Living in Aurora Northeast
Aurora Northeast is rapidly transitioning from a rural to an urban neighbourhood. This countryside setting on the edges of the magnificent Oak Ridges Moraine provides the perfect backdrop for this master planned community which when complete is expected to be home to approximately eight to nine thousand residents. Most of the residential development in this neighbourhood will be concentrated west of Leslie Street. These residential pockets are buffered by an abundance of green space consisting of a mix of environmental protection areas, neighbourhood parks and walking trails. Most of the land east of Leslie Street over to Highway 404 will consist of a large business park that will create numerous employment opportunities for residents.
Aurora Northeast shares its north border with the Town of Newmarket while the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is situated to the east of this neighbourhood. Highway 404 forms the east boundary of this neighbourhood. It provides commuters with quick and convenient access to the 400 series highways.
History of Aurora Northeast
This area was surveyed by the British Crown in 1802. The first settlers were United Empire Loyalists who were granted 200 acre farm lots as a reward for their service to the Crown. Before clear title was granted settlers had to build a house, fence 10 acres of their land for farming, and clear-cut their land where it abutted a concession or sideroad.
Aurora Northeast would charter a new course from a rural to a mixed use neighbourhood in 2010 when Aurora Town Council adopted the 2C Secondary Plan which was later approved by the Ontario Municipal Board in 2011. This plan will guide the future growth of the Aurora Northeast neighbourhood addressing everything from housing, infrastructure, employment and the environment.
Homes in Aurora Northeast
Aurora Northeast’s housing stock consists of a mix of detached homes and townhomes.Many of these homes are currently under construction and many more are on the drawing board and not yet built.
Lifestyle in Aurora Northeast
There are numerous shopping options along Bayview Avenue from Wellington Street to St. Johns Sideroad. . On the northeast corner of Bayview and St. Johns is a new shopping mall anchored by a T&T Supermarket and a Kelsey’s Roadhouse.
Recreation in Aurora Northeast
Residents of this neighbourhood enjoy convenient access to beautiful walking trails situated in wetlands and woodlots.