Category Archives: Burlington Living

The Best Ranked Schools in Burlington, Ontario

Living in a neighbourhood with good schools is very important, not just to parents but also to homeowners and those looking to invest in real estate. The value of your home goes up as the schools in the area are ranked higher. That is because parent’s value good education, and studies have shown that children attending good schools tend to do better on exams and as a result get better grades and education.

So how are the schools in Burlington area performing? Anyone considering buying a home in a particular Burlington neighborhood would want to know this.

John-T-Tuck-Public-Elementary-School-Burlington-Ontario

John-T-Tuck-Public-Elementary-School-Burlington-Ontario

The Fraser Institute’s school rankings website provides a detailed report on how each school is doing in academics compared to other ranked schools. It also shows whether the school’s results are improving, declining, or just staying steady over the most recent five years.

Here is a list ranking the best schools in Burlington on a scale of 0 to 10, including a map of where those are.

Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in Burlington (2015-16 Ratings):

  1. John T. Tuck – 8.2
  2. Charles R. Beaudoin – 8.1
  3. Alexander’s – 7.9
  4. Orchard Park – 7.7
  5. Glenview – 7.4
  6. Maplehurst – 7.2
  7. Pineland – 7.2
  8. Ryerson – 7.2
  9. C. H. Norton – 6.9
  10. Tom Thomson – 6.8

Top 10 Catholic Elementary Schools in Burlington (2015-16 Ratings):

  1. St. Patrick – 8.6
  2. St. Raphaels – 8.3
  3. St. Anne – 8.2
  4. St. Elizabeth Seton – 8.1
  5. Ascension – 7.7
  6. Canadian Martyrs – 7.6
  7. St. Paul – 7.6
  8. St. Gabriel – 7.0
  9. St. Mark – 6.8
  10. St. Christopher – 6.6

All Public Secondary Schools in Burlington (2015-16 Ratings):

  1. Nelson – 8.0
  2. Lester B. Pearson – 7.2
  3. Burlington Central – 7.1
  4. Dr. Frank J. Hayden – 7.1
  5. Aldershot – 7.0
  6. Robert Bateman – 6.4
  7. M M Robinson – 6.4

All Catholic Secondary Schools in Burlington (2015-16 Ratings):

  1. Corpus Christi – 7.9
  2. Assumption – 7.6
  3. Notre Dame – 7.0

Lori VanDinther, a Burlington RE/MAX Agent and a long time resident of Burlington has been helping real estate buyers and sellers in Burlington, Oakville, Carlisle, Kilbride, Waterdown and surrounding areas for 23+ years! Thinking of moving to Burlington? Or selling your home? Contact Lori today to help get you on the right path to success.

The best parks in Burlington, Ontario

Active life is a happy life! Going to a park for a nice walk/run/jog, or playing organized sports with your friends is awesome. It keeps us in shape, gives us natural air and sun.. what else could be better.

Central Park (City of Burlington)

Central Park (City of Burlington)

One of the benefits of living in Burlington is all the awesome parks it has. Burlington residents love being active and support the lifestyle. That is why the city has always kept up with the park maintenance and expansion.

One of the newer parks is the City View park located up on Dundas St (Highway 5) just past Brant Street going towards Waterdown. It features tons of trails, lots of free parking space, 3 soccer fields, children’s playground area. Beautiful scenery from there, you can see the entire city and Lake Ontario.

Here are top 10 free parks in Burlington (not listed in any order):

  1. Nelson park
  2. Paletta Lakefront park
  3. Spencer Smith park
  4. Burloak Waterfront park
  5. Beachway park
  6. LaSalle park
  7. Hidden Valley park
  8. City View park
  9. Central park
  10. Lowville park

We’ve created a custom map that shows all the free parks (red) and the ones where you have to pay admission parks (blue).

What is your favourite park or a nature spot in Burlington?