08.24.20 | For Buyers

Your Quick Guide to Living in Milton

Milton has long been known as one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. Why are so many home buyers flocking here? It could have something to do with the picture-perfect mix of homes, or the area’s natural beauty. It could also be Milton’s ultra-convenient amenities, or its friendly sense of community. The truth is, there are so many reasons to move to this corner of the world—and every new resident has their own!

Learn why Milton just might be the perfect place for your family in our guide to the town…

Milton at a Glance

If you’re looking to put down roots in a quiet, family-friendly community, Milton might be the ideal fit. First off, there’s the quality of local education. There are some top-notch learning environments in this town, including Anne J MacArthur Public School and Guardian Angels Catholic School (both of which receive high rankings from the reputable Fraser Institute).

Along with fantastic local schools, Milton is home to impressive library branches, a fascinating museum, a well-attended farmers market, and a handful of must-attend events (like the Downtown Milton Street Festival). 

Town amenities

One of the best things about living in Milton is the convenient lifestyle it offers. Whether you’re looking to furnish a home office, buy some fashionable new duds, or simply stock up on supplies, the conveniences you need are just a short drive away.

In the downtown business district, you’ll find everything from ice cream shops to hair salons to jewellery stores. The Milton Mall, which boasts a variety of well-known retailers, is another popular option. At some point, you should also visit the outlets, which offer everything from high-end luxury to day-to-day essentials (you’ll find many of them along Steeles Avenue).

When it comes to dining out, you won’t be disappointed. Milton’s restaurants offer consistently tasty fare—and plenty of atmosphere. Standouts include Pasqualino’s (for from-scratch Italian dishes made with seasonal ingredients),, the Green Eatery (for flavourful vegan), and Luigi’s Lasagna and Pizzeria (when only comfort food will do!)

Outdoor spaces

Milton residents are blessed with easy access to some pretty incredible outdoor spaces. A fifteen-minute drive away, you’ll find Crawford Lake Conservation Area, home to 232 hectares of pristine forests and waterfront. Hilton Falls Conservation Area is about the same distance from town. This stunning jewel in Halton Region boasts attractive trails and magical waterfalls.

Other places to get up close and personal with nature include Kelso Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Point. If you’re looking to get outdoors but want to stay closer to home, visit one of the many green spaces here in Milton (such as McDougall, Livingston, or Coxe Boulevard Parks, among others).

Getting around

Quick access to the 401 and 407 allows Milton residents to travel with ease. Between the two of these highways, you can connect to the GTA, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, London, Kitchener, and many other communities in this part of Ontario.

If you’re not a motorist, you’re still in luck. Whether you need to get around Halton Region or go further (to Toronto, Hamilton, or elsewhere), Go Transit can get you there. Head to the local station on Main Street East to catch a ride, and check out the map to see the many places served by this convenient commuter train line.

Milton real estate

If you decide to buy a home here, you’ll find plenty of options. From the historic houses of Old Milton to the shiny new-builds in Harrison, there are many well-appointed living spaces to choose from. If you’re looking for something at a lower price point (or you simply don’t need all the space that a single-family home has to offer), consider a local condo or townhouse.

Typically, single-family homes in Milton are above $700,000. It’s true that the average price is rising, and many beautiful local properties now hover around the $1 million mark. That said, your money will still go much further in Milton than it does in markets like Toronto or Vancouver—which is worth keeping in mind if your family could use some extra space to spread out. When you’re ready to find the right home, neighbourhood, and price, a knowledgeable local agent can help at every step.

Is it time to find your ideal home in Milton? Reach out learn more about the local market—and how we can help!