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 F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (32) F
Entertainment (12) F
Food and Drink (111) F
Fitness (16) F
Groceries (42) F
Parks (431) A+
Shops (238) D-
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 7.6% take public transportation in Richmond Hill.
Public Transit Stops (930)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Richmond Hill is 118/100 - which is 6% higher than Ontario.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime A-

Richmond Hill crime rates are 2,358 per 100k, which is 24% lower than Ontario
Property Crime
1,753 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
605 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Richmond Hill is $101,827 - which is 17% higher than Ontario.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (94)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing D+

Richmond Hill home prices are $1,318,197 - which is 60% higher than Ontario
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
12.9x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Richmond Hill graduation rate is 88% - which is 5% higher than Ontario
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (81) D-
High Schools (65) A+
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ratings C

Richmond Hill has an overall rating of 64% from 9 reviews.
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Living in Richmond Hill, ON

Richmond Hill Area Facts

  • Richmond Hill has a Livability Score of 77/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Richmond Hill crime rates are 24% lower than the Ontario average
  • Cost of living in Richmond Hill is 6% higher than the Ontario average

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      Richmond Hill, ON

      Richmond Hill is an affluent town in the Greater Toronto Area that is home to a large immigrant population from East, South and South East Asia as well as popular destination for retirees and young professionals. With downtown Toronto just a thirty minute ride away on the Go train, Richmond Hill residents have the benefits of suburban living with easy access to big city amenities. The community appears on many “best places to live” lists and it’s easy to see why. Our Richmond Hill Livability guide will help you explore the best of the city, from the best neighbourhoods to live in and popular resident spots and how to get there.

      Due to its location in the Greater Toronto Area, housing in Richmond Hill is quite expensive compared to the national average, although it is still significantly cheaper than living in downtown Toronto. Although the cost of living is relatively high, it comes with high quality of life and the community is one of the most affluent in the country with low unemployment rates. The community has seen an economic upsurge in recent years and many residents are employed in the finance and healthcare industries. Southern Richmond Hill is the town’s business and industrial region and home to the town’s vibrant Chinese community.

      With its multicultural character, rich history and recent surge of development, you’ll find that the city offers a range of diverse neighbourhoods to suit any lifestyle. If you’re looking for traditional charm, head to Old Richmond Hill, the historical area with many preserved Georgian buildings. Heritage Estates is also a lovely area with appealing architecture. If you prefer more modern facilities, head to the newer developments near the neighbourhood of Jefferson or the commercial hub of East Beaver Creek. Yonge Street serves as the main shopping district in Richmond Hill. Any Richmond Hill resident will highlight the array of shops, restaurants and professional services in this area, particularly the brunch offering at Three Coins Open Kitchen Restaurants on Yonge Street. Hillcrest Mall in Carrville Road has all the big name brands and stores that will serve all your daily needs.

      One of the most appealing aspects of Richmond Hill is its family friendly atmosphere. Weekends can be spent walking around Mill Pond, which has lovely walking trails and goose, ducks, turtles and swans to keep the children entertained. The town also hosts a number of camps for kids and sports programs for adults that are sure to keep the entire family entertained and active.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Richmond Hill? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


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      The Curtain Club Theatre
      Imagine Cinema
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      Splash Pad
      Sun City Gallery
      Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre
      Richmond Hill Heritage Centre

      Food & Drink

      Richmond Hill Italian Pizza House
      Golden Bubbles
      Big Boy's Burgers

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Richmond Hill? Of all people who commute, 7.6% take public transportation in Richmond Hill.
      Drive to Work

      3% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      equal to the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      2% lower than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

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


      Arenson Dental & Associates
      MacKenzie Health - Richmond Hill


      Shoppers Drug Mart
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      Loblaw Pharmacy
      Shoppers Drug Mart


      York Children's Walk In Clinic
      Richmond Hill Mon Sheong Health Centre
      Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics
      Walk-In Clinic
      Dr. Dreu H. Mandel - Family Physician
      Ivory Medical Clinic
      Richmond Heights Medical Centre