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Central Oakville Real Estate --- Oakville, Ontario - 01/30/09 08:27 PM
The boundaries for the real estate neighbourhood in Oakville known as Central Oakville are the Sixteen Mile Creek to the East, Dorval Drive to the West, Speers Road to the North and Lake Ontario to the south. Central Oakville offers a mix of home styles. Being central to the downtown core and the harbour, it is not known for entry level priced homes. Many of the one time cottages south of Lakeshore Road have been torn down and replaced with large luxury homes. Overlooking the harbour are exclusive townhomes built on property that was once a factory. The original cottages in this area (1 comments)
It's cold here in Oakville. Damn cold. And the snow keeps piling up. But what have I been doing lately? Running around all the different neighbourhoods in Oakville with my trusty digital camera taking pictures for my blog to post to Localism.com No one else in Oakville has posted any photos so I'm on a tear. What I didn't expect was to be so amazed by some of the winter sights I was able to capture and and experience first hand. For those of you who live close to a lake or any body of water, I think you often (2 comments)
Glen Abbey -- Oakville, Ontario - 01/20/09 05:40 PM
Glen Abbey, a popular Oakville neighbourhood was a planned community which began development in 1981. What was once 1000 acres of farmland grew quickly to include a variety of different types of dwellings, parks, open space, schools, churches, trails and bike paths. And let's not forget the world famous Glen Abbey Golf Course, home to the Canadian Open and designed by Jack Nicklaus. Glen Abbey Golf Course overlooks the banks of the 16 Mile Creek which is the eastern boundary for this neighbourhood. Glen Abbey sits north of the Queen Elizabeth Way highway and stretches to Upper Middle Road to the north and (2 comments)
Did You LIst A House On January 12? - 01/19/09 10:09 PM
If you did, there is a good chance that the owners are getting a divorce. I heard recently on the John Tesh radio show that lawyers have actually picked a date known as D-day as in Divorce day when most people file for divorce. This date happens to be the first Monday after the kids return to school after Christmas break. Where I live, that date would have been January 12. Here are some of the reasons that John Tesh mentioned for this chosen time. No one wants to ruin a child's Christmas Lawyers, counsellors are on holidays and the courts are closed (6 comments)
I'm Earning a College Degree At Active Rain - 01/15/09 06:38 PM
Facebook, Active Rain, youtube, myspace, twitter, Linkedin, flickr. Just a few of the big names, all part of the new phenomena (or not so new) called Social Media/Social Networking or Web 2.0 What started out for me, as a way to stay in contact with old friends and look at their photo albums on Facebook has opened up a whole new world which includes new friends, business contacts, networks, groups, and the ability to write a public journal and call it a blog. I graduated from Facebook to Active Rain. What was this social networking site with a humungous following? Where were (8 comments)
Who's On First? - 01/13/09 05:04 PM
I have been reading, and re reading a gazillion different posts and the ensueing comments over the past few days regarding the new Upgraded Blog Platform. Judging by the mixed comments it would seem that there are a great many, who like me are pondering "Should I stay or should I go" (for the upgrade, that is) Many of you have made suggestions that the new upgrade should be available on trial basis for 14 days. On the other hand, it sounds like many of you have jumped right in. Many other writers claimed that they would wait a week or so (3 comments)
Don't Call Me Feb. 18 - 01/12/09 05:01 PM
We have a new statutory holiday here in Ontario. It is called Family Day and it will be observed on the third Monday of every February. It was actually a campaign promise made good by our Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, delivered the day after his Liberal Party was re-elected Oct. 10, 2008. There is a lot of controversy over this decisiion as it seems many people will not get the day off to spend with their families. Schools will be closed and of course the banks and government offices will close their doors. Many Ontarians are pleased with the announcement but (7 comments)
Bronte Village --- Oakville, Ontario - 01/12/09 03:58 PM
Localism Neighbourhood -- Bronte Although the Village of Bronte officially became part of the Town of Oakville in 1954, it still retains its own unique charm, making it a thriving attraction for tourists and locals alike. Many homeowners in this neighbourhood have grown up here and refuse to live anywhere else. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this area contains a real mix of housing. High rise apartments and condos stand amongst small cottages, upscale townhomes, lakeside estates, and large lots being redeveloped. Low rise condos sit atop boutiques and small businesses, overlooking Bronte harbour. Power boats and sail boats (0 comments)
Southwest Oakville, Ontario ---- Coronation Park - 01/08/09 05:43 PM
The real estate boundaries for Southwest Oakville are Dorval Drive to the east, Third Line to the west, Rebecca Street to the north and the shores of Lake Ontario to the south. This mature area boasts tree lined streets, and offers many different styles of homes including two storey, bungalow and split level designs. This is a neighbourhood of all detached homes. The average sized lot is about 75 feet by 150 ft. but there are some lots up to a half acre. Most of the homes in the area were built in the 1960's and 1970's. Over the years many new homes (0 comments)
Travel south on Trafalgar Road from the Queen Elizabeth Way and you will enter into Old Oakville, an area of character homes on mature tree lined streets. Many historic homes are located between Lakeshore Road and the shores of Lake Ontario. Downtown Oakville offers upscale boutiques, world class restaurants, century old churches, cosy cafes, Oakville Harbour and much more. The price of real estate in Old Oakille ranges from $500,000 + to multi - million dollars. Most of the homes in Old Oakville are older detached but there is also a selection of upscale townhomes and condos. Because this area is (0 comments)
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