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Burlington, the 2nd Best City to Live in!
Voted the 2nd Best City to Live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine, the beautiful and vibrant City of Burlington is one of the many communities that make up the Golden Horseshoe on the Niagara Peninsula. Burlington is located between Toronto and Hamilton, on the north-west shore of Lake Ontario. It is a growing municipality with a population of approximately 165,000.
The City of Burlington has maintained 580.78 hectares of parkland, including a 15.7 acre regional park located in Burlington’s downtown waterfront. The park is uniquely located on Lake Ontario directly connected to downtown and Burlington Beach. The park is a source of pride for Burlington residents and is considered Burlington’s premier festival and Event Park. In the summer, you will find it home to the “Sound of Music” festival, as well as “Burlington Ribfest”, known as Canada’s largest.
Burlington offers a quality of life that is second to none. No matter what the season, Burlington always offers something to see and do with its four indoor pools, two outdoor pools, four splash pads, nine ice pads, six community centres, 9 golf courses, some of the best hiking trails in the world on sections of the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment, as well as the waterfront, Royal Botanical Gardens, The Burlington Art Centre, 5 waterfalls, brand new skate board park and much more.
Alton Village approximately 412 hectares in size and is the most recent of Bulington’s major developments. The community is developed with a strong focus on good urban design with attractive streetscapes. It is crossed by four creek corridors that flow north-south and the creek crossings at Thomas Alton Boulevard have been designed for pedestrian sitting and lookouts. The community is set to have three parks, a community centre, two elementary schools and a public high school.
The Orchard & Bronte Woods
The Orchard is bordered by Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The neighbourhood is conveniently located near major commuter routes, as well as a multitude of amenities. In addition, it is a family centric development, containing many quality schools within. The community boasts an abundance of green space, with several parks and trails dispersed throughout.
The Corporate area, also known as Sheldon Creek was initially developed in 2000. It is a wonderful family neighbourhood and centrally located. Close to parks, transportation and many amenities. In this area you will find a variety of condominiums, townhomes, semis and single detached homes, with many of the homes boasting ravine backing.
Millcroft is a unique neighbourhood located between Appleby Line and Walker’s Line, North of Upper Middle Road. Homes have been designed and situated around the Millcroft Golf and Country Club. Because of its appealing urban plan and stunning homes, Millcroft is considered one of Burlington’s most sought after neighbourhoods.
Tansley Woods is a newer neighbourhood in North Burlington. It is a short drive to all amenities including Tansley Woods Centre for Learning and Leisure. Tansley Woods is also home to the adult community Village of Brantwell. The properties in The Villages of Brantwell are newer bungaloft condo-townhomes, perfect for people looking for low maintenance, single floor living (with loft space).
HeadonForest is mature neighbourhood in north Burlington. The neighbourhood is made up of mainly 3 & 4 bedroom, single family homes, most featuring great lot sizes. A property within Headon Forest is close to schools, parks, shopping and transportation. In addition, commuters will enjoy quick and easy access to the 407 and QEW..
The neighbourhood of Palmer is located just south of Headon Forest. Similar to its neighbouring development, it is also a mature neighbourhood and is close all amenities. The homes in Palmer were originally built about 30 to 40 years ago, so again you will find single family homes, with great lot sizes.
The Mountainside neighbourhood in northwest Burlington is so named for its proximity to the “Hamilton Mountain”. Within its neighbourhood boundaries, it contains the original community of Clarksdale. The homes are older and the lots are larger and more mature. It is centrally located near all amenities; shopping, highways, schools and transit.
Close to Mountainside is the neighbourhood of Brant Hills. Originally developed in the 1970’s. homes in Brant Hills range from about 20 to 30+ years. The neighbourhood is mature and has many parks, a great community centre and library, satisfying the interests of varying demographics from new families to empty nesters.
Tyandaga is a beautiful neighbourhood located in the northwest corner of Burlington close to Kerncliff Park which is part of the Niagara Escarpment. Typically the properties in Tyandaga are large treed lots. You will also find some areas with linked townhomes and semis. All the properties of Tyandaga are built around the 18 hole golf course of the same name. This neighbourhood is also conveniently located to the 407, 403, and QEW.
Situated on the Oakville/Burlington border, Elizabeth Gardens is close to public transit, schools, shopping and with easy highway access minutes to GO Transit. This neighbourhood is one of Burlington`s most mature areas and has recently seen a revitalization. Here you can find reasonably priced condominiums, townhomes, single family homes; all a mix of original and newly renovated properties, as well as new builds.
Pinedale-Sheldon Creek neighbourhood is largely residential consisting of a mixture of single-family detached, townhouses and high-rise condominiums. The area boasts parks, schools and shopping. It’s close to the Appleby GO station, Burlington Transit routes and Q.E.W.
Longmoor is centrally located in the southern area of Burlington. It is a mixture of affordable housing in a maturely treed neighbourhood. Close to shopping, schools, transit and quick access to the Q.E.W.
Shoreacres is a maturely treed area comprised mostly of single-family detached homes. There are a number of parks throughout the Shoreacres neighbourhood the latest being Paletta Park and Mansion.
The Dynes area is a great family location. It is close to schools, bus routes, restaurants and the Burlington Mall. It is a great central location, only minutes to the highway, Go Train and downtown Burlington. Within this neighbourhood, you will find single family homes of varying age and property size.
The Roseland quaint and charming neighbourhood that is centrally located and close to shopping, the Downtown Core, restaurants and more. Within this neighbourhood, you will find single family homes of varying age and property size.
This neighbourhood is mainly characterized by charming older homes, many of them 50+ years. Walking distance to the waterfront, quaint downtown shops, pubs and restaurants, Central Burlington offers many attractions for a variety of interests. Minutes away is Burlington’s waterfront and Spencer Smith Park, the site of many events throughout the year including “The Sound of Music Festival” and “Burlington Ribfest”.
Maple is part of the downtown Burlington area. It is a mixture of mature homes, renovated properties and rebuilds. Walking distance to the waterfront, Mapleview Mall and Spencer Smith Park in Burlington’s waterfront, make it a popular area for many. The neighbourhood of Maple is located close to Joseph Brant Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway and the Burlington Go Station.
Aldershot is the historic village along Plains Road in the west end of Burlington. It is an older quaint neighbourhood that is well-maintained and the residences reflect character of heritage-type homes. The properties feature mature trees and large lots. This once small village has had and continues to see many transformations. There are many distinctive shops, great dining, many parks and walking trails, Royal Botanical Gardens, LaSalle Park and Marina.