One of the great things about living in the southern part of Ontario is that although most communities are within easy reach of the major metropolitan centre of Toronto, there are plenty of "in-between" communities with populations comfortable enough for the suburban dweller. Yet, there is enough growth and development potential within these communities to entice investment both in business and real estate. Halton Hills, and the real estate in Halton Hills, is a great example of a community within the Greater Toronto Area with great growth potential, but with a lot of elbow room as well.
In fact, the population of Halton Hills hovered around 55,000 at the last census in 2006. A fairly small number, but consider the following: that population is spread over an amazing 276.26 square kilometres, and that number grew by 14.7% in between the two censuses. So, what does that mean? Well, anyone who purchased a Halton Hills home prior to 2001 has probably seen the value of that home double (at the least) in five years for starters. Many residents will also point out that the low density of the region makes for a perfect lifestyle for those who love the countryside and the many opportunities it affords. In this area it is unlikely that you will find many foreclosure houses ending up at Vance Auctions.
And, that is one of the great things about Halton Hills properties; no matter where you choose to settle down, you are never very far from some of the very best opportunities that Mother Nature has to offer. In fact, there are several areas right within the Halton Hills location that are protected by several authorities, including the portion of the Niagara Escarpment running through the city and the beautiful Bruce Trail, which also runs past Milton, Ontario homes and Hamilton real estate.
Those familiar with the Bruce Trail know that the land it runs through is some of the most spectacular scenery that can be found in Central Canada today. If you have ever seen the movie The Last of the Mohicans, then you can picture exactly what the landscape around this 800-kilometre-long hiking trail looks like; boreal forest, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls abound. For those who prefer less rigorous exercise, the many wide open areas that Halton Hills contains offer plenty of opportunity for hiking, running, biking, or cross country skiing. You won't get that in your backyard with a King West loft.
Of course, no matter how much of a fan of the outdoors you are, one of the main points of living in a city is the convenience it can afford, and the town of Halton Hills includes not one, but two key urban centres where residents conduct their shopping and much of their city side recreation. The centres include Georgetown and the less populated Acton.
Acton is the place where many of the main annual events of Halton Hills take place. The Canada Day fireworks and parade are traditionally held in Acton, along with several trunk sales, farmers' markets, a Harvest festival, Halloween events and the small Santa Claus parade (there is a bigger one in Georgetown).
Finally, the town of Halton Hills includes some unique recreational opportunities in the form of museums. The Street Car Museum, a one-of-a-kind endeavour in the country of Canada, is located in Rockwood and is open from May to October; there are several interactive displays commemorating our history in terms of transportation. You can also take in the Sports Museum, the Military Studies Museum, or the Agricultural Museum, the official site of the Province of Ontario's agricultural history. If you're currently living in a Waterloo, Ontario home or even on Chestnut Park real estate in Toronto Halton Hills is even a great spot for a day trip. And you never know, you may decide to stay forever!
A growing population, great location, and a plethora of things to do, make Halton Hills a great place to live or to visit all year long!
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