When it comes to Burlington, non-residents tend to think of the downtown area; it’s no surprise, since this community is home to some of the city’s biggest events and busiest spots. When finding a home though, you’re truly missing out if you don’t look into North Burlington, an area that shows it’s colours when fall comes around every year. The area has seen extensive growth over the past few years, with a mix of tight-knit suburban neighbourhoods and beautiful, expansive rural properties.
North Burlington is a haven for residents who enjoy spending time outside or getting involved in the community; retirees can relax and enjoy leisure time in beautiful parks and green spaces, families have lots of schooling and community options available, and commuters will enjoy the close proximity to highways (403 and 407) and GO Train service, with Burlington, Appleby and Milton stations located within a short drive.
Housing options for everyone
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grow with your family in a suburban setting or a spot where you can get away from all of the busyness that daily life throws our way, North Burlington is a treasure trove of different housing options.
Families looking to put down roots in safe, friendly neighbourhoods can take their pick. Newer communities and future developments along Highway 5 offer towns and detached homes that can fit single couples or larger families. Areas like The Orchard and Milcroft both provide family-friendly neighbourhoods with quick access to many amenities.
If you’re into the idea of living close to the city while still being able to enjoy peace & quiet, the rural areas a bit further north may be more your speed. Here you’ll find beautiful, custom builds with lots of property to enjoy.
An outdoors enthusiast’s dream
If you prefer to relax by enjoying a little time outdoors, North Burlington is an area that you’ll quickly fall in love with. One of the biggest draws of the community is Mount Nemo, a local favourite of hikers. The peaceful area has beautiful trails and rock climbing opportunities, allowing you to relax, get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, and enjoy the incredible scenery. The view from the escarpment is one that you won’t want to miss, especially during the fall months as the trees light up in beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Check out the view of Toronto and the nearby area from Brock Harris Lookout and make sure you bring a pair of binoculars – you never know what beautiful birds and creatures you’ll see!
Outdoor lovers will also enjoy heading to other incredible spots that can be found in nearby areas, like Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area and Bronte Creek Provincial Park. North Burlington also has beautiful park spaces to enjoy with the family, like Duncaster Park, Cityview Park, and Kerncliff Park. If you enjoy spending time with nature, you really can’t ask for a better spot!
Enjoy community recreation + events
One of the biggest additions to the area in recent years is the Haber Recreation Centre, located on Tim Dobbie Drive. This beautiful recreation centre (though currently closed due to COVID-19) is the perfect place for families and individuals to get active, meet new members of the community and to take part in different events and classes. The new centre has many great options available to enjoy, including numerous gyms, community hubs, sport fields, a skate park, track, library and more. The centre is a great space to take part in different recreational and leisure programs, with rentals also available.
You’ll be close to other great rec spaces as well; Appleby Ice Centre is the perfect spot for those who want to get on the ice to skate or play hockey. If you prefer to get into the water instead, Tansley Woods Community Centre offers a spacious pool area.
Hit the Green
North Burlington is the perfect area for golf lovers! Whether you play regularly or hit the course a few times a year, there are plenty of choices within a short drive. The area is home to the stunning Indian Wells Golf Course, a favourite among local golfers; nestled beneath Mount Nemo, this course takes you through 18 challenging holes while enjoying some truly incredible scenery – especially during the fall months.
Other local country clubs let golfers play a variety of unique course designs, while staying in the area. Make the rounds and take on Hidden Lake Golf Club, Tyandaga Golf Course, Burlington Springs Golf & Country Club, Millcroft Golf Club, and Lowville Golf Club; with so many courses available to play, you’ll be upping your game in no time.
Take a step back in time
A staple in Burlington’s history, Ireland House Museum (currently offering private tours due to COVID-19) is the perfect place to take the kids (or yourself!) when you want to learn something old – and new! Ireland House, which was built between 1835-1837, was the home of one of Burlington’s earliest settlers, Joseph Ireland. Today, the house acts as a bridge to connect our current residents with those who settled here almost two centuries ago. The museum offers visitors a glimpse into Burlington’s history, with guided tours, heritage demonstrations and interactive programming.
This year, they’re bringing a piece of history to you with A Night At Ireland House! Participants will receive a Victorian inspired meal, made from scratch using seasonal ingredients, a beverage from local favourite Nickel Brook and access to live entertainment via Zoom.
If you’re looking for a place to call home that gives you a chance to spend time outdoors in beautiful settings, get active in the community and explore a little, North Burlington might be the spot that you’ve been searching for. With different housing options to suit you and your family’s needs, you’ll be able to find the perfect spot to call home!