Richmond Hill [York Region] - Community Summary
The town of Richmond Hill is located in the central portion of York Region. Richmond Hill is located about halfway between Toronto and Lake Simcoe. The third most populous municipality in York Region and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada, Richmond Hill was called the "Rose Capital of the World". The town is home to the world-renowned David Dunlap Observatory telescope which is the largest in Canada.
Richmond Hill has 166 parks, including Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park with several baseball diamonds, two ice skating rinks, a 300-person amphitheatre and a skateboard park. The Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club is the town's community tennis club.
Richmond Hill is also home to the Richmond Hill Country Club, the Summit Golf & Country Club, and the Bloomington Downs Golf Course.
The York Region District School Board operates 25 public elementary schools in Richmond Hill. It also operates 5 secondary schools in Richmond Hill: Alexander Mackenzie High School, Bayview Secondary School, Langstaff Secondary School, Richmond Green Secondary School and Richmond Hill High School. Students in schools in the York Region District School Board have scored above the provincial average on the Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The York Catholic District School Board operates 13 Catholic elementary schools in Richmond Hill. It also operates two Catholic secondary schools, St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School and Jean Vanier Catholic High School.