Oakville is a great choice for families or couples looking to downsize. It generally has a quieter pace of life than larger cities like Hamilton or Toronto, and there are plenty of unique housing options that any Oakville real estate agent will be excited to show you. There are lots of options for luxury condos, and there are many neighbourhoods within Oakville that feature smaller homes equipped with plenty of luxury amenities. In addition to these unique residential neighbourhoods, there’s a bustling town center, which features plenty of shopping and delicious dining options.
If you’re looking to downsize, and you want to make Oakville your new home, the next step is choosing a neighborhood. If you’ve spent some time looking at Oakville homes for sale, you’ve likely seen options in neighbourhoods like Westmount or Wedgewood Creek, which are both in active developments. However, Bronte is the most ideal place for families or couples that are looking to downsize. It’s a beautiful area with plenty of shopping, dining, and amenities, as well as public access to the waterfront. Despite all of these perks, it’s quiet and only has a population of around 10,000.
Why Choose Bronte?
Bronte was founded in 1834 but remained a separate entity until it was annexed into Oakville in 1962. It has developed into its own little town, complete with plenty of shops, restaurants, and a gorgeous waterfront area where Bronte Creek feeds into Lake Ontario. The central waterfront area is made up of a series of parks, including Riverview Park, and Bronte Bluffs Park, clustered around Bronte Harbour. Another scenic area, Coronation Park, is located just east of Bronte. It offers a large playground and plenty of outdoor space, walking trails, and a bandshell where the annual Waterfront Festival is held.
Since it’s so walkable and has such excellent amenities, Bronte has become popular among seniors looking to downsize when they retire. There are lots of luxury condos on the market right now, as well as some classic bungalows built in the 50s and 60s, that have retained their charm.
Which Housing Options Offer the Most Value?
Out of all the Oakville condos for sale today, the ones in Bronte offer the best views overlooking Lake Ontario. One complex of Oakville condos that has recently been singled out for attention is Ennisclare on the Lake, which was voted the 2016 Condo of the Year by The Golden Horseshoe Condominium Association. There are eight suite designs available, which range from 1,346 to 1,969 square feet. All of the suites at Ennisclare on the Lake come with either a balcony or a sunroom. In addition to these gorgeous suites, the communal amenities include tennis courts, a swimming pool, exercise rooms, and a party suite. There are multiple committees that organize social activities on a regular basis, which is a great feature for seniors.
If you’re looking to check out more Oakville houses for sale, contact us today! We have a variety of options for any budget and lifestyle.