Bronte West is located on the border with Burlington. Burloak Drive is to the west, 3rd Line to the east, the QEW to the north and Lake Ontario to the south. This area is close to the QEW and Bronte GO Station.
Bronte Harbour was first established in 1894. Today the downtown and harbour area draw in both local and international visitors to the Heritage Waterfront Park. The Waterfront Trail system includes lovely views of the harbour, a boardwalk and pier, lighthouse, beach, parklands and trails. It's a great place to sit on a terrace or wander with an ice cream and look at the lake and boats.
Housing is a mix of older cottages, high rise apartment and condo buildings closer to the lake, and a mix of older homes, and newer custom homes. As an older neighbourhood lots are often large. Newer developments such as Lakeshore Woods provide newer homes, often 2 storey detached, along with some luxury condo townhouse developments.
Shell Park offers walking trails, a BMX/Skateboard park, sports options, and an off-leash dog park.
This area is bordered by Third Line to the West, the QEW to the North, and Westdale and Morden Roads to the West. There area has two different neighbourhoods, Coronation Park and South West.
This part of Oakville is close to the Bronte GO station and the QEW.
Coronation Park was developed in the 1950's and 1960's with large lots. This area has original homes as well as newer infill homes, and is an area sought after by families looking for a home to update and by home builders looking for a space for their next project. Coronation Park, located on Lake Ontario has an annual Waterfront Festival.
The South West neighbourhood was also built in the 1950's and 1960's. It's an expensive neighbourhood with many homes being closer to the lake. There are more custom homes and many renovated homes in this part of South West Oakville. Appleby College is located here, as is Oakville's YMCA.
This is the vibrant heart of Oakville. Downtown Oakville is lined with upscale boutiques, great restaurants, and a vibrant town square. Lakeshore Road has recently had a major renovation but the area is open again. There is a marina, performing arts centre, library, museum, and lakeside park. It's a great place to shop, pick up a coffee or ice cream, and enjoy the sights and sounds.
The area has many historic listed homes as well as older homes on large lots, and luxury condo buildings.
EASTLAKE (MORRISON AND FORD)
This upscale area is comprised of two neighbourhoods, Morrison and Ford. Both consist mainly of large detached homes, nestled in under tree lined streets. These are considered Oakville's most prestigous neighbourhoods. Some homes back onto Lake Ontario. Lots are large.
This area is south of the QEW, north of Lake Ontario, close to downtown Oakville and the QEW and 403.
There are supermarkets (including Whole Foods) and restaurants just south of the QEW. Some of Oakville's best ranked schools are in this neighbourhood.
The beautiful Gairloch Gardens and Art Gallery are located on Lakeshore Road in the heart of Morrison.
Located on the border of Oakville and Mississauga this community has been designed around trails and parks. Clearview is located on the west side of the QEW/403 highway to Winston Churchill Boulevard in the east. The area is bordered by Lakeshore Road in the south and the QEW to the north.
This subdivision was built in the 1980's and 1990's with a mix of 2 storey detached homes, some link, and some townhouses. The lots are large with mature landscaping. Winding roads make this community a lovely place to call home.
Clearview is close the highways, the Clarkson GO Station, QEW/403. It's also close to Oakville Entertainment Centrum which has movie theaters, restaurants, and fitness.
OAKVILLE NORTH OF QEW, SOUTH OF UPPER MIDDLE
This area is from the QEW in the south to Dundas in the north, and west of Bronte Road. It's a relatively new area (10-15 years old) with many walking trails. It borders on the popular Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
It's predominantly a family neighbourhood with many detached and semi-detached homes and some townhouses.
Glen Abbey, famous world wide for the prestigious Glen Abbey Golf Course, host to the Canadian Open Golf Championships. This sought after neighbourhood is popular due to excellent schools, as well as sporting options found in the Glen Abbey Recreation Centres, home to the Oakville Gymnastics Club, but also includes an indoor pool, fitness, and a hockey arena.
Most of the neighbourhood was built in the 1980's and 1990's and is a mix of predominatley 2 storey detached homes although there are also some high rise buildings and town house complexes.
WEST OAK TRAILS & WESTMOUNT
West Oak Trails is located between Third Line (west) and 16 Mile Creek (east), Dundas (north) and Upper Middle Road to the south.
It's a family friendly neighbourhood with amenities such as the Pine Glen Soccer Centre, community centres, libraries, schools and shopping. There is a mix of detached (mostly 2 storey) homes and townhouses, many of which are newer. The QEW and 407 highways are close by. This area is in between two GO stations - Oakville and Bronte.
Westmount is located between 3rd Line (west) and 16 Mile Creek (east). Dundas to the north and Upper Middle Road to the south. Like West Oak Trails there are many amenities such as recreation centres, libraries, schools, and many parks.
Most of the housing is detached (mostly 2 storey) and newer.
College Park Neighbourhood is located with 16 Mile Creek to the east, West Oak Boulevard and Trafalgar to the west, QEW to the south, and Upper Middle Drive to the north.
It's an older neighbourhood with a mix of bungalows, 2 storey, town houses, and apartment buildings.
Sheridan College is located within this area. Oakville Place Mall is found on the corner of Trafalgar Road and the QEW. It's close to the Oakville GO station, the QEW and transit.
This neighbourhood is located south of Glenashton Drive, east of 16 Mile Creek, with Trafalgar (south of Glenashton) to the west, and Upper Middle Drive to the south.
It's comprised of a mix of detached 2 storey homes, semi-detached, and condo townhouses. Some of the homes have a distinctly Georgian feel to them.
16 Mile Creek offers excellent walking trails. Close to shopping, restaurants, decorating, and clothing stores in the Uptown Core.
It's also close to Sheridan College.
The Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex has multiple hockey areas with ice pads including an Olympic-sized ice pad (200 by 100 feet) with seating for 1,500.
This newer neighbourhood was built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Located with Glenashton Drive to the south, 6th Line to the west, Postridge Drive to the east and Dundas to the north.
It's a small area geographically but with a high density. A number of condo building were built in the mid 2000's with a few newer ones being more recently. There a mix of building types ranging from condo apartments to townhouses, semi-detached to 2 storey detached homes. Many of the homes have a distinctly Georgian feel to them.
Close to shopping, restaurants, decorating, and clothing stores.
IROQUOIS RIDGE NORTH (JOSHUA CREEK AND WEDGEWOOD CREEK)
This area located with Dundas to the north and Upper Middle Drive to the south, Ninth Line to the east Trafalgar to the east, there are two neighbourhoods, Joshua Creek in the north portion of the area, and Wedgewood Creek in the southern portion.
Joshua Creek is an upscale neighbourhood with predominantly 2 storey detached homes, although there is an enclave of luxury townhomes, as well as a luxury condo building. There are many walking trails and some homes back onto ravines.
Wedgewood Creek is also mostly comprised of detached two storey homes.
Both neighbourhoods are close to the Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, shops, entertainment, and restaurants.
IROQUOIS RIDGE SOUTH (FALGARWOOD)
This family friendly neighbourhood was first developed in the 1960's and later added to in the 1980's with predominantly bungalows, split level's and 2 storey homes. There are also a number of townhouse complexes and a few condo buildings.
Large lots, parks, and walking trails make this a lovely area to live in.
Joshua's Creek Arena is close by for skating and in the summer children and adults flock to the Falgarwood community outdoor pool on Gainsborough Drive.
Close to shopping, restaurants, and a few kilometres from Oakville Place, Falgarwood is located south of Upper Middle and north of the QEW in east Oakville.