The lands above the QEW highway are by and large planned communities. Redevelopment essentially began in the 80’s and continues today with massive tracts of land just now commencing development north of Hwy 5 (Dundas Street).
The Town of Oakville has been very diligent in planning these neighbourhoods to ensure that the communities are well served by public gathering places, transit systems and a web of scenic nature trails. Community Centres abound, offering swimming, gymnasiums, fitness centres, ice hockey and more. Sports fields, playgrounds and splash pads are also abundant and well situated within the various family oriented neighbourhoods. North Oakville is also home to a world class indoor soccer stadium, appropriate for a town that has one of the largest soccer associations in North America.
Many of the homes built in the 80’s and even early 90’s are being renewed as homeowners renovate to keep up with current trends. Newer homes in North Oakville boast design features such as open concept rooms and higher ceiling heights, and are generally situated on smaller lots than those built in previous decades. In addition to single family homes, more condominium apartment buildings are being erected to keep up with the demands of the growing population. Plenty of “big box” stores and other large shopping plazas currently exist and continue to be built to service the needs of the populace.
Pride of ownership is evident in all neighbourhoods in North Oakville. Each distinctive neighbourhood has its own look and feel and offers unique advantages to its residents.
One of the newer subdivisions in Oakville, Joshua Creek is an upscale community of luxury homes. One of the many elements residents find appealing is its proximity to Toronto and Mississauga, and easy access to highways. Located close to the 403, 407 and QEW, this community boasts a travel distance of a mere 30 kms (approximately) to downtown Toronto. For those who prefer public transit, it is only a 25 minute train ride to Union Station (the heart of downtown Toronto) from nearby Clarkson GO Station.
Much of the development of homes in Wedgewood Creek happened in the mid-to-late 80’s, with newer phases following. Located just west of Joshua Creek, residents here enjoy the same commuting benefits as the newer Joshua Creek area, with easy access to the 403, 407 and QEW. Large shopping plazas and big box stores are also abundant in this area.
Located in North East Oakville just above the QEW, Falgarwood is a mature community rich with parks. Many homeowners here enjoy moderately priced homes, ravine lots, plus quick and easy access to the QEW, 403, GO Stations and downtown Toronto.
River Oaks is a newer community bordering on the east side of Sixteen Mile Creek, centrally located in North Oakville. It is a family oriented neighbourhood with most homes built in the late 90’s or early 00’s. Some more recently built condominium apartment buildings are also located here.
Located in North East Oakville, College Park is home to the renowned Sheridan College, which is known for its great arts programs amongst others. Fittingly, College Park offers plenty of apartment living for college students and seniors, and some of the most affordable housing in Oakville. A wide variety of housing is available overall, including detached (bungalows, split-levels and 2-stories), semi-detached and townhomes.
Glen Abbey is one of the first truly planned communities in Oakville and home to the world famous Glen Abbey Golf Club. Most homes here were built in the 80’s and 90’s, with a few newer builds. Many original houses are now going through the renewal phases with windows, roofs, kitchens and baths being replaced.
Westoak Trails is a newer community of homes, most built in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Typical to newer areas, lot sizes here tend to be smaller than those located south of Upper Middle Road.
One of the newest communities in North Oakville with some parts still under development, Westmount is located in the west end of town. It is a planned subdivision with access to all of the amenities North Oakville has to offer. The largest detached homes here can be in excess of 4000 sq. ft., valued at more than $1,000,000. Plenty of smaller detached homes, as well as semi’s and townhomes define the area. As is typical for a newer area, lot sizes are smaller here than in more mature neighbourhoods.
Built on the grounds of the old Richview Golf Club, this community has been developed by Monarch Homes and features other builders including Fernbrook Homes and Branthaven Homes. Nestled between Bronte Rd. and the Oakville/Burlington town line, Bronte Creek borders the lush parklands of Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This is one of Oakville’s newest communities, with the last of the development occurring in 2011.
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