Fairgate Homes boasts a 30-year tradition in building homes in the historic and quaint community of Stouffville. Fairgate’s impressive resume in the region includes communities near the town’s charming Main Street, neighbourhoods nestled in the woodlands, and subdivisions seamlessly integrated into the historic architecture of the old Ontario community. Fairgate Homes will continue this tradition in Stouffville with Upper Stouffville, the fourth phase of Fairgate Meadows. Upper Stouffville will feature a stunning collection of 36’ and 40’ detached homes and towns starting in the $490,000s.
This close-knit community of Stouffville is a “hidden gem” and currently one of the GTA’s fastest growing communities. Originally the site of a sawmill on the banks of Duffin’s Creek, this town is now located close to larger urban centres such as Markham, Richmond Hill, and Toronto, yet maintains the charm and feel of a country village. Home to a variety of parks, schools, shops, cafes, galleries, and amenities, the Fairgate Meadows community is the ideal locale for families of all sizes.
The historical and picturesque downtown core is the real gem of Stouffville and is comprised of a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops. Residents can grab a coffee or meet a friend at For the Love of Jo, enjoy a glass of wine and Portuguese cuisine at the modern Fishbone Restaurant, or stop in for the famous french toast at Fickle Pickle Diner. Residents can also purchase locally grown produce and products at the Stouffville Farmer’s Market every Thursday, just off of Main Street.
The Lebovic Leisure Centre and Library is a fixture in the Stouffville community and is scheduled for an expansion in 2016. The recreation centre is currently home to an indoor pool and fitness centre, and provides a range of activities and programs for both children and adults. The Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment and the Latcham Gallery also host community events throughout the year. The Latcham Gallery is a great space to nurture budding artists as it offers a number of classes and children’s day camps. Residents can enroll their children in the Stop-Motion Animation program, or take one of the centre’s life drawing classes.
Active families will enjoy the region’s vast trail network which accommodates cyclists, joggers and dog-walkers alike. The Stouffville Town Trail starts in the heart of Stouffville on Main Street, makes its way through Stouffville Memorial Park, and winds around the Stouffville Reservoir. The Memorial Park is the town’s most notable greenspace and home to a brand new skatepark and recently expanded dog park (Stouffville is a dog-loving town and even has its own Dog Owners Association, which actively advocates for all dog owners via www.freethepooch.com). The Memorial park also hosts multiple community events and activities including Ribfest and Outdoor Movie Nights.
Fairgate Homes is a family-operated builder and has been building homes in the GTA since 1964. Founder Frank Mauro emphasized time, care, and attention, and co-presidents Tony Mauro and Emilio Ronco continue this tradition today. In addition to Fairgate’s investment in building quality homes, the company is also an Energy Star home builder. Fairgate is committed to the preservation of the environment and has included energy efficient materials and components into each new home including low E argon high performance windows, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, water-saving showerheads and toilets, and Energy Star appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, and dryers. Homeowners will not only live in environmentally responsible homes, but will also see monthly energy savings of up to 30% compared with homes built to the Ontario Building Code. This kind of care and attention to building homes is responsible for Fairgate’s success in Whitby, Ajax, Unionville, Richmond Hill, and Unionville.
Homebuyers interested in Upper Stouffville and the greater Stouffville community can get a taste for the neighbourhood and town through the video below, which highlights all that Stouffville has to offer. Those who would like to get a head start and access to previews before the community opens to the general public can register here.