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    Bronte Creek Neighbourhood

     

     

     

     

     

    Bronte Creek Location:

    Bordered to the South by QEW, to the North by Dundas Street, to the West by Bronte Creek Provincial Park, to the East by Bronte Road

    Bronte Creek Area Information:

    Located in Oakville’s very Northwest corner and surrounded by the extraordinary Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Bronte Creek is a beautiful new neighbourhood.  Aside from extensive parkland, this area has some truly beautiful newer built homes that range from executive townhomes to large 4000 square foot homes backing onto the park.  The primary home builders in the area have been Monarch Homes, Fernbrook, Branthaven and Mattamy.  Expect to pay steep premiums for homes with large lots and/or ravine and wooded lots.  Luxury comes with a price!

    Bronte Creek Provincial Park, just down the street, is 1690 acres in size (about the same size as Central Park in NYC.  The park includes day-use facilities, a campground, over 10km of trails, picnic areas, history museum, nature centre, children’s playbarn, pool, Olympic size skating rink and farm.  Reasonable annual fees give you access all year long (day passes are also available).  On the North side of Dundas at Neyagawa, a state of the art Sports Centre is currently under construction referred to as North Park.  North Park will have an arena, soccer fields, cricket pitch, leash free dog zone, skateboard facility, splash pad, and playground.  Phase 2, scheduled for development in 2015 will include a community centre and library.  Phase 3, scheduled for development in 2018 will include outdoor sports fields.  One of the Town of Oakville's major initiatives is to maintain and improve the quality of Oakville's recreational facilities which is clearly evident in the work that has gone into making North Park a reality.  Soccer players will be happy to hear that nearby “Burloak Sports Centre”(near Burloak just south of the QEW) is opening in fall 2009.  This 41,000 square foot facility will house adult soccer leagues, a therapy clinic, fitness classes (including yoga and spin), a gym and sports bar. 

    A local park with playground has been constructed just off Colonel William Parkway and another complete with splashpad off Valleyridge Road.  There is also a substantial 18 acre Park, called Palermo Park currently under construction just North of Dundas Road (at Neyagawa).  The first phase of the park is expected to be completed by the end of 2009 and will contain 2 lit baseball diamonds, an interim off-leash area, trails and parking.  The second phase will include a playground, splash pad, softball diamond and concession/washroom/changeroom building.  I don’t yet know when this phase is expected to be completed, but when I do, I will let you know. 

    My husband’s first reaction to Bronte Creek (and the Northwest side of Oakville in general) is its proximity to great golf courses.  Saw Whet, Deerfield, Oakville Executive, and Glen Abbey golf courses are closeby as well as several others in nearby Burlington (Indian Wells, Lowville, Burlington Springs, Camisle, Hidden Lake) and Milton (Rattlesnake Point).  It is enough for golf enthusiasts to be entertained all season long.

    Shopping as usual is never far away.  Big Box shopping is at its best in nearby Burlington with several plaza’s near Dundas and Appelby Line.  Alternatively, there are a couple fair size shopping complexes at 3rd Line and Dundas and 3rd Line and Upper Middle.

    Bronte Creek Housing Information:

    Bronte Creek is one of Oakville’s newest neighbourhoods with most homes being built between 2003 and later (there are still some homes under construction just south of Dundas and some new home development for sale if you look closely).

    Homes start from $250,000 for a 3 storey townhouse and $315,000 for a 2 storey townhouse.  Detached homes range from the high $300,000’s all the way to $1.2 million+, with most in the $500,000-$900,000 range.  There are currently no condominium apartments available, although there are plans to construct a mid-rise condo apartment complex at the corner of Colonel William and Dundas Street.  There are also selections of bungalow-loft style homes to choose from in the area.

    NOTE: Housing information varies significantly from street to street and month to month in large part due to fluctuating market conditions, desirability and demand for each home.  When it comes to moving into a new home, generalities are not enough which is why I highly encourage anyone interested in finding out specifics about the area to contact a local real estate expert who will customize a home search to suit your needs.  To find out more about my services, follow this link to my website www.lindsaywalls.com

    Local Public and Separate Schools:

    Bronte Creek Public Schools*:

    Current

    JK-GR8: Heritage Glen OR Captain R. Wilson (English)

    GR1-GR3: Lorne Skuce or École Forest Trail (French)

    GR4-GR7: École Forest Trail (French)

    GR9-GR12: Abbey Park (English)

    GR9-GR12: T.A. Blakelock

    Planned for Sep 2010*

    JK-GR8: Palermo School Site (English/French)

    NOTE: Students between Grades 3-7 in the 2009/2010 school year already attending École Forest Trail will continue to attend École Forest Trail.  Younger siblings of these students are also able to attend École Forest Trail until the eldest sibling graduates.

    GR9-GR12: Abbey Park (English)

    GR9-GR12: T.A. Blakelock

    Bronte Creek Catholic Schools*:

    JK-GR8: Joan of Arc OR Pope John Paul II (English)

    GR9-12: St. Thomas Aquinas (English)

    NOTE: School boundaries for Ward 3 (Southeast Oakville) were announced to be changing in Spring 2009.  For more information on this matter, read my blog article at LINK!!!!!!!!

    *Local school boundaries are subject to change at the discretion of the school boards.  Visit the Halton District School Board or Halton Catholic School Board websites to confirm boundaries.

    Commuting from Bronte Creek:

    The closest GO Train is the Bronte GO located on Cornwall Road on Wyecroft Road, just west of Third Line.

    Bronte GO (8 min; 6.80 km’s)

    Distance to local highways:

    QEW (at Bronte Road) – 5 min; 2.7 km’s

    HWY 403 Toronto (at Ford) – 5 min; 3.73 km’s

    HWY 403 Hamilton (at Brant) – 13 min; 14.95 km’s

    HWY 407 (at Bronte Road) – 5 min; 3.70 km’s

    HWY 401 (at Bronte Road) – 20 min; 17.83 km’s

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