Why Aldershot is the Best New Place to Raise Your Kids


If you grew up in a neighbourhood that had kids learning to ride bikes and doing cartwheels in the streets, or shooting hoops in each other’s driveways, you’re going to feel at home in Aldershot before you even buy a house here.

You will see the mature trees and the friendly people and say to yourself, “Yes, this is where we need to be.”

It is one of Burlington’s most family-focused neighbourhoods. So if you’re looking for the perfect house, let’s start with the perfect neighbourhood.

The Perfect Neighbourhood for Families

The secret is getting out and we’re seeing a big Influx of young families buying and renovating old homes, as evidenced by the addition of a 4th kindergarten class at Glenview Public School this year.

Speaking of schools, there are several well-respected schools within walking distance in Aldershot.

Public Schools 

  • Maplehurst Public School– Grades JK-6 (French Immersion)
  • Glenview Elementary – Grades JK – 6
  • Kings Road – Grades JK-6
  • Aldershot – Grades 7-12

Catholic Schools 

  • Holy Rosary – Grades JK-8

For the youngins, it also offers many Daycare Centres like:

  • Wee Care Educational Services Inc. (2 Locations in Aldershot)
  • East Plains Co-op Preschool
  • MacFadyen Preschool Academy

Of course, there is also Aldershot Public Library for those parents who need to fill long days with the children at home.

Things to Do In Aldershot

The focus on family isn’t limited to just schools. Aldershot also has lots of fun things to do, just around the corner.

First of all, parents will love the best wading pool and splash pad in the city for tiny people (it’s 2 feet at its deepest point), as well as Aldershot Public Pool which is well known to be the warmest in the city. You are also a quick drive to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), which is the largest of its kind in Canada. This famous 2,700-acre tourist site attracts thousands of people from near and far every year.

Or you can hike the RBG trails and have tiny birds and chipmunks eat out of your hands. Seriously, that happens! Or you can also explore Lasalle Park on Lake Ontario, where you can observe the community of trumpeter swans.

If you’re a hockey family, you’re close to Aldershot Arena, and Burlington Golf & Country Club for the off-season.

Or you can also stroll or bike to lush and vibrant parks such as:

●      LaSalle Park

●      Aldershot Park

●      Maplehurst Park

●      Kiwanis Park

●      Greenwood Park

●      Earl Park

●      Teal Greenway Park

●      Bayshore Park

●      Hidden Valley Park

This neighbourhood is quite honestly perfectly situated. You have easy access to the Go Train for day trips into Toronto, and are a quick drive to amusements parks/fun in the Niagara area.

How Much are Houses for Sale in Aldershot?

Here is what you’re looking at. All statistical information has been derived from the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington (January 2016 – January 2017).

Property Type High Low Avg. # Sold
Detached

Attached

$2,375,000

$732,500

$270,000

$255,000

$877,017

$473,059

238

60

Of course, these prices are subject to seasonal trends and market shifts. If you want to see what houses are going for today, you can click here to search current listings.

Ready to See it For Yourself?

Aldershot definitely feels like a neighbourhood, not just an area of town. It’s a friendly and supportive community with numerous social groups, both online and up close and personal. But you have to see it to experience it.

We can help you find the perfect home in the perfect neighbourhood. If you want to see what’s available, you can click here, or click here to contact us anytime.


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