Looking for a “half-decent house in a nice area with good schools?” According to Toronto Life Magazine’s “The Next Hot Neighbourhoods,” Bolton is among the top 20 places to buy now. “Prettier and cheaper” than Brampton, Bolton offers “rustic small-town life with the convenience of the big city…” and an average house price of $830,254.
“It’s great to see Bolton getting the credit it deserves” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “What I really like about Bolton is its blend of urban and rural. And with its mix of multi-generational families, newcomers, modern amenities, energetic startups and successful multinational businesses, it still retains that friendly neighbourhood feel.”
About the Toronto Life Next Hot Neighbourhoods
Toronto Life Magazine recently compiled a list of 20 spots “where it’s possible to buy (and live well) for less than a million” in the GTA. “What they all have in common is that precious alchemy of affordability and livability, of good schools and great amenities, of established tradition and buzzy new momentum. They’re the last best hope for the desperate house hunter—and the neighbourhoods everyone will be jockeying to buy into 10 years from now.”
The full citation about Bolton:
Anyone who yearns for rustic small-town life with the convenience of the big city should consider a foothold in Bolton—it’s quiet and picturesque, with plenty of modern amenities to keep it vibrant. Bolton, the densest chunk of Caledon, has a small cluster of restaurants and cafés that quickly give way to an expanse of strip malls and big-box stores. The housing stock is largely made up of newer homes on narrow lots, and while it’s a bit further from Toronto than Brampton, it’s both prettier and cheaper. Among the area’s most enticing rural charms: the Bolton Fall Fair, an agricultural expo with midway rides, giant gourds and a tractor pull.
To view the full list, visit torontolife.com/real-estate/gtas-next-hot-neighbourhoods.
Bolton is Caledon’s largest urban centre with a population of just under 30,000. It is where you will find the largest concentration of shopping and restaurants and the only large hotel, the Hampton Inn.
Downtown Bolton (at King St and Queen St) is where the Village started – once known as Bolton Mills – named after George and James Bolton who built the first water-powered grist mill in 1822 on the Humber River. A number of the historic buildings remain.
Grab a meal or an ice cream and stroll along the river on the Humber Valley Heritage Trail or make your way up to Dick’s Dam Park, a scenic gem.
Keeping true to the agricultural roots of the community you won’t want to miss the Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning, June to October, the Truck and Tractor Pull in June and Fall Fair in September. And from June to September, the 4th Saturday brings special events in the historic core area from 11:00 to 2:00. Music, food, sidewalk sales and more.
Wondering about the history of this Village and some of the great 19th century buildings? Take a stroll back in time with a Self-Guided Heritage Walking Tour.
For to learn more about Bolton and Caledon’s other communities, check out visitcaledon.ca.
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