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Halton Hills: Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

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Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

Like so many other areas surrounding Toronto, Halton Hills – including Milton, Acton and Georgetown – is seeing its own spate of new development, as buyers head out of the city in search of larger homes and lower prices.

And in these areas, the predominant new housing type is still lowrise, though, also like other areas, new developments typically offer a mix of singles, semis and townhomes.

Small-town charm

Despite their proximity Toronto, these areas still boast much of their small-town charm, however. Established estate properties and historic neighbourhoods are now being joined by new masterplanned communities, including homes for young families.

Milton, the largest and fastest growing town in the area, features newer amenities such as the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and Milton Centre for the Arts to complement Kelso Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Point. And don’t forget the prized golf courses in the area, including Royal Ontario, Rattlesnake Point, Greystone, Granite Ridge, Piper’s Heath, Georgetown, Halton Country Club and Hornby Glen.

Georgetown has a notable cultural vibe, with live theatres and art galleries, including the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre in the historical village of Glen Williams, The Gallery at the Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Beaumont Mill, also in Glen Williams, and many private studios.

And who could forget Acton, perhaps most well-known for the Olde Hide House, Canada’s largest leather store? This famous leather goods retailer isn’t just a shopping opportunity, however – though it is worth the drive to Acton. Indeed, the tanning industry has been an important part of the local history since the mid 1800s, thus this heritage and the Olde Hide House are forever woven together.

For those looking for more tradition retailers, Milton, Acton and Georgetown are all a short drive from Toronto Premium Outlets, located just off Hwy. 401 at Steeles Avenue and Trafalgar Road, which opened in 2013.

Nature’s doorstep

Perhaps one of the most appealing attractions to Halton Hills is its location at nature’s doorstep – alongside the Niagara Escarpment. Besides Kelso, the area also has some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the province, including the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, the Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre and the Mount Nemo Conservation Area.

If all that isn’t enough, Milton, Acton and Georgetown are all also blessed with easy highway access. Hwy. 7, connecting Acton and Georgetown; Regional Road 8 (Steeles Avenue) between Milton and Brampton; Regional Road 25 connects Acton and Milton; and Hwy. 25 connects with Hwys. 401 and 407.

Location, location, location

Located in Southern Ontario in Halton Region, 60 kms from Toronto.

Population:

Milton 110,128
Georgetown 42,123
Acton 9,462

Key landmarks

• Kelso Conservation Area

• Rattlesnake Point

• Mattamy National Cycling Centre

• Toronto Premium Outlets

• The Olde Hide House

Select housing developments

ACTON

Oak Meadows by Finoro Homes

MILTON

Hawthorne South Village & Soleil Condos by Mattamy Homes

Milton Village by Great Gulf

Panorama by Andrin Homes

Panorama by Canvas Developments

Panorama by Royalpark Homes

West Country by Country Homes

GEORGETOWN

Hello Georgetown by Remington Group

The Chase by Eden Oak Homes


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LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

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LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

by Gale Beeby

Rolling countryside and the Niagara Escarpment define these picturesque communities

HOUSING OPTIONS

The two towns — Acton and Georgetown are part of the Town of Halton Hills — offer a diverse range of housing, including homes for young families, established estate properties, historic neighbourhoods and new master-planned communities.

Click here to see a list of homes for sale.

Rolling hills and picturesque scenery are just two of the perks of living a quality lifestyle in Glen Williams.
Rolling hills and picturesque scenery are just two of the perks of living a quality lifestyle in Glen Williams.

LEISURE PURSUITS

Georgetown has a big cultural vibe with live theatres and many art galleries, including the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre in the historical village of Glen Williams, The Gallery at the Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Beaumont Mill, also in Glen Williams, and many private studios.

In Milton, the town boasts the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome) with many cycling events. The Milton Centre for the Arts hosts many performing and visual arts programs. There are plenty of fabulous golf courses in the area, including Royal Ontario, Rattlesnake Point, The Club at North Halton, Greystone, Turtle Creek, Granite Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Piper’s Heath, Georgetown, Halton Country Club, Glencairn and Hornby Glen.

The Niagara Escarpment as seen from Rattlesnake Point.
The Niagara Escarpment as seen from Rattlesnake Point.

PARKS & REC

The Bruce Trail, which winds its way along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, passes through the area and is its defining geographical formation. The Escarpment was named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990, one of only 12 in of Canada.

The area also has some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the province, including the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, the Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, Kelso Conservation Area, Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area and the amazing Rattlesnake Point.

RETAIL THERAPY

Georgetown, Acton and Milton offer a variety of shopping experiences, from quaint downtown boutiques, bakeries and butchers, to a large selection of big box stores. In the Glen Williams area, you will also find a large selection of crafts made by local artisans. The first Premium Outlet mall in Canada opened in 2013 at Steeles Avenue and Trafalgar Road.

EASY ACCESS

There are four mains roads: Highway 7, connecting Acton and Georgetown; Regional Road 8 (Steeles Avenue) between Milton and Brampton; Regional Road 25, which connects Acton and Milton; and Regional Road 3 (Trafalgar Road), between Ballinafad and Oakville. Highway 25 connects with Highways 401 and 407. GO Transit runs bus service to and from Halton Hills and train service to Georgetown.

BY THE NUMBERS

Population:
Georgetown: 42,123
Acton: 9,462
Milton: 110,128

Walk score:
Halton Hills: 40
Milton: 42

HaltonHills.ca

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