Top 5 things we love about The Orchard
Play worthy streets
It’s a “play in the street” community. And there are tons of kids to play with.
Bronte Provincial Park
Bronte Provincial Park is The Orchard’s immediate neighbour. With a children’s farm, 1.8 acre outdoor pool, campsites and cool programs like the Maple Syrup Festival and Ghost Walks, this is a priceless commodity to local residents.
If you live in The Orchard you will enjoy many walking trails, with the most spectacular and secluded being the one that borders the Bronte Provincial park ravine.
No need for the school bus!
There is no need to take a bus, There are 5 elementary schools within neighbourhood limits.
A strong local identity and sense of community, with awesome connectivity through the Orchard Community Facebook page and “buy/sell” marketplace. You’ll probably sell all your kids’ toys to your neighbour.
How much does it cost to live in The Orchard?
*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. Young, growing families and families who have been here from the beginning.
Family-friendly rating: 👪 👪 👪 👪 👪 5/5
John William Boich Public Elementary School
Orchard Park Public Elementary School
Alexander’s Public Elementary School
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School
St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School
Dr. Frank J Hayden Public Secondary School
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
For more detailed information on these Orchard 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 Appleby GO Station is a huge benefit to local residents and gives commuters a consistent travel time to Union Station of 44 minutes. The Orchard is also uniquely situated close to the QEW and 407.
Commutability score: 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 4/5
Is The Orchard perfect for you?
If the sight of kids playing in the street is your happy-place, welcome home. The Orchard is definitely one of the most sought-after family neighbourhoods in Burlington. Residents know their neighbours by name and stop to say hello in a non-annoying-Ned-Flanders sort of way. People just love it here.
Buyers looking for a newer home (built post 1998), in a safe and child friendly neighbourhood are definitely going to want to consider The Orchard. Many of the homes you find in this area are 2-storey detached properties, with some even boasting big backyards or backing onto a ravine space. That being said, large yards are not the norm and that’s why you have so much street and sidewalk play in The Orchard.
If the sight of kids playing in the street is your happy-place, welcome home.
In addition to the larger detached homes, there are also smaller versions, going down to a model that is only 1200 square feet, but so well laid out you will barely notice its lack of space. There are also some semi-detached, link and freehold townhomes in this neighbourhood, allowing for buyers with a variety of budgets to purchase in the area. You can find some upscale condominium townhomes on Orchard Road, as well as 2 newer condominium apartment buildings at Sutton and Upper Middle.
Commuters will appreciate the fact that the Orchard is a few quick minutes from the 403, the 407 and the Appleby GO Station, while parents of elementary aged children love the fact that they can walk their kids to school, with 5 of Burlington’s best located right in the heart of the neighbourhood.