You've had your whirlwind wedding, complete with princess bridal gown and honeymoon in the tropics, and now you and your spouse are ready to sit down and plan the business of making a life together. A major step in that process is obviously purchasing a home, so you have been looking for information on real estate in several major cities. We, the real estate agents of Mississauga, Ontario would like to put forth our city for your consideration, as it is without equal in Canada. After perusing our pages on the available real estate, entertainment opportunities and job prospects in Mississauga, we're sure you'll agree that there's no better place in which you could make your home.
Mississauga, Ontario: Leading Industry for Tomorrow
Mississauga is a city forming part of the Greater Toronto Area in the Great Lakes region of North America. With a population of 704,000, Mississauga is the sixth largest city in Canada and the fourth largest city in the Great Lakes region. Due to the large influx of immigrants, mostly from Asian countries, Mississauga is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. Nearly fifty percent of the population belongs to a visible minority and is able to speak a language that is not English. Being home to more than 18,000 companies has helped Mississauga to remain debt free as a city since 1978.
Mississauga is a center for industry especially the warehousing, manufacturing, and petroleum refinement in the pharmaceutical, electronic equipment, and chemical sectors. It is also the location of one of the largest financial districts in Canada which is home to the corporate offices of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Pepsi, General Electric, and Wal-Mart. In an effort to create an independent image and provide housing to its expanding population, Mississauga, ON has also turned its sights on construction, with the winning eccentric condo tower designs of an international architectural competition expected to be completed in 2010.
Mississauga, Ontario has many entertainment opportunities for both residents and tourists including the famous Playdium indoor theme park and the Square One Shopping Center. Its 13 km of Lake Ontario shoreline make water sports popular and the 481 parks provide plenty of space for hiking, biking and picnicking. Local residents are fond of sports as well, and have formed teams and clubs at various proficiency levels for hockey, soccer, canoeing, rowing, figure skating, lacrosse, cricket, football, rugby and synchronized swimming.
Neighbourhoods and Home Styles in Mississauga, ON
This city is unique in that is doesn't just have the traditional types of neighbourhood you would expect to find in a city of its size. These traditional types that are most popular with homebuyers are: dense downtown neighbourhoods containing mostly multi-family housing and the more sprawling suburban areas with larger lot sizes and detached single family homes. Mississauga has many representatives in these areas, but it also has something not many cities do: neighbourhoods with a small-town feel. This is due to the fact that Mississauga, Ontario was created from the amalgamation of many smaller communities.
Those looking for the denser, urban type of neighbourhood will find that much of the high rise condo and apartment development is located in the neighbourhood of Cooksville near the city center. Middle and upper class suburban housing can be found in Clarkson, while Erin Mills is a representative of the pre-planned community style of development. More well-off home searchers may prefer Lorne Park, which requires its residents to keep up not just their homes but the surrounding parkland. The Erindale neighbourhood is a historical village, while Streetsville is a small town tucked inside a big city.
The average price for a home in Mississauga is around $440,000, which includes condos, townhouses and detached homes. Taken alone, single family detached homes in Mississauga are worth around $610,000, while condominiums average approximately $290,000.
Contact a Mississauga, ON Real Estate Agent
Now that you've had a chance to look over all that Mississauga, Ontario has to offer, purchasing your new home is easy by contacting a local real estate broker. If that's the case, or if you simply want some more information, you can click over to our contact page to see a list of competent real estate agents who would love to help you. So give them a call and begin your search today. The faster you do, the sooner you'll be settled into your perfect new home!