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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.

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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/Parks-and-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.

City of Burlington 2018 Proposed Operating Budget and Tax

City of Burlington has proposed a new operating budget and city tax increase of 4.19% in 2018. The officials are  planning to meet and discuss on Thursday Jan 18. And scheduled for council approval on Monday Jan 22.

Most of the budget will be going towards renewal of city infrastructure, followed by transit and fire protection. And a generous amount for enhancing and maintenance of city sport fields.

“Despite a number of significant budget pressures like the increase to Ontario’s minimum wage effective Jan. 1, 2018, and funding needed to address operational challenges in transit, Burlington’s proposed operating budget continues to ensure our assets are renewed and maintained in a fiscally responsible manner. Since 2011, overall tax increases in Burlington have averaged 1.9 per cent. In a comparison of property taxes in municipalities in the Great Toronto Hamilton Area, Burlington’s property taxes are the third lowest for a residential single-family detached home.”  said Joan Ford, City of Burlington Treasurer and Director of Finance

Proposed 2018 Operating Budget

Proposed 2018 Operating Budget

This is true when examined. Burlington appears to be 4th lowest for residential single-family detached home. Hamilton being the highest. Not to mention voted #1 mid sized city in Canada.

City Residential, Urban RT Tax %
Toronto 0.6616472
Milton 0.722042
Oakville 0.752824
Burlington 0.844535
Mississauga 0.849372
Brampton 1.067852
Flamborough 1.212147
Stoney Creek 1.216721
Ancaster 1.218259
Glanbrook 1.229302
Hamilton 1.312168

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