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Grindstone Real EstateThe municipality of Burlington was not always a bustling and interesting place to visit and live. The earliest settlers of what is now known as Burlington, was the First Nations people, living amongst dense forests that reached York to Hamilton. In the latter part of the 17th Century, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada named the western part of Lake Ontario Burlington Bay and it was not long (the 18th Century) before new habitants that were moving into the area just simply called the area Burlington. The moderate climate coupled with exceptionally fertile soil was the main draw for people to reside in this area, for the potential of prosperous farming and forestry industries. Exporting was exceptionally easy for the residents of Burlington as the nearby high-trafficked docks of Brown’s Wharf, Wellington Square and Port Nelson were fantastic shipping outlets. By the end of the 19th Century, local farmers switched up and expanded into vegetable & fruit growing and harvesting, which made the local docks too small for shipping, so Burlington residents and farmers began to look to railway systems to lug their wares. The first railway system attached Burlington to Hamilton and still to this day, farmers blend their farming with market gardens, nurseries and orchards (the first peaches grown in Canada happened right here in Grindstone Creek). The overall success of the economy of Burlington caused a large increase in housing development and new residents to move into the area and by 1974, Burlington was officially titled a city (having already annexed Aldershot, part of East Flamborough Township and the Township of Nelson).Burlington is within the Halton Region and is a particularly interesting place for its location, it sits almost on the center core of the Golden Horseshoe, it is (together with Milton in the north) the west end of Greater Toronto and is neighbours with Hamilton. This positioning gives Burlington a very unique landscape, close to the Niagara Escarpment (the Iroquoian part of the popular Bruce Trail) and the north shore of Lake Ontario, close to the cities of Toronto and Hamilton and yet, maintains much of its natural beauty through preserved nature, forests and manicured greenspaces & gardens (the Royal Botanical Gardens is a prime example). The waterfront, its beautiful beach and highly enjoyable boardwalk offer residents and visitors a ‘vacation-like’ environment with hip restaurants and chic shops within easy access. Burlington is one of those rare places in Canada where people can actually live, work and play all in the same area.In Burlington, real estate for sale does provide home buyers and property investors with a tempting selection of townhomes, bungalows, detached and semi-detached homes and condos that are too gorgeous for words. Developers have placed a great deal of planning into different home builds to suit the lifestyle of this city (spacious, interesting layouts and some houses that are custom built). Variety equals a better chance of finding exactly what a buyer is looking for and there is no time like the present to invest within beautiful Burlington. Investments here are a highly strategic move for either residential or commercial property, the area of Burlington has not stopped growing in any capacity and the economy is sound and strong. Small and mid-sized businesses have done very well in Burlington for its demographics with population and outside cities population access. Amenities within Burlington makes it easy to never have the need to shop, dine or have fun anywhere else! There are 29 public elementary schools, 14 Catholic schools, 8 public high schools, 3 Catholic high schools, 13 private schools, 2 universities and 2 colleges. Healthcare and clinics are abundant in Burlington (St. Joseph’s Medical Centre, St. George Medical Clinic, Jasmin Medical Centre, Halton Medix, Halton Family Health Centre & Aldershot Family Health Organization). Transportation is provided around Burlington by Burlington Transit which connects to 3 GO Train Stations (Burlington, Aldershot and Appleby). Driving routes include: Highway 407, Highway 403 and the Queen Elizabeth Way.Downtown Burlington is a hub of activity day and night, some of which leans towards the arts and culture scene (Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Public Art), some that focuses on festivals and events (Appleby Line Street Festival, Children’s Festival, Concerts in the Park, Culture Days, Kite Festival, Love My Hood, Movie Under the Stars, Sandcastles Festival, Touch a Truck and Santa Claus Parade just to name a few). The Tyandaga Golf Course is a huge draw for both residents and visitors for its unique character (an urban course in a suburban environment). For museums that touch on the historical and important aspects of Burlington, the Ireland House Museum and the Joseph Brant Museum will cover the heritage and diverse culture of the people here beautifully. Shopping at the Appleby Mall, Mapleview Centre and the Burlington Mall possess many fantastic outlets.
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