Mississauga consists of more than 20 unique neighbourhoods. The vibrant downtown core, where new real estate and businesses continue to sprout, is the most rapidly growing area and will eventually be home to 100,000 people, the city estimates. The City Centre includes the Sheridan College campus, city hall, numerous urban parks, and the bulk of the city’s business offices. Luxury condos, townhouses, lofts, and apartments are the standard fare in the downtown area, making it a popular locale for students, singles, and young urban professionals.
If you’re looking for a house for sale in Mississauga further from the hustle and bustle, you have a variety of attractive neighbourhoods to choose from. The most popular include:
Port Credit – Situated on Credit River's shores, this chic, revitalized area features a mix of newer townhouses and condos for sale along with historic homes loaded with character. Its main street is dotted with shops, boutiques, and eateries, making the neighborhood one of the most walker-friendly in Mississauga.
Malton – Located a stone’s throw from the airport, Malton is the city’s oldest neighborhood, and one of its most diverse. Residential options include cozy, well-established houses, bungalows, and townhouses. The Malton area is home to some of the most affordable houses for sale in Mississauga.
Clarkson Village – This neighborhood bordering Lake Ontario consists largely of well-established, spacious homes on tree-lined streets. Real estate in Clarkson Village is generally among Mississauga’s priciest.
Lorne Park – One of Mississauga’s most affluent neighborhoods, Lorne Park boasts some of the most fabulous residences in Ontario. Many homes in Lorne Park sit on expansive lots, and many homeowners enjoy views of Lake Ontario from their back windows.
Streetsville – The heart and soul of Mississauga, Streetsville features rows of grandiose Victorian houses on its main street, surrounded by neighborhoods with houses of all shapes and styles, new and old. There’s a distinct small town vibe in Streetsville, which maintains many well-kept historic streets and buildings. The village is the site of numerous popular annual events, including Canada Day, the Bread and Honey Festival, and the Santa Claus Parade.
Other neighborhoods with great reputations for families include Churchill Meadows and Erin Mills. Meadowvale, meanwhile, is one of your best bets for finding less expensive (but still high quality) real estate in Mississauga. Cooksville is perhaps the city’s most colorful melting pot and serves up a wide variety of ethnic restaurants.