Observatory neighbourhood in Richmond Hill. Popular communities include Harding, North Richvale, South Richvale, Crosby, Headford Business Park.
Observatory has 69 homes on the market. Of the 1353 total properties listed in Richmond Hill, Observatory makes up just 5.1%. The average asking price of a property in Observatory is $985,922, with an estimated mortgage of $3,340 per month. That is 1.5 times less of the average asking price of $1,452,155 in Richmond Hill. Properties listed in Observatory are an average of 800 square feet, with 1.9 beds and 2 baths. Observatory has 17.4% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Observatory is a neighbourhood made up of pleasant, relatively young subdivisions centred around the David Dunlap Observatory.
MLS listings for Observatory feature homes surrounded by trees and neatly-maintained yards. The David Dunlap Observatory is surrounded by woodland and well-used walking trails.
Families looking for an area that offers easy access to all amenities as well as abundant natural beauty might want to start their search in Observatory. Homes in this area provide plenty of elbowroom for growing families. The area is also very convenient for commuters, as it is located near several major roads and highways, as well as public transportation.
Observatory real estate listings primarily feature detached two-storey homes. Townhouses and condos are available in the northern part of the community.
The David Dunlap Observatory came into being thanks to physicist and astronomer Clarence Chant. After astronomy courses were added to the University of Toronto’s calendar at Chant’s insistence in 1905, Chant realized that the university campus simply could not accommodate an astronomy telescope.
Eventually, Chant secured funding from the widow of mining executive David Dunlap. The observatory opened in May 1935.
Major roads near Observatory homes for sale include Bayview Avenue, 16th Avenue, and Yonge Street. Highway 404 is just east of Observatory, and Highway 407 is located a few minutes south of the neighbourhood. Public transportation routes are also available in the vicinity.
Hillcrest Mall, located on Yonge Street, is a large shopping mall that boasts over 135 businesses, including large anchor stores, clothing retailers, and restaurants.
Schools located near Observatory homes for sale include Sixteenth Avenue Public School (400 16th Avenue).
For families with children and amateur astronomers alike, the David Dunlap Observatory is well worth the visit. The Observatory hosts family nights, as well as scholarly talks and more.