Introduction to Cachet & Devil’s Elbow Communities
The Cachet & Devil’s Elbow Communities are prestigious residential areas with some lovely parks and good amenities. It is a relatively new area developed over farmland and is popular with Markham residents. Read on to find out why!
Cachet & Devil’s Elbow is in the northwest of Markham and occupies land east of Highway 404 and just east of Glenbourne Park Drive. The north and south boundaries are 16th Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive. It also incorporates an area in the southeast – Country Estates Drive and Glenburn Forest Way. Devil’s Elbow is located in the northern part of the area and Cachet is in the South.
The Homes in Cachet & Devil’s Elbow Community
The Cachet & Devil’s Elbow communities are mainly residential. Development in the area was most prolific between 1991 and 2001 and most of the homes are large detached family homes with single or double garages and driveways. There are some areas in these neighbourhoods that have mansion size homes on estate lots – namely Cachet Parkway, Country Estates Drive, Personna Blvd and Richard Pearson Drive. These estate lots are typically 1 – 1.5 acres.
Transport & Commuting
The communities have great transport links for drivers. Highway 404 borders the neighbourhoods and there are intersections at the northwest and southwest corners. Most people have cars in this community and it is easy to travel around Markham and to downtown Toronto or North to cottage country using this mode of transport. Train-loving commuters usually use Unionville Go station which is on average a 12 to 15-minute drive. Getting around by bus is less popular here but still doable – you can get from the middle of the neighbourhood to Markville Mall in around 35 minutes on York Region Transit.
Shopping in Cachet & Devil’s Elbow Community
The main shopping plaza in these neighbourhoods is the Cachet Centre, located on the 16th Avenue and Woodbine Avenue intersection. This large plaza has a large supermarket, gas station, banks, a Sport Chek store and a Tim Horton’s coffee shop. It also has a private gym and lots of restaurants and take-out options, together with some small businesses. Slightly further north on Woodbine Avenue is King Square Shopping Centre, an Asian mall which offers parking and lots of stores.
Parks & Recreation
There are some great parks and trails in the neighbourhoods. Here is a list of them:
- Ashton Meadows Park – Large grassy area, children’s playground, splash pad, baseball diamond, 3 x soccer fields. Mature trees for shade.
- Milton Fierheller – Grassy area, natural areas, children’s playground
- Hillmount Park – Large grassy area park benches, natural area & pond
- Henry White Park/Willowheights Park – Large grassy area, children’s playground, splash pad, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, soccer field.
- Personna Park – a large natural area on either side of a creek that eventually flows into the Rouge River. Walking path accessed via Personna Boulevard
- Macrill Pond – short trail around a pond in a wooded area
- Calvert Park – Large open grassy area, children’s playground, baseball diamond, soccer field, picnic benches.
- Thomas Frisby Woods – Large wooded area with walking trails and children’s playground
The nearest community centres to these areas are Angus Glen Community Centre and Victoria Square Community Centre. Angus Glen offers a library, ice rink, gymnasium, fitness centre and meeting rooms. Victoria Square offers a community hall for hire which has a kitchen and a stage.
The neighbourhoods are home to Ashton Meadows, Lincoln Alexander Public Elementary Schools and St Augustine Catholic High School, all of which are highly regarded. For more information about schools, see this Complete Guide to Schools in Markham.
The Cachet and Devil’s elbow communities are popular neighbourhoods with Markham residents. The shopping, schools, vicinity to Highway 404 makes this a great choice for commuters who want to drive downtown and families who like to live in prestigious, established communities.