Lakeside living

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Oakville

This lovely town is located on the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, and is a friendly, vibrant place where residents enjoy a high quality of life. There's so much to do in Oakville. Local festivals and farmers' markets. Art galleries and theatres. And so many incredible green spaces to roam and enjoy.

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A thriving community

The town has a stunning waterfront that stretches for miles along Lake Ontario. It’s the perfect place for everything from scenic lakeside walks to kayaking adventures. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a nearby gem with hiking trails, camping and even the occasional wildlife encounter.

Living in Oakville

What you'll love

What you won't

Waterfront location

Oakville’s beautiful waterfront has tons of parks, trails and picturesque hangouts.

Cost of living

Average price for a home here is one of the highest in the country. Property taxes can be high as well.
Super safe
Oakville consistently ranks as one of the safest communities in Canada, which makes it pretty ideal for families.

Limited public transit

Local transit isn’t as extensive or efficient as it is in larger cities.

A strong sense of community

Locals are known for being friendly and welcoming, and the town hosts lots of community events.

Traffic Woes

If you’re commuting into Toronto, you’ll face congestion, especially in rush hour.

A lovely downtown

Oakville’s historic downtown boasts charming streets, upscale shops, and great restaurants.

Not much nightlife

It’s a much quieter spot than Toronto, with limited late-night entertainment offerings.

Close to Toronto

Oakville’s strategic location along the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and along the GO Transit corridor make commuting a breeze.

Limited diversity

While Oakville is a welcoming community, it isn’t as ethnically diverse as other parts of the GTA.

Education

Excellent educational options from elementary to post-secondary, including U of T’s Mississauga Campus, Sheridan College – and easy proximity to Toronto schools.  

  • St Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
  • St. Luke Catholic Elementary School
  • Joshua Creek Public School
  • Forest Trail Public School (Elementary)
  • E J James Public School
  • Abbey Park
  • Iroquois Ridge
  • St. Mildred’s
  • Oakville Trafalgar
  • White Oaks
  • Sheridan College

Points of Interest in Oakville

Housing Options

Choose from charming historic homes, modern condos with lovely lake views, spacious suburban family homes – or multimillion dollar waterfront estates. The real estate market here is competitive, but the variety of options ensures there’s something for everyone.

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