The city of Burlington is located on the north coast of Lake Ontario, sandwiched between Oakville and Hamilton. Burlington currently has around 20 different developments ranging from high-rise condos, townhouses, to detached homes. However, the main demand for the Burlington real estate market has been mid to high rise condo developments. The area has been attracting a lot of young professionals who are looking for condos with building amenities common to downtown Toronto but don’t want the hustle and bustle of the city. Like a majority of other cities along the waterfront, the majority of the new developments are close to the water — where the demand for condos is greatest. Below we have listed some of our favourite picks that are coming to Burlington, Ontario.
Red Path Place is a small Burlington project with only 6 available units, but each one is at least 2200 sq ft. Each detached development is two stories and includes everything that one would expect to be available in a new contemporary house. The best part is that the houses are a 2-minute walk to the lakefront, giving you access to a list of activities.
Bridgewater Residences on the Lake wouldn’t feel out of place in downtown Toronto. The property development is set to have over 150 units available, with the main tower reaching all the way to the 22nd story. The condos would have hotel-style amenities and an unobstructed view of Lake Ontario. When it comes to new condos, Burlington units are always close to shopping, parks and dining options.
If one of your main concerns is getting in and out of Toronto on a daily basis, take a look at new listings in Glendor Towns. Not only are these new condos near the Burlington GO Station and the QEW, but they also have a clean and modern vibe to them. These Burlington homes start around 1400 sq. ft. all the way to 2000 sq. ft., and most of them have a driveway with a garage. This property development, while not on the water, intersects with Brant Street and a quick drive south leads you right into Burlington’s downtown and harbour.
Not only do you have access to all the outside activities that come with living in a waterfront development location, but being able to jump on the GO Train and get into downtown Toronto quickly and with no traffic is a big perk because most jobs require travel into the city. Once, Burlington was just considered a commuter city, but that’s no longer the case.
Over the past year, there has been a lot of development when it comes to entertainment in the Burlington area. While it’s nowhere near the world-class entertainment available in downtown Toronto, it’s far from what it used to be. Burlington downtown is centred around Brant Street, and it has evolved into a hotspot with some really great restaurants and available activities. Rust BistroBar is a modern chic restaurant with an amazing variety of beers, Downtown Bistro & Grill | Casual Fine Dining is great for schnitzel, MYTHOS Greek Cuisine is arguably Burlington’s best Greek food, Di Mario’s Trattoria home-style Italian cooking with a variety of vines from Italy and one of our favourites Sushi Masayuki.
You can expect a lot more condo developments happening near Brant Street. After all, this street is the centre of the Designated Urban Growth Centre.
Burlington also has some of the nicest waterfront parks and trails of any city. Starting on the west end is the Royal Botanical Gardens (the largest garden in all of Canada with over 27 kilometres of trails), LaSalle Park, Burlington Golf and Country Club, Sioux Lookout Park, Palette Lakefront Park, Burloak Waterfront Park and just up Burloak drive is Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Bronte Creek Park is the largest park in Burlington with so many fun activities. You can enjoy outdoor swimming in the pool, fishing in the creek, discover and find the over 180 species of birds, enjoy the maple syrup festival, and camping. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors near your Burlington condo or home. If the outdoors isn’t your thing, Burlington actually has some good shopping malls within the city.
If you want somewhere to shop near your condominium unit, you also have Burlington Mall which has a variety of stores like Canadian Tire, Cinema, Conspiracy Comics, Games and Anime, Goodlife Fitness, Home Sense, Hudson’s Bay, Playscape, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sport Chek. If that’s not enough for you, halfway across is the even bigger Maple View Mall. It has unique shops like Apple, American Eagle Outfitters, Coach, Earls Kitchen + Bar, H&M, Indigo, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret and Zumiez.
Burlington Ribs fest, the largest and best rib festival in Ontario, Canada, is an annual staple. Just recently it celebrated its 25th year and annually it brings in more than 4 million in donations. To go allow with all the delicious ribs and BBQ — the Burlington event has many different games, midway rides, face painting and live music. People come hundreds of kilometres away to enjoy this fest in Burlington.
Since Burlington is near Hamilton, there are even more unique events and attractions to see. Some of our favourites are the waterfalls of Hamilton, African Lion Safari, and even more great restaurants to eat. If you plan on leaving the city you could also take an hour’s drive to romantic Niagara Falls or Niagara wine country. Enjoy one of the world’s biggest waterfalls, wine tasting, the Ferris wheel, or casino.
Burlington is truly a condominium hotspot for millennials and people looking to start a family in new homes. Growth in real estate development will continue in the area for years to come. If you’re considering Burlington, but you want to find information on specific waterfront development, just reach out and we can give you a hand.