Located north of Toronto and near Vaughan, Markham and Aurora, Richmond Hill is the third most densely populated towns in the York Region and is growing very quickly. In the beginning of the 20th century, Richmond Hill operated many large greenhouse operations and became a thriving rose-growing center which is why it was often referred to as the “rose capital” of Canada. Today, residents of apartment rentals and homes appreciate the community’s strong historical roots and down-to-earth, friendly atmosphere; they have earned the town the unofficial motto: “A little north, a little nicer.” If you’re looking for apartments for rent that are close to many parks, Richmond Hill is a good choice. The area contains 544 hectares of natural areas and 166 parks. You’ll never have trouble finding a relaxing walkway, picnic area, athletic park or nature trail in Richmond Hill. The David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill also houses the largest optical telescope in Canada.