Burlington was recently listed by Money Sense Magazine as one of the best cities to live in, in Canada. Not only that, Money Sense ranked Burlington as the third best city to raise a family in. It’s with good reason, as Burlington has a lot to offer, from fantastic schools, close proximity to Toronto, community spirit, and of course dozens of great neighbourhoods. Not every neighbourhood is built the same. Some neighbourhoods cater towards the single commuter, while others are more for senior, or retirement life. In this blog article we’ll examine what the best neighbourhoods in Burlington to raise a family are.
Headon Forest is centrally located in Burlington. This community was started in the 1980’s when houses were built on lots with large backyards. Backyards and kids go hand in hand as it gives them lots of opportunities to be active in a safe location. Backyards are also perfect for birthday parties, and family events. What we love most about this neighbourhood is that it has mature and tall trees, as well as larger wide roads, making your new home a beautiful place to reside. Notre Dame Roman Catholic High School, as well as a few Elementary Schools are all within walking distance. Ireland Park is also located in Headon Forest, and it’s a great spot for children to play soccer, football, or ride their bikes about in a safe area.
Tansley Woods is located centrally in Burlington, so it’s close to everything Burlington has to offer. If your job is in Toronto, the Go Station is near, or if your work is just down the road in Oakville, you don’t have far to drive on the 403. This neighbourhood has great family amenities, such as the Tansley Woods Library and the Tansley Woods Park. We’re a little biased too, as our Woolcott office is located in the Tansley Woods neighbourhood.
Palmer is an excellent place to raise a family, as again, it’s a mature neighbourhood with a strong foundation and lots to offer. Dr. Charles Best Public School, and Sir Earnest MacMillaian Public School are located here, and within walking distance. Furthermore, there are several parks, and many family oriented businesses, such as dental offices, animal hospitals and family doctors.
The Mountainside Neighbourhood in Burlington is a mix of old and new housing. Here you’ll find Mountainside Park, which offers a lot of activities for kids. Homes in this area reasonably priced, and you’re bound to find something to suit your family size. Schools and churches round out this neighbourhood, adding to a positive community life. Mountainside is also close to the Go Station, making this great if you or your spouse need to commute to Oakville, Mississauga or Toronto.
Brant Hills is a family oriented area filled with parks, trails and schools. This is a great spot for kids, as it has the Brant Hills Park. Brant Hills is also a hop, skip and a jump away from the Bruce Trail. The Brant Hills Library and Park is also a great selling feature of this Burlington region, as it’s the perfect Saturday or after school destination. If you love golf, you’ll love Brant Hills. It is close to two golf courses, making it ideal for those of us who appreciate getting lost in a round of 18 holes.
With 29 Public elementary schools, 14 Catholic Schools, and 11 high schools, Burlington is a fantastic city to raise children. The city has 115 parks, 3 malls, as well as many local sports teams. For grownups, there are plenty of amazing restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities. Furthermore, the 407, 403 and Go Transit provide quick access to Mississauga, Oakville and Toronto for employment opportunities.