The secret has been out for many years now – Burlington, ON has been named Canada’s “Best City to Live” several times. It follows that it’s a prime destination for home buyers.
Whether someone is looking for the perfect place to settle with their family or for a great space to use as an investment property, they can’t go wrong with buying a home in Burlington.
With all styles of units from high rise condos to single family homes, there truly is something for everyone. One of the major motivators for those looking to leave Toronto in favour of a quieter, though still very convenient, place to live is its proximity to public transit. Burlington is home to 3 major Go stations, making it the perfect city for commuters.
What are GO stations?
Every major metropolitan area has its own style of transit system, and the GTA uses GO transit. This bus and train system covers nearly all of the GTA and offers residents a cheap and easy way to commute both within and to and from the city. The GO system connects all of the GTA with Toronto, allowing residents to skip the bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour and not have to worry about finding parking once they arrive. The GO system makes it easy for people to choose to live outside of the city, while still being able to commute in for work. GO trains move over 200,000 people daily, making them an essential part of life for many residents.
In Burlington, lands in the vicinity of GO stations are deemed transit hubs which allow for increased development of residential units. Amazing condo developments have been built and under construction. Moving to Burlington can be a great move whether you work from home, locally, or across Greater Toronto. Location, location, location! Contact ALLinRealty to learn more.
3 GO stations in Burlington
One of the furthest cities from Toronto, GO trains are especially necessary in Burlington. These 3 stations are all within the city, and are great areas to consider when buying a home.
Aldershot GO station
The western-most station in Burlington is the Aldershot GO station. It is located east of Waterdown Rd. and just south of Highway 403. Once a leading fruit exporter, Aldershot is now a destination shopping district and an excellent area to call home, whether you need to commute into the city or not. This station is a hub for both the GO bus and train, as well as ViaRail train service making it the perfect area for both experienced buyers and those looking to invest in real estate.
Situated right in between the neighbourhoods of downtown Burlington and Freeman Village, the Burlington GO station is the middle station of the 3 within Burlington. Once one of the finest agricultural districts in all of Ontario, downtown Burlington is now a hub for shopping, dining and art. Residents will love living in the heart of the city, with easy access to all kinds of amenities and with a GO station just a few minutes from their door.
The Appleby Go station is the furthest east in Burlington, located very close to Oakville’s border. Choosing a home near this GO station will help reduce the commute into Toronto while still maintaining the high property value that is standard in Burlington.
Burlington is a great place to live
The City of Burlington is an excellent place to call home, and an even better place to invest in real estate. With its ever-increasing amenities home owners and investors will be drawn here for years to come.
There are many factors that make Burlington a great place to live and work, including:
- Easy access to Go Stations and the 400-series highways for an easy commute
- Family-friendly neighbourhoods
- Exemplary school systems
- An abundance of recreational activities like pools, ice rinks, watersports, walking & biking paths, community centers and golf courses
- Prime location on the waterfront
- Located close to hiking destinations like the Bruce Trail, the Waterfront Trail and the Niagara Escarpment
- Wide array of retail destinations like shopping malls, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and bakeshops
- Top rated restaurants and eateries
- Excellent proximity to destinations like Niagara Falls and Toronto
- Many local events, festivals, performances and exhibitions
- Variety of home styles, including condos, townhomes, single family homes and preconstruction builds
Convenience meets comfort in Burlington
Condo growth around these centres doesn’t mean you have to be a commuter in order to benefit from living in them. Named ‘The Best Community in Canada’ by MacLean’s magazine in 2019, Burlington is a great place to buy home regardless of your motivation. Whether you plan to live in it yourself or use it as a rental property, house prices are sure to keep rising making the return on your investment a great one.