By: Gloria Franchi

Lake Wilcox - What a Unique Community in the Heart of Urban Richmond Hill

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Lake Wilcox is a very special community in the heart of Richmond Hill. It is not easy to find waterfront properties in the Greater Toronto area. Lake Wilcox offers cottage country like properties and estate properties on a beautiful lake.
Lake Wilcox is a kettle Lake located in Oak Ridges, a community in the City of Richmond Hill. The Lake is 1.5 kilometres in width across the lake. Lake Wilcox was named after William Willcocks, who was a merchant in York. The original name was Lake Willcocks but the name was corrupted over time.
Over the year's Lake Wilcox has become its own wonderful small community boasting a new community centre with Lake Wilcox Park offering: A community center with a gym, indoor courts, a swimming pool and meeting areas,  a very popular outdoor skate park, a sunfilled water park for children to play.  In addition to the outdoor activities that are offered there are both volleyball courts and basketball courts, a leisure park, Lake Wilcox Park, a canoe club, and a very popular and well respected elementary school. 
Outdoor enthusiasts love the hiking trails around the lake as well as a wonderful 7km trail to Bond Lake.  You are also able to spend time on the water whether in a canoe, paddleboard, sail boat or wind sailing. 
Housing developments began to boom in Lake Wilcox in the 1950's. The suburban housing development continued until the late 1980's. Today, we see many beautiful waterfront homes on large deep lots overlooking Lake Wilcox. Docks and waterfront lookouts grace the waterfront on most lots for residences to enjoy the benefits of living on a lake similar to any cottage in Ontario. 
Waterfront homes on Lake Wilcox start at over 3.5 million. Still a great price for a waterfront property in the GTA. The pride of the neighbourhood is shown with the beautiful landscape, newly built and renovated stunning homes.  Lake Wilcox, Oakridges, has become a very high demand area.  You will discover why it is in such high demand when you come to visit.