Introduction to Bullock Community
The Bullock community is the largest community in central Markham. It also boasts the largest park – Milne Dam Conservation Park and has amenities galore! Find out below why people love living in this community.
Bullock community is defined in the north by the railway line. The line runs from Markham Station to Centennial Station. In the east, the boundary follows the Rouge River tributary stream which runs almost parallel to Markham road. In the west, McCowan road marks the edge of the community, and in the south, Highway 7.
The Homes in Bullock Community
The homes in the Bullock community are typically single-detached traditional homes. Most were built in the 50s and 60s, with 3 – 4 bedrooms. There are bungalows, side-split, and back-split homes in abundance here. The plot sizes are generous. This has made homes very popular for families who want to do renovations or just build a new home. Bullock has been going through a process of regentrification lately. Many “monster homes” are now replacing older, smaller homes. About 70% of residents are homeowners, and 30% are renters in this community.
Transport & Commuting
There are two GO stations situated on the east and west side of this community. Therefore, commuting from here is very easy for people working in downtown Toronto. The area is transected by Bullock Drive and Highway 7. These are major bus routes and so public transport to other parts of Markham is also very easy from here. Most people do have cars and large driveways so driving is the most popular way to get around. There are no designated cycling lanes at the time of writing. However, highways and roads are wide and cyclists can often be seen in this community.
Parks & Recreation
Milne Dam Conservation Park has 305 acres and is the largest park in Markham. The reservoir is surrounded by wetlands, parkland and forests. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, and heaven for birdwatchers. Part of the Rouge River Valley, there is an abundance of trails, and parkland for picnics and relaxing. Other parks in the community are:
- Robinson Park – 2 baseball diamonds, children’s playground & tennis courts.
- Tannery Pond – natural area with boardwalk trail running through it
The community doesn’t have a community centre of its own. However, there are two community centres nearby. Markham Centennial Community Centre has an abundance of amenities! These include an NHL-sized ice-rink, bocce courts, a community hall, a fitness centre, squash courts and a swimming pool. Also nearby is Markham Village Community Centre, which offers an impressive library, an ice rink, community hall and meeting rooms.
There are two elementary schools in this community. James Robinson Public School and Roy H Crosby Public School. Both schools are well respected. Secondary school students travel a little further afield from here. Choices include Markville Secondary School, Markham District High School or Father Michael McGivney Catholic School. See our Complete Guide to Schools in Markham for more information.
Bullock community has a definite appeal to residents or people considering moving to Markham. It has homes that are on generous plots of land. However, now new “monster homes” are replacing the older homes giving the area a more modern appeal. There are also great parks and community centres nearby. It has good schools and getting around or commuting is easy to do. It is a great choice for families who want flexibility in their living spaces. Also, for people who like to be in the centre of town and simultaneously close to nature!