Brampton is a culturally diverse city located in the Greater Toronto Area, and the third-most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, behind Toronto and Mississauga. The city has been ripe with new development since the 1980s, and continues to be a hot spot for home-building and buying, as many find themselves priced out of Toronto’s housing market. The area continues to attract employers and residents, thanks to its proximity to downtown Toronto, Pearson Airport and the lower cost of land here.
We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveabililty factors of their neighbourhood – the qualities that give homeowners the true satisfaction of their home within the context of a neighbourhood. In fact a Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX revealed that 89% of Canadians recommend their neighbourhoods to others. Unlike your home, neighbourhoods cannot be changed, so it is important to assess what qualities are important to you before you purchase. Luckily, when it comes to Brampton, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.
A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Brampton are Heartlake, Sandringham and Fletchers Meadow, ranking as the top three neighbourhoods in Brampton for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit.
In the same Leger survey, six-in-10 Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent) fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations. So how does Hamilton stack up?
If you are searching for the best place to live in Brampton, Vales of Castlemore ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood due to its housing affordability of its larger sized property supply, which Sandringham boasts a healthy housing supply.
Interested in seeing how Brampton compares to other cities across Canada? Explore the RE/MAX Liveability Report to learn more about the features Canadians value when it comes to the places they live.