Rural Vaughan is a holdover from the days when Vaughan was primarily an agricultural community with a myriad of farms that in decades past fed the citizens of the burgeoning City of Toronto to the south. Very few of these farms exist today as urban development has expanded northward. In 2005 the Ontario Provincial government created the Ontario Greenbelt preserving Rural Vaughan for future generations to enjoy.
Rural Vaughan features a bucolic landscape of gently rolling hills and sun baked farm fields interspersed with woodlots, and wetlands. The Holland Marsh also known as “the breadbasket of Ontario” is situated just to the north of the King Vaughan Road. The Highway 400 employment lands encompass a large area in the north-east part of the community. Most of the housing stock here consists of country estates.