[Blog] The Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Home in the Greater Toronto Area

Buying a home is a complex situation at the best of times, but when you have a family, the decision can become a lot harder. The type of neighbourhoods you want to live in, how close to certain amenities you are, what kind of schools are in the area and how accessible are all significant considerations to take into account. Zoocasa has you covered if you’re looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood in Toronto to raise your kids. Here are three of the top areas that fit the bill.

Meadowvale Village - Mississauga

Meadowvale Village is Ontario’s first heritage conservation district, bordering Derry Road to the northwest, Creditview Road to the south, Mavis Road to the northeast, and Highway 401 to the southeast. This small neighbourhood in Mississauga is dominated by single-family homes and 71% of homeowners are families with children. The area is home to Meadowvale Village Public School. Public transport in the area is available, with five GO bus routes serving the neighbourhood, and Mississauga’s MiWay service, which both stop at the Meadowvale Village Town Centre Bus Terminal. Looking for nature? The Credit Valley Conservation Area and Credit River pass through the area.

Elder Mills - Vaughan

Elder Mills is a neighbourhood located in Vaughan, with 70% of families in the area having children. There are 12 schools in the area, six public and six Catholic, including Emily Carr SS and Holy Cross Catholic Academy High School. With 25 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around. Major Mackenzie Drive Highway 400 Park & Ride is the closest GO station, with two bus routes, the 7 and 85, serving the station. This is the best area for parks and community recreation facilities, including soccer fields and ball diamonds.

Vellore - Vaughan

Vellore is a newer neighbourhood located in central Vaughan, with 70% of households having children. Vellore has an abundance of schools, with 17 public schools, 16 Catholic schools and one private school, including St Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary School and North Hill Private School. The Vellore Village Community Center features a wide range of facilities, including a gym, a fitness centre, a pool with a water slide, multipurpose rooms, outdoor sports fields, and an outdoor skating rink. The adjacent Vellore Village library overlooks a large greenspace that includes a skateboard park and another outdoor skating rink. Transportation is easily accessible as there are three bus routes, the 165, 165F and 4, and the BR train.

The Choice is Yours

Whether you’re looking for a city filled with like-minded individuals and families, a great school or a convenient way to get to work, a neighbourhood in the GTA could be a great move.

Buying a home can feel overwhelming, but if you're ready to start your search, a real estate agent in the GTA can help you find your dream home.