When MoneySense crowned Oakville the best place to live in Canada back in 2018, we were thrilled, and not at all surprised. With its friendly small-town vibe, just a 30-minute drive from Toronto, and its charming mix of 19th-century and modern architecture, gorgeous waterfront, and warm and bustling neighbourhoods, Oakville has been winning hearts and attracting savvy businesses and homeowners for years. No wonder 86% of the town’s residents have said Oakville is a better place to live than anywhere else in the GTA.
Want to find out why we’ve always thought Oakville is the best place to live in Canada? Read on for our guide to this no-longer-quite-so-hidden Ontario gem, and consider looking at all that Oakville real estate has to offer you and your family.
A City of Villages: Finding Your Own Oakville Home in A Diverse and Friendly Neighbourhood
While the city is already well known for its jaw-dropping mansions and the lush greenery of the Glen Abbey Golf Club, it is also home to an impressive array of friendly neighbourhoods, or “villages,” as their residents affectionately call them. Oakville has houses for sale at every price point!
Take Falgarwood, for example, which provides its residents with easy access to Toronto via the GO Train and the QEW/403 Highway. This village features a number of affordable homes for sale that are perfect for young families.
Whatever your budget, you’re guaranteed to find a house for sale in an Oakville neighbourhood that you’ll fall in love with, as well as your own “village” to make home. And best yet? All of this comes at a considerably lower price tag than in Toronto.
Oakville Real Estate, Parks, and Waterfront: Making Quality of Life the Priority
Oakville’s fantastic and diverse real estate offering could bring a smile to anyone’s face. But that’s far from all this city has to offer. We’re talking literally hundreds of parks and nature trails, including the Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Shell Park, which will transport you from the busy hubbub of Toronto to a soothing green oasis just minutes from your home.
If you’re looking for a break from nature, Oakville also has an exciting cultural scene, with museums and galleries aplenty, fun events for the whole family, and even its own performing arts theatre.
Don’t forget one of the city’s most beloved attractions, the Oakville waterfront; not that anyone is likely to after setting eyes on our picturesque corner of Lake Ontario. For boaters, Oakville has two harbours that are perfect for slips and sailboats.
Finally, Oakville boasts excellent facilities and amenities, as well as some of the finest schools Canada has to offer. What more could you ask for?
What You Should Know Before Googling “Oakville Homes For Sale”—See the City For Yourself!
Oakville has always been a great home to its residents, even before MoneySense and Maclean’s magazine called it the best place to live in Canada. Now that the secret’s out, make sure to check out all of Oakville’s neighbourhoods, houses for sale, and the dazzling Oakville waterfront for yourself, to find the city’s best “village” and home for you and your family.