Aug. 23, 2018
Finding the right neighbourhood to meet your needs is always one of the most important steps when purchasing a home. There are so many great areas in Mississauga that are perfectly suited to individual preferences, budget, or lifestyle.
We understand that each client will have a different set of wants and needs when it comes to purchasing a new home. Nearby schools, commute time to work, local activities, and sense of community are all extremely important things to take into account when making a decision about which particular neighbourhood in Mississauga is the best candidate for you personally.
The following list is a great summary of some of the best neighbourhoods Mississauga, Ontario has to offer. It outlines schools, local events, access to shopping, family activities, entertainment, and much, much more. With our help, you can find the ideal home for your budget and lifestyle – which will allow you to get the most out of living in Mississauga.
This neighbourhood is located in the southern part of Mississauga and is definitely one of the most desirable areas in town.
Filled with large luxury homes, Mineola is a first-class community that is considered one of the richest places in the city. Properties in Mineola vary from brand new custom built homes to 100+ year old mansions - however, the majority of them were built 40-50 years ago that has a wonderful mixture of older homes, newer homes, and condominiums. With easy access to the QEW, Lakeshore and City Centre, Mineola is certainly conveniently located and just a short drive from many shopping and entertainment hubs.
Brand new preconstruction townhouses in Mineloa
It also has two of the top five ranked elementary schools in all of Mississauga - Kenollie and Mineola - as well as Port Credit Secondary School for students in Grades 9-12.
The average home in Mineola currently sells for well above $1,000,000. Anything that sells for less than that is usually an older style bungalow home that has plenty of interior work to be done. However, any investment in this area is a good one, as it is certainly one of the highest in demand neighbourhoods in all of Mississauga.
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The Port Credit neighbourhood is located in southwest Mississauga - the area itself is bustling, vibrant, and home to many fantastic shops, restaurants, and entertainment options while also being close to the Lakeshore.
It is also arguably the best walking community in the entire city, as the commercial areas are extremely close to residential developments. Like Mineola, Port Credit is also very expensive, as most homes are priced well above the $1,000,000 mark. Condos and townhomes are also quite pricey, as this is arguably Mississauga’s most desirable neighbourhood.
Port Credit Harbour Marina
Port Credit is perhaps best known for its fantastic entertainment district and the famous Port Credit Lighthouse. There are shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs - you name it. The community is also known for being the central hub of the city outside of the downtown core. Port Credit also provides easy access to downtown Toronto, as there is a GO station located just off Lakeshore. Schools in the area are also quite highly ranked, including Forest Avenue Public School and Riverside Public School. However, the real gem is certainly Port Credit Secondary School, which is always extremely well reviewed and provides many special programs to its students.
As mentioned previously, Port Credit is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in all of Mississauga - homes in the area almost always cost at least $1,000,000, and there are certainly more older builds than newer ones. Most detached single family homes that are listed are usually 40-50 years old, although the townhomes and condominium complexes are certainly much more modern.
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Certainly one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Mississauga, Meadowvale is a fantastic community for families that features natural beauty, walking trails, parks.
It is also one of the most affordable areas in the city, especially when it comes to detached housing. This makes it a perfect neighbourhood for the average family searching for a safe and active environment to settle down in. It is also quite conveniently located, as it provides access to a major GO station while also being close to the 401.
Meadowvale also has its own Town Centre, which makes shopping a breeze. Downtown Toronto is also less than 50 minutes away when using the GO train or the 401. The homes in this area are usually a little bit older and many streets feature an eclectic mix of bungalows, backsplits, and sidesplits. Bordered by the neighbourhood of Lisgar, the homes in Meadowvale are certainly much older on average, although the parks/outdoor spaces in Meadowvale are vastly superior. Lake Aquitaine is a huge draw in the community, as families tend to flock to its picturesque shores often - especially on the weekend.
Since Meadowvale is such a family-oriented community, it offers a ton of great public school options. Plum Tree Park is ranked inside the top 10 of all schools in Mississauga, while Miller’s Grove, Shelter Bay, and Meadowvale Secondary are all fairly well-reviewed too.
The average single-family home in Meadowvale is about 25-30 years old and sells for around $700,000. Townhomes in the area average about $550,000 while condominiums range from $300,000 to $400,000.
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Like Meadowvale, Lisgar is an extremely popular family neighbourhood. However, the homes in this area are typically much newer builds, as most of the community has been built in three stages over the past 15 years.
It is located in the Northwest section of Mississauga and has grown exponentially as more and more residents discover its unique blend of affordability and convenience. Demand is currently at an all-time high.
The Go Station in Lisgar
Lisgar is in a great location in terms of ease of access to public transit. The GO station makes getting to Downtown Toronto in less than an hour a breeze. The 407 is also quite quick as well, despite costing drivers a bit of extra money. Speaking of money, Lisgar is definitely one of the top one or two neighbourhoods in terms of affordability. Prices have slowly started to creep up as demand continues to reach new heights, however, they are still substantially lower than in other parts of the city.
There are many quality schools in the neighbourhood including Trelawny, Osprey Woods, and Kindree. Lisgar also has many spacious park areas and certainly gives off a strong vibe of being a wholesome, family community. An average single-family home currently costs about $850,000, while townhomes are currently selling for between $600,000 and $700,000.
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Often viewed as Mississauga’s most prestigious neighbourhood, Lorne Park features spacious homes and beautiful streets lined with tall trees.
The area contains mostly custom built new homes or cottage-style residences that have been around for several decades. Almost everything costs much more than $1,000,000 however there are some bargain bungalows to be found occasionally for around $800,000 for those potential buyers who aren’t afraid of a little handy work. The neighbourhood exudes a peaceful, relaxing feel offering residents plenty of calm and tranquility.
Townhouses in Lorne Park
Lorne Park is hands down the best neighbourhood in Mississauga in terms of school quality. It has five schools inside the top 11 citywide including #1 ranked Lorne Park Secondary School. Whiteoaks Public School and Tecumseh Public School are also fantastic options as well.
Living in the most desirable neighbourhood in Mississauga comes with a hefty price tag - the average home currently costs around 1.5 million dollars. However, if you can afford something in that price range, Lorne Park will certainly not disappoint.
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Featuring a wonderful main street that is always bustling with action, Streetsville is a vibrant community located in North Mississauga.
There is always a ton of things to see or do including several major events that occur annually like the Bread and Honey Festival or the Santa Claus Parade. The neighbourhood also has many beautiful outdoor spaces as well, especially Victoria Park which is very conveniently located.
Streetsville is a really unique mix of new and old - both in terms of the residential areas and the people who make up the community. Although it was an older part of Mississauga for years, it has seen a recent shift in overall demographics as younger families have begun to move into the neighbourhood. The homes still do tend to be a bit older, however, they also feature larger lot sizes with spacious yards. There are a ton of great bars and restaurants closer to Main Street, while the GO train and the 401 make getting to downtown Toronto relatively easy.
Schools in the area are quite high-ranked, including Vista Heights - currently the #2 overall elementary school in Mississauga. Other quality options for Streetsville residents include Britannia, Dolphin Sr., and Streetsville secondary.
An average single-family home in Streetsville currently costs around $900,000, while townhouses average around $650,000.
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Central Erin Mills
One of Mississauga's more mature neighbourhoods, Central Erin Mills has a wonderful mixture of history and modern revitalization.
Most of the residential areas feature two-storey detached homes, although several recent development projects by Daniels and Pemberton will bring more condominiums to the area. With the exciting new redevelopment of the Erin Mills Town Centre, residents of Central Erin Mills will have a ton of shopping and entertainment options to choose from.
Central Erin Mills provides easy access to the 401 and 403, while the Streetsville GO station is fairly close nearby. This particular area also has its own hospital (Credit Valley) and shopping mall, which certainly provides residents with many options for health care, entertainment, shopping, and more.
For those families with school-aged children, Central Erin Mills boasts some of the top public schools in the area including Credit Valley, Middlebury, Thomas St. Middle, and John Fraser Secondary. Credit Valley is especially noteworthy, as it has recently broken into the Top 5 in terms of the best overall schools in Mississauga.
Although not one of the cheapest areas in Mississauga, Central Erin Mills does have a nice balance between spacious living space (indoor and outdoor) and affordability. Most of the detached homes here are between 25-35 years old. Currently, an average single family home in Central Erin Mills costs between $800,000 and $1,200,000.
Homes with newly finished interiors typically hold their value extremely well, as many of the properties that come onto the market need a bit of work done on the inside. Townhomes are few and far between but the rare ones that do pop up on the market usually sell for around $675,000. Finally, the average condominium is valued around $390,000, although that number may change over the next several years due to all the new development projects in the area.
Central Erin Mills is certainly noteworthy for its heavy condo presence, as it is one of the handful of neighbourhoods in Mississauga that has many options to choose from - and it’s the only one with a combination of affordable condominiums and great public schooling options.
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Those are just a few of the many great neighbourhoods located within the city limits of Mississauga. With 22 communities in total, current and potential residents have so many wonderful options to choose from. Karl Newell and the rest of the Remax team knows each and every neighbourhood extremely well. In a competitive market in an extremely popular city, you need a seasoned negotiator and highly attentive real estate agent by your side.
Do you think one of these neighbourhoods in Mississauga, Ontario could have the home of your dreams? Contact us today to book house viewings and to receive more information about this incredible area.