Century Heritage homes on large lots - circular roads. City of Markham initiative to maintain farmhouses and other houses that were slated for demolition due to development. Heritage Estates is a sanctuary of last resort for threatened historic houses and is unique in North America. Created by the Town of Markham, the neighbourhood includes 26 lovingly restored private heritage homes. Among these are a number of homes built by the Berczy Settlers, their descendents and some of the Pennsylvania German Settlers attracted to Markham by the existing German settlement.