The most affordable neighbourhoods in Burlington

The most affordable neighbourhoods in Burlington

If you’ve been looking to buy real estate in Burlington, you probably know how in-demand homes in this west GTA hot-spot can be. So how do you get the best bang for your home-buying buck? By looking in a few specific neighbourhoods that have older homes, are a little removed from the most expensive enclaves, or have a higher percentage of condos and towns.

Brant Hills

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Located in northeast Burlington, Brant Hills is one of the most affordable options if you’re looking for a detached house – it has well-priced single-family homes for under a million and condos that can be had for well under $700K. The best opportunities lie in older houses that haven’t been renovated. These properties have a ton of potential, and by going in and updating things yourself, you can really build up property value.

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Not only is this neighbourhood near the 407 and the GO station, but it’s also close to much higher-priced areas with a ton of great amenities. 

Average prices in Brant Hills (last 6 months) 

  • Condos: $570K 

  • Towns: $655K 

  • Semis: $906K

  • Detached: $1.035M

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Aldershot is another area that’ll give you more bang for your buck. Located in southwest Burlington, close to the lake, this neighbourhood is as far west as you can go before you hit Hamilton. You’ll find a mix of housing options here, with older detached side splits, some renovated and newly constructed options, low- and mid-rise condos, and a few townhomes. If you’re looking for older homes on bigger lots (perfect for adding on or building something new), head south of the QEW. 

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One of the best things about this area is its proximity to nature. It’s close to rural Hamilton and Dundas, the lake is a 10-minute walk away, you’re right near the amazing Royal Botanical Gardens, and a quick drive to hiking trails and waterfalls, and great places for rock climbing. 

Average prices in Aldershot (last 6 months) 

  • Condos: $646K 

  • Towns: $727K 

  • Semis: $800K

  • Detached: $1.46M


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Also known as “Corporate” or “Sheldon Creek” (depending on who you ask), the Uptown neighbourhood in Burlington is a small community bordered by Upper Middle Rd. and Appleby. It’s in the easternmost part of town, close to Oakville, which makes it ideal for commuters. 

There are no detached homes here – it’s all towns, semis and mid- and high-rise condos. It’s a great area for budget-conscious first-time buyers, families and young professionals, and also includes a couple of nice condo developments focused on seniors.

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While this is a great family neighbourhood in terms of housing options, parks and kid-friendly amenities like splash pads, there are no schools right in Uptown: kids are bussed to neighbouring areas. 

Average prices in Uptown (last 6 months) 

  • Condos: $650K 

  • Towns: $816K 

  • Semis: $910K 

Tansley and Millcroft 

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These are actually two different neighborhoods, but I’ve included them together because they’re right next to each other and have a lot in common. Both of them fall in the higher range for price, so I wouldn’t say the whole neighbourhood is entry-level. Most freeholds sell for well over a million. 

But there are a few townhouse developments and low-rise condos that can be had for a great price. Condo units start at around $500K and towns at around $720K. And there’s a real bonus with these properties: you get all the amenities and infrastructure of a higher-end neighbourhood for a pretty reasonable price tag. 

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Mountainside is located in the southwest section of Burlington, close to some wonderful naturalized areas. It’s close to good schools, green spaces, and golf courses. Housing there is a mix of single-family homes and towns, as well as some affordable condo options. If you’re looking for a house, you’ll find a nice mix of old and new, but the older bungalows and side splits will be more budget-friendly than renovated or newly built homes. 

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The condos in Mountainside are also on the older side – most were built 10-25 years ago, again adding to affordability. 

Average prices in Mountainside (last 6 months) 

  • Condos: $700K 

  • Towns: $642K 

  • Semis: $867K

  • Detached: $927K

Burlington is a GREAT place to live – for everyone from families and young professionals to seniors. If you want to talk about the best neighbourhoods and options for you, get in touch anytime! 

About Marc Ronné

Marc is an experienced real estate agent who always goes the extra mile for his clients. He has been a Inc. Top Producer multiple times, and specializes in Burlington, Oakville, and other parts of the west GTA. He’s the Owner and Manager of Inc.’s West GTA branch, leading a busy team that focuses on some of the most popular areas in the city. When he’s not busy working hard to find the perfect family home or condo for his clients, Marc is most likely spending time with his family, but you can also find him playing golf (he's got a slight obsession…) or up in cottage country.

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