According to MoneySense Magazine Burlington is consistently a top-ranked mid-sized city in Canada, and part of the reason why is because of Burlington’s easy access to nature and its proximity to outdoor adventure! For newcomers to Burlington, you’ll find great outdoor destinations a short drive away – mainly, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, the Lake Ontario coastline, Burlington Beach and the Niagara Escarpment. Here are a few more spots and neighbourhoods to explore:
Elizabeth Gardens is an incredible neighbourhood bordering Lake Ontario. Burloak Waterfront Park is home to a splash pad for kids and great pier. Elizabeth Gardens is also minutes from Bronte Creek Provincial Park for even more nature-centric outings and family events. Many great franchise eateries and amenities can be found in one of Burlington’s most affordable areas, with plenty of options in housing!
The neighbouring community of Pinedale is great for young professionals who need to commute to Toronto or Hamilton – it’s within walking distance of Appleby GO station! After work, Pinedale locals have access to the many nature trails and forested areas all through the community. Take a bike path across Burlington after you’ve settled into your digs and really get to know the city. Also since it borders Oakville, Pinedale residents get some extra perks!
Alton Village is a tight-knit community in the city’s north east. Norton Community Park and the Alton Branch of the Burlington Public Library offer neighbours excellent grounds to bond. Cosy up by the library fireplace and share a conversation or gather in a driveway movie-night at the neighbour’s, all summer long in Alton Village!
Burlington has so many excursions – the best way to choose your favourite is to get out and explore the city you now call home!
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