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5 Things You Need to Know If You’re Moving to Burlington

Friday November 8, 2019


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Burlington, Ontario waterfront boardwalk.Moving to Burlington?

Our experts at The Woolcott Team don’t blame you! There are so many life-changing reasons to live in this beautiful and quaint waterfront city. Burlington lands right in the middle of vibrant city life and rural country living, providing residents with a well-balanced lifestyle. We’re going to walk you through some note-worthy things to know about Burlington, especially if you’re planning to move there, courtesy of our friends at Blue Whale, the friendliest moving company we’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

1. Family-Friendly Neighbourhoods

Burlington offers a balanced combination of urban fun and quiet family living. The downtown core has its fair share of restaurants, nightlife, and various activities, with many chain restaurants, malls and local businesses stemming through the city. Weaving through the main streets are many quiet, residential neighbourhoods that are home to families, retirees, young professionals and everyone else in between.

If you have a family or are planning to start one soon, Burlington can provide the perfect home for you to grow. With many elementary and secondary schools, your children will have a plethora of opportunities when it comes to education. Our experts at The Woolcott Team can help you find the perfect home for you and your growing family, and at the right price too!

2. Waterfront, Parks & Recreation

Burlington has a beautiful and spacious waterfront, right along Lake Ontario. Directly between Hamilton and Oakville, the waterfront stretches along the most southern and southeastern sides of Burlington. Spencer Smith Park is arguably the most popular lakefront entertainment area, complete with waterfront restaurants, parks for children, greenery, walkways and a boardwalk.

Other parks, waterfront areas and recreational hot spots include:

  • LaSalle Park
  • Paletta Lakefront Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Sherwood Forest Park
  • Mount Nemo Conservation Area
  • Lowville Park

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, why not check out the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)? Right on the cusp of the Hamilton-Burlington border, the RBG is home to beautiful gardens, wildlife, activities, events and more!

3. Malls & Amenities

Burlington is home to two malls: Mapleview Mall and Burlington Mall. These elite shopping centres bring some of the most popular and enticing retail stores to Burlington, including Sephora, Forever 21, H&M, The Bay, Indigo, Winners, and Apple, among many others!

Burlington offers residents a number of big-city amenities, including recreational swimming pools, hockey rinks, restaurants, banks, libraries, coffee shops, health and wellness centres, home and garden stores and so much more! For more information about the amenities available in Burlington, speak with one of our local realtors. They have a virtually unlimited wealth of information about living in bright and bold Burlington.

4. Festivals

Have you heard about the Sound of Music Festival?

It’s one of Burlington’s most popular festivals that takes place at Spencer Smith Park around the beginning of summer. Experience art and culture from resident artists, products and services from local businesses, food trucks, vendors and vibrant music.

Burlington also hosts an annual Ribfest and is right around the corner from neighbouring cities who host festivals, such as Supercrawl in Hamilton. Not to mention the many festivals that Toronto hosts, including the Toronto Jazz Festival, North by Northeast (NXNE), VELD, Digital Dreams, Caribana and Canadian Music Week.

5. Travel

Enjoy easy and convenient access to many major GTA highways, including the 403, 401 and 407. Burlington also has three GO Transit stations, including Aldershot GO, Burlington GO, and Appleby GO, where travelers can board GO trains, GO buses and city buses. Burlington is within an hour of both Toronto Pearson International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport if you plan to travel for business and/or leisure.

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Well, there you have it! Just about everything you need to know about Burlington if you’re thinking about moving there. If you have any questions or inquiries about Burlington, please feel free to get in touch with the City of Burlington. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a real estate agent or Burlington realtors, contact our experts at The Woolcott Team.