Best Places to Live: Mississauga

best places to live in Mississauga

Mississauga is a suburb of Toronto and Canada’s sixth-most populous city. Mississauga sits on Lake Ontario’s shore line, boasting ample green space, parks, cultural and arts attractions. The city is also the Canadian headquarters to more than 60 Fortune 500 companies. Mississauga’s explosive growth in recent decades has been attributed to its close proximity to Toronto, although it has certainly become a destination and a world-class city in its own right.

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 Mississauga, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.

A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Mississauga are Port Credit, Streetsville and Cooksville, ranking as the top three neighbourhoods in Mississauga 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 Mississauga stack up? 

If you are searching for the best place to live in Mississauga, Lakeview ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while City Centre, Erin Mills and Cooksville rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.

Interested in seeing how Mississauga 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.