The neighbourhood of Bronte in Oakville is known for it’s waterfront lifestyle. With it’s own downtown area, complete with shops, cafes, and restaurants, Bronte offers a unique small town feel in one of the oldest Oakville areas. Founded in 1834, Bronte was established as a small fishing village at the mouth of Twelve Mile Creek. 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.
There’s definitely more variety to these parts then in other Oakville areas, partly because of the mix of homes. You’ll find the typical Oakville families, but also plenty of seniors, as well as childless singles and couples who have given up urban life for a peaceful lakefront condo or townhome.
There are parks and greenery just a hop-skip-jump away, and there’s no denying the appeal of Bronte Village for a casual Sunday stroll. In a somewhat homogenous area, Bronte can offer a little variety, which is refreshing and enjoyable to many.