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Milton, Ontario Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Milton: A Growing Community for Buying a Home

Milton is a burgeoning Ontario town that has seen dramatic growth in its population, economy, and housing development. With an astounding 56% rise in the town's population from 2006 to 2011, Milton, ON is now home to over 85,000 people.  ‘Miltonians’ have access to a wide range of cultural spaces, local community events, beautiful conservation parks and other recreational areas. With some of the highest household incomes in the Greater Toronto area, you will find many upscale real estate options in Milton and family-friendly communities.   

Play.  Milton celebrates its creativity and artistic expression through multiple spaces revolving around art and culture. The Milton Centre for the Arts is the main artistic venue, offering a 500-seat theatre, the Holcim Gallery, and an art studio for children. The Milton Room Showcase is another notable venue that offers exhibition space to local artists. Film arts are explored through the Milton Film Forum where independent films from Canada and around the world are screened monthly, followed by a discussion period.

Milton boasts much natural beauty and offers a range of recreational opportunities for its residents. The community is located on the Bruce Trail, a well known 885 km hiking trail that passes through central and southern Ontario. Milton is also home to multiple conservation areas operated by Conservation Halton, including Crawford Lake, Kelso, Mount Nemo, and Mountsberg Conservation Areas. Milton residents can spend leisure time camping at the Milton Heights Campgrounds or take in the view at Rattlesnake Point. For recreation, Milton provides multiple facilities for its residents, including the Sports Centre, Leisure Centre, Nassagaweya Tennis Centre, and Mattamy National Cycling Centre. Residents can also spend winter days on the trails and slopes at Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre. Milton also offers the Drumquin Park BMX track and Oakville Model Flying Club.

Work. Milton boasts a growing economy that is driven by a variety of different sectors such as the construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail and business service trades. With the explosion of residential development in the area, the real estate and finance industries have also become prominent sectors within the economy.  However, Milton is still a bedroom community of Greater Toronto, and the area consists mostly of quiet residential neighbourhoods with low-density housing options.  Many residents in Milton commute for work east into the City of Toronto, or other surrounding cities such as Mississauga.  Due to the high price of industrial land closer to Toronto, suburbs such as Milton are seeing an increased amount of industrial development, drawing on skilled labour within the area. With affordable real estate and easy access to Highways 401 and 407, Milton is a popular location to invest in housing.  

Live. The recent surge in land development within Milton has also made it possible for homebuyers to find several new communities with plenty of properties from which to choose. While you can find a starter condo or townhome from $250,000, larger detached homes in desired neighbourhoods range from $500,000 to over $1 million. You will find that many of Milton's houses are well-appointed new builds located in excellent neighbourhoods for families. For those who are interested in finding a more diverse assortment of resale homes with unique designs, there are mature neighbourhoods available that include century homes, like those found south of Main Street East between Bronte Street South to the east and Ontario Street South to the west.

While Milton offers lower home prices compared to surrounding cities, most of Milton’s homes are by no means modest. Homebuyers will find a large stock of expansive single-family houses that are situated in pristine neighbourhoods like those found along Scott Boulevard. In Milton, it is possible to find stunning five-bedroom homes with landscaped outdoor spaces priced below $1 million, adding to Milton’s reputation as providing good value in home prices.

As home prices fluctuate, refer to Milton home listings for current properties for sale and our Regional Market Updates for pricing trends. There is a plethora of Milton houses to choose from, and with the help of a local real estate professional, you will quickly find the perfect home for you and your family.

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