Burlington Living

September 2018 STATs for Burlington

The chart above, Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas, illustrates how much the average price for Burlington has changed and it’s showing us how much each area has changed since last year. We can see that there were a total of 247 sales for the month of September, which is an increase compared to last year.

 

The Average Residential Price by District graph indicates to us that Burlington is doing well from the escarpment to the bay. And that it continues to remain a hot area. You’re also able to see the average cost of a home for the month of September in each area.

The chart above, Residential Marketing Activity, includes area 35, which are the neighbourhoods of Millcroft and Headen Forest. We can see the sales activity was 86 for the month of September, down 2.4% but still up from 2016.

RAHB reported 948 sales of residential properties and a 4.6% increase over the same month last year. And that The Sales to New Listing Ratio was 50.1% – indicating that the overall residential market for the RAHB area is in a balanced position.

With a Sales to Listing Price Ratio of 98.4% we can see that this area of Burlington continues to do well. Millcroft and Headen Forest continue to stay consistent and the average time a home is on the market at 27.8%.

For more in-depth statistics and additional metrics, please refer to RAHB’s Burlington Residential Marketing Report for September 2018. 

And if you’re thinking of selling your home please make sure you contact us. We are ready to help you find what you’ve been dreaming of.

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Burlington’s Top Neighbourhoods

If you’re considering moving to Burlington and looking to buy a house, you’re probably wondering what are some of the top neighbourhoods in Burlington. Let’s list them based on the following factors: schools, access to highway, GO station, malls, community centers, parks, waterfront, and mature properties and average prices.

Keep in mind that Burlington is a growing mid-sized city, voted number 1 several year’s in a row by Money Sense magazine, and has lots to offer for everyone, be it seniors and mature home buyers, single people or a young family with little children. Burlington has many neighbourhoods some are older and mature, others are brand new designer communities that are still developing.

Millcroft

Burlington’s master planned community is one of the most highly sought after neighbourhoods in all of Halton Region. It was developed in the late 80s and features a mix of large upscale family homes on beautifully landscaped lots, and freehold or condo townhomes and bungalows. The entire neighboruhood is situated around The Millcroft Golf and Country Club. It has two public and one Catholic elementary schools, and one public and one Catholic high school. Tansley Wood Community centre and Harber Recreations centre are right in the area. Close proximity to highways 403, 407 and Appleby GO Station makes it a good commuter choice. You can find many stores, shops and restaurants, along the Appleby Line, including fitness clubs.

Alton Village

Nestled within the Niagara Escarpment Alton Village is Burlington’s newest and hottest community that’s still developing. Just like Millcroft is features large upscale homes and townhomes, with designer streets, landscape and layout. It’s very close to access to 407 highway. It’s a drive down from Appleby GO. It’s close to Appleby/Upper Middle shops and stores. And there are 3 elementary schools withing walking distance. Norton community park offers playground options for kids of all ages. The new Haber rec center has a pool and library for residents.

The Orchard

Located in the north east end of Burlington, surrounded by Millcroft, Alton Village and Bronte Creek Provincial Park, The Orchard neighbourhood has been around since 90s. Many trails make this a very nature oriented community. It’s still close to highways 403, 407 and Appleby GO Station. There are many shops, stores and restaurants along Appleby Line and Burloak Drive. You will find mainly detached homes here that are on the higher end in pricing.

Roseland

A mature and very beautiful neighbourhood Roseland has seen transformation in the last couple of years. This community is closer to the Lake Ontario. You will find a mix of new builds, older homes, condos, townhouses and detached. Something for everyone! The location is ideal. Very close to downtown, Burlington mall, Central Park, highway access to 403, choice between Burlington GO or Appleby GO. It has few schools withing walking distance as well. Just a beautiful area to live in.

Longmoor

Another mature neighbourhood Longmoor offers more affordable variety of detached homes and townhouses. Proximity to the waterfront, Palleta Mansion, Nelson Park, Burlington Mall, 403 highway access and Appleby GO station make this community a very good choice. Very safe and quiet. It features streets with lots of tall trees and dreamy feel.

If you are planning to buy a home in Burlington, best mid-sized city in Canada, and need some help in finding that ideal home, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help. That’s what we’re here for. We’ve connected hundreds of people with their ideal homes and we can do the same for you too. Call 905-330-2002 today or learn more about our Burlington real estate services.

Fun Activities for Kids in Burlington

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Voted number 1 mid sized city in Canada by MoneySense magazine, several years in a row, Burlington is an excellent place to raise a family! Not to mention that Burlington has many excellent elementary schools that are ranked high, so your little ones can learn well and be on their way to success. The little ones enjoy a safe, clean, and fun city to grow up in, but they’ll have plenty of daycare options, entertainment, kids playgrounds, swimming pools, nature areas and more. Parents can also enjoy the many preschool and children drop-in programs offered by the City of Burlington.

Child Care and Day Care Options

Life can be hectic and parents need a break too! Below is a list of some of the top child care and day cares in Burlington. Always be sure to check for yourself first, and be comfortable with leaving your child there.

  • Headon Forest Montessori – 2600 Headon Forest Dr – 905-315-8385
  • The Orchard Children’s Centre – 3550 Dundas St – 905-336-2273
  • Woodland Children’s Centre – 1350 Guelph Ln – 905-336-2063
  • Willowbrae Academy – 1250 Brant St – 905-335-5666
  • BrightPath Appleby – 676 Appleby Ln – 403-669-5887
  • Brant Children’s Centre – 3180 New St  – 905-634-5518
  • Peekaboo – Burlington – 4144 South Service Rd – 403-669-5887
  • Burlington Montessori Preschool – 2111 Walkers Ln – 905-332-1175
  • Free To Be Me Preschool – 344 Guelph Line – 289-698-5437
  • Tiny Hoppers Daycare Burlington – 2204 Industrial St – 905-331-0990

Kids Entertainment

  • Rockin Jump – 5070 Benson Dr – 289-273-5333
  • Lil’ Monkeys – 3250 Harvester Rd – 905-632-4200
  • Amazing Adventures Playland – 4325 Harvester Rd – 905-639-6544
  • Corck A Doodle Burlington – 3450 Dundas St – 905-336-6366
  • Iralend House Musuem – 2168 Guelph Line – 905-332-9888
  • Confundrum Escape Rooms – 775 Woodview Rd – 905-333-1386
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – 680 Plains Rd W – 905-527-1158
  • Bronte Creek Kids Programs – 219 Burloak Dr – 905-827-6911
  • Conservation Halton Hikes
  • Bruce Trail Scavenger Hunt

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For some extra idea be sure to visit https://www.tourismburlington.com/home/fun-for-kids/

Parks and Playgrounds

Nothing is more fun than taking the kids out to a playground or to a park. Watch them enjoy themselves, make friends and just be kids.

  • Spencer Smith Park
  • LaSalle Park
  • Breckon Park
  • Brada Woods Park
  • Tansley Woods Park
  • Optimist Park
  • Cumberland Pakr
  • City View Park
  • Norton Park
  • Iroquios Park
  • Ireland Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Shearton Park

For a complete list of outdoor play locations visit this link – https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/recreation.asp

Swimming Pools

Get your kids to learn how to swim, enjoy water, and cool off in those hot Summer days. Take them to the pool!

  • Aldershot Pool – 50 Fairwood Place W – 905-637-5688
  • Angela Coughlan Pool – 2425 Upper Middle Rd – 905-335-7000
  • Centennial Pool – 5151 New St – 905-639-5722
  • LaSalle Splash Park – 50 North Shore Blvd
  • Mountainsie Pool – 2205 Mount Forest Dr – 905-332-6060
  • Nelson Pool – 4235 New St – 905-637-2552
  • Tansley Woods Pool – 1996 Itabashi Way – 905-332-1996

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Be sure to check City of Burlington’s website for swimming schedules and pool closures – https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Swimming.asp

Nature areas

Burlington has many parks, nature areas and forests in rural parts! You can take your kids out for a little trip to explore the nature, see some wildlife like grey squirrel, red fox, Canadian goose, bluejay and red cardinal birds, raccoons, etc. Parents should always exercise cation when approaching wildlife.

Burlington is a very fun and kid friendly city, without a doubt one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Looking to buy a home in Burlington? Let Lori VanDinther Team help you find that dream home.