Founded in 1834, Bronte was established as a small fishing village at the mouth of Twelve Mile Creek. In fact, the building at 49 Bronte Road was built around 1840, and showcases the stones pulled from Lake Ontario by the stonehooking method used by workers in the area. With the lengthy history of the area comes large lots, mature treed streets, a very friendly established feel, and plenty of different housing options. Recently, many buyers in Bronte are opting to knock down older homes and build new ones. The spacious lots allow for a larger home while still having room for a decent sized yard.
Who Lives Here
Many compare Bronte Creek to Joshua Creek, and there are indeed similarities. Joshua Creek is much further east and does tend to command a higher premium for a home due to the proximity to Toronto, but the newly opened New Oakville Hospital in nearby Westmount may even that out in time. You’ll find well-to-do double income families with kids living here, who appreciate the space, beauty and safety.
What you will Love
Built with Bronte Creek Provincial Park on its border, there’s no denying the beauty of this up-and-coming neighbourhood. Easy access to the 407 and the QEW, convenient shopping, and that one-of-a-kind Bronte Creek green just can’t be beat. It’s truly a fantastic neighbourhood for a family, with tons of investment potential as well.
St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary (JK-Gr 8) St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary (Gr 9-12) (Fr. Imm.) Palermo Elementary (JK-Gr 8) Forest Trail Elementary (Fr. Imm. Gr 1-8) Garth Webb Secondary (Gr 9-10) Abbey Park Secondary (Gr 11-12) T.A. Blakelock Secondary (Fr. Imm. Gr 9-12)