Have you ever wondered what are the most expensive neighborhoods in Mississauga, Ontario? Well here they are in all their glory. Mississauga has grown from a sleepy collection of small towns to a vibrant community of over 700,000 people – a large city in itself and yet also Toronto’s western suburb. Even though Mississauga is usually viewed as a middle class or upper middle class area, there are also many pockets of extreme luxury sprinkled throughout the city. Some of these highly sought after areas of Mississauga feature amazing luxury homes of up to 10,000 square feet and more, situated in park-like settings with enormous lots featuring swimming pools and tennis courts…here is a short summary of some of these areas…
One of Mississauga’s largest, oldest and most prominent luxury areas, Lorne Park is bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, the QEW highway to the north, Southdown Road to the west, and Mississauga Road to the east. Lorne Park has many luxury homes nestled in tree-lined streets, with dozens of homes sold over the million dollar mark in 2009. Lorne Park is easily identified by the large, tall trees which abound in the area, and by its proximity to the lake. There are several sub-areas within Lorne Park, including Rattray Park Estates, which is situated south of Lakeshore next to the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, and the Lorne Park Estates, which is a small, Muskoka-like area serviced by private roads, directly on Lake Ontario. Lorne Park High School is an excellent secondary school which services the area, and there is plenty of high end shopping available nearby. Lorne Park has plenty of multi-million dollar homes, and you can expect to pay from $2 million to $3 million for a nice property as you get closer to Lake Ontario.
Definitely one of Mississauga’s top areas, Mineola West is a small pocket at the extreme western end of the Port Credit neighborhood, running west off of Hurontario, south of the QEW, bounded by the Credit River on its western edge. This area features some unbelievable luxury homes on large lots, in a park-like setting with large tree canopy overhead, extremely quiet and private, and yet close to the GO Train and amenities of Port Credit.
MISSISSAUGA ROAD including DOULTON DRIVE:
Mississauga Road runs north from Lakeshore Road, up to the QEW highway and further north to Dundas Street, the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, and even further to Streetsville and beyond. Along the way, you will find some of Canada’s finest luxury homes, and extremely exclusive schools, parks, and shopping, plus close proximity to both the Mississauga Golf and Country Club, as well as the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. All along Mississuaga Road are exclusive streets with pockets of fine and expensive luxury homes. One of the streets running off of Mississauga Road is Doulton Drive, which may be the City of Mississauga’s most exclusive address. Doulton Drive has the Credit River and one of the golf courses as its neighbor, and features multi-million dollar estate homes up to 10,000 square feet. Highest priced sale on Doulton Drive during 2009? $7.25 million…Luxury indeed!
Gordon Woods is a small, exclusive pocket of luxury homes, located near the Trillium Hospital in south-central Mississauga. Many people are unaware of this fine collection of expensive homes in a Muskoka-like setting. Gordon Woods were originally built for the doctors practising at Trillium Hospital. Gordon Woods is not easily found – tucked away with Hurontario at its eastern boundary, Stavebank Road to the west, the Queensway to the north, and the QEW highway to the south. Gordon Woods has an extremely high tree canopy, and is densely forested. Lots are large, and houses range from classic 1960’s type bungalows, to extremely large modern mansions with circular driveways. Within the tranquility of Gordon Woods, it is hard to believe that you are actually in the centre of Mississauga.
Credit Mills is an area of large homes located off of Mississauga Road, north of Eglinton Avenue, bounded by Erin Mills Parkway on the west, and the Streetsville old town limit on the north. This neighborhood is a bit different from the others in the survey, in that it was built in the fairly recent past, during the 1990’s. Credit Mills features large, modern, luxury homes of 3000, 4000, and even 5000 square feet, on lots which are slightly smaller than some of the other neighborhoods in this survey – easier to maintain! Many of these fine homes are on court locations, have double and even triple car garages, and are filled with the best and most expensive upgrades. The area of Credit Mills is very close to the shops of Streetsville, Erin Mills Town Centre, and the Streetsville GO Station. The primary road running through Credit Mills is Erin Centre Boulevard.
HONORABLE MENTION – CREDIT POINTE:
Credit Pointe is another of Mississauga’s luxury neighborhoods, and is a circular-shaped pocket of homes running off of Eglinton Avenue, with the Credit River on its western edge. Credit Pointe features some regular homes within its boundaries, but as you go towards its southern tip, there are several streets with very expensive, luxury properties. Credit Pointe is centrally located in Mississauga, and has great access to both the GO Train and Highway 403.
AREA TO WATCH – MEADOWVALE VILLAGE:
Old Meadowvale Village, located near Old Derry Road and Second Line West, is an up-and-coming area with plenty of new luxury construction, including many homes over the $1 million dollar mark. Definitely an area to watch!
There are many other fine neighborhoods in Mississauga that feature exclusive luxury homes; the Sherwood Forrest area of Erin Mills, for example has several streets of very expensive homes. and there are some great areas in east Mississauga as well, near the Etobicoke border, which are very upscale. For sheer concentration of wealth, though, the above list showcases the most expensive neighborhoods in Mississauga.
Randy Selzer is a dedicated Realtor who has been helping people to enhance their lifestyles through the buying and selling of fine real estate in the Greater Toronto Area since 1993. Randy is also a fan and a student of Web 2.0 and social media networking. Get expert real estate tips and advice at http://randyselzer.wordpress.com/ and free E-books and more at http://www.randyselzer.com/