About Weston Downs
North of Langstaff and south of Rutherford Road, between Weston Road and The National Golf Club at Pine Valley, Weston Downs is one of the most popular and desirable residential areas in the Greater Toronto Area. Spacious homes, excellent location, and amenities await all those who choose to live in this fantastic neighbourhood. The adjacent National Estates community and The National Golf Club of Canada lend a dash of luxury, while the nearby transport routes and commercial centres along Weston Road offer practical convenience.
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Weston Downs Neighbourhood Information
As far as Vaughan real estate is concerned, Weston Downs (in the heart of Woodbridge) is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in this particular area. Similar in scope and appeal to Toronto neighbourhoods such as Leaside and Forrest Hill, Weston Downs is a hidden gem that is often overlooked and undervalued by inexperienced real estate agents.
Known primarily as a traditional and spacious Woodbridge subdivision with plenty of history behind it, Weston Downs appeals mainly to homeowners who are looking for an upscale, luxury detached property with generous lot sizes and family-friendly neighbourhood amenities and attractions. The majority of homes in Weston Downs are equal to or larger than 3,000 square feet and offer lot frontages of a minimum of sixty feet. These homes offer up incredible curb appeal with tastefully manicured, landscaped lawns and mature trees and foliage lining each winding avenue.
Weston Downs residents often lovingly refer to their neighbourhood as the area behind “The Wall,” thanks to the entire subdivision being tucked away behind a classical red brick enclosure. This gives the area a feeling of seclusion and remoteness; a private oasis cordoned off from the noiser city streets and thoroughfares.
Homes for sale in Weston Downs show a variety of styles typical of late 20th-century Canadian suburban architecture. Accented face brick exteriors, raised entryways, tall windows, soft arches with keystone details, and forward-facing double garages. Other common features are cornice returns, Palladian windows, and staggered roofline.
Backyards are generously sized, such that in-ground pools even feature on some properties.
Weston Downs Location
Weston Downs is located within the York region of Ontario, officially known as the Regional Municipality of York. More specifically, Weston Downs is situated in the East Woodbridge area, and less specifically, within the Greater Toronto Area.
In fact, downtown Toronto is approximately 40 minutes from Weston Downs (traffic permitting), or around 30 kilometres away.
Neighbouring communities include Vellore Village to the north, Islington Woods to the west, Concord to the east, and the rest of East Woodbridge to the south. Almost within Weston Downs itself, are the two upscale communities of National Estates and Pinewood Estates. These two communities lie side-by-side just to the southwest of Weston Downs. National Estates is built around The National Golf Club of Canada.
Highway 400 lies just to the east of Weston Downs, providing convenient access to locations north and south.
Weston Downs Community Attractions & Amenities
There are three parks in Weston Downs:
- Velmar Downs Park - Located near the corner of Rutherford and Velmar. Includes tennis courts, playgrounds, and a basketball court.
- Anthony Locilento Park - Centrally located next to St. Clare Catholic Elementary. Includes a ball diamond, pavilion, splash pad, playground, and tennis courts.
- Weston Downs Park - Next to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy in southeast Weston Downs. Includes tennis courts, a playground, a basketball court, and a ball diamond.
There are also many area attractions within a short distance of Weston Downs. Just west of Weston Downs is Boyd Conservation Park. This large park includes trails, wooded areas, and picnic facilities.
Northeast of Weston Downs is Vaughan Mills, a large shopping centre with many big brand stores, places to eat, and the popular Legoland Discovery Centre. Even closer, at the intersection of Rutherford Road and Weston Road, there are various shopping plazas, including the Weston Downs Shopping Village.
At the south and southeastern end of East Woodbridge are even more shopping and entertainment options, like Cineplex Cinemas, Costco, Paramount EventSpace, Canadian Tire, The Home Depot, and ToysRUs.
And, of course, there's always the National Golf Club of Canada right next door for golfing enthusiasts.
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