Whitchurch-Stouffville is a city in the Greater Toronto Area that is comprised of multiple communities and the countryside. The major urban region is Community of Stouffville, while there are 16 other communities that make up this greater town.
This region is bordered by Davis Drive (York Regional Road 31) in the north, York-Durham Line (York Regional Road 30) in the east, and Highway 404 in the west. The southern boundary is made up of roughly 200 metres north of 19th Avenue (York Regional Road 29), and is asymmetrical because of the annexation of lands previously part of Markham Township in 1971.
Real estate in Whitchurch-Stouffville benefits from the town which prides itself as being the “Country close to the city.” Stouffville is principally a rural region with great livestock and agricultural farms that stretch the horizon. Vast preservation areas as well as extensive golf courses add to the rural appeal of this town.
The majority of Whitchurch-Stouffville inhabitants reside in the Old Village of Stouffville, located east of Highway 48, where Stouffville Road merges into downtown Main Street. This area is very developed, with a full range of educational institutions and amenities. Whitchurch-Stouffville also houses a big number of smaller rural towns which are lively communities in their own right such as Ballantrae, Bloomington, Gormley, Lemonville, Musselman Lake, Ringwood, Vandorf, and Wesley Corners.
The Musselman Lake community nestled away south of Aurora Road and east of Highway 48, along Lakeshore Road, is a distinctive enclave of Swiss-style houses with front porches and decks that offer picturesque vistas overlooking Musselman Lake. This small kettle lake was created during the last ice age.