Nestled on the shore of Lake Ontario and conveniently located within an hour of Toronto and Niagara Falls, the friendly city of Burlington beckons you home. Once a quiet, bedroom community, Burlington has evolved into a sophisticated waterfront city while maintaining its small town charm.

Burlington is an ideal area for those who want to be near big city amenities without sacrificing price or space. It is a picturesque destination for young families, retirees, and singles. There are ample entertainment, school, and shopping opportunities right in town, while a short drive places you in the heart of Toronto.

Placed in the centre of Canada’s largest market corridor, the “Golden Horseshoe,” Burlington is blessed with a healthy and diverse economy. This enables residents to enjoy spectacularly performing schools, world class dining and shopping, and impressive entertainment venues.

There’s no lack of green space in this vital urban setting. Burlington boasts more than 580 hectares of parkland, green space, and woodland. Truly, this city is an urban oasis of greenery, tree-lined streets, a waterfront playground, forests, and farms.

Some of the best hiking in the world is found here. You can hike the breathtaking Bruce Trail, and scale the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Burlington is a bike friendly city, offering both scenic rural routes and urban lanes.

The recreation doesn’t stop there. Plenty of pools and more than 12 ice pads pepper Burlington for community use. Add nine public golf courses and open sports fields for a complete package active residents delight in.

Burlington real estate reflects the city’s commitment to honor their history. You can find beautifully maintained or restored historic homes in the downtown area, South Burlington, or Brant Hills. If newer homes appeal to you, check out Alton Village, Bronte Woods, Sheldon Creek, and Sherwood Forest.

Burlington is close to the urban buzz of Toronto, yet surrounded by the tranquility of parks, gardens, and its own waterfront. With a strong sense of community and a vast array of events and activities, it is no surprise Burlington was named the best mid-sized city to live in Canada by MoneySense magazine.