There are a lot of different elements that define what makes a city a great place to live. Affordability, safety, excellent housing, high-quality health care and education, and access to amenities and outdoor spaces all factor into the mix.
In 2015, Milton was named Canada’s Best Place for Business, and in 2016 it was listed as one of the 10 Best Places to Raise a Family.
With its small-town charm, sweeping countryside views, and proximity to big city life, Milton offers the best of all possible worlds. Here are 3 reasons why Milton, Ontario, is one of the best places in Canada to call home.
- Location, Location, Location
Milton is part of the Halton Region in the southwestern part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and right in the middle of the Golden Horseshoe region.
In 30 minutes, you’re in Toronto or Hamilton, in 20 minutes, you’re at Toronto Pearson International Airport, and within 10 minutes, you’re relaxing at the lake. You also have easy access to Highways 401, 407, 403, and the QEW.
In Milton, you’re surrounded by beautiful wide-open farmland and amazing conservation areas, including Kelso Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Point, and Hilton Falls Conservation Area. It’s right next to the Niagara Escarpment for stunning views everywhere you go. Enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and boating within 10 minutes. It’s a fantastic location.
Even with its convenient location and easy access to all the amenities of big city life, the cost of living in Milton is much lower than in many of the surrounding municipalities. Home prices are considerably lower than comparable properties in Toronto and other parts of the GTA. It’s got the second-lowest property and business taxes in all the GTA. Commuters will also get a break on their car insurance. If you’ve moved from Peel Region to Milton, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars every month.
Milton’s population continues to grow at a rapid pace, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Between 2006 and 2011, the population grew by over 50% and is forecasted to more than double by 2031, to exceed more than 220,000. The Milton municipality is one of the youngest in all of Canada, with an average age of 34 years. It’s become a popular commuter hub for its GO Train Station, and its prime location makes it an excellent spot for starting a new business venture.
Milton is also where you’ll find top-notch educational facilities like Milton Education Village and Wilfrid Laurier University and public and Catholic elementary schools located in every neighbourhood.
If you’re a young family looking for a great home at a great price in a great location, Milton continues to be a great place to invest in your future.
If you need a realtor to help you buy or sell a home in Milton, call or text KT Realty at 1 (800) 617-0090.