Brampton has become a favourite among first-time home buyers looking for family-friendly neighbourhoods. With Toronto’s double property tax and unaffordability, Brampton is a great alternative. It is located within the Greater Toronto Area and enjoys easy access to downtown Toronto through GO Transit and highways. Here are my top 5 family-friendly neighbourhoods in Brampton, Ontario for growing families:
1. Fletchers’ West
With a livability score of 83, Fletchers’ West is located in southwest Brampton. It has 8 public schools and several parks, gardens, and trails for outdoor entertainment with your family. It has an average house price of $1,077,000 (December 2021) with most houses being detached followed by townhouses. Most homes in this neighbourhood were built between the 1990s and 2000s and range between 1200 to 3000 square feet.
2. Heart Lake
An underrated choice, Heart Lake is my absolute favourite. Located in northwest Brampton, the neighbourhood derives its name from its namesake Heart Lake Conservation Park. It has tons of great public schools including Heart Lake Secondary School and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School. Houses in Heart Lake range between 1800 to 3200 square feet with most of them between detached and semi-detached. For bigger homes, look into the Conservation Park Drive area.
3. Mount Pleasant
One of Brampton’s newest neighbourhoods, Mount Pleasant offers a mix of freehold townhouses, detached houses, and low-rise condominiums. You can call it an “urban transit village”, which means it was developed around public transit and active transit routes. It was designed to be walkable to everyday amenities and also has a skating rink during the winters. The neighbourhood is pedestrian-friendly, so don’t worry about sending your kids out to play a few blocks down the road. Mount Pleasant GO is only a few minutes away and takes you to downtown Toronto in just 60 minutes.
Brampton’s downtown or Bramalea City Centre is like a small city within a city. The neighbourhood was designed and built by Bramalea Limited in 1958 and has been growing ever since. It’s home to shopping centres and plazas, entertainment centres, parks, gardens, and some of the most amazing South Asian restaurants. The southern part of Bramalea is older with smaller houses that were between the 1960s and 1970s. Houses in north Bramalea are made entirely of brick and have beautiful views of the water.
5. Vales of Castlemore
If you’re looking for an upscale neighbourhood with gorgeous mid century houses complete with swimming pools, gigantic yards, and a lush cover of trees. Nestled next to West Humber River Valley, Vales of Castlemore was built in the early 2000s. Premium lots are 45 to 60 feet wide and can go as big as 2 acres. The Claireville Conservation Area is only a few minutes drive and is the perfect escape for recreational activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, and bird watching.
I hope my guide on the top 5 family-friendly neighbourhoods in Brampton helps you in your home buying journey. For any more questions, feel free to contact me.
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