Richview is a large, culturally diverse neighbourhood that is home to people from a wide range of backgrounds and incomes. Residents love the local shopping, close proximity to transportation (including Pearson International Airport), and parkland.
When searching for homes in Richview, there are two distinct areas to be aware of: Royal York Gardens and Richmond Gardens. Both these areas are part of Richview, but are often times targeted by agents and buyers.
The Richview name dates back to 1852 when a post office of the same name was opened. By the end of the 1870’s, the neighbourhood had its own tavern, church, and school.
For many years, Richview was a farming community and by the early 1900’s the majority of farms in the area were focused on dairy.
In 1956, the last farm was sold and the farming tradition of Richview came to a close. It was at this point that residential development began.
The majority of homes in Richview were constructed during the 1950’s and 1960’s, with styles including split level, bungalows, and Georgian Revival. Many of the most valuable homes in the area back onto parkland.
Richview also features a variety of newer townhomes and condominiums.