (sports courts, sports fields & diamonds) and recreational interests. Some of the parks within King are: Wellesley Park, Cherry Park, Hickstead Park, Centennial Park, Davis Park, Nieuwland Park, Dean Plummer Park, Salamander Park, Kettle Lake Park, Nobleton Community Park, Tasca Park, Doris Patten Park and Fox Trail Parkette. Trails all have various access points and offer different identities, some offer biking interests and some offer more natural aspects like various species of trees and birds to enjoy. The Trails are broken up into areas such as King City Trails (Centennial Park), Pottegeville North Park Trail, Schomberg Trails (Dufferin Marsh Path, Fox Trail), Nobleton Trails (Cold Creek Conservation Trails, Davis Park/Nobleton Trail), and Oak Ridges Trail.
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