Halton Hills real estate guide & listings for sale
Halton Hills is quiet overall, as the streets are generally quite calm - however noise can be problematic closer to one of the railway lines, Highway 407 or Highway 401. Public green spaces are distributed sporadically, which makes them rather challenging to reach. Still, there are around 30 parks close by for residents to unwind in.
This part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area is very car friendly. Accessing a place to park is quite easy. However, the public transit service in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area is quite bad. Nevertheless, commuters profit from the Georgetown Station and Acton Station on the Kitchener Line. Residents have access to a few bus lines. Many of the houses for sale in this town are located in places that are not very suitable for those who travel by foot because most daily needs are very inconvenient to carry out without needing to resort to a car. Halton Hills is also not very bike-friendly since the cycling infrastructure is rather poor, and there are quite a few elevation changes.
About one quarter of properties in Halton Hills were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1990s. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this town is an important part of its character. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the properties in the town and 15% are occupied by renters. This part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Halton Hills and therefore they can be a long walk away. Moreover, daycares are not plentiful and consequently tend to require a very long walk to get to. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. In terms of eating, getting to one of about 20 supermarkets on foot is an option for some, but not all, property owners in Halton Hills. Residents are served by over 150 restaurants and cafes as well.