Fall Events and Festivals in Halton

Fall Has Arrived

Fall is here and there are so many ways to celebrate the season. Whether that’s going for a hike at Mount Nemo and experiencing the beautiful colours or visiting some fall festivals and events.

Halton is a large area and each community has there own events to check out. Burlington has a festival that you might consider going to that’s perfect for the whole family, the Harvest Festival. And in Oakville you might want to visit their Autumn Festival and then Halton Hills you have one last chance to get to their farmers market.

Burlington: Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival runs every weekend starting September 22nd to October 28th at Springridge Farms 10am – 4pm. This event is perfect for the whole family. Activities include wagon rides, spooky barn, singing chicken show, goat mountain, spider web climber and farm yard pip slide. You’ll also have access to The Farm Yard which includes the animal barn, giant sand box, corn trail, tube slide, bale jumping and the escarpment lookout. Springridge Farms also offers pony rides for an additional cost of $15. 

Admission to the festival is $13 per person ages 2-92 (includes HST). However, there’s no charge if you’re interested in just visiting the gift shop, bakery or farmers market. And Springridge Farms will be having a bbq with a great menu for the whole family.

Fall has always been harvest time for rural Burlington and farms have a history of celebrating this time of year with festivals and events. In addition, Burlington conservation areas offer guided educational walks. But Burlington isn’t the only city to host a series of events, Oakville has many as well. You’re able to find the entire list on their respective websites.

Oakville: Autumn Harvest

Looking for something to do on the weekend in Oakville look no further than the Autumn Harvest festival. This festival is held every Saturday in October from 1pm – 4pm. You can join others and celebrate the beautiful fall colours in downtown Oakville. There will be hayrides through downtown with the pickup location being Towne Square. 

Maybe ghosts are more your thing, Oakville Historical Society will be a hosting a ghost walk. This costs $12 per person and $6 per child. Downtown Oakville is a beautiful place to explore with many shops and walking trails by the lake. Halton Hills also offers up some great fall festivals and events that you and your family might like to check out.

Halton Hills: Georgetown Farmers Market

There’s nothing quite like a farmers market on a Saturday morning in the fall. Georgetown hosts one every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm until October 13th. This is the last weekend so make sure you get out there and support your local community. The farmers market is located along Main St between James St and Church St as well as in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Church and Main. There are more events happening throughout the whole month, so be sure to visit Halton Hills events calendar. 

What Will You Discover This Fall?

There are endless amounts of activities to discover this fall in Halton and since there are so many beautiful communities you won’t have a weekend with out something to do. Make sure you get out and explore this stunning season!

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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.