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City of Burlington Halton's pretty little waterfront city

Once called the Garden of Canada for the rich farming industry that dominated the land a century ago, Burlington remains the Halton region's outdoor playground with world-class natural green spaces. The city of 175,000 is about 60 kilometres south of Toronto, but borders Hamilton and is home to large food processing plants, automotive manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, business services and electronics companies. The Royal Botanical Gardens located in Burlington attract nature lovers from across Canada and across the border, especially birdwatchers.

Who Lives Here

Residents of Burlington love the city for its trails, parks and walkways, and an older slice of the GTA population takes full advantage here. Burlington residents' average incomes are slightly higher than the norm, as is their average age. Birdwatching and nature walks are popular activities in this small city, but with a healthy dose of blue- and white-collar employers within its borders, the city is a great place for couples to raise children.

Perfect for…

Retirees and people close to retirement who seek a place where nature is nearby and easily enjoyed, as well as families with kids of any age who value a nice, quiet city in which to grow up. That said, Burlington's downtown is undergoing gentrification, with raw bars, holistic health centres and a farmer's market moving in.

Not-so-perfect for…

Not-so-perfect for: Students who will find their choices limited when it comes to post-secondary education options in Burlington. McMaster University's business school operates a learning centre in the city, but there's little else in that realm. Similarly, Burlington's nightclub scene leaves plenty to the imagination. Commuters who work in Toronto will likely find themselves travelling excessive distances to the office and back home.

Life and Style

True to Burlington's nature-loving nature, health and fitness is very trendy in this Halton region city. Yoga and dance studios are sprouting up downtown and in neighbourhood centres, as well as naturopathic doctors, healthy restaurants and the downtown farmer's market. Nightclubs are few and far between, but pubs are popular and attract patrons of all ages.

Housing Market

A combination of higher incomes mixed with lower-end housing prices in an older market means most dwellings in Burlington are owner- occupied. Some estimates peg the number of rental units in the city at a measly 10,000, although the real number is likely a little higher when illegal suites are factored in. Partly due to the rather miniscule rental stock, rental rates in Burlington are about 10% higher than the Greater Toronto Area average; meanwhile larger apartments with three bedrooms are one-third lower than the GTA average. Tenants searching for rentals will find that nice, clean apartments, basement suites and even whole houses are within their budget.

Avg. rent by type and size

Bach/studio: $835
1-bedroom: $1,266
2-bedroom: $1,444
3-bedroom: $1,549
Avg. rent compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods Burlington is 10% higher than GTA average

Typical housing type

Brick Victorians, mixed with lots of multi-storey apartments

Neighbourhood

No lifestyle guide could miss mentioning first and foremost that Burlington is the home of Canada's biggest Ribfest. With that out of the way, the city also has a list of other great festivals throughout the year that bring residents and visitors out in droves, including:

  • Beerfest
  • the Sound of Music Festival
  • a Children's Festival
  • a Maple Syrup Festival
  • the Kite Festival
  • an annual Sandcastle Festival

and tons of other cutesy festivals that fill the calendar. The city boasts great parks, especially Spencer Smith Park located along the waterfront in downtown Burlington, and the Royal Botanical Gardens which have a web of great walking trails. To that tune, Burlington is also a jumping off point along the Bruce Trail – a path that follows the Niagara Escarpment, which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. For families with kids, there's no limit to the options, with a swath of schools for students of all ages within the public system, as well as tons of private Catholic schools. On the weekends, shoppers flock to the well-known Burlington Mall, as well as Mapleview Mall, the latter having the more upscale designer shops. Downtown Burlington has independent shops and the city's best restaurants, bakeries and cafes.

Landmarks
  • Royal Canadian Naval Association Naval Memorial
  • Brant Street Pier
  • Appleby Ice Centre
Neighbourhoods
  • Aldershot

    Being one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, Aldershot has the air of a well- established village, with old-growth trees and large homes on larger lots, many of which overlook the water.

  • Alton Village

    Built in 2006 as a model of urban planning with all the amenities residents could ask for, Alton Village is now one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Burlington. Detached homes and townhouses on quiet, meandering streets give way to parks, shopping areas, schools and recreation centres.

  • Brant Hills

    Brant Hills is an established neighbourhood in Burlington's north end, with older homes built between the 1950s and '70s. Like the homes, residents here are also well-established with an average age on the higher end, although there are plenty of young families who live here as well. There are a few plazas around for shopping, a community centre, library and three elementary schools.

  • Corporate

    This north Burlington neighbourhood is home mostly to young families and seniors thanks to its affordability and quiet streets. There's a Catholic school and a couple plazas nearby offering all the necessary services to residents of Corporate.

  • Downtown

    This north Burlington neighbourhood is home mostly to young families and seniors thanks to its affordability and quiet streets. There's a Catholic school and a couple plazas nearby offering all the necessary services to residents of Corporate.

  • Dynes

    Dynes is best recognized for its biggest landmark: the Burlington Mall. Residents here love the location, being close to downtown and connected to Highway 403.

  • Elizabeth Gardens

    A sleepy suburban community, ideal for seniors and families with children, Elizabeth Gardens has its own schools, playgrounds and a community centre, as well as a few small commercial areas. However, few rentals are ever available here.

  • Headon Forest

    The Headon Forest neighbourhood was first developed in the 1980s, with large homes built on large lots. There are, however, condos, apartments and townhouses in the area as well. True to its name, the community has lots of great parks that are full of trees, of which residents here take full advantage. Families of Headon Forest have their choice of three elementary schools and eight high schools for their kids to attend, and there are several plazas with decent shopping.

  • Longmoor

    Right in the middle of Burlington and enjoying access to everything – parks, shopping, schools and the lakefront – Longmoore is a top choice among the city's families.

  • Maple

    Tucked partly within downtown Burlington, touching the shores of Lake Ontario and containing the city's premier mall, Mapleview, the neighbourhood of Maple is very pretty, although nothing fancy, and quite expensive. Being so close to downtown, Maple has great restaurants, and its southern end along the lake has lots of green spaces and nice parks with space for the kids to play. Three schools are within the neighbourhood's boundaries.

  • Millcroft

    Millcroft is a pretty community of pricey homes situated right on Burlington's favourite golf course of the same name. Prices here soar beyond the city's average and the nature of the neighbourhood attracts and older, wealthier crowd. As such, rentals rarely, if ever, come on the market in Millcroft. The community has two nice shopping centres, three schools (one of which is private) and in addition to the golf course, a few well-groomed parks.

  • Mountainside

    Older homes, mainly bungalows, on small lots, dominate the housing stock of Mountainside, so named for being close to Hamilton Mountain. Prices for homes here are well below what buyers would pay in other Burlington neighbourhoods. Mountainside is bordered by Queen Elizabeth Way to the south and Highway 407, nestled in between which is the Burlington Power Retail Centre, with a movie theatre and several big-box stores.

  • Palmer

    Palmer is located just north of downtown Burlington, across Highway 403. It's a community of older houses and has several elementary and high schools, making it perfect for families.

  • Pinedale

    A community with mixed housing stock, including bigger detached homes, townhouses and condominiums, Pinedale is well-loved by Burlingtonians of any age. Shoppers head to Burloak Centre and Appleby Village for outlet and boutique shopping. Several parks, two elementary schools and a high school attract families looking to raise kids.

  • Plains

    Characterized by older bungalows with lower price tags, but close to downtown, Plains is a family- and senior-friendly neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is connected to the GO Transit line and has a few shopping plazas and big-box stores, with two elementary schools.

  • The Orchard

    Though it was built in the late 1990s, the Orchard's homes have a lot of character, attracting families and empty-nesters with a bit of a budget; that said, there are plenty of dwellings available for people looking in the lower range, too. The Orchard occupies Burlington's northeast section next to Bronte Creek Provincial Park and has some of the city's best public and private schools, as well as a Waldorf and a Montessori school.

  • Roseland

    Just east of downtown Burlington is Roseland, a majestic neighbourhood of charming historic-revival homes on large lots, surrounded by old trees. Property values are high, with good reason. The southern edge of the community is the shore of Lake Ontario, with a series of lakefront parks for families to enjoy.

  • Tansley Woods

    Tansley Woods is Burlington's live-work community, with small home-based businesses occupying the ground floors of the houses and townhomes here with dwellings up above. Residents are a mixed lot, including seniors, young professionals and families, who enjoy the quiet streets, community centres and the local Baptist church's community garden space. The neighbourhood is connected to the GO line and close to three highways.

  • Tyandaga

    Tyandaga is a golf course community in Burlington's northwest with some of the city's priciest homes. The name is and English derivative of the native appellation of Burlington's founder, Joseph Brant's, name. The community is well connected to public transit and to major roadways including Queen Elizabeth Way, and has several schools and great parks with playgrounds for kids.