LIVING IN AURORA ESTATES
Aurora Estates as its name would imply; is a picturesque collection of estate home communities located on the edges of the magnificent Oak Ridges Moraine. Hunters Glen located east off Yonge Street and Elderberry Trail located west off Yonge Street are the two signature communities in this neighbourhood. The communities consist of magnificent gated mansions on multi-acreage forested lots. Aurora Estates shares its south border with the municipality of Richmond Hill. The north portion of this exclusive neighbourhood includes Beacon Hall Golf Club, and the historic Aurora Cemetery. Tucked away on dedicated separate roads within the neighbourhood are a number of institutions including: Willows Estate Nursing Home, Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division headquarters, Ontario Streams management office, Service Ontario government office, the York Catholic District School Board, Cardinal Carter Catholic High School and Child Care Centre, and E’cole Secondaire Catholique Renaissance.
Aurora Estates newer communities include: Allure At The Gates of Aurora, Wycliffe Gardens, Beacon Hall, Ascot Park Elderberry Hill and Renaissance. Soon to be added to this mix are Princeton Heights a limited collection of custom quality estate homes and Le Triomphe a French-inspired luxury boutique condominium.
HISTORY OF AURORA ESTATES
James Lloyd was the first recorded landowner in this area. He was among a large contingent of Quaker families that emigrated to Canada in the early 1800s. Lloyd was not only a prolific landowner in the area but he was also a patriarch of nine children whose sons were described as “men of sterling integrity and counted among them a Justice of the peace, a doctor a dentist, a politician and a mounted police officer.
HOMES IN AURORA ESTATES
Aurora Estates has the largest number of luxury estate homes in Aurora. Many of these homes are situated on one or two acre lots that are well treed and perched atop a hill with magnificent vistas of the bucolic country setting. House styles range from Neo-Classical, to Georgian and Colonial Revival to French Chateau, English Manor Style, and Palladian style architecture.
These homes often include a main floor library or office, a home theatre, wine cellar,integrated home automation, and built-in or attached multiple garages. The magnificent lots are shaped by the magnificent Oak Ridges Moraine topography which is lush and forested and full of peaks and valleys that provide a picturesque backdrop for these homes.
The former Highland Gate Golf Course is now being redeveloped into a new residential community called Allegro that will include 159 homes and feature walking trails and large homes on 50 and 60 foot lots surrounded by towering trees preserved from the former golf course. These luxury homes will have 10 foot ceilings and many green environment features.