Newmarket's greatest advantage is that you can be close to all the big city action in Toronto without having to live in the city itself. Many Newmarket residents commute to Toronto for work but enjoy the space, low crime rate and wealth of the Newmarket suburbs.The Town of Newmarket is the home of York Regional Headquarters, and Southlake Regional Health Centre.Newmarket covers a 14.2 square miles (38.07 square kilometres) area in the heart of York Region, midway between downtown Toronto and Barrie.
Residents are welcomed and encouraged to utilize Newmarket's many excellent recreation facilities. The Magna Centre is a state-of-the-art recreation complex and features an Olympic-sized and three NHL-sized arenas, a 25-metre community pool and 21-metre learning pool, a full-sized gymnasium and walking track, three multi-purpose rooms, a restaurant and a pro shop. The Ray Twinney Recreation Complex features two arenas, a large indoor pool, all with spectator seating, snack bars and change room facilities. Also, Newmarket has over 70 parks and nature trails including the Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area/Fairy Lake and the Mabel Davis Conservation Area.
Main Street is a unique experience with early 1800s styled historic architecture, streetlights, and custom grown flower barrels. It's proximity to the Holland River Trail System and Fairy Lake allows for recreational, cultural and arts activities. Local businesses provide boutiques, patio eateries, live theatres and a seasonal farmer's market in a vibrant setting. Finally, for those shopping enthusiast, Upper Canada Mall is a great shopping experience, with over 1,000,000-square-feet and 250 stores, located along a bustling Yonge Street corridor.