Top places to raise family in Canada include these Burlington, Oakville neighbourhoods


Published July 4, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Westmount in Oakville (above photo) and Palmer in Burlington (photo below) are among Zoocasa's Top 10 Family-Friendly Neighborhoods in Canada. ZOOCASA PHOTOS

Safety, affordability and quality of education are among the top things that appeal to parents when looking to choose the right neighbourhood to raise their kids.

Neighbourhoods like as Palmer in Burlington and Westmount in Oakville.

Both are listed among Zoocasa’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Neighborhoods in Canada: The Perfect Places to Raise Your Kids.

Zoocasa came up with the list to help families find family –friendly communities to raise their kids that excel in terms of cost, living, safety, schools, family activities and more.

Oakville was recently named Zoocasa’s featured city of the month.

Located in the upper west end of town, Westmount is one of the newer communities in North Oakville with some parts still under development.

Large detached home can be in excess here of 4,000 sq. ft., but lots here are smaller in size than those in mature neighbourhoods.

The average price for a home in Oakville was $1,554,259 in May 2023 according to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.

“Popular with families, Westmount has highly regarded public and private schools, numerous parks, recreational facilities, and offers quick transit options to Toronto,” Zoocasa said. “Home types vary from bungalows to large detached properties, giving families a range of opportunities.”

Bounded by Upper Middle Rd. to the North, Guelph Line to the West, Appleby Line to the East and Queen Elizabeth Way to the South, Palmer is made up of a variety of semi-detached, detached, townhouses and condominium homes.

Constructed in the late 1990’s, the family-friendly area has a close proximity to a variety of shopping and restaurant options.

Burlington was named the Best Community in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine in 2019. The benchmark price for a home in Burlington was $1,127,635 in May 2023 according to the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington.

“Compared to other GTA cities, neighborhoods in Burlington offer an affordable cost of living,” Zoocasa said. “Palmer is close to numerous parks, playgrounds, public and Catholic schools and other family-oriented amenities as well as having convenient access to Toronto and Hamilton.”

Other cities making the Top 10 list to raise your kids included Riverdale, Toronto, Glenmore, Kelowna, B.C., Beford, Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. Albert, Alberta, Meadowgreen, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario, Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C., and Laval, Quebec.


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