If you are looking for a new place to live in an area that is self contained and private, yet is located less than an hour's drive from the major attractions of one of the world's most happening cities, then considering a home for sale in Georgetown , Ontario might be a great move. This community is one of the fastest growing in the province, yet at the same time it has managed to preserve a distinctly rural feel (and much of its original landscape), so that residents can count on one of the very best combinations of modern convenience and natural features to be found anywhere in the country.
Georgetown is a community located within the town of Halton Hills. The town was created 34 years ago when Georgetown, Acton, and parts of Esquesing Township joined to make an urban centre spread over a wide area. How wide? Well, the town of Halton Hills is actually spread over 260 square kilometres, so it is a good thing that Georgetown is included as one of its two major urban centres (Acton being the second). If you're looking for space with your real estate, Georgetown is guaranteed to give you more than a condominiums Toronto offers or Mississauga real estate.
The urban part of Georgetown, Ontario means that anyone who wants to find the stores, shopping opportunities, and other conveniences in a moderately-sized Ontario town will be able to find what they are looking for here. The community has a diversified economy, with both primary and tertiary businesses. Forestry is the major employer in the primary sector, while Cooper Standard, CPI Canada, and Neilson Dairy are some of the major representatives of the tertiary sector. Interestingly, the community is also the national headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Like the rest of the Halton Hills area, Georgetown has seen a large population boom in the last half decade, which means that Georgetown Ontario real estate is a great investment for anyone looking for a new home. Some of the growth has been due to inside factors, such as business and opportunity development, but most can be attributed to the fact that this centre is located just 60 kilometres west of the major Canadian metropolis of Toronto, with all the opportunities that city has to afford. The appeal for those working in Toronto but living in Georgetown is, of course, the much more affordable cost of housing.
It is in the recreational opportunities afforded by the natural world that Georgetown really shines. So, it is no wonder so many city workers choose to make the community their true home. One of the most exciting ideas out of the Georgetown community is the development of the Hungry Hollow trail project, a multi-purpose trail system being planned along old rail beds and other developed areas in the community. The project is the brainchild of HHORBA and the community of Georgetown, and seeks to appeal to the users of the Bruce Trail, a Canadian landmark located just north of the community. You don't get scenery like that with a real estate in York Mills or Streetsville home.
Georgetown also holds several annual events that are great for residents and appealing for outsiders as well. The Crazy Outhouse race is a novel way for cancer survivors to raise money to further help the fight against the disease in all its forms, while the weekly Farmers' Market, during the summer and early fall, is a great draw for everyone. The main Georgetown event, however, is definitely the Fall Fair. Going into its 162nd consecutive year, the fair is designed for entertainment and to further the understanding of agriculture within the community. And if you're looking for something a little more sophisticated, like a performance of contemporary dance Toronto and Hamilton are only a short drive away.
When it comes to real estate in southern Ontario, there are not many places that can match Georgetown's appeal when it comes to a combination of rural, recreational, and urban opportunity, and a mortgage from First Central Mortgage Funding won't break the bank in this community.