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At the beginning of 2019, Real estate reports have shown that the average price of homes on the real estate market of Burlington is about $805,000. This figure reflected an increase of 18.5% when compared to figures from February 2019. There was also a quarterly increase in the average prices of homes in Burlington, about 10.5%. The average price of homes in Burlington also reflected a yearly increase of about 6.7%. The styles of homes in Burlington include detached homes ranging from those with two bedrooms to those with 6 bedrooms.
Burlington is a city bounded by Lake Ontario on its northwestern end. The city of Burlington is within the regional municipality of Halton and sits between Niagara escarpment and the north shore of Lake Ontario. According to the 2016 census, Burlington is the home of 183,314 persons experiencing a growth of 4.3% from the population from the proceeding census in 2011. The lakeside location of Burlington is a major part of the residential appeal of the city. Burlington is known for a lot of fun activities centered around the lake. The features of Burlington have also made it a notable relaxation point between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Burlington has also been voted one of the best cities to live in Canada. Although Burlington is just about 45 minutes away from Toronto, the city is known for its community feel as well as low level of crimes and the availability of employment opportunities. The community feel of Burlington is attributed to the fact that a notable proportion of the city is protected rural space.
Burlington is also the home of a lot of greenery. Within Burlington, greenery abounds as parks, conservation areas, trails and botanical gardens. Burlington is the home of natural features such as Spencer Smith Park an expanse of nature which serves as the location of a lot of festivals including the notable Sound of Music Festival. Canada Day celebrations are also held at Spencer Smith Park. The Brant Street Pier, another notable feature of Burlington is located within Spencer Smith Park which also has a great beach and a bike party within its shore. Other natural attraction of Burlington include Royal Botanical Gardens which is spread across 2,700 acres and has the largest lilac collection known to man. Bronte Creek Provincial and parts of Bruce Trail which is the oldest trail in Canada are also within Burlington providing excellent locations for camping and hiking. Overall, Burlington is known for over 100 parks and about 580 ha of parkland.
Educational facilities in Burlington include elementary schools, high schools, universities and colleges, both public and private educational facilities. The educational sector of the city of Burlington is run by bodies which include the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS). Universities that are situated within the city of Burlington include McMaster University DeGroote School of Business and Charles Sturt University, an Australian university. Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology is also located in Burlington. Burlington Transit is the major provider of public transport in the city.
Burlington is also known for its festivals. A range of festivals celebrating the culture and history of the city are held regularly. These festivals include the Kite Festival and Children's Festival that are known for a large element of fun as well as Ribfest and the Sound of Music Festival. The latter two festivals are some of the largest festivals in the country. Sound of Music Festival takes place on Father's Day in June, while Ribfest takes place in September during Labour Day. Burlington is also known for several maple syrup events expressing the rich Canadian culture. The Lakeside Festival of Lights is another notable festival that takes place in Burlington. The city of Burlington can be described as the city where celebrations abound. Sustainability is a major theme of Burlington and features supporting this theme abound in the city. These features include support for cycling and walking as well as community gardens and local food. Opportunities for sporting activities such as golf also abound in Burlington city. Sources of entertainment within Burlington include the numerous festivals, activities centered on the lake as well as numerous sandy beaches, the arts community and the available natural attractions. Golf is also a major sporting and relaxation activity in Burlington. The city is known for its active arts community. The Art Gallery of Burlington which is known to receive about 100,00 visitors yearly hold about 1,000 pieces of arts especially Canadian ceramic pieces. Burlington also has historic buildings which now serve as museums. These museums include Joseph Brant Museum and the Ireland House. Downtown Burlington also has a unique appeal as it has a number of historical buildings and churches. Burlington is also known for a modern world-class amenities, from shopping amenities to dining facilities. .
The real estate market of Burlington has experienced growth because of the features that have attracted more residents to the city. There are about 13,000 businesses in Burlington. These businesses are known to employ about 85,000 persons. The major sectors that support the economy of Burlington include biotechnology, logistics, advanced manufacturing, software development and environmental. The prices of homes in Burlington are also known to be quite friendly in terms of prices. Other features that have improved activities in the real estate market of Burlington include the proximity to other cities such as Toronto which is just about 45 minutes away. Burlington also has great international access as three international airports are located within one hour of the city.
The neighbourhoods of Burlington have different and unique residential appeals according to the features of the area. Homes in the northern and eastern parts of Burlington are known to be bigger with manageable yards, while those in the southern area which are closer to the lake, more suitable for homeseekers that are more outdoor-friendly.
The neighbourhoods of Burlington include Alton Village which is the newest neighborhood in the city; Millcroft which is known for golf; The Orchard which is close to hiking hotspots; Aldershot which is a particularly old community and the home of Royal Botanical Gardens; Coporate which is a particularly small community with newer homes; Headon Forest which has a lot of tress; Tansley Woods which is especially family-oriented; Palmer and Mountainside which are also quite family-oriented and Brant Hills, another family-oriented community.
Other neighbourhoods in Burlington include Tyangada which is that is known for its privacy; North Burlington-Rural which is known for golf; Elizabeth Gardens which is known for its parks; Pinedale which has several commuting facilities; Longmoor with a lot of family-oriented homes; Shoeacres which is located just by the lake; Roseland, a very private community; Dynes which has ample facilities for everyday living; Plains which is an old and small neighborhood; Maple which is suitable for outdoor-loving persons; Central which is the centre of Burlington and has a variety of facilities and Downtown Burlington which holds some of the most unique features of Burlington.