Markland Wood houses are situated on good size lots with private driveways and double garages. There are many mature trees surrounding these properties and some of the backyards even contain apple trees from the old Silverthorn farm. The houses on Markland Drive back onto the Markland Wood Country Club and the Etobicoke River Valley. Shopping in this area is convenient. The Markland Wood Plaza is located at the south-west corner of Bloor Street and Mill Road. This local shopping plaza is anchored by a national supermarket and a McDonalds restaurant that was specially designed with input from the Markland Homes Association. This shopping plaza also has a drug store, dry cleaner, pastry shop, bank, hairstylist, flower shop and a veterinarian clinic. Also, the Burnhamthorpe Mall, located at 666 Burnhamthorpe Drive, features a popular food market, a post office, a pet store, medical and dental clinics and a family restaurant. What's more, Sherway Gardens Mall is just a short drive away. Recreation in this green area is in abundance. Millwood Park located off Bloor Street, has tennis courts and a baseball diamond. This park is scheduled to receive a new playground area. The Markland Wood Country Club borders Markland Drive and together with the Etobicoke River Valley, forms a nice natural barrier for this neighbourhood. This club offers golf as well as social memberships. In terms of transportation, Bus service along Mill Road, Markland Drive and Bloor Street connect passengers to the Kipling TTC and Go Transit stations. Motorists can quickly access the Burnhamthorpe on-ramp to Highway 427 which links up with other Toronto commuter highways. For those travelling out of the city, Pearson International Airport is only five minutes away.