Prospective buyers in Brampton, a majority of which are suburban families seeking affordable, high square footage housing, and low-density communities, are concerned primarily with affordability and low housing supply. These same concerns are shared by homebuyers across the majority of Ontario housing markets examined in a new RE/MAX report.

So, what are the best neighbourhoods in Brampton to buy a house? RE/MAX explores more than 300 of Canada’s most liveable hot spots in the 2020 Liveability Report. Here are the top picks in Brampton.

10 Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Brampton

  1. Queen Street Corridor
  2. Kennedy Road South
  3. Downtown Brampton
  4. Brampton South
  5. Southgate
  6. Central Park
  7. Avondale
  8. Brampton East
  9. Heart Lake West
  10. Fletcher’s Creek South

Most Affordable Neighbourhoods in Brampton

Neighbourhoods such as Bramalea, Sandringham-Wellington and Heart Lake are considered Brampton’s most affordable; many of the homes in these neighbourhoods are townhomes, semi-detached and detached homes. Within these neighbourhoods, liveability factors such as access to green space, proximity to public transit, preferred schools, and health or medical services are common, which appeals to the families drawn to the area.

Brampton’s Future Liveability

Continued improvement in Brampton’s liveability is expected in the next three to five years. Neighbourhoods in Brampton are continuing to see more development of townhomes and semi-detached homes, which tend to be more affordable compared to their single-detached counterparts. The expansion of transit and increased amenities within walking distance of residential communities are also have an impact.

Brampton at a Glance

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.

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Liveability is about quality of life at a local level. A neighbourhood’s dynamism, or lack thereof, involves a delicate convergence between independent small businesses, public institutions, arts and culture, green spaces and housing, to name a few. The COVID-19 tragedy will impact neighbourhood ecosystems differently across the country, just as the virus itself has. Yet, civic/local pride has been proliferating throughout this crisis in inspiring ways, giving Canadians hope that micro-economies, including real estate, have the resilience to be restored in the near and mid-term.

To learn more about liveability in Canada’s biggest housing markets, read the RE/MAX 2020 Liveability Report.

We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveability 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?

Brampton

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.