Burlington has everything you could ever want in a community. The location, green space, booming economy, low crime rate, and quality of life makes this one of the most attractive cities for families, retirees, and young professionals alike to call their home. But you don’t have to take our word for it – MoneySense magazine named the city of Burlington as the “Best mid-sized city in Canada and second-best city in Ontario in which to live in 2017”. Check out some of the reasons why moving to Burlington makes sense.
Close To Major Cities
Burlington is strategically situated on the shores of Lake Ontario between Toronto and Niagara Falls in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe. By car, you can easily reach Toronto going North East or Niagara Falls heading South East, in just under an hour. And for those who engage in cross-border business or enjoy shopping south of the border, Burlington is in close proximity to the Rainbow Bridge connecting the Canadian and US border.
Ample Green Space
If you love nature, Burlington has lots to offer for you. Located in a beautifully scenic area along the Niagara Escarpment, you can enjoy a wide variety of green space and outdoor adventure. Take a stroll on the waterfront trail, hike on the nature trails, enjoy the Bronte Creek Provincial Park or stop by one of the world’s largest lilac collections at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Thanks to Burlington’s proximity to large industries in Ontario, such as Hamilton and Toronto, it has experienced a steady increase in economic growth. Part of the reason for its high score in MoneySense magazine’s “Best Mid-Sized Cities” Award is thanks to the high levels of wealth and income. Here in Burlington, there are plenty of employment opportunities with the leading industrial sectors being electronics, motor/vehicle transportation, business services, chemical/pharmaceuticals, food processing, and packaging.
You can also easily reach the GTA and Toronto by train with three Go Train stations and the Via Rail nearby. Plus, major transportation corridors also run through the city, including Highway 403, 407 and Queen Elizabeth Highway.
You will never be bored in Burlington. There are several exciting annual events that the whole family will enjoy. You can check out the Burlington Jazz n’ Blues Festival, The Sound of Music Festival, Art in the Park, or the Lakeside Festival of Lights and Rotary Ribfest , just to name a few.
High Quality of Life
The city also offers a high quality of life for residents, which is another reason why moving to Burlington has become so attractive. With an amenity-rich downtown offering shopping, entertainment, dining, nightlife, and the arts, there’s always something to do. Families can enjoy exceptional schools, state of the art hospitals, shopping malls, six recreational community facilities, museums, nine golf courses, and the impressive Burlington Arts Centre.
If you’re looking for a new place to live, moving to Burlington could be the best option to suit your lifestyle. The city is rich in amenities, history, nature, and entertainment that will appease all age groups and cultures looking for a new place to call home.
CLV Group offers dozens of high quality apartments across the city, so make sure to refer to our apartment listings if you’re looking to make the move to Burlington.