Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (73) F
Entertainment (17) F
Food and Drink (163) C+
Fitness (32) F
Groceries (58) C-
Parks (555) A+
Shops (323) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 7.9% take public transportation in Markham.
Public Transit Stops (1445)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Markham is 113/100 - which is 1% higher than Ontario.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime B+

Markham crime rates are 2,599 per 100k, which is 16% lower than Ontario
Property Crime
1,932 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
667 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Markham is $102,035 - which is 17% higher than Ontario.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (87)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing B+

Markham home prices are $1,273,468 - which is 55% higher than Ontario
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
12.5x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Markham graduation rate is 85% - which is 1% higher than Ontario
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (78) A+
High Schools (30) A+
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ratings A+

Markham has an overall rating of 88% from 6 reviews.
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      Markham, ON

      Markham is a city in the GTA, sitting around 30 kilometres northeast of Downtown Toronto. It is the fourth most populous city in the GTA and the 16th largest city in the country. Markham’s main industry is in business services, though it also has a strong technology sector. A number of multinational companies have their head offices here, which has been a big factor in the city’s growth. In fact, before July 2012, Markham was a town. Today, it is home to six main communities, some of which are industrial and others that are predominately residential areas.

      Many of the communities in Markham are original villages from the 19th century, making it quite a lovely city to live in. Of these, Unionville and Markham Village are the most picturesque, both of which have some lovely boutiques, restaurants and bars, many of which are set in period buildings. These communities is where any Markham local will tell people to explore; walking along the main streets to see the beautiful historic architecture. Both of these areas are great areas to live in, though they are not cheap.

      Downtown Markham is one of the newer developed areas of the city, having the highest density of commercial, retail and residential structures. This is also one of the most accessible areas in terms of public transportation, with both the VIVA bus rapid transit system, the TTC and the YRT all having bus routes in this area. There are also five GO train stops that link Markham to Downtown Toronto. Still, many Markham residents prefer to drive, or drive to a GO station to commute to work.

      Markham is extremely family friendly, as there are numerous schools found in nearly all areas of the city. As well, Markham students have some of the highest test scores in the province, with most continuing on to university. It is a city of young families, with the median age being around 40 years old. Markham is also highly multicultural, with less than 40 percent of the country speaking English as a first language. This has resulting in places like the Chinese malls Market Village and Pacific Mall, the Taste of Asia Festival and a plethora of Chinese restaurants to choose from. A Markham guide will also mention places like Whittamore's Farm, Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery, the Markham Museum and Markville Shopping Centre.

      B Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Markham? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.


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      Varley Art Gallery of Markham
      McCay Art Gallery
      former Unionville Train Station
      Stiver Mill
      Markham Museum
      Rouge Valley Trail
      Flato Markham Theatre
      Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP

      Food & Drink

      Ganesh Take out and catering
      Pizza Pizza
      New York Fries
      Mr. Sub
      George's Tastee

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Markham? Of all people who commute, 7.9% take public transportation in Markham.
      Drive to Work

      4% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      1% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      2% lower than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Markham a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Markham Stouffville Hospital
      Shouldice Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
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      Vitality Health Clinic
      Bur Oak Dental West
      Medical Centre
      Medical Clinic
      Markham Health + Plex Medical Centre
      Cachet Family Physicians
      Dr. John Gannage MD