Oakville, Ontario Real Estate - A Great Community To Live, Work & Play

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Oakville, Ontario is located in an enviable geographic position.  Sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario, and centrally located between the large cities of Toronto and Hamilton, the Town of Oakville with a population of approximately 175,000 still retains a small town community feel.

The GO commuter trains are full every morning with Oakville residents travelling to their jobs in downtown Toronto.  Luckily, the Town of Oakville has a number of large employers, allowing many residents to live and work in close proximity.Tim Hortons

Here is a list of Oakville's Top Ten Employers

1. Halton District School Board  - 4000

2. Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. - 3491

3. Regional Municipality of Halton - 1650

4. Halton Healthcare Services Corp. - 1600  (Hospital)

5. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - 1500

6. Tim Hortons - TDL Group Corp. - 761 (Franchisers, warehouse & head office for coffee & baked goods)

7. Corporation of the Town of Oakville - 690

8. Goodrich Landing Gear / Goodrich Aerospace Canada Ltd. - 600

9. Omron Dualtec Auto Electronics Inc. - 600

10. G.E. Water & Process Technologies - 550

Many people are under the assumption that Oakville is not an affordable community to live in.  While it is true that Oakville is an affluent community and many neighbourhoods boast high end homes, there are many areas where home prices are still very affordable.

Most of the recent growth in Oakville has taken place north of the Queen Elizabeth Highway.  Builders began developing subdivions in the early 1980's and the new home construction continues today.  While the older sections of Oakville boast large lots and century old homes and  trees, these newer areas appeal to buyers for many reasons. Parks, trails, community centres, shopping, new schools, sports fields are all readily available to enjoy.

Oakville has it's share of shopping plazas and malls.  One of the major reasons, despite being the size of a city, that  it retains it's small town vibe is due to  the downtown district.  Oakville's downtown is welcoming and attracts residents and visitors to annual festivities such as Midnight Madness, Jazz Festival, Sidewalk Sale, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, plus much more.

There are pancake breakfasts, tiny tot parades, bathtub races, big bike ride for Heart and Stroke, just to name a few more events and activities.

First time buyers in Oakville can still find condo apartments for under $200,000.  Condo townhomes range from $250,000 up, and freehold townhomes and  semi detached homes can still be purchased in the  $300,000's.

Older detached bungalows are also available under $400,000, many with great sized yards.  Fixer uppers are also available for the handyman.  Many keen renovators have been able to turn a profit on reno projects here. We are findiing that many of today's buyers are looking for turnkey homes, as not everyone has the time or energy to do their own renovations.

Larger executive style homes can be purchased for $500,000 and up.  Custom built homes and estates are also available over $1,000,000.

 

 

 For more information on what Oakville has to offer please check out www.oakvillepropertiesforsale.com

Comments (4)

Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hello Jenny, thanks for the statistical reports, they are always interesting to read the latest reports on other communities. I like the top 10 Employers~ what a nice touch.  This is a very good market report,  I hope your efforts bring you some business.

Nov 21, 2011 10:13 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Jenny, I love small towns and what they offer to residents and to visitors and Oakville sounds like a great place!

Nov 21, 2011 10:21 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jenny, some clients and friends of mine visited Canada earlier this year and brought me back Tim Hortons coffee & a little Maple Leaf Pin...really enjoyed the coffee...even wore the pin!!

Nov 28, 2011 10:38 AM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Thanks Kymberly, it's always interesting to see who the big employers are in town.  Nice to see which ones are comminity involved and which are not.

Hi Wanda, Oakville has a population of 175,000 and continues to grow.  It is a city but it continues to be known as the Town of Oakville. 

Hi Nick, so sweet that you wore the maple leaf pin.  I hope they brought you a tin of coffee to brew fresh and not a cup of cold coffee that you had to nuke lol.

Dec 04, 2011 03:53 AM