The city of King has 325 listings on the market. The average price for all property types in King is $2,569,934
King is a township located north of Toronto within York Region, in the Greater Toronto Area. The gently sloping hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine are the most well-known noticeable geographical feature of King.
The Holland Marsh, thought to be Ontario's "vegetable basket," spans King Township and Bradford West Gwillimbury. Furthermore, King is known for its horse and cattle farms. Although King is mostly rural, a majority of its residents live in the areas of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg.
Real estate in King Township is predominantly rural, known for its verdant landscape of rolling hills and valleys, as well as its prize winning cattle farms, and world class horse farms. This municipality is located at the northwest part of York Region in the treasured Oak Ridges Moraine countryside.
Locally, the Holland Marsh, with its rich brown-black soil is a farming heartland showcasing many market gardens, pick-your-own farms, and livestock operations, large crop farms, in addition to sod farms and nurseries. King Township surly exudes a small farm-town feel with it’s’ population of about 20,000.
Those interested in purchasing homes for sale in King should know that Schomberg is the only community in King Township which offers full civic services. Schomberg has a great assortment of heritage homes that sprinkle its Main Street. This community also has a big number of ranch-style and split-level houses constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, there has been more recently built new home subdivisions.
Homes for sale in King’s new Fairfield Estates subdivision off Dufferin Road, north of 15th sideroad, is a distinctive group of estate homes being marketed around riding trails, and a planned equestrian complex.
King Township’s other two urban centres known as King City and Nobleton feature municipal water service, but depend on private septic systems. King City has the highest number of new home subdivisions in King Township. These homes vary from modest single family detached homes, to the Kings Cross Estates, which is a compilation of estate homes constructed at the north edge of King City.
Nobleton also has a diverse housing stock with heritage homes together with ranch-style bungalows and estate properties. King Township’s enormous rural countryside is recognized for its Estate Home subdivisions which have their own internal road system, and private water and septic systems. These mansions sit on 2 acre lots or larger and many of these estate home subdivisions are linked with golf courses.
King Township’s first settlements started to take shape in the 1820s when many Pennsylvania German Quakers and United Empire Loyalists from the U.S. arrived in search of land and opportunity.
The Holland River and the Humber River were main catalysts for expansion. These two rivers powered the numerous saw and grist mills that defined King Township’s industrious pioneer settlements. These mill operators collaborated with the hard working grain farmers that once thrived throughout King Township.
Visiting the Village of Kettleby, situated west of Keele Street, on Kettleby Road can give any person interested in the history of King Township a look into the early life there. Kettleby has an old stone church, the Kettleby General Store, as well as a small number of charming century homes.
MLS listings might mention the modes of transportation afforded to King. The King City Go Train Station (7 Station Road) has three trains that offer weekday service to and from Toronto’s Union Station. This train ride takes about 45 minutes. There is also Go bus service from this station, which runs throughout the day. Unfortunately, there is no local bus service within this township.
Highway 400 runs north-south through the core of King Township, offering commuters rapid and simple access to the 400 series highways that criss-cross the Greater Toronto Area. The north-end of the City of Toronto is about a 15 minute drive from King Township south along Highway 400.
When it comes to shopping in King, real estate is close to Schomberg’s quaint Main Street shopping village. Shoppers can find antique shops, an art gallery, a gift shop, as well as restaurants. There are also small modern shopping plazas, and custom furniture stores just beyond Schomberg.
The Nobleton shopping corridor located at King Road and Highway 27, offers small shopping plazas, a garden centre, gift and craft stores as well as restaurants and professional services. The charming King City shopping area at Keele Street and King Road features a general store, a riding shop, a local pub, a gift shop, professional offices and a few small plazas.
This town has no shortage of entertainment attractions, King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg all have ice arenas, and community halls. Kettleby and Pottageville share a community recreation facility, and parkland that has tennis courts, a baseball diamond, soccer fields, and an outdoor pavilion.
Hiking and golfing are popular in King Township and there are countless picturesque public and private courses and scenic trails to choose from. Nature lovers also enjoy the Wildflower Farm (15485, 10th Concession) in Schomberg with its’ wide wildflower nursery, and floral gift barn.
The yearly four day Schomberg Spring Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Canada and features livestock competitions, a midway petting zoo as well as games and crafts. The annual Kettleby Village Fair features a marching band and parade highlight the festivities.