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Old Oakville Real EstateOakville has always been the core of activity, even as far back as the early 18th Century when it was established by William Chisholm, his son and brother in law. Sailors and merchants were drawn to the shores of Lake Ontario & Oakville Harbour for the flurry of activity from shipbuilding, timber exporting and farming products. The town of Oakville was becoming known for its participation in the underground railroad that aided African Americans to escape into Canada. The Grand Trunk Railway was built as a means of exporting what later became the major industry of Oakville…basket making. The new heights of successful business in Oakville drew the attention of major manufacturers who did not waste time developing an industrial area to plant their manufacturing factories and offices. It was in 1962 when Oakville merged together with a part of Trafalgar Township, Palermo, Bronte & Sheridan, it became the new and improved Town of Oakville. Communities within Oakville are: West Oak Trails, Old Oakville, Uptown Core, College Park, Kerr Village, River Oaks, Bronte, Palermo, Eastlake, Glen Abbey, Clearview, Iroquois Ridge South and Iroquois Ridge North. Part of the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville is considered a suburban town (full of residual 18th Century charm & architecture and enticing modern elements).Oakville real estate for sale is unlike anything any home buyer has indulged in before. Condos and executive homes with waterfront views, semi-detached townhomes and detached houses that edge nature and their fitness trails, makes Oakville one of the best places in Ontario to invest. Family-friendly neighbourhoods with everyday amenities are part of the enticing factors of Oakville properties for sale. There are 22 public elementary schools, 6 public secondary schools, 18 French Immersion schools, Appleby College and Sheridan College. Transportation to, through and out of Oakville is possible with Oakville Transit public services that do connect with GO Transit services (with stations in both Bronte and Oakville), the Highway 403, the 407 ETR Highways and the Queen Elizabeth Way. Oakville station also has Via Rail services for travel between Windsor & Quebec. The real estate market coupled with the amenities and ease of transportation, over 300 national and international businesses have made Oakville their ‘go to’ premium location to set up shop involving numerous industries. Access to prime property, a highly skilled workforce and in-depth training advancements makes business launches in Oakville successful.With over 140 parks, wooded areas, wharfs, gardens, squares, promenades, bluffs and beaches around Oakville, there is no shortage of outdoor enjoyment for the whole family locally. Trails through and around Oakville are also abundant, in the east there is the Winston Woods Trail, Joshua’s Creek Trail (Joshua’s Valley, Bayshire Woods Park, Avonhead Ridge Trail, East Joshua Creek Trail, Kingsford Gardens, Sheridan Valley Park Trail & Iroquois Shoreline Woods Trail), Morrison Valley North & South Trails, Crosstown Trail (east & west). In central Oakville is the Nipegon Trail, McCraney Valley Trail, Munn’s Creek Trail, Shannon Creek Trail, Sixteen Mile Creek Trail (3 sections – West Bank Trail, Inner Valley Trail & East Bank Trail). The waterfront provides the Larry Cain Trail. In the western area of Oakville is the Glen Abbey Trail System & West Oak Trails (Upper Middle Road Trail, Arbourview Trail, Taplow Creek Trail, Bray’s Trail, Old Abbey Trail, Birchtree Trail, McCraney Creek Trail, Dorval Trail, Indian Ridge Trail, Colonial Williams Trail, Glen Oak Creek Trail and East Fourteen Mile Creek Trail). The Bronte area unfolds many trails to explore as well (another Waterfront Trail, Bronte Creek Trail, Nautical Wood Park & Village Woods Park Trails, Sheldon Creek Trail and Donovan Bailey Park Trail).The Harbours and marinas (Bronte Harbour and Oakville Harbour) are highly enjoyable by both residents and visitors. The quite extensive shorelines of Lake Ontario open up plenty of recreational bustle (power boating, sail boating, nautical-related facilities, shops, restaurants and heritage elements). History, heritage, culture and the arts are a staple in the lives of those who live and play in Oakville. The Erchless Estate/Gardens & Grounds, The Custom House, The Thomas House, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, CommUnity Arts Space, Oakville Galleries and the Oakville Museum all are the place to visit for those who wish to immerse themselves with the rich backstory to current day of Oakville. Shopping at the Oakville Place Shopping Centre is a unique experience with all of its offerings. Some of the memorable festivals and events that take place in Oakville include: The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival (summertime), the For the Love of the Arts Festival (early Springtime), Midnight Madness (July) and the Oakville Family Ribfest (June). Farm fresh foods, crafts and locally made baked goods are just the beginning at some of the festivals and fairs, games, rides and exhibits are also abundant. Golfers will be able to enjoy the Glen Abbey Golf Course and sports enthusiasts can delight in the numerous soccer, lacrosse, swimming, rugby, fitness centers, hockey, skating, basketball, baseball and canoeing venues.
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