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Downtown Burlington Parks

Downtown Burlington has some great parks that are worth checking out if you’re new to the city or if you just haven’t been in a while. Today we’re going to talk about 3 that are located in downtown Burlington, Spencer Smith Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and LaSalle Park.

Spencer Smith Park

Home to the Sound of Music festival held in downtown Burlington at Spencer Smith Park. The park is busy all year round with different events as well but the most notable is the Sound of Music, usually mid-June. The next well known festival is Canada’s Largest Ribfest. Bringing in thousands from all over southern Ontario and New York State. Ribfest takes place during Labour Day weekend and is a 4 day event. 

The park is open 24 hours a day and is located at 1400 Lakeshore Rd on the shore of Lake Ontario. The show stopper has to be the Burlington Pier that opened in June 2013. Now that you’ve seen Spencer Smith Park it’s time to head over to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Brant St. Pier
Brant St. Pier
Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada. The RBG is located a couple of kilometres away from Downtown Burlington at 680 Plains Rd. With it’s head office in Burlington and with the gardens extending into Hamilton. LaSalle Park is the final park on our list and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Stairs in the Rock Garden
Stairs in the Rock Garden
LaSalle Park 

A stunning little park located on the shore of Lake Ontario, LaSalle Park has great walking trails suitable for any age. The park is located at 50 North Shore Blvd in the heart of Burlingtons Aldershot nieghbourhood. LaSalle also has a great green space and a historic pavilion which is a popular wedding venue. 

Other features of the park include two baseball diamonds, boat launch, wadding pool, marina, bocci ball court and a playground. There are so many more than just these three. And if you want some advice or are looking to see your home Lori can help with that as well.

Lasalle Park Pavillion
Lasalle Park Pavillion
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You can contact Lori via email or phone and she can help you find the home you’ve been looking for. And if you’ve been thinking about selling but aren’t sure where to start Lori can help.

Burlington Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2019

Residential Market Activity
Residential Market Activity
Residential Market Activity

When we take a look at the above chart for the January stats, Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas. We can see that compared to the same time last year that the number of sales has increased. We can also see that compared to any of the other areas that Burlington is in the lead when it comes to the number of sales. Burlington January stats indicate there were a total of 143 sales. And the average cost of a home for the month of January had increased and was $712,040.

Average Residential Price by District
Average Residential Price by District
Average Residential Price by District

The Average Residential Price by District map is clearly indicating to us that Burlington did quite well in January 2019. We can see that from the lake to HWY #5 there was a great number of sales. Areas to note are 30, 31 and 35, these area were the ones with the highest number. You’re also able to see what the average cost of a home in each area.

Burlington Residential Table
Burlington Residential Table
Burlington Residential Table

Let’s take a look at the above chart, Burlington Residential Table, we can see that it clearly indicates Burlington has done well for the month of January. This chart includes the neighbourhoods of Milcroft and Headen Forest.

And when we look at the chart we can clearly see that the average cost of a home has increased by 5% to $712,040. The amount of time a home is on the market has increased by a small amount and was 23.3 days. The amount of new listings has increased and was 322, with the number of sales having increased by 4% to 143.

January STATs Provided by RAHB

There was a reported 593 sales for the month of January located in the RAHB areas. There was also a 3.6% drop from the same time last year. And the average price of a home for the entire area was up by 4.7% to $550,058.

“This is a promising start to 2019. For sellers, the average price of a home has increased over 100% since 2009. For buyers, sales activity has slowed, the number of new listings has increased, and we are sitting firm in a balanced market. The January numbers have picked up since the downturn we experienced in December.” – RAHB CEO George O’Neil. 

For more information

If you’re looking for a more in-depth statistics and some additional metrics, please read the full report, RAHB’s REALTORS® RELEASE JANUARY STATISTICS 

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Please make sure you contact us If you’re thinking about selling your home. We’re ready to help you find what you’ve been dreaming.

Making coffee

Coffee Shops in Downtown Burlington

Downtown Burlington 

Downtown Burlington has a lot of really great spots get a good cup of coffee. If you’re thinking of spending an afternoon looking at the shops or just coming for a nice walk, you’ll want to take a break and warm up. I chose 4 of my favourite spots, you may have heard of them, let me know if you have. 

Tamp Coffee Co. 

There are two locations downtown, 480 Brant Street and 2049 Pine St Unit 65. Both locations aren’t far away from each other, so if one is too busy just walk a few blocks and try your luck at the next one. And both offer a wonderful menu of locally roasted coffee, tea, espresso, breakfast and baked goods. The atmosphere at both locations is lovely and welcoming for the whole family.

Friends-Coffee
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe 

If you’re gluten free or vegan this is the coffee shop for you. Kelly’s is run by a mother and daughter team and they have written a best selling cookbook that includes over 100 recipes for vegan treats. The menu at Kelly’s includes cupcakes, browines, muffins, so much more. All baked goods are made fresh in small batches on site. And of course they have coffee, hot chocolate and more. This is a very popular place and people come from all over the GTA to indulge in the amazing gluten free vegan sweets.

Pane Fresco 

Located at 414 Locust Street, this is a wonderful little Italian coffee shop and restaurant. This is a world class bakery comparable to those found in Rome and New York City. In the summer Pane Fresco offers authentic gelato that you can enjoy on the patio. Their menu includes breakfast, baked goods, salads, soups and pizzas. If you’re downtown Burlington and need a place to grab a bite to eat and a caffeine fix, check out Pane Fresco, you won’t regret it.

Coffee-Croissants-Cafe
Coffee Culture 

Tucked right near Spencer Smith Park, located at 390 Brant St you’ll find Coffee Culture. They have a small patio, where you can sit and watch the world go by on comfy chairs and couches. And they have a great menu with an all day breakfast, wraps, sandwiches, coffee, tea, espresso, baked goods and free wifi. They also have plasma TVs so you can enjoy your espresso and catch the game.

Contact Lori If You’re Thinking About Moving 

Now you know about 4 different locations in downtown Burlington to grab a coffee and maybe a tasty treat. If you’ve never been to Burlington or you’re thinking about moving here contact me and let me know. I’d love to tell you more about this beautiful little city by the lake. And maybe we can grab a coffee at one of these locations. And if you’re already a resident of Burlington and you haven’t been to one of these coffee shops, get out there and give one of them a try!