If you are strolling down a beautifully matured tree-lined residential street - sipping quite possibly the best cappuccino (and best priced at $2 a cup) in Markham, then you, my friend, are in the well-established neighbourhood known as Raymerville!
Raymerville is situated between McCowan Road and Peter Street, north of Bullock Drive and south of 16th Avenue. It is a long road that forms a loop peppered with parks, schools and shops along the way. It is a well known, family-friendly area conveniently situated near Markville Mall and Markville High School. This area features a mix of townhomes and detached houses with a few apartment buildings to boot. On the main level of one of these apartment buildings is the very popular nursery school, Caterpillar.
At the entrance of Raymerville Drive (on the southeast corner of Raymerville and McCowan Rd.) is the amazingly old fashioned-style Italian market, Raymerville Deli & Bakery. This family-owned shop is loaded with Italian specialty foods, including an espresso bar and racks of freshly baked loaves. I'm not sure who makes the better cappucino, Danny or his mother, Carmella, but the homemade bread, pastries and sandwiches are awesome.
Once you’ve got your cappuccino to go, continue your walk east along Raymerville Drive towards Raymerville Woodlot Park. Once owned by the Ramer family, this wooded area is home to maple, cedar and beech tree pathways.
Go a little further and will stumble upon Raybeck Park, home to a soccer field, baseball diamond and play structure. This park attracts many local residents of all ages. It also features a walkway which connects to another local favourite, Springdale Park, which in addition to the other features offers FOUR Bocci courts!
And of course, no neighbourbood is complete without a strong local school. Ramer Wood Public School opened in 1986 and was named after the Ramer Family. As a parent, you might find it helpful to know that Ramer Wood P.S. consistently scores well-above the provincial average in standardized testing and offers the much sought after full-day kindergarten program (as of 2010).
If you like wooded areas, parks a-plenty, strong and safe schools…not to mention a fantastic espresso, then Raymerville is a place you’ll want to checkout! Check out what homes are for sale in Raymerville here!