About Mt Albert
Mt Albert neighbourhood in East Gwillimbury. Popular communities include Sharon, Rural East Gwillimbury, Queensville, Holland Landing.
Mt Albert has 35 homes on the market. Of the 300 total properties listed in East Gwillimbury, Mt Albert makes up just 11.7%. The average asking price of a property in Mt Albert is $867,203, with an estimated mortgage of $2,938 per month. That is 1.7 times less of the average asking price of $1,490,457 in East Gwillimbury. Properties listed in Mt Albert are an average of 850 square feet, with 2.9 beds and 2.6 baths. Mt Albert has 0% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Mt. Albert is an exurban town situated within the Town of East Gwillimbury and is part of northern York Region. Geographically, Mt. Albert is situated roughly 65 km north of the City of Toronto, approximately 15 km south of Sutton, west/southwest of Beaverton and north of Markham.
Real estate in Mt. Albert exists in the Town of East Gwillimbury, which is comprised of more than 20,000 residents. East Gwillimbury is made up of five urban areas including Mt. Albert, Holland Landing, Sharon, River Drive Park and Queensville, which are defined by hundreds of acres of gently rolling hills and sunbaked farmland. The communities of Mt. Albert and Sharon both take pleasure in the charm and small village feel of a historic town.
The populace is presently about 3,500. Housing developments are gradually ongoing in the northeast and southwest sections. The downtown area is focused at Centre Street and Main Street. Mt. Albert is bordered on the west by Highway 48, which links Markham and Beaverton and on the east by Durham Regional road 31, which acts as a regional border between York Region and Durham Region.
The Mt. Albert Creek flows through Mt. Albert. The remote area is wooded mainly by secluded woodlots and a few provincially owned and preserved pine forests while pastures are found through the area.
Those considering purchasing a home for sale in Mt. Albert would be pleased to know that this town is a very welcoming place. A sundry rural district that features farms, regional forests and preservation areas that surrounds it. Situated on the eastern edge of East Gwillimbury, it has several wonderful aspects to offer, especially the strong community spirit that it possesses.
In Mt. Albert and Sharon, the bulk of the housing stock consists of mostly heritage homes. A number of enchanting Edwardian style properties that were constructed in the 1910s and 1920s can be found in these two communities. Homes for sale in Mt. Albert are the perfect place for those seeking to retire, or raise children in a lovely, small town, away from bustling city life.
In 1821, Quakers from Vermont named Samuel and Rufus Birchard purchased parcels of land, and by 1850, a township had been established. The settlement was formerly called Birchardville, yet the name was subsequently changed to Mt. Albert, after Prince Albert, in recognition of his visit to Upper Canada in 1860.
Businesses were mainly agricultural, with grist, flour, woolen and lumber mills sited along the Mt. Albert Creek. The first identified store was erected in 1850 to allocate dry goods to the inhabitants and neighbouring farmers.
Housing developments gradually stretched the original community in the mid-to-late 20th century, first throughout the 1970s in the south and east sections. Housing development resumed in the late 1990s swelling to lands north west of the core of Mt. Albert. This development was first established in 1995.
Getting around Mt. Albert is simple with York Region Transit, which runs bus service on Leslie and Yonge Streets. It is roughly a 20-minute bus ride to the Newmarket Go bus terminal, which has a connecting route to the City of Toronto. Motorists’ enjoy quite easy access to Highway 404, which is located just a few minutes south of East Gwillimbury. The commute to Toronto by car, takes about 45 minutes.
Mt. Albert has a charming old-fashioned Main Street shopping section that features community owned restaurants and shops, as well as professional offices. During the summer season, local residents can spot and shop at many roadside fruit and vegetable stands which are sprinkled throughout East Gwillimbury. Furthermore, garden centres are also widely represented here.
One of the best amenities any town can have is the availability of information. Thankfully, East Gwillimbury is home to two public library branches. The Holland Landing branch (19513 Yonge Street) and the Mount Albert branch (19300 Centre Street) both feature programs for the whole family. There are theatre groups, writing contests, as well as arts and crafts; so options are available.
Mt. Albert has numerous recreational facilities and parks to enjoy such as Vivian Creek Park, which offers walking trails, a baseball diamond, a BMX Bike Park and a playground. The Ross Family Complex is home to the Mount Albert branch of the East Gwillimbury Public Library. Situated on Main Street, the Mt. Albert Community Centre is home of the Annual Sports Day & Spring Fair which has been hosted on the first weekend in June since 1925.
Homes for sale in Mt. Albert are within the Town of East Gwillimbury, which means that they have access to over 160 acres of parkland. Entertainment attractions also consist of 7 community centres, 3 golf courses and tennis facilities. The East Gwillimbury Sports Complex has 2 ice surfaces that host a mixture of adult and youth hockey programs. East Gwillimbury is also popular for its outstanding snowmobiling trails and for fishing and boating at the nearby Lake Simcoe.