Oakville is neatly divided into twelve small communities as determined by the town’s planning department. They include Old Oakville, Kerr Village, Bronte, Eastlake, Clearview, College Park, Iroquois Ridge North and South, Glen Abbey, Palermo, River Oaks, Uptown Core and West Oak Trails. Here, a glimpse into some of the more popular neighbourhoods:
Old Oakville is filled with beautiful historic homes of great architectural significance, including stunning Victorian brownstones and Cape Cod-style homes, as well as trendy new multi-use spaces and modern highrise condos.
The waterfront properties of Bronte make the neighbourhood popular among tourists; with some of the most expensive Oakville homes on the market, from $250,000 to $2 million, it includes quaint shops, waterfront condos and detached homes.
Glen Abbey’s MLS listings typically range anywhere from 350,000 to $1.3 million, including everything from townhomes to luxury detached homes. Likewise, River Oaks, true to its name, boasts an abundance of large old oak trees, many of them blanketing oversized residential lots.
West Oak Trails is bustling with young families, which explains the proliferation of splash parks, play centers, new schools and recreation centers there. It’s also a fairly walkable area, great for families embracing the return to a lower reliance on cars to get them around their communities.
And lastly, College Park contains a mixture of mature homes, some older Oakville townhouses, apartments and condos, as well as a sixteen-mile creek, a golf club and mall, as well as – of course – Sheridan College, hence the high concentration of college students in the area.