BRAMPTON: THE PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME
If you have been considering on purchasing a new home then you should definitely visit Brampton. Brampton is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and the real estate market is booming. In 2013 house prices went up by 4% when compared to the year before according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. Moreover, there is a great variety of homes in Brampton to choose from, targeting all income levels. More luxurious and pricey homes can be found in the East of Brampton and Vales of Castlemore, while more value homes can be found in the West and the Credit Valley area. Other reasons to consider Brampton as your new place to live are its rich cultural heritage, location and ease of transportation, amenities and entertainment.
Brampton got its name in 1834, by William Lawson and John Elliott, two staunch Methodists who immigrated into the region from Brampton, England. Brampton remained a village up until 1834, when it became incorporated as a Town due to the economic boom which resulted with the arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway. Subsequently, the population grew substantially and in 1974 it became a city. Brampton is still not fully populated and remains a prime spot for new comers to the country which is further contributing to Brampton’s overall economy including the real estate sector. People choose Brampton since it is far enough to offer competitive housing prices but close enough to experience the feel of living and working in the city.
Brampton is about a half an hour drive from Toronto . However, if you need to rely on public transportation you have nothing to worry about as Brampton is well connected. Brampton Transit has over 35 routes, while Brampton’s two GO train stations connect it to Toronto through various means of transportation, from the upscale GO Train service to buses. Moreover, you can create your own customized travel plans using Brampton’s award winning eRide trip planner. The highway system around Brampton is efficiently planned connecting the city to the south to Mississauga and to the north towards Vaughn. Within Brampton there is lots to do from indoor to outdoor activities.
For all the shopaholics, indoor malls include Bramalea City Centre and Shoppers World Brampton. There are also many big box stores where you can shop for value. Those looking to spend their leisure time outdoors have many options in Brampton as the city is filled with many parks, trails, and woodlands to explore (Centennial park, Chris Gibson Park, and Duggan Park). Moreover, there are over 30 community sport organizations for all ability levels covering all sports; soccer, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, and etc. Other outdoor attractions include Canada’s largest water park, “Wild Water Kingdom” and the night-time drive in movie theatre.
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