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We are moving to the Toronto area soon. Never lived in Canada before and just became a SAHM.  We are going to look at some houses in Oakville this weekend.  Are there any area's that you recommend?  I here people say all of Oakville is nice but I'm sure there must be some neighborhoods better then others.
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  • All of Oakville is pretty nice.  We used to live there; ILs still do.  We moved to Burlington almost 10 years ago now. 

    Oakville is usually pretty pricey.  Burlington, is not much further from Toronto and property values are a little lower; I believe our taxes are lower too.  Unfortunately our area has quite the property value bubble going on on.

    I prefer the older neighbourhoods, where you get a bit of back yard, but I guess other than that I'd need to know what you're looking for house wise and pricewise.

    Good Luck!  Soon to be neighbour!

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  • I have never really heard of a bad Oakville neighbourhood either.  I have family that lives all over Oakville and every area we have been to seems very nice.  The homes there can be pretty pricey though.
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  • Oakville is a very nice city. Agreed that I have never heard of a bad neighbourhood there. It is more of a high end town for sure.
    Lots of nice growing family towns in Ontario and that area.

    I live in Guelph and it is a pretty central town to most places. It is an amazing city and a growing one. Very family oriented and lots of amazing things to see and do. You should check Guelph out.
    Hands down best city I have ever been in and I have lived all over!
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  • All of Oakville is pretty nice. It's a mix between the retirees and new families. The houses are great but like PP said it is pretty expensive. We live in Stoney Creek (Hamilton) and DH works in Oakville.

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  • Oakville is a very nice place to live.  I live in Milton which is Oakville's neighbour :) I would say your neighbourhood is going to depend on your price point.
  • Right now I live in the US in a new neighborhood with a little under 1/2 acre lot and sidewalks. I really like that we have enough room for swing set and pool if we wanted.  The neighborhood is young couples and retirees. We are also walking distance to a small playground and bike path.  This is the kind of neighborhood I think I would like to find in Oakville. We will probably rent a house to start out. We were thinking $4000 per month.  We will only be in Canada 2-5 years so we don't really want to buy a new house and get stuck loosing money down the road.
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    Right now I live in the US in a new neighborhood with a little under 1/2 acre lot and sidewalks. I really like that we have enough room for swing set and pool if we wanted.  The neighborhood is young couples and retirees. We are also walking distance to a small playground and bike path.  This is the kind of neighborhood I think I would like to find in Oakville. We will probably rent a house to start out. We were thinking $4000 per month.  We will only be in Canada 2-5 years so we don't really want to buy a new house and get stuck loosing money down the road.

    I don't know rental prices; but you'll be surprised by the size of the lots.  From what I can guess, the house price would be $750,000 minimum. Good Luck!

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  • Oakville is pretty afluent. Nice schools, nice high taxes too. I don't think there's a really "dodgy" neighbourhood there.

     

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