Relocation can be a troubling and stressful time for people and their families. It’s not easy to move within your own town or city, let alone across the country. Oakville is a very popular destination for people who are faced with a relocation, especially those with kids. I’ve successfully relocated several families to the Oakville area over my 13 years as a Realtor with RE/MAX Aboutowne. The majority of the time these clients have looked elsewhere within the GTA and I tell them with confidence that they will return to Oakville.
There’s several key aspects that relocation clients find very appealing in comparison to other destinations around Toronto. Oakville is ideally located for commuting to the downtown core of Toronto and the Pearson Airport corridor which are generally the two key employment areas. Highway access to the QEW/403/407 and 401 is relatively easy depending on your commuting time. Recent improvements to our QEW/403 corridor through Oakville has made traffic much more manageable.
GO TRAIN SERVICE
Oakville Go Train service offers several express trains with reduced stops and access to Union Station within about 30 minutes. Some people are required to drive to the city, however, the service from the Oakville GO is very good.
The education system in Oakville is excellent right across the board; Public; Catholic and Private. I’ve found that I can place a family pretty much anywhere in Oakville without any issues. At times the school boundaries can be problematic and sometimes clients will have a preference to certain schools. The Fraser Institute publishes school rankings and I’ve found that clients have become more cognizant of rankings in recent years. Our Private school system has always been strong with Appleby College and St.Mildred’s.
SMALL TOWN CHARM
In Oakville we’re very lucky to have a thriving Downtown Core with several successful shops and restaurants that attract many people from other areas. We also have beautiful Parks and Recreational Areas along Lake Ontario and spread throughout the town. The point being that Oakville has a feel of being much smaller than it really is in terms of population. Our town is flush with walking/biking trails and has great parks and open space areas. My recent post referencing the Glen Abbey area of Oakville highlights some of the great trails available in Oakville. We’re also home to the amazing Bronte Provincial Park which I’ve also highlighted in a past blog.
If you or someone you know is considering a relocation to the Toronto area I think Oakville should be top on the list of consideration. I completed the CERC Relocation designation a few years ago and I’ve been very successful moving several families into the Oakville area from out of Province and from other countries. Moving a significant distance is never easy but having a Realtor with experience with relocation is a must.
OakvilleRealEstateBlog.net is written by David Marshall, providing insights and helpful tips for Buyers and Sellers. David has been selling Real Estate in the Oakville and surrounding areas for over 13 years, working as a Sales Representative for RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp. David also operates www.OakvilleRealEstate.com among other domains.