Top 5 things we love about Headon Forest
You’ll find 2-storey modern-ish homes (built in the late 80’s), with open concept floor plans, and pool sized lots in an established area (without paying Millcroft prices).
This bakery is a favourite among locals. The breads are all handcrafted, with the bakers arriving at 2am to ensure the best product each day. Crazy.
Burlington’s oldest historic properties
Home to one of Burlington’s oldest historic properties. Built in 1837, Ireland House is open to the public and offers guided tours and heritage presentations as well as many special events for children throughout the year.
5 West Brewpub and Kitchen
5 West Brewpub and Kitchen is a great local hangout for those who like English style pub food, craft beer, trivia nights and live music. What? A hip place in Burlington? Say it ain't so.
Most of the homes in Headon Forest have them. People don’t get how valuable these things are until they spend a few years tandem parking.
How much does it cost to live in Headon Forest?
*Since there was extreme volatility in the market in 2022 we have decided not to compare current values to that year. You can find out more information about 2022 values in our blog.
Your typical neighbours are families of all kinds. Families with small children and teenagers.
Family-friendly rating: 👪 👪 👪 👪 👪 5/5
C H Norton Public Elementary School
St. Timothy’s Catholic Elementary School
Florence Meares Public Elementary School
Dr Frank J Hayden Public Secondary School
MM Robinson Public Secondary School
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
For more detailed information on these Headon Forest schools, visit our schools page
Driving to Toronto from Headon Forest takes approximately 40 minutes. However, during rush hour the time you spend in the car could increase to approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Using the Burlington GO Station is a huge benefit to local residents and gives commuters a consistent travel time to Union Station of 53 minutes. Headon Forest is also very close to the 407.
Commutability score: 🚗 🚗 🚗 3/5
A little more about Headon Forest
As we mentioned, Headon Forest gives you a Millcroft feel, without the Millcroft prices. Most of the homes in Headon Forest were built in the late 1980s and early 90’s, so they are established, but not old. Trees are mature, but not so big they are likely to split in a wind storm and drop a massive branch on your car. The vast majority of properties you will find in Headon Forest are spacious 4 bedroom, 2-storey, detached brick houses with double-car garages. Again, screw tandem parking or brushing snow off your car every winter morning.
The homes in Headon Forest are likely to appeal to families who are finding their present property is bursting at the seams. If you can’t sit in your living room without your eyes being assaulted by primary colours, and blinking plastic toys, or park a single car in your garage because the whole thing is filled with bikes and wagons and strollers, then you might be ready to consider buying a home in Headon Forest. You may also want to consider a home in Headon Forest if you have always dreamed of having your own swimming pool. In Headon Forest the lots are typically 50ft x 100ft, making them perfect for building that backyard oasis, or finding one already established.
You may also want to consider a home in Headon Forest if you have always dreamed of having your own swimming pool.
Given that the homes are now around 30 years old, you will find that most have been recently updated with new roofs and windows. That being said, there are a few fixer-upper opportunities for the DIYers out there.
Headon Forest families love being close to amazing parks, hockey rinks, soccer pitches and football fields. They’re also walking distance from the little necessities like grocery stores, drug stores, and coffee shops.