Where to buy real estate in Halton Hills - MoneySense

Where to buy real estate in 2019: Halton Region, Ont.

Our No. 1 pick—Uptown Core in Central Oakville—is a first-time buyer’s paradise, with homes selling for 25% less than surrounding areas.

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Rank Neighbourhood Area Average home price (2017) Value Momentum Average price vs. area Avg. price vs. metro district Avg. price vs. outer region 1-year price change 5-year price change Final Star Rating
1 Uptown Core Oakville $620,373 81.77% 81.77% 74.1% 90.17% 83.2% 4.98% 270.1% ★★★★
2 Acton Halton Hills $833,210 94.79% 65.10% 81.7% 69.70% 64.3% 20.50% 51.5% ★★★★
3 Appleby Burlington $644,662 68.23% 70.83% 101.0% 93.62% 86.4% 18.65% 59.4% ★★★½
4 Mountainside Burlington $828,995 93.75% 58.85% 78.1% 72.43% 66.8% 3.48% 58.0% ★★★½
5 Dempsey Milton $805,275 70.31% 71.35% 103.9% 93.14% 85.9% 17.89% 58.7% ★★★½
6 Georgetown Halton Hills $715,312 69.79% 52.60% 106.1% 90.48% 83.5% 20.15% 51.2% ★★★½
7 Bronte Meadows Milton $693,012 84.90% 43.23% 89.6% 80.37% 74.1% -2.54% 50.1% ★★★½
8 Palmer Burlington $721,842 91.15% 50.52% 84.0% 77.87% 71.8% 0.90% 58.5% ★★★½
9 Dorset Park Milton $715,237 82.29% 48.96% 90.4% 81.10% 74.8% -2.03% 53.2% ★★★½
10 Old Milton Milton $859,984 86.98% 39.58% 89.6% 80.36% 74.1% -9.59% 55.8% ★★★
11 Beaty Milton $835,348 55.21% 68.75% 107.7% 96.63% 89.1% 18.43% 56.6% ★★★
12 Harrison Milton $837,699 63.02% 56.25% 104.6% 93.86% 86.6% 16.02% 53.2% ★★★
13 Clarke Milton $1,079,673 60.94% 68.23% 104.9% 94.12% 86.8% 13.39% 58.6% ★★★
14 West Oak Trails Oakville $755,808 45.83% 79.17% 99.6% 121.31% 111.9% 20.13% 106.0% ★★★
15 Brant Hills Burlington $882,396 78.65% 48.96% 91.6% 84.92% 78.3% 14.48% 53.2% ★★★
16 Orchard Burlington $1,206,809 54.17% 55.73% 107.0% 99.14% 91.5% 12.98% 53.5% ★★★
17 Clearview Oakville $745,776 27.60% 81.25% 111.4% 135.59% 125.1% 16.45% 72.4% ★★★
18 Timberlea Milton $834,586 79.69% 30.21% 93.4% 83.79% 77.3% 5.32% 41.8% ★★★
19 Coates Milton $991,957 65.10% 36.98% 104.6% 93.77% 86.5% 15.52% 47.6% ★★★
20 Alton Burlington $938,237 40.10% 64.06% 120.2% 111.45% 102.8% 27.54% 55.6% ★★★
21 Brant Burlington $1,211,392 45.31% 51.04% 113.7% 105.42% 97.3% 12.67% 57.9% ★★★
22 Rose Burlington $1,518,019 18.23% 92.71% 146.8% 136.11% 125.6% 27.57% 109.9% ★★★
23 Palermo West Oakville $903,182 9.90% 91.15% 140.1% 170.56% 157.4% 28.89% 80.6% ★★½
24 Scott Milton $850,720 50.52% 41.67% 113.1% 101.48% 93.6% 16.43% 49.4% ★★½
25 Willmont Milton $1,305,517 57.81% 44.27% 106.6% 95.59% 88.2% 14.59% 40.5% ★★½
26 Bronte East Oakville $1,256,989 17.71% 63.02% 120.5% 146.69% 135.3% -12.11% 60.6% ★★½
27 Glen Abbey Oakville $1,151,948 22.92% 61.98% 116.0% 141.23% 130.3% 32.24% 51.6% ★★½
28 River Oaks Oakville $1,118,251 31.77% 66.67% 106.3% 129.43% 119.4% 27.30% 53.0% ★★½
29 Bronte West Oakville $979,000 38.02% 33.85% 103.2% 125.64% 115.9% 6.16% 43.3% ★★½
30 Limehouse Halton Hills $832,121 100.00% 2.08% 0.0% 0.00% 0.0% -100.00% -100.0% ★★½
31 Headon Burlington $315,917 70.31% 31.77% 100.9% 93.50% 86.3% 2.71% 44.8% ★★½
32 Trafalgar Milton $1,013,696 97.92% 4.17% 39.6% 35.50% 32.7% -75.65% -21.1% ★★½
33 Iroquois Ridge South Oakville $978,079 49.48% 26.56% 93.6% 113.90% 105.1% 4.63% 20.8% ★★½
34 College Park Oakville $2,424,615 54.69% 33.33% 90.3% 109.90% 101.4% 17.65% 16.8% ★★½
35 Eastlake Oakville $1,385,491 2.08% 84.38% 223.8% 272.43% 251.3% 16.45% 84.2% ★★½
36 Iroquois Ridge North Oakville $1,343,578 14.06% 55.73% 127.9% 155.67% 143.6% 15.28% 59.2% ★★½
37 Nassagaweya Milton $700,413 11.46% 80.21% 168.3% 150.96% 139.3% 6.22% 95.4% ★★½
38 Bayview Burlington $1,658,597 89.06% 53.65% 84.9% 78.70% 72.6% -32.53% 434.4% ★★½
39 Rural Burlington Burlington $918,788 5.73% 85.94% 201.1% 186.36% 171.9% 13.72% 142.7% ★★½
40 LaSalle Burlington $1,102,385 48.44% 17.71% 111.4% 103.23% 95.2% -9.69% 42.4% ★★½
41 Shoreacres Burlington $1,274,419 28.13% 41.67% 133.6% 123.86% 114.3% 20.40% 23.6% ★★
42 Rural Oakville Oakville $911,724 20.83% 61.46% 117.6% 143.19% 132.1% 16.26% 60.2% ★★
43 Glen Williams Halton Hills $1,094,439 46.88% 25.52% 120.1% 102.44% 94.5% -17.27% 25.8% ★★
44 Roseland Burlington $1,932,786 32.29% 18.23% 132.7% 122.97% 113.4% 3.69% 32.1% ★★
45 Old Oakville Oakville $1,100,403 4.69% 35.94% 178.4% 217.16% 200.3% 23.56% 41.6% ★★
46 Tyandaga Burlington $938,000 30.21% 22.92% 133.4% 123.64% 114.1% -0.16% 37.8% ★★
47 Rural Halton Hills Halton Hills $1,140,682 33.85% 25.00% 139.3% 118.80% 109.6% -12.55% 44.3% ★★
48 Campbellville Milton $1,700,000 23.44% 25.00% 142.9% 128.16% 118.2% -1.46% 44.1% ★★
Value
Measures how affordable the neighbourhood is compared to the surrounding area and the region overall
Momentum
Measures how quickly prices are appreciating in this neighbourhood, with an emphasis on long term appreciation

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Halton Region’s top 3 neighborhoods to buy

1. Uptown Core, Oakville

Uptown Core is located in Central Oakville at the major intersection of Trafalgar and Dundas. The area is unique in that is offers single-family homes, as well as a wide variety of high-rise condos and stacked townhouses. According to Visualizing Density, a pilot project created by the Canadian Urban Institute to help planners, designers, politicians, residents and builders create communities that are self-sustaining, the multi-family complexes in this neighbourhood create a much higher density in than is typical of other suburban neighbourhoods within the Greater Toronto Area. And, as a result, the community offers exceptional access to a variety of amenities, including community centres, schools, shops and restaurants.

There’s a reason for this strong mix of commercial and residential uses. The City of Oakville has a multi-plan to turn the area into a government, institutional, cultural, recreational and public open space community that is available to all residents. This means Uptown Oakville (like Midtown Oakville) is going to be pedestrian-oriented, walkable and transit supportive, making it a commuter’s dream and a go-to place in the city.

The great news, particularly for first-time buyers, is that homes in this area sell, on average, for 25% less than surrounding areas (and almost 10% less than the City of Oakville). While price appreciation has been moderate in the last year (about 5%), the five-year appreciation for this community is a whopping 270%—price growth that reflects the money invested in creating an exceptionally livable neighbourhood.

2. Acton, Halton Hills

Those old enough to remember commercials for The Olde Hide House, a store that specialized in leather goods, may recall the tag line: “It’s worth the drive to Acton.” It seems the sentiment has prevailed, as our No. 2 neighbourhood in this year’s Halton Region ranking is Acton.

On the outer edge of the Greater Toronto Area, Acton is one of two of the primary population centres of Halton Hills (the other is Georgetown). Not surprisingly, the community was a major hub for the tanning and leather goods industry from 1842 until 1986, and was often referred to as Leathertown.

These days, the city offers residents a great blend of city living with strong ties to rural life.

Most homes in Acton are newer two-storey, or back- and side-split builds—although you can find the odd bungalow that dates back 50 or 75 years. The neighbourhood’s housing stock gives families generous space to live and grow. Most come with garages and private driveways, and many offer three or four bedrooms as a standard.

Homes here don’t sound “cheap,” with the average price coming in at just under $840,000. But when compared to the price of surrounding communities, homes in Acton are a good deal. On average, buyers can purchase a home for about 40% less in Acton than in Halton Hills, and almost 45% less than the average GTA home.

3. Appleby, Burlington

Close to both Oakville and Burlington’s downtown core, Appleby has a range of home options, from condos, to row-townhouses, to bungalows, to side splits and, on the most expensive end, two-storey family homes with two-car garages. The average price for a family home in this neighbourhood is just under $645,000.

Commuters like this neighbourhood, as it has its own GO Train station (aptly named Appleby) that offers a direct run to Union Station in Toronto in about an hour. Car commuters have a short distance to travel to get to the QEW, which is directly north of this community.

Homes here sell for 6% less than the average-priced home in Burlington, and for 13% less than the average priced home in the GTA.