Dunpar Homes proves once again that it’s all in the location
Location, location, location is still the real estate mantra when buying, but it probably means something a little different these days. For the modern family, a good location is anywhere that gives them more time for living and less time spent in a car.
Who’d have thought quaint historic Streetsville in the northwest corner of Mississauga would ever become a destination spot for young families? But it’s become just that, and Dunpar Homes has a new townhome development right in the middle of it at 80 Thomas St. called Streetsville Centre.
The 200-unit enclave of luxury custom towns and semis is walking distance to everything – 30 seconds to the GO station across the road, two minutes to the main street retail and restaurants, close to schools, and five minutes to Streetsville Memorial Park with its soccer field, baseball diamond, community centre, outdoor pool, hiking trail and 100-seat picnic grounds. Highways 401, 403 and the QEW are close by and Pearson Airport is a 10-minute drive away.
Streetsville Centre homes are spacious ranging from 1,500 to 2,600 square feet with rooftop decks and balconies off the kitchen. All have three bedrooms, two car garages, and well-proportioned principal rooms, with prices starting in the mid $800,000s. Interior features include granite counters in kitchen and baths, undermount kitchen sink, frameless glass ensuite shower, smooth ceilings and stainless appliances.
Better still is the offer of a 1.99 per cent interest only mortgage for three years. That translates into mortgage payments as low as $1,250 a month. When purchasing now, buyers also get $25,000 off the purchase price, or $30,000 in design credits for upgrades in their home.
Originally founded in 1818 on a 648,000 acre tract of land, the last on the Credit River, Streetsville was named for Timothy Street, the Niagara area surveyor who surveyed this huge tract. In exchange for his services he was granted 1000 acres on the fast flowing Credit River where he built his home in 1825.
Being off the beaten track, Streetsville has been able to grow slowly over two centuries, developing an architectural and cultural diversity over time. As a heritage town within Mississauga, it has a small town feel but with big city access.
On the Credit River, which meanders alongside the town, you can kayak and canoe. The river is also stocked with fish thanks to the stewardship of the Credit River Anglers Association (CRAA), which has maintained the Streetsville fish ladder and fish hatchery. And for bird-watchers migrating birds are plentiful, especially around Riverwood, Erindale Park, and the UofT Mississauga campus.
And yet, the main street is bristling with activity — specialty food shops, casual and fine dining restaurants, clothing boutiques, spas and salons – all centred around The Village Square, where you can enjoy free yoga and Latin dance classes, Christmas tree lighting, Remembrance Day parade.
Local schools are excellent – not just elementary and high school, but also university. University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus is close to downtown and offers degrees and continuing education.
Visit the Information Centre, located at 80 Thomas Street in Mississauga. For further information, call, email or visit the website.