Introduction to the Sherwood Amberglen Community
The Sherwood Amberglen community is located in East Markham with homes that were built mainly in the 50s and 60s. The neighbourhood has lots of matures trees, and roads that wind around parks, and follow the hills and valleys of the Rouge River. Find out below why residents just love living here!
Sherwood Amberglen lies in East Markham. Its boundaries to the North and South are Highway 7 and the 407. In the east, the boundary is Ninth Line and to the west, the boundary runs along a Rouge river tributary, cuts across Tudor Lane and then runs along the Rouge River.
The Homes in Sherwood Amberglen Community
The majority of residents in the neighbourhood are homeowners and pride of ownership is evident here. The homes are traditional homes built from the late 1950s to 1980s and are mainly semi-detached and detached homes. You will find bungalows, side splits, back splits and two storey homes with large lot sizes, garages and large driveways. The area has lots of families with children. Recently, many of the owners have been renovating their homes. In addition, the area is beginning to go through a regentrification with purchasers buying homes to demolish and re-build.
Transport and Commuting
Commuters living in Sherwood Amberglen drive to Markham GO station in order to commute to downtown Toronto. The drive to Markham GO is around 10-mins and the train journey takes around 30-35-mins. It takes about 12-mins to cycle to the station. York Region Transit buses usually run along Highway 7 which is a short walk from the furthest reaches of the neighbourhood. However, most people have cars in this area to get around Markham and surrounding areas.
The neighbourhood is mostly residential, but there is a string of small shopping plazas in the northeast corner of the area. These plazas are full of small independent businesses, clinics, restaurants and fast food take-outs. There is also a Shoppers offering a 24-hour service. Sherwood-Amberglen is also very close to Markham Village Main Street which is a very popular shopping area full of small businesses and great eating choices, coffee shops and the like.
Parks and Recreation
Sherwood Amberglen has some lovely parks to visit here is a list:
- Sherwood Estates Park – wooded natural area with trails very popular with dog walkers
- Amber Glen Park – small children’s playground with some grassy areas and woodland area
- Armstrong Park – large park with two children’s playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and volleyball court.
The two nearest community centres are Markham Village Community Centre, which has a hockey rink and a very good library. Also nearby is Cornell Community Centre has an indoor playground, running track, library, swimming pool, gymnasium, and fitness centre.
Schools in Sherwood Amberglen Community
The community has one elementary public school – William Armstrong Public School. It is a well-respected school. Older students travel to the nearby Markham District High School. See the Complete Guide to Schools in Markham for more information.
The Sherwood-Amberglen community is a quiet residential neighbourhood with good transport links, great homes and parks. It has a good school and is extremely popular with its residents. We are not surprised that homes for sale are few and far between and get snapped up so quickly here!