Burlington, Ontario


Welcome to Burlington

Burlington is a city located in the Regional Municipality of Halton, situated on the western end of Lake Ontario between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Known for both its beautiful waterfront, which features a scenic shoreline walking path and a number of parks, as well as its vibrant downtown area with many shops, restaurants, and cafes. This city is also home to a number of cultural and recreational attractions, including the Burlington Art Centre, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Joseph Brant Museum. There really is so much to do to keep the family entertained! Burlington is proud to host a variety of crowd-drawing festivals such as Ribfest, the Sound of Music Festival, Canada Day, the Children’s Festival, as well as the Lakeside Festival of Lights.


This area boasts larger homes with an estate-like feel on oversized lots with mature tree-lined streets.  The homes are set back and, in this neighbourhood, having privacy won’t be an issue.  Set up on a hill with parks and golfing nearby makes this area attractive to many who’d like to live on the outskirts of the city.  Commuting from here isn’t too challenging because of the area’s proximity to a highway junction but it will mean kids are bussed to school.


A good choice for first-time homebuyers, this area has a few low-rise condo options, freehold towns, semis and linked properties.  For expanding families, there are traditional 2-storey homes as well.  If you are a downsizer or perhaps just want to avoid stairs, the pocket of Brantwell presents bungaloft homes.  Tansley is halfway between two major highways and has quick access to the Appleby GO.  This area has a fantastic community centre, library, park and wooded ravine.


Privacy and massive home lots can be found here with a mix of ranch-style bungalows and custom-built 2-storey homes.  Known for its high-ranking elementary school, the strip of mega homes located on Lakeshore Road, and Paletta Mansion with its beautiful grounds along the waterfront. This area is both beautiful and pricey.

Rural Burlington

If peace and quiet is what you are after, this area is calling your name.  With the escarpment and gorgeous farmland all around, the rural areas of Burlington will definitely provide tranquility.  You will find older homes on gigantic lots or custom-built estates here.  Being rural will also mean septic systems and wells.  This area is situated close to the 407 for paid use convenience but presents a bit further of a commute if you want to use the free highway options.  This community draws cyclist enthusiasts and is known for Mount Nemo, Lowville Park and horseback riding. 

Cherry blossom tree in Burlington


A community along the lake with lovely gardens and manicured lots, this is not your cookie-cutter neighbourhood.  Driving along the streets will leave you gawking at the gorgeous architecture and charming homes.  One of Burlington’s more expensive neighbourhoods, Roseland is well known for its very high-ranking schools.  This area has good access to the QEW, Burlington GO and shopping amenities.


This area is best known for its proximity to the Burlington GO station, major highways, shopping and eateries making it very walkable.  In addition to the high convenience factor, the condos and homes located here are generally less expensive making it attractive to first-time homebuyers and single-income earners.


Centrally located, this area is more affordable than others and offers mature trees on large lots.  In terms of home style, the area has many 4-level back splits which are great for those wanting to avoid long staircases but still have the square footage and space.  Some of the homes have been renovated while others will need your finishing touches but you certainly don’t sacrifice having a yard to live here.  For commuters, Palmer is close to the QEW and about a 10-min drive from the GO.

Burlington, Ontario


Attractive to young families with its nearby forest and bike path and amenities, this neighbourhood is also super convenient with its proximity to the Appleby GO station, shopping and fast highway access.  In terms of real estate, the area is quite the mixed bag with a choice of condos, semis, towns and various split-styled homes.  The pocket of Woodland Trail offers larger 2-storey detached homes with double car garages and larger yards.


The homes here are less expensive than in other Burlington areas and you’ll have the convenience of the Burlington Mall and other major shopping staples.  Dynes’ central location, more affordable home options, and big private yards attract young families in different stages of their lives.  You can get to the Burlington GO station or the 403 in about 5 minutes.


This area appeals to those looking for high walkability and minimal living.  There are lots of condos here as well as live/work options appealing to young professionals or downsizers who don’t want the upkeep of a yard or big house.  Having said that, you will find some townhomes and semis as well.  The big draw here is amenities galore with a multitude of restaurants and coffee shops, gyms and shopping allowing many people in this are to be car-free.


If city living is what you crave, this area has your name written all over it.  Shops, trendy restaurants and cafes, gorgeous Spencer Smith Park, and big events such as RibFest and The Sound of Music festival keep this area jumping.  The area boasts a great playground with splash pad and awesome water views allowing families to promenade this popular area.  From a housing perspective, Central attracts affluent empty-nesters, young professionals, and couples for the most part with its waterfront condo options. There are some smaller 1.5-storey homes and bungalows here too.

Brant Hills

Families love this area due to its many parks, variety of home options with yards, and lots of school options.  This community is situated a bit further from Toronto than other areas and the proximity to the 407 comes in handy.  The area is known for its local community centre with a library and many programs for the little ones.

Green leafty arch in Burlington

Family neighbourhoods to suit everyone’s needs


Possibly the most popular choice for young families, this area is full of kids and this is an area where you can see them out playing on the streets!  Community schools are plentiful so no need for buses here.  The Orchard has a close-knit feel with local parks and splash pads sprinkled within.  Also, known for the gorgeous Bronte Provincial Park offers a plethora of fun things to do!


Living in this area is likely to be the most affordable area of Burlington all things considered.  Homes are everything from townhomes to split-level styles and bungalows.  This is a good option for people wanting a home with a large yard and mature trees.  Being a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and very close to a multitude of shopping amenities including big box stores.  Families will also love the local pool and splash pad.

Alton Village

Largely appealing to young families who want newer and larger homes and don’t mind having smaller yards, this area boasts a large park with a splash pad, a skateboard area, schools, a library, and a community centre.  Alton is around the corner from major shopping and grocery options as well as eateries and cafes.  The 407 is your neighbour here but you’ll need to drive at least 10 minutes to get to the 403 or GO station.


Welcome to Burlington’s golfer community!  Even if you don’t like to golf, the area is certainly pretty & prestigious.  With the homes being built between the ’90s and 2000s, you will find open-concept floor plans and more modern finishings.  In addition, with the homes set back further from the street, the mature trees and the availability of 2-car garages, the area will appeal to families craving space.  Downsizers who love golf also favour this pocket and choose the luxury townhome option.  This neighbourhood is sandwiched between the 407 and QEW and boasts top-notch schools.


Splits, bungalows and ranch-style homes are found in this area offering homeowners a more modest living compared to their south of New Street neighbours.  Situated close to the Appleby GO and the QEW, commuters will like the travel time while enjoying lots of bike, cycle and walking trails.  The area is known for the Nelson pool, splash pad and skate park.


Home to the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, this area is a mixed bag of older folks and newer families who are willing to renovate.  Often people in this area find themselves spending time in neighbouring Hamilton versus Toronto given its geographical position but commuting is possible with the GO station around the corner.  Aldershot’s other gem is definitely LaSalle with a huge wading pool, harbour, and playground.

Headon Forest

Best known for the historical Ireland House (circa 1837), the area of Headon offers square footage for those families needing more room.  Established mostly in the ’80s & ’90s, most of the homes here are 2-storey, 3+ bedrooms with double car garages.  The yards are larger in size if having pools is important to you.  For the kids & teens, the area boasts parks, soccer fields, hockey rinks and football fields.  Situated very close to the 407 and a few minutes from the GO & amenities. 

Elizabeth Gardens

Lakeside living and bordering Oakville for easy access to the lovely Bronte Harbourfront area, Elizabeth Gardens is a good choice if you love the water.  The area tends to be a mix between retired empty-nesters and young professional families.  When commuting, the Bronte GO will come in handy as well as close proximity to Highway 403.  For those looking to renovate to their own taste, the area’s homes were mostly built in the 60 & the 70s and are more affordable compared to other Burlington lakeside communities such as Roseland and Shoreacres.

Burlington, Ontario waterfront