Top 5 things we love about Aldershot
A walk up Dairy Queen
This is the only one left in Ontario. It’s undeniably quaint and the place to be on a hot summer night.
I kid you not. Trumpeter swans live right in our bay and trumpet to their heart's content.
Royal Botanical Gardens
2400-acre nature sanctuary where tiny birds and chipmunks will eat right out of your hand.
Hamilton next door
For concerts and other city experiences you might have thought a major inconvenience when you left your metropolitan life in Toronto.
Stunning curb appeal
Wide tree-lined streets and varied housing options, appealing to those of us who say trees are a must.
How much does it cost to live in Aldershot?
“Average Price Change” is calculated by comparing the value of homes at the end of 2018 to the average for the same area in the previous year.
Your typical neighbours are young, professional families or retired empty-nesters.
Family-friendly rating: 👪 👪 👪 👪 👪 5/5
Glenview Public Elementary School
Maplehurst Public Elementary School
Kings Road Public Elementary School
Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School
Aldershot Public High School
Assumption Catholic Secondary School
For more detailed information on these Aldershot schools, visit our schools page
Driving to Toronto from Aldershot takes approximately 40 minutes. However, during rush hour the time you spend in the car could increase to approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Using the Aldershot GO Station is a huge benefit to local residents and gives commuters a consistent travel time to Union Station of 57 minutes. Aldershot is also uniquely situated close to several major arteries (the 407, 403 and the QEW).
Commutability score: 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 4/5
Should you consider buying a home in Aldershot?
There are many things to love about Aldershot. 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. If the sight of large trees is like oxygen for you, then you’ll be able to breathe here. If homes crowding each other and the street stress you out, you’re going to feel relaxed when you see the picturesque and park-like properties in this neighbourhood.
While Aldershot has been widely known as a community with an aging population, the secret is getting out and we’re seeing an influx of young families buying and renovating old homes in the area. Buyers see the value of investing in character homes on large lots close to the lake. They know that with lakefront and golf course estate properties selling for multimillion dollar figures just around the corner, they are in good company.
If the sight of large trees is like oxygen for you, then you’ll be able to breathe here.
The location of Aldershot is also uniquely appealing. The GO station that sits right at the entry to the neighbourhood (off waterdown road) offers residents a quick and painless way of getting into Toronto whenever the mood strikes. The multiple highways that intersect right above Aldershot give people the option of exploring the many attractions that sit only a short distance away in a variety of directions. Go up highway 6 for instance and check out African Lion Safari. Or take the QEW and hang out at Niagara Falls for the day. And if you just want to stick close to home, you can choose to spend the day exploring the vast nature sanctuary at the Royal Botanical Gardens right in Aldershot.
Aldershot is home to the warmest indoor pool in Burlington. That may not seem important to you now, but if you ever have to join a mom and tot swim class in the winter, you’ll appreciate that 88 degrees!
If you’re just starting out, Aldershot may present some good options as well. Plains Road is being revitalized and there are lots of condo apartments being constructed as well as live/work townhomes, a great option for people who own a business and would like a storefront.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Lasalle park. This is arguably one of the best parks in the city. Boasting a playground, lawn bowling, baseball diamonds, a splash pad and shallow wading pool, wooded nature trails, lakefront trails, a marina and swans!, who could argue otherwise? It’s also one of the few parks in the city that allows you to book a function and set up for the day and bbq. You can see family parties on the grounds of Lasalle Park every weekend during the summer.