Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We pride ourselves on anticipating your needs. Below we have endeavoured to answer the questions we know you’ll have about buying a home in Burlington.

Absolutely. Burlington is consistently ranked the #1 mid-sized city in Canada by MoneySense Magazine.

While Roseland and Shoreacres immediately come to mind, we cannot declare them the best. The best all depends on what you are looking for. Burlington is comprised of about 20 neighbourhoods that all suit different needs and price ranges. If it's a more modern home you're looking for you would probably want to look in Alton Village, The Orchard or Tansley. If a mature neighbourhood is what you're looking for, South Burlington, Downtown Burlington, and Aldershot are areas you might consider. Family oriented areas with lots of kids include: The Orchard, Headon Forest, Alton Village and Palmer. Meanwhile you will find areas such as Aldershot, Millcroft and the Tansley appeal to an older generation. There are no bad areas in Burlington.

The average price of a detached property in Burlington: $992,881

The average price of an attached freehold property (semi, link, townhome) in Burlington: $639,072

The average price of a condo-townhome in Burlington: $525,546

The average price of a 2 bedroom condo-apartment in Burlington: $413,845

*Stats based on sales in Burlington from January 2017 to January 2018.

*For more detailed Burlington property value information visit our NEIGHBOURHOODS pages.

As a first time home buyer in Burlington, you may want to consider Corporate as it has many condo apartment options, but also has freehold semis & towns at relatively reasonable prices. If you are looking for an affordable detached home you should be able to find a smaller property or one that needs work in Palmer, Dynes, Brant Hills, Mountainside, Plains and even parts of Aldershot.

If you drive along Lakeshore you will start to see very large custom homes in South Burlington between Appleby Line and Brant Street. Most of these homes are valued at well over a million. You can also find multi-million dollar properties along Northshore in Aldershot as well as a handful in Millcroft, Tyandaga and now The Orchard.

Like many cities in the GTA, Burlington is built on a grid. Burlington Transit runs along all the major through streets throughout the city. No matter where you live you will be able to get around quite easily. If you are commuting to Toronto you will be able to use the Lakeshore line of the GO Transit system. Burlington has 3 major stations Appleby GO, Burlington GO and Aldershot GO with free parking. If you prefer to travel by car you will find most neighbourhoods are a quick drive to the 403 or the 407.

The commute from Burlington to downtown Toronto is about 35 minutes. During a regular rush hour it takes about 1 hour to drive. The GO Train offers Burlington residents a consistent commute time of approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

There are many great schools in Burlington. Knowing how important schools are to most parents, we decided to devote a whole page to discussing the best schools in Burlington and where to find them.

Schools

Yes. If you have the resources you will not be disappointed by the many prestigious names in the area.

Private Schools

We understand the need to find quality childcare is essential to parents. If you are considering a move to Burlington from another city this might be the thing that is holding you back. You already have a great childcare provider and it was a stressful process figuring that out one time.
Well, we assure you that great childcare options exist here. And, if you're in Toronto now, these options are probably cheaper too.

Childcare & Preschools

No. Burlington has the standard provincial land transfer tax rate. 0.5% on the first $50,000, 1.0% on the next $200,000, and 1.5% on the value over $250,000.
If you purchase a home in Toronto you can almost double what you owe in taxes on closing.

Yes. The Land Transfer Tax Rebate was increased to $4000 in January 2017. All first-time home-buyers can apply for this rebate through their lawyer. This means that anyone purchasing a home for less than $368,000 would pay no land transfer tax at all.