Communities / Oakville
Oakville is an exciting and remarkable community within the Greater Toronto Area. It is a stunning lakeside town with a strong heritage stemming back to 1857 and has been preserved and honoured by its residents. It has become one of the most coveted communities in Ontario offering:
- Fantastic neighbourhoods
- Internationally acclaimed private schools
- A full-service acute care community hospital
- Proximity to Lake Ontario and recreational areas
- Easy access via QEW, 403, 407 and GO Transit
- Charming shopping districts in the downtown core
This prosperous town is home to roughly 186,400 residents. Oakville offers all the benefits of metropolitan city, while also maintaining its small-town feeling. The historical downtown streets boast a mix of renewed 19th century buildings that are home to 400 shops, services and restaurants.
Just a 30-minute drive to downtown Toronto, and an hour drive to the U.S. border, residents and visitors can enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Other points of interest are a number of galleries
and local architecture, especially in heritage neighbourhood.
Oakville is home to many special attractions. Among them is the annual Waterfront Festival and the Jazz Festival. Oakville is also home to seven golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, built by Jack Nicklaus, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years. With over 2,400 acres of park space that have many hiking & bike trails, numerous recreational facilities including a world class sports centre and 2 picturesque harbours, it’s clear why many call Oakville home.
One of Oakville’s newer subdivisions, Joshua Creek is an exclusive enclave of luxury homes built by renowned builders Fernbrook Homes and Ballantry Homes. It is highlighted by its extensive woodlots, ravines, parks and walking trails. Fantastic private and public schools and conveniently located with easy access to highways making Toronto and Mississauga accessible.
Wedgewood Creek began development in the mid to late 1980’s. Wedgewood Creek is perfect for commuters with excellent proximity to all major highways and the Oakville GO Station. The area is bordered by a number of plazas and major retailers.Parks and trails are throughout the neighbourhood.
River Oaks was developed in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. It borders Sixteen Mile Creek and is conveniently located with a variety of parks and trails, great schools including Rother Glen Private School, two community centres, arenas, swimming pools, and shopping. The housing style in this neighbourhood is loaded with character and charm. Many of the homes offer detached garages and you will find anything from condominiums to townhomes to custom detached homes that line Sixteen Mile Creek.
Amidst many mature trees, Falgarwood is offers many ravine properties, is conveniently located near Oakville Place Shopping Centre, Sheridan College and many great restaurants. It is also easy access to the QEW, 403, GO Stations and downtown Toronto.
College Park is home to the world-renowned Sheridan College. It offers an abundant of condominium living for students. College Park is also home to many ravine backing properties, Oakville Golf and Country Club which is surrounded by many mature homes on generous sized lots.
Glen Abbey is home to the world-renowned Glen Abbey Golf Club, known for hosting the RBC Canadian Open. The homes are built around the golf course and are on average 30+ years old. The homes directly abutting the golf course are located in and exclusive enclave called “Fairway Hills”. Home designs range from affordable townhomes to ravine backing luxury homes making Glen Abbey one of the most desirable North Oakville locations.
Completed in the early 2000’s Westoak Trails is a fantastic family neighbourhood perfect for young families and first time home buyers. Westoak Trails boasts many parks and walking trails, plenty of shopping, great schools and a state-of-the-art indoor soccer facility.
Westmount is one of North Oakville’s newest communities. It is located close to all major amenities. Westmount has housing that is perfect for young families with homes ranging from $300,000 to just over $1,000,000. There are many hiking trails, ample parks and schools and an easy commute to most of the GTA from the 407, QEW or 403 Highways.
Set against the natural backdrop of the Bronte Creek Provincial Park and conveniently located close to the Bronte GO station and several major highways, this is one of Oakville’s newest communities that is just nearing completion. The majority of these homes are finished with high quality finishes and many back on to Bronte Provincial Park or the areas many ravines.
Only minutes to the QEW and Oakville & Clarkson Go Stations, this is a great neighbourhood for commuters with easy access to Downtown Toronto while still living in a mature neighbourhood with traditional style homes and some recent custom builds. The neighbourhood offers many different lot sizes and wooded areas and parks. This is also where Lakeshore Road East begins and you will find gorgeous estate and Lakefront homes.
Morrison is one of Oakville’s most sought after locations. Home to some of Oakville’s largest treed private lots, the Morrison neighbourhood also boasts many of Oakville’s Custom built Homes. It is not uncommon to find half acre lots or larger. The Morrison area is home to one of Ontario’s top rated public high schools and an all girls private school.
Old Oakville boasts a wonderful array of custom built homes, historical homes, Victorian brownstones, luxury waterfront condos, trendy live/work condos, cape cod style homes, hi-rise condos, townhomes, and luxury waterfront estates. The community contains Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (O.T.M.H.), world class dinning, shopping, spas and the Oakville Marina & Oakville Harbour. The Town of Oakville promotes the preservation of historically significant buildings and Heritage Homes.
Set along the shore of Lake Ontario Central Oakville is the original Oakville Settlement and is centred on Oakville Harbour. Many of the one time cottages south of Lakeshore Road have been torn down and replaced with large luxury homes. The Kerr Street area, or what is now called Kerr Village has had a transformation over the past few years. Once known as Oakville’s second downtown, the streetscape has had an overhaul and some of Oakville’s best restaurants and antique stores are here. Being so central, most amenities are a short walk away from this neighbourhood. These include grocery stores, parks, arena, fitness centre, restaurants, library, pool, coffee shops, boating, the Oakville Club, etc.
Clearview is a wonderful place to live, a diverse community, and its residents define the meaning of neighbourly. The location of this community is next to none, with easy access to Clarkson Go, QEW, 403, 407 and 401. Clearview’s major featureis a central parkway system which not only contains parks, bike & walking paths, but also serves to locate major community activities like schools and neighbourhood facilities.
South West Oakville
Southwest Oakville is a much sought after area. Many original estates, including the Baillie and Holyrood estates that once lined the shores of Lake Ontario, were sold and redeveloped into upscale neighbourhoods. Upon redevelopment, the riparian rights are given back to the town of Oakville, so many of these neighbourhoods have public foot paths and parkettes along the waterfront for all to enjoy. Centrally located in South west Oakville is Coronation Park. This is a large waterfront park with fantastic amenities including new splash pad and children’s play area. Southwest Oakville is also the home to a new and modern YMCA.
West Oakville is a mature community built primarily in the 60’s & 70’s and features many bungalow, side and back split home designs. The streets are tree lined and the lots are spacious.
Officially founded in 1834, the Village of Bronte has a long history with many changes taking place over the years. From its small beginnings to the cultural and business hub it has become, it has kept its small town feel with a pleasant mix of old and new. Bronte offers Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park and Marina facilities, Bronte Village Mall and quaint shops, waterfront trails, various small parks, QEW access from Bronte Road and Third Line, GO Train service from the Bronte station.
A little further west of Bronte Village is the south ends newest community Lakeshore Woods. It’s within walking distance to Lake Ontario and is surrounded by Shell Park, West Bronte Creek parks and water front trails.