The town of Oakville is located around 20km west of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is characterized by its quaint town centre, complete with boutiques and restaurants, offering everything from Tim Hortons to some of the finest dining experiences in Ontario. The town centre also benefits from a harbour, parks, art galleries and a museum. The essence of Oakville, however, has to be its ability to maintain a small town feel, despite its approximately 180,000 population.
The village of Bronte lies between Third Line and Burloak Drive, south of Rebecca Street and north of Lake Ontario.
This is a verypopular neighbourhood with retirees. The village of Bronte, along with its very pretty harbour and parks provides restaurants, bars and boutique shopping. There are a number of condo apartment buildings located along thelakeshore and several townhouse complexes also offering lake views just a short stroll from the village centre. The streets to the north and east of Bronte village are mostly stocked with older (1950s – 70s) bungalows, side splits and two storeys on bigger lots. This area is starting to see the large lots being utilized for larger, more modern houses with the older properties being replaced with new builds. To the West,along the border with Burlington is the popular new development of Lakeshore Woods offering both townhomes and detached houses.
Bronte also features the Bronte Village Mall, numerous waterfront parks and a new senior's recreation centre.
There is easy access to the QEW and GO train service at the Bronte station.
Central Oakville is bordered by Dorval Drive to Sixteen Mile Creek, south of Speers Road and north of Lake Ontario.
This neighbourhood contains some of the oldest housing in Oakville, along with some newer infill developments, townhouses and condo apartment buildings. There is also Kerr Village which has its own unique character. During the summer months there is a regular farmers market every Saturday.
From Central Oakville, you are within walking distance to great downtown shopping, restaurants, performing arts, galleries and Lake Ontario.
College ParkCollege Park is bordered east of Sixteen Mile Creek, south of Upper Middle Road, west of Trafalgar Road and north of the QEW. This is an established neighbourhood with many older (30-50 Years) properties, interspersed with some new builds and renovations. Sheridan College is in this neighbourhood and it provides accommodation for students attending the college. So look out for low cost rentals on any street or apartment building you consider purchasing in. That being said this neighbourhood has some lovely houses on large lots.
The Collage Park area includes Sheridan College, Oakville Place Mall, Oakville Golf Club and easy access to the QEW and Go train service at Cross Avenue.
FalgarwoodFalgarwood stretches north of the QEW, south of Upper Middle Road, east of Trafalgar Road and west of Ninth Line. This is another well established area with many homes in the 30-50 year age range. This makes it a popular for a lower cost house that is in need of major renovations. The Falgarwood area is close to the Oakville Place Mall, the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre and Sheridan College. There is easy access to the QEW and 403.
Ford DriveFord Drive is bordered by Maple Grove Drive north off Lake Ontario to Cornwall Road, east to Winston Churchill Boulevard and south to Lake Ontario. This is the most south easterly Oakville neighbourhood. Developed later than the Morrison district, properties here are on smaller yet still family sized lots. The Ford Drive area contains many excellent parks and schools including Oakville Trafalgar High School. There is easy access to the 403 and QEW as well as the Oakville and Clarkson GO train stations.
Glen AbbeyGlen Abbey stretches south of Upper Middle Road, north of the QEW between Bronte Road and Sixteen Mile Creek. Glen Abbey is one of the largest neighbourhoods in terms of area. This neighbourhood contains the famed Glen Abbey Golf Club along with Saw-Whet and Deerfield Golf Clubs as well as many parks and trails. The housing in this neighbourhood is concentrated between Dorval Drive and just east of third line. It consists of mostly detached homes built in the 1980-90s interspersed with more recent condo apartment buildings and some condo townhouse developments. This neighbourhood is a good choice for those looking for a substantial family home on a decent lot. The area includes the numerous golf courses including the famed Glen Abbey Golf Course as well as many parks and trails. Glen Abbey boasts easy access to the 403, QEW, 407 and the Bronte and Cross GO train stations.
MorrisonMorrison is bordered by Chartwell Road to the west and Maple Grove Drive to the east, south of Cornwall Road and north of Lake Ontario.
This is another established area of Oakville, mostly developed in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Lots in this area are large and in recent years there has been a significant amount of rebuilding going on. This trend has resulted in very high land values.
The Morrison area contains numerous parks and schools including Oakville Trafalgar High School.
There is easy access to the QEW and 403 as well as the GO train stations.
Old OakvilleOld Oakville stretches east of Sixteen Mile Creek, north of Lake Ontario, south of Cornwall Road and west of Chartwell Road. The town centre area is called Old Oakville and is characterised by heritage homes on large treed lots. Many of the homes carry heritage plaques detailing the date of their construction, the name and occupation of the original occupants. Interspersed with the heritage homes are some newer townhouses and condo apartments. The Old Oakville area boasts exceptional dining, theaters and shopping. The waterfront features parks, restaurants and marinas. The Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is located in Old Oakville.
Access to the QEW and Oakville GO train station is available from Trafalgar Road.
River OaksRiver Oaks is situated north of Upper Middle Road and south of Dundas Street between Trafalgar Road and Sixteen Mile Creek. Riveroaks consists of mainly single family homes built some 20 years ago. This neighbourhood is popular with professionals and young families. In River Oaks you will find a variety of parks and trail, great schools, two community centres, arenas, swimming pools and easy access to QEW, 403, 407 and GO Transit.
Sherwood HeightsSherwood Heights is bordered by Ford Drive north of Royal Windsor Drive to the QEW, and east to Winston Churchill, south to Royal Windsor Drive. This neighbourhood is much newer than other areas and has recently won a long battle to get its own main stream elementary (JK-GR8) school. Previously children from this neighbourhood had to take the bus to either Morrison or Ford Drive districts for schools. Located on the eastern border of Oakville, Sherwood Heights contains numerous parks, trails and schools. There is easy access to the QEW and 403 as well as the Clarkson GO train stations.
Southwest OakvilleSouthwest Oakville borders from Dorval Drive to Third Line, south of Rebecca Street and north of Lake Ontario. Bordering Lake Ontario, Southwest Oakville contains numerous parks, schools and shopping including Coronation Park on the waterfront. This neighbourhood contains the prestigious Appleby College, a private high school complete with its own hockey arena. There is a mix of properties. In the north they are predominantly bungalows, side splits and two storeys dating to the 1950′s to 1970′s, South along the Lakeshore the properties are much larger and for the most part newer and considerably more expensive. This area has the same feel as the Morrison district on the east of Oakville town centre but the prices, although high for a property close to the lake, are still less than they would be in Morrison. There is easy access to the QEW and 403 as well as the Bronte GO train station.
Joshua and Wedgewood CreekWedgewood Creek is situated east of Trafalgar Road, north of Upper Middle Road, south of Dundas Street and east of Ninth Line. These neighbourhoods have for the most part been developed recently and consist of several developments of townhouses interspersed with larger million dollar homes. There are some beautiful streets where the natural beauty of the surroundings has been included in the developments, and there are other parts where it is hard to find a tree and the yards of even quite large houses are very small. However this is an extremely popular part of Oakville for young families, mostly because the modern housing provides easy, low maintenance living. Wedgewood creek offers great parks, trails and shopping with easy access to the 403, QEW and GO transit. The Upper Oakville Shopping Centre and the Joshua Creek development are located within Wedgewood Creek.
West OakvilleWest Oakville is bordered by Dorval Drive to Bronte Road, north of Rebecca Street and south of Speers Road. An established neighbourhood with the majority of the properties constructed between the 1950s and 1980s on larger lots. This is another neighbourhood that is seeing a second wave of development as some of the older properties are being replaced by larger more modern homes. This neighbourhood is a good option for those looking for a little more space and don’t mind an older home or putting in some work to renovate. West Oakville is home to many parks and shopping including Queen Elizabeth park and pool, and the Hopedale Mall. The 403, QEW and Bronte GO station are nearby.
Westoak TrailsWestoak Trails is located north of Upper Middle Road, south of Dundas Street, east of Bronte Creek and west of Sixteen Mile Creek.
It is a newer neighbourhood, popular with young families, due to the diversity of small and large detached, semi detached and a number of townhome options (both freehold and condo). Located on the western border of Oakville, Westoak Trails is a young neighbourhood with new schools and plenty of shopping, parks and other community amenities. There is easy access to the 403, QEW and Bronte GO train station.