Port Credit - This little town is right on the Lakeshore and has many shops, cafés and restaurants along the main street. There are newer townhomes, condominiums and apartment buildings that face the water and are within walking distance of the lake and the stores.
If you prefer an older home with a bit more character, Port Credit also has many houses suitable for a family that are close to stores, banks and restaurants. Like many neighbourhoods in Peel, Port Credit has a library and a park that runs along a marina right on the water. Visit their website for more information.
Malton - One of Mississauga’s oldest neighbourhoods, only minutes away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport, is the little village of Malton. For many years, Malton has been home to many new immigrants who started arriving in the mid 1970s, and began raising their families in a comfortable environment with many other newcomers.
Many apartment buildings offer affordable housing while the residential streets are cozy with bungalows and well established homes. Within the Malton neighbourhood there are small shops, stores and restaurants that reflect the many different communities, which provide convenience and familiarities for families new to Peel.
Clarkson Village - Clarkson is a quaint, well established community located in southwest Mississauga and borders on Lake Ontario. There are many older homes on tree-lined lots with families who have lived in the area for years. Clarkson is close to a wide range of shops, restaurants, grocery stores, parks and other amenities that make it a convenient place for families.
The village has been undergoing a revitalization in the past few years, as the City of Mississauga’s goal is to ensure that it is a pedestrian-friendly community. Visit the City’s website for more information.
Lorne Park - Once considered cottage country, Lorne Park is a high-end neighbourhood of Mississauga. It’s an exclusive area nestled on the lake between Port Credit and Clarkson and is home to many high profile and upper income families. Houses, many of them mansions, sit on sizeable lots right on the lake, protected by tall trees and are privately sheltered from the busy streets of the city.
Since Lorne Park was settled in the 1800s, many historical buildings have been preserved and are now tourist attractions. If you prefer to live in an older, well established neighbourhood, Lorne Park is a good choice.
Cooksville - Dundas and Highway 10 - This area in Mississauga is one of the most multicultural places in the city. Many newcomers feel at home in this area because there are all types of ethnic restaurants and stores that reflect Peel's diversity. Surrounding the main intersection are many residential neighbourhoods with houses, condominiums and apartment buildings.
Streetsville - There are many older, Victorian-style homes on Mississauga Road, the main street that runs through Streetsville. Surrounding the main street, there are residential neighbourhoods with a combination of older and newer homes for families.
There are a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants along the main street. For more information on the village of Streetsville, visit their website.
Erin Mills - There are many modern, residential neighbourhoods in the Erin Mills area that are suitable for families. Schools, shopping malls, parks, restaurants and a variety of stores make this a very convenient place to live. Erin Mills is located in the south-west end of Mississauga.
Meadowvale - This is an older area of Mississauga with plenty of homes, apartment buildings, schools, stores and recreational facilities for families. Meadowvale is located just north of Erin Mills and west of Streetsville.
City Centre - If you prefer to live in a busy, vibrant neighbourhood, then City Centre is the place for you. Located in the downtown core in Mississauga, this area is filled with modern condominiums, townhomes and is surrounded by residential neighbourhoods with large, family sized homes. Square One Shopping Mall is in the heart of the community and there are many restaurants, night clubs and entertainment venues close by.
Churchill Meadows - A newer community located just northwest in Mississauga. This is a very family oriented neighbourhood with newer homes and a strong community spirit. Visit the residents' association website for more information.
Peel Village - This is an established, quaint little village in the southern part of Brampton. There are many homes along tree-lined streets that are suitable for families and are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, convenience stores and public transportation.
Springdale - Located in the north-east part of Brampton, Springdale is a very new community that is home to many newcomer families. Springdale has family-sized homes close to schools, parks, stores, a shopping mall and many restaurants, which can be an ideal setting for family life.
Downtown Brampton - Nestled in the heart of Brampton close to the Brampton City Hall, this area is one of the oldest, most historical places in the city. Many large Victorian style homes are located on either side of the main street, Highway 10, and along the adjoining side streets.
Brampton North - Just 15 years ago, the northern part of Brampton bordering on Caledon was all farmland. Now, there are many residential neighbourhoods with large, new family homes, shopping centres, grocery stores, and many restaurants that reflect the multicultural community.
Bramalea - An older area of Brampton, Bramalea is located in the east part of the city. There are many established residential neighbourhoods with family homes, condominiums and affordable apartment buildings.
Castlemore - Located northeast in Brampton, this is a new area filled with modern family homes. Some of the homes are currently being built and if you are looking to purchase a new home, this may be a good place to look.
Heart Lake - Located within the largest natural greenspace area in Brampton in the north-west area of the city, is the residential community known as Heart Lake. Named for the Heart Lake Conservation Area for where it's located, the neighbourhood is a popular place for families.
Heart Lake is an established community built more than 20 years ago. Homes are spacious with many backing right onto the conservation area for families who prefer to be close to nature. A man made beach is a popular spot in the summertime and the area is bright with colours in the fall when the leaves change to prepare for the cold season.
This is a great spot for raising a family since it is close to schools, stores, recreation facilities and movie theatres. For added convenience, Highway 410 is close by and connects to the major highways of the GTA.
Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant is a residential community in north-west Brampton that has recently been built and is still under development. Newly constructed homes are spacious and ideal for family living.
The City of Brampton is planning to build parks and a civic square in the area as a gathering place for residents. Plans also include developing Mount Pleasant to include a balanced mix of commercial properties as well as residential.
Mount Pleasant is already growing into a self-sufficient community with convenient public transit to take you around Brampton, and a GO Station giving you quick access to Toronto and surrounding areas.
If you like Brampton living but prefer a new community, Mount Pleasant is an ideal choice.
For more information on new residential communities in Brampton, visit the City of Brampton website.
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