From grandiose mansions to modest townhomes, real estate in Burlington comes in all shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, you’ll find the newer and more prestigious homes in the northern and eastern quadrants, while South Burlington is home to many older, traditional homes. Some of the most popular neighbourhoods in Burlington include:
The Orchard: Situated in the northeast corner, this neighbourhood includes large, elegant homes and some smaller, budget-friendly options as well. A popular choice for first-time homeowners, couples, and large families alike.
Millcroft. Arguably North Burlington’s most prestigious neighbourhood, Millcroft is a golf course community featuring some of the city’s most extravagant houses for sale. The area is home to much of the city's elite.
Alton Village. Like the Orchard, Alton Village features newer homes in a wide range of prices. Residential development didn’t begin here until 2006, so you’re guaranteed that “new house smell” (or does that only apply to cars?).
Aldershot: Historic and eclectic, Aldershot is a lakeside community that includes the Botanical Garden, Lasalle Park, and lots of wide open spaces. Houses for sale in Aldershot tend to disappear from the Burlington MLS listings very quickly
Longmoor: Situated a stone’s throw from Lake Ontario, this neighbourhood is nevertheless one of Burlington’s most affordable. An ideal option for nature lovers, Longmoor includes the Nelson, Iroquois, and Longmoor Parks.
Roseland: South Burlington’s answer to Millcroft, Roseland is dotted with multi-story luxury homes on wide, tree-lined streets.
Downtown: The heart and soul of Burlington, the downtown area is where the action is. The most walker/biker-friendly part of town, downtown is dotted with shops, eateries, theatres, and businesses. Homes overlooking Lake Ontario on downtown's edge are among the most sought-after in Southern Ontario.
Other family-oriented neighborhoods with high-quality homes for sale include Headon Forest, Tansley Woods, and Pinedale. If you prefer a condo (yard work? no thank you!) instead of a traditional detached home, the Corporate area may be your future stomping grounds. Tyandaga, meanwhile, is another golf course community tailor-made for homebuyers with deep pockets.