Welcome to Oakville, Ontario
A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside community with a strong sense of history that is preserved and celebrated both by residents and visitors. Oakville was founded in 1827 and continues to grow to become one of the most coveted residential and business centres in Ontario. And for good reason, Oakville has:
- Great neighbourhoods;
- Great local businesses and shops;
- Great schools;
- Waterfront trails and parks to enjoy Lake Ontario;
- Easy access via QEW, 403, 407 and GO Transit;
- Charming shopping districts in the downtown core
Oakville is ‘home’ to approximately 170,000 people and boasts all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre, but still manages to keep it’s small-town charm. In downtown Oakville, enjoy a mix of converted 19th century buildings and newer architecture home to fine shops, businesses, services and restaurants. Taking a look at Oakville Real Estate and I think you’ll agree with those of us that call Oakville ‘Home’, that Oakville is a great place to live.
The above YouTube video is a very well done look at the Town of Oakville & includes narration by Mayor Rob Burton.
Destination for both visitors and residents:
Only a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and about an hour’s drive from the U.S. border, Oakville boasts a $88 million tourism industry, with over 1.4 million visitors annually.
Residents and visitors can enjoy local theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. They can visit the museum at Erchless Estate, located in the home of the Chisolms, Oakville’s founding family. Other points of interest include galleries, historical societies and local architecture, especially in Oakville’s many heritage neighbourhoods.
Among the myriad of special attractions and activities for the whole family, Oakville’s annual Waterfront Festival, Festival of Classics and Jazz Festival draw crowds from around the GTA. The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Golfers can play at one of seven golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey which hosted the 2004 Canadian Open.
Enjoy over 2,400 acres of parks and green space, many with groomed hiking trails, or join one of Oakville’s many recreation centres which provide programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats.
A great place to do business:
Oakville’s strong and diversified economic base offers an excellent location for both new and expanding businesses. Currently, over 260 national and international corporate headquarters represent automotive, technology, business service, aerospace, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors.
The average household income in Oakville is estimated at $89,000, about $25,000 more than comparable GTA figures. People who live here are proud of the quality of life this great community has to offer. In a recent survey of residents, 86 per cent say Oakville is a better place to live than anywhere else in the GTA.
Ideally located in a beautiful natural setting, Oakville offers first-rate facilities and amenities. The outstanding range of lifestyle choices will continue to make this growing community one in which residents and businesses feel a sense of pride and connection.
The old village of Bronte lies between Third Line and Burloak Drive (Burlington), south of Rebecca Street and north of Lake Ontario. Bronte is a popular tourist area with a great assortment of pubs and restaurants. The Bronte Marina was recently enlarged and includes a large new restaurant on the water. Most of the homes in Bronte are either townhomes or condo apartments.
Bronte Creek is a newer housing development located north of Upper Middle Road and west of Bronte Road. The homes in Bronte Creek are inspired by the natural beauty of the Town of Oakville and Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This upscale community boasts a variety of detached homes on 36, 46 and 56 foot lots, and townhomes, all set within the rolling hills and mature trees of the surrounding area of Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
East of Sixteen Mile Creek, south of Upper Middle Road, west of Trafalgar Road and north of hte QEW. A mature area of central north Oakville offering a mixture of residential homes from detached residences on quiet courts to townhomes, apartments and condos.
Includes Oakville Place Mall, Oakville Golf Club, Sheridan College, Oakdale Park, White Oaks High School. Residents of College Park enjoy easy access to the QEW and the Oakville Go Station.
Downtown Oakville is thought by many to be the heart of Oakville. It covers east of Dorval Drive to 16 Mile Creek, south of Speers Rd and north of Lake Ontario. Homes in Downtown Oakville include a wide range of homes from fixer-uppers in Kerr St village to luxury townhomes overlooking the harbour to sprawling bungalows in the Riverside neighbourhood and Lakefront mansions, custom-built homes and estates on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Downtown Oakville is full of desirable areas as you can walk to the lake, Oakville Harbour & marina, fantastic shops and restaurants, yet still enjoy easy access to the QEW from Trafalgar Rd and the Oakville Go Train station.
Falgarwood is found north of the QEW, south of Upper Middle, east of Trafalgar and west of 9th Line. This mature neighbourhood boasts lots of mature trees and parks. A variety of homes are found in Falgarwood including detached homes, townhomes and condos. Living in Falgarwood, you are close to Oakville Place Mall, Upper Oakville Shopping Centre & Sheridan College and QEW.
Glen Abbey is a newer planned community that originated in the 1980s with beautiful walking and biking trails, ravines and parks and a modern infrastructure. It is found south of Upper Middle Road, north of the QEW between 16 Mile Creek and Bronte Road. Glen Abbey includes the Fairway Hills development of luxury detached homes backing on to the Glen Abbey Golf Course. Homes in Glen Abbey include condominium apartments, condo townhomes, semi-detached homes, link homes and detached and large executive homes.
The Glen Abbey community has a variety of amenities including Sixteen Mile Creek, Glen Abbey Golf Course, Deerfield Golf Course, Saw Whet Golf Course, an extensive trail system and the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre and Glen Abbey Public Library. Glen Abbey has great zccess to the QEW & 403 and is close to the 407 and both the Oakville and Bronte GO Train stations.
Joshua Creek or Wedgewood Creek
The Joshua Creek neighbourhood of Oakville extends east of Trafalgar Road, north of Upper Middle Road, south of Dundas St and east of 9th Line. Joshua Creek borders Mississauga to the east. Joshua Creek is home to newer luxury homes and high-end Townhomes.
Joshua Creek boasts excellent schools, parks, a new rec centre and shopping. Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, Iroquois Ridge High School, PGA Golf Centre (driving range) are all found in Joshua Creek. Residents enjoy easy access to the QEW, 403, 407 and the Go Train.
Lakeshore Woods is a newer development within Bronte – located east of Burloak, south of Rebecca and north of Lakeshore. Lakeshore Woods consists of medium to large luxury homes and high-end townhomes.
A live-work development made up of 2 and 3-storey towns, semis and detached homes. It features and quaint, small town streetscape with front porches, rear garages with laneways.
The Old Oakville neighbourhood in Oakville extends east of 16 Mile Creek, north of Lake Ontario, south of Cornwall Road and west of Charwell Road. It includes an impressive array of residential homes, historical homes, architecturally significant homes, luxury waterfront condos, luxury custom-built homes, trendy live/work condos, hi-rise condos, townhomes & luxury waterfront estates.
The Old Oakville community is home to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (O.T.M.H.), located between Reynolds Street and Allan Street. Enjoy world class dinning, shopping, The Oakville Centre for the performing arts, shopping and Oakville Harbour. Old Oakville has convenient access to the QEW from Trafalgar Rd and Ford Dr and is close to the Oakville Go Station.
River Oaks is found north of College Park in north Oakville. It runs north of Upper Middle Road, and south of Dundas Street between Trafalgar Road and 16 Mile Creek. The River Oaks neighbourhood is a great family oriented community with great facilities, schools and shopping. River Oaks residents enjoy access to the Heritage Trail system, River Oaks arena & River Recreation Centre as well as convenient access to the QEW, 403, 407 and Go Train.
The Sherwood Heights community is situated in northeast Oakville bordering Mississauga. The homes in Sherwood Heights are mostly large 2 storey detached homes between built mostly in the 1980s. Sherwood Heights offers easy access to the QEW and 403. This Oakville neighbourhood has lots of parks, is located close to the AMC complex on Winston Churchill as well as the shops and restaurants along Dundas St. For GO Train riders, the Clarkson GO Station is nearby.
The southeast Oakville neighbourhood includes the Morrison & Ford Drive neighbourhoods. It is bordered by Chartwell Road on the west and Winston Churchill (Mississauga) to the east. south of Cornwall and north of Lake Ontario. Southeast Oakville continues to be one of the most desirable areas of Oakville and has a wide range of homes from older bungalows and split levels to infill custom-built luxury homes and ultra luxury estates.
Southeast Oakville is home to Oakville Trafalgar High School, Maplegrove Village, Ford Drive commercial centre, Joshua’s Creek Arenas and Valley Park. Residents of southeast Oakville enjoy convenient QEW and 403 access from Ford Drive and GO train access from the Clarkson GO Station.
Southwest Oakville runs west from Dorval Drive to Third Line, south of Rebecca and north of Lake Ontario. It is a mature, established neighbourhood of Oakville including pockets of revitalization, infill new homes, as well as luxury homes and estates both on Lakeshore Road and lakefront on Lake Ontario. Included within southwest Oakville is the Coronation Park area, a quiet residential area of large trees and sprawling bungalows.
The southwest Oakville neighbourhood is home to Appleby College and the YMCA. Access to the QEW is via Third Line or Dorval Dr or Go Train service from the Bronte or Cross Ave GO Stations.
West Oakville extends west from Dorval Drive to Bronte Road, north of Rebecca Street to south of Speers Road. This area is very similar to Southwest Oakville in nature and is primarily made up of older bungalows and split level homes in a mature, well treed setting.
West Oak Trails
West Oak Trails extends north from Upper Middle Road, south of Dundas Street, east of Bronte Road (Highway #25) and west of the 16 Mile Creek. It includes the Westmount and Upper Glen Abbey neighbourhoods. It is a community of newer homes with great new schools, community parks with splashpads and children’s playcenters. West Oak Trails is close to the Glen Abbey Arenas, Recreational Center, Public Library and Swimming Pool. Residents can access the QEW from Third Line and the 407 from Bronte Road or Neyagawa Blvd. For GO train commuters, you can choose between the Bronte and Oakville GO Train station. West Oak Trails has tons of great community parks and trails, Sixteen Mile Creek Trail and Lions Valley Park.