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Why Markham RE is so expensive?

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Thornhill, ON
Markham has the high paying, high tech jobs. IBM, AMD, CGI, Qualcomm, etc all have their HQ in Markham. Vaughan, RH have none. People prefer to live close to where their jobs are located.
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DisneyKruze wrote: Markham has the high paying, high tech jobs. IBM, AMD, CGI, Qualcomm, etc all have their HQ in Markham. Vaughan, RH have none. People prefer to live close to where their jobs are located.
I used to work one of those companies, some lived in RH, some lived in MH, some lived in Sauga. some wfh 2 days a week.
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DisneyKruze wrote: Markham has the high paying, high tech jobs. IBM, AMD, CGI, Qualcomm, etc all have their HQ in Markham. Vaughan, RH have none. People prefer to live close to where their jobs are located.
All those jobs you now mentioned are going WFH for the foreseeable future - which you'd know if you actually worked for any of them (former CGI consultant here) ;)

Annnd many of the choice parts of RH are within 15 min driving to the Commerce Valley Drive tech cluster, closer than much of "Markham" because of how wide it is!
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DisneyKruze wrote: Markham has the high paying, high tech jobs. IBM, AMD, CGI, Qualcomm, etc all have their HQ in Markham. Vaughan, RH have none. People prefer to live close to where their jobs are located.
BTW #2 the true "high-paying tech jobs" are in downtown Toronto, not Markham...
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Why is it that every time Markham gets brought up on RFD everyone and their mother from the surrounding suburbs feels the absolute need to measure up/tell us why x/y/z is better in their head? ffs

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RichmondCA wrote: Why is it that every time Markham gets brought up on RFD everyone and their mother from the surrounding suburbs feels the absolute need to measure up/tell us why x/y/z is better in their head? ffs
Don't worry it's just like competition between friendly sports rivals, ie. Montreal / Toronto :D

Markham is cool, we could have lived there if it wasn't for my wife's preferences lol
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For Suburbs, I would prefer Markham over all others; many pros that have already been outlined, jobs, community services, incomes and most notably the schools.

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