Enjoy lakeside views, gorgeous trails, and luxury living in the cozy town of Oakville.
Oakville is a suburban small town and is considered one of the most preferred places to live in Canada. Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario, Oakville is around 30 km away from Hamilton, 40km from Toronto, and within an hour of the USA/Canada border.
Oakville was founded in 1827 by William Chisholm, and many of his family members still live here today. Chisholm saw the beauty in the land and the potential for a waterfront community. In the early days, Oakville was known for shipbuilding, saw and grist mills, lumber, grain, basket production, strawberry cultivation, stone hooking, and fishing.
Today, Oakville is the largest town in Ontario, and its proximity to Toronto gives its residents easy access to the city without the urban lifestyle. Residents commute easily using GO transit services which service the GTA and beyond.
There are excellent job opportunities in town, with over 8,000 businesses including the Ford Motor Company, Siemens, Aviva Insurance, Mattamy Homes, and Sagen MI Canada. Many Oakville residents work in advanced manufacturing at large facilities like Collins Aerospace Systems, and several pharmaceutical giants and other life science companies have also made Oakville home.
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Schools and Education
Oakville schools will not disappoint. The Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board provide education from JK-Grade 12, and some schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in both English and French Immersion.
Oakville Independent Schools feature 13 member schools. These schools offer a wide range of educational options for families including primary, secondary, Individualized Education Programs, Montessori, IB, AP, AP Capstone, traditional, progressive, religion-based, boarding, single-gender, and co-educational schools.
Sheridan College is a post-secondary institution recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in business, digital media and communications, performing arts, animation, visual arts and design, applied computing and engineering sciences, and community service studies.
What to Love
Oakville is the perfect place to call home, with boutique shopping found in several different neighbourhoods around town. Commuters enjoy easy access to the QEW, 403, and 407 highways, as well as the Oakville and Bronte GO Stations. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Oakville offers over 150 km of walking and biking trails, as well as over 200 parks, gardens, playgrounds, and sports fields to explore. For those looking for date night ideas, consider one of the many fine-dining restaurants available, and finish the evening with a walk alongside Lake Ontario.
The residents of Oakville enjoy nature’s beauty in its most natural forms along the banks of Lake Ontario and other water courses. Oakville residents enjoy excellent recreational facilities and year-round outdoor activities.
Oakville boasts two harbours, several marinas, beaches, over 2,400 acres of parkland, more than 200 km of recreation trails, 260 km of road bike lanes and off-road paths, ten swimming pools, a provincial park, multiple arenas, a performing arts centre, senior centres, and plenty of splash pads.
Other features of Oakville include:
- Easy to commute with highway and train access
- State of the art full service acute care hospital
- Many community centres, arenas, and libraries for people of all ages
- More than 20 nearby golf courses, including the world renowned Glen Abbey Golf Club
- Boutique shopping and dining across town