About Hills of St Andrew
Hills of St Andrew neighbourhood in Aurora. Popular communities include Aurora Estates, Rural Aurora, Aurora Village, Bayview Wellington, Bayview Northeast.
Hills of St Andrew has 34 homes on the market. Of the 488 total properties listed in Aurora, Hills of St Andrew makes up just 7%. The average asking price of a property in Hills of St Andrew is $1,707,266, with an estimated mortgage of $5,784 per month. That is 1.2 times of the average asking price of $1,471,914 in Aurora. Properties listed in Hills of St Andrew are an average of 1667 square feet, with 3.8 beds and 4.3 baths. Hills of St Andrew has 0% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Hills of St. Andrew is a neighbourhood situated in the northwest corner of the Town of Aurora. It is bounded on the north by St. Johns Sideroad, on the east by Yonge Street, on the south by Aurora Heights Drive, and on the west by Bathurst Street. Hills of St. Andrew real estate is composed of large estate properties and other luxury single-family residences, as well as some smaller, older homes.
Hills of St. Andrew real estate is desirable not only for the luxury nature of its homes, but also for the attractiveness of its lots and yards. The lots on which upscale Hills of St. Andrew homes for sale can be found are deep and wide, featuring an abundance of tall, stately old trees and neat lawns. Due to its proximity to the Oak Ridges Moraine, Hills of St. Andrew also features a topography composed of gently rolling hills.
Along with the natural attractiveness of the homes in this area, there are also plenty of parks to explore around Hills of St. Andrew homes for sale. Parks include Harmon Park and Tom’s Park, and are scattered quite evenly throughout the neighbourhood. There are plenty of walking and biking trails, many of which back up into subdivisions for easy access.
Hills of St. Andrew, like much of Aurora, is a very safe neighbourhood, and many of its MLS listings are located very close to a variety of elementary and secondary schools. This, combined with its open spaces for children and convenience for commuters, makes Hills of St. Andrew real estate ideal for families looking for an upscale neighbourhood with desirable amenities.
There are many new home subdivisions in Hills of St. Andrew, particularly toward the north part of the neighbourhood. Hills of St. Andrew homes for sale in these areas are very spacious detached homes from the 1990s and onward, and there are also many luxury estate residences. Close to Yonge in the southern part of the area are more affordable residences, ranging from townhouses and semis to small bungalows.
The most well known historical landmark in Hills of St. Andrew is Andrew’s College (15800 Yonge Street), an all-boys university-prep school, from which Hills of St. Andrews takes its name. It was originally founded in 1899 in Chestnut Park, Toronto, with fifty students and four separate classes.
In 1926, it was decided that the city of Toronto was a negative influence on the boys and that more space was needed for the school’s expanding student body. The campus moved to its present location in Hills of St. Andrew. The school features Georgian-style buildings and a distinctive chapel, which was consecrated in 1931. There are now well over six hundred students.
For commuters, Toronto is less than an hour away, thanks to Hills of St. Andrews’ close proximity to Highways 404 and 401. Other major roads in the area include Bathurst Street/Regional Road 38, and St. Johns Sideroad/Regional Road 26.
Public transit is also available from York Region Transit and VIVA. The Aurora GO station (121 Wellington Street East) provides train and limited bus service to Toronto.
There are plenty of different shopping experiences to be had near Hills of St. Andrews real estate. There are plenty of shopping plazas all around Yonge Street, with the St. Andrews Shopping Centre, located at 2 Orchard Heights, being particularly notable for its rows of attractive shops of all types. Aurora Centre (15440 Bayview Avenue), the largest shopping mall in Aurora, is just ten minutes away.
Also just a few minutes away is the downtown area of Aurora, which is centred at Yonge and Wellington Streets. Here one can find shops and restaurants of all kinds in charming 19th century buildings.
Another great amenity of Hills of St. Andrews real estate is the nearby schools. Many of the neighbourhood’s elementary schools, such as Devins Drive P.S. located at 70 Devins Drive, have excellent rankings. Many Hills of St. Andrews families choose to send their sons to St. Andrews College as day students.
There are many peaceful walking trails to wander in Hills of St. Andrew, running through both neighbourhoods and wooded conservation areas. These paths connect many of the parks in the area.
When it snows, the hilly topography of Hills of St. Andrews and neighbouring areas makes for excellent tobogganing. Machell Park is one of Aurora’s four designated tobogganing areas. Outdoor skating is also available at Machell Park in the winter.