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Oakville Real Estate Welcome

Welcome to Oakville. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside community with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Incorporated in 1857, this striking town has become one of the most coveted residential and business centres in Ontario, and for good reason. It offers great neighbourhoods to live in, and it’s a great place to do business.

Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and an hour's drive from the U.S. border, Oakville boasts more than 1.4 million visitors annually. It is easily accessible by the QEW, 403, 407 and GO Transit.

This thriving municipality of over 170 000 residents provides all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre, while also maintaining its small-town ambiance. Oakville is renowned for its beautiful shopping and dining districts, which include the historic, yet sophisticated Downtown, where a  mix of converted 19th century buildings accommodate over 400 fine shops, services,  and restaurants. This makes it one of the foremost shopping and dining destinations in Ontario.

Oakville is alive with natural wonders including over 140 kilometres of trails and natural creeks and 17 kilometres of waterfront. Explore over 3,212 acres of natural parklands, many with groomed hiking trails, including Coronation Park and Bronte Creek Provincial Park as well as the scenic and award-winning Gairloch Gardens, or drop by one of the many recreation centres which provide programs for all ages.

A real joy for boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats. The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Golfers can play at one of five golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Club, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years.

People who live here are proud of the quality of life this great community has to offer. In a recent survey of residents, 86 per cent said Oakville is a better place to live than anywhere else in the GTA. Ideally located in a beautiful natural setting, Oakville offers first-rate facilities and amenities. The outstanding range of lifestyle choices will continue to make this growing community one in which residents and businesses feel a sense of pride and connection.

Ryan Crane is an Oakville Real Estate agent that works throughout the GTA and specializes in the Milton, Mississauga, Burlington, and Oakville Real Estate markets.