Welcome to Oakville
The Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage and a thriving community of over 200 000 residents. It is one of the only towns in the GTA which has managed to balance its small-town charm with a modern urban feel, providing the best of both worlds. Positioned perfectly with a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto and an hour drive from the U.S. border, Oakville boasts a flourishing tourism industry with over 1.4 million visitors annually.
Oakville offers quality schools, great neighbourhoods, close proximity to Lake Ontario, two marinas, several beautiful trails, and park spaces as well as seven picturesque golf courses including the PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf course which has hosted the Canadian Open many times over the last two decades.
The harbour at Bronte was originally a port used for trade in the 1800s as well as lumber and ship building which attracted most of the original settlers. The Chisolm family provided the funds to build a proper harbour through their vision to develop Oakville into a town. The village prospered and in 1857, it was designated the title of the Town of Oakville with George Chisolm as its first mayor.
People and Lifestyle
Oakville has 13 traditional neighbourhoods with the older estate homes in the south and modern new builds to the north.
The charismatic neighborhoods of southern Oakville with their close proximity to Lake Ontario, are noted for their canopy of mature trees along Lakeshore Road and are known as areas of luxury and sophistication. Known for luxurious custom mansions, opulent finishes, and finely manicured gardens, Morrison and Ford neighbourhoods are the height of extravagance. However, beyond the elegance of these beautiful properties, there is much to explore and enjoy in the downtown core along Lakeshore Road.
The lakefront neighbourhood offers waterfront parks, a marina, and a quaint downtown shopping experience with an array of eateries and boutiques. Throughout the year, the town brings in visitors from the GTA for its many celebrated festivals. Whether it’s shopping at the Midnight Madness event or enjoying the fine dining available at its various restaurants, downtown Oakville offers something for everyone.
North of the highway, there are homes with varied architectural designs from traditional Georgian and carriage-style homes in River Oaks, ranch-style bungalows in Falgarwood and College Park to more modern homes in north Oakville.
Oakville boasts high-ranking schools under the Halton District and Halton Catholic District School Boards, making it an ideal place for raising a family. With an abundance of charming green spaces including and easy access to highways and GO transit, Oakville excels in its versatility.
If you are looking to purchase a property that will retain its value for decades to come, look no further than picturesque Oakville.
With one of the highest household income averages in Ontario, this increasingly popular town has become even more sought-after in recent years with Oakville being deemed as “Best City to Live in Canada” by Moneysense Magazine in 2018.
Fern Hill School
King’s Christian Collegiate
Linbrook School for Boys
Oakville Christian School
John Knox Christian School
Clanmore Montessori School
Dearcroft Montessori School
St. Mildred Lightbourn School
Wildwood Int School