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Mississauga has some truly amazing neighborhoods and communities. As a Mississauga real estate agent with more than 27 years of experience, I have had the honour of extensively touring this city.  I have come to know a great many of our city’s neighborhoods; they each offer different amenities.

Depending on price point and individual needs, I help guide my clients to the community that best suits their needs.  Do they require easy access to the major highways or a Go train station? Do they want a waterfront property? Is having a large yard important to them? What style of home are they looking for?  My experience as a Mississauga real estate agent means I am very familiar with our city and our wide array of neighborhoods. Here is a sampling of some Mississauga communities and what they have to offer.  For the most part, across the board, neighbourhoods in Mississauga are currently in great demand.

Applewood

A well-established community in Mississauga, Applewood was settled in the mid-1800’s.

In the central/south east part of Mississauga, Applewood is bounded by Burnhamthorpe on the north, Cawthra Road on the west, Etobicoke Creek on the east and East Street in the south.

Applewood is a multi-cultural neighbourhood that includes many new Canadians from all around the globe.

Most of the homes in this area are at least 25 years old and are on larger lots that include mature trees. Applewood, which is conveniently located close to Etobicoke and Toronto, includes bungalows and larger detached homes, as well as semi-detached homes and townhomes.

Churchill Meadows

Churchill Meadows is a newer, beautiful community in the central-west part of Mississauga. Homes in the area include newer detached and semi-detached, as well as newer condo apartments and townhomes.

This flourishing neighborhood is conveniently located close to the 403, and hence other major highways. Churchill Meadows has many amenities right at its doorstep, including a newer community centre, library, schools and parks. It is also very close to the Credit Valley Hospital, the Erin Mills Town Centre, as well as other various shopping venues.

Churchill Meadows is a wonderful, safe area in which to raise a family.

City Centre

Mississauga’s city centre has blossomed and developed greatly over the last decade, as governments have worked to decrease urban sprawl and congestion.

At the heart of downtown are many attractions, including City Hall, Celebration Square, the Living Arts Centre, Square One and the Sheridan College campus.

As for living in the city centre, this area offers many condominium options, including luxury condos, as well as townhomes and older detached homes.

City Centre is located conveniently close to Highway 403 and public transit.

Clarkson

Located in the southwest corner of Mississauga, Clarkson is a quaint, older community. Lake Ontario forms the south border, with Oakville, Erin Mills and Lorne Park forming the remainder perimeters.

Clarkson is named after one of its first land owners, Warren Clarkson, who fell in love with the area and settled his family here. Clarkson’s history is rich and full, and can still be viewed in the Bradley Museum in south Mississauga. Beyond history, Clarkson also includes grand expanses of greenspace—namely Rattray Marsh and Jack Darling park—and a thriving commercial district. Lakeshore Road West is the home of many unique boutiques as well as popular franchises.

A high-demand and relatively older area, Clarkson includes multi-million dollar homes with vast yards, older bungalows and split-levels on large yards, as well as new apartment condominium complexes, townhomes and many commercial businesses. There is also a community centre, an arena and numerous schools.

Cooksville

Cooksville is a lovely neighborhood in the south, central part of Mississsauga. The area is believed to be named after a man, Jacob Cook, who bought 100 acres at Dundas Street and Hurontario Street for $30 in 1819. Unfortunately, the Great Fire of 1852 razed much of Cooksville, and then on June 24th, 1923, a tornado hit the area.

Until 1995, a huge brickyard—182 acres—sprawled through Cooksville. This site is now a residential and retail area.

Indeed, over the years, Cooksville has grown significantly. It now has many high-rise condominiums and beautiful detached homes on larger lots. It also includes an abundance of businesses and numerous parks.  Cooksville was the residence for HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, while in exile in Canada, and Harland Sanders, the man who began Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Cooksville is a sought-after Mississauga neighborhood in which to raise a family or retire.

Credit Mills

Credit Mills is a beautiful, smaller community in central Mississauga. It is mainly composed of large detached homed with multiple garages, on large lots.

This neighborhood is conveniently located close to many major highways, including Highway 403. Credit Mills has all the amenities right at its doorstep, including community centres, libraries, schools and parks, and shopping.

Credit Mills is a wonderful, safe area in which to raise a family or to retire. It is adjacent to Streetsville and Erin Mills.

Dixie

Dixie is in the southeastern part Mississauga and is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city.

The name dates back to the south village of Dixie at the corner of Cawthra Road and Dundas Street West. In 1865, the village of Sydenham was renamed in honour of Dr. Beaumont Wilson Bowen Dixie, a Welsh settler who paid for the establishment of the Union Chapel, a multi-denominal Protestant church that was built in 1816.

Today, the homes in Dixie are mostly older bungalows as well as newer builds.

Erindale

Erindale is a beautiful, historic community in the heart of Mississauga. It dates back to the 17th century when French trappers named the river on which Erindale sits as “Riviere du Credit.” The Credit Village then became Springbrook, then Springfield and finally Erindale, in the early 1900s.

Erindale was born as a mill-village and the village has remained a quiet, residential area. This lovely neighborhood includes large, private lots and homes, tree-lined streets and expansive parks and nature trails. It also includes a central Erindale Go Train station and the University of Toronto in Mississauga. Erindale is a gorgeous, affluent, thriving community.

Erin Mills

Aboriginal peoples were the first inhabitants of this area. Along what was called the “Indian Trail” they hunted deer, bears and fox amongst tall stands of pine, oak and maple trees. They also fished in the river to the east, following the ancient course of a valley filled by glacial debris.

European settlement of the area began in the early 19th century.  Beginning in the 1950s, a wealthy Canadian entrepreneur began buying farmland for future development by Canadian Equity and Development Limited, which owned Don Mills Development Corp. In 1969, Don Mills Development Corp. announced its plans to build a “New Town” in four phases. The first two phases – “Erin Mills South” and “Erin Mills West” – today form the nucleus of the Erin Mills community.

The name ‘Erin Mills’ was the creation of land developers, likely for its close proximity to Erindale, a historical village whose earlier inhabitants had renamed it in honour of their former homeland, Ireland. The second part Mills makes reference to the many grist mills that were operating on the banks of the nearby Credit River, although none of them were physically located in what is today Erin Mills.

Erin Mills is now a beautiful community in the heart of Mississauga. This lovely neighborhood includes large, private lots and homes, tree-lined streets and expansive parks and nature trails. Centrally located, it also includes all the usual community amenities and much more.

Fairview

Fairview is a central neighbourhood that is located just south of city centre and is bordered by Hurontario Street, Mavis Road, Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway. It is conveniently located close to Highway 403, as well as public transit routes.

Homes in this area include affordable and modern condominiums, as well as detached homes.

Lakeview

Lakeview is just east of Port Credit, on the southeast corner of Mississauga. Lakeview is found along the northern shores of Lake Ontario, with an eastern boundary of Etobicoke Creek, northern boundary of Lake Shore Road and a western boundary of the Cooksville Creek. Along the shore of Lake Ontario, Lakeview is the home of the Port Credit Yacht Club, Lakefront Promenade Marina, Lakeview Water Treatment Plant and G. E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

There has been a recent redevelopment of Lakeview homes, with many new modern homes being built to take advantage of the beautiful lake views.

Lorne Park

A community that first began as a resort, Lorne Park is a beautiful neighborhood that borders Lake Ontario in the southwest corner of Mississauga. It includes a quaint business area, an expansive park, numerous parks and affluent enclaves of homes.

While Lorne Park is part of the larger city of Mississauga, it still remains a distinct neighborhood with ties to its pioneer origins. With mature tree-lined streets and numerous biking and walking paths, Lorne Park is a lovely community. Having been originally settled in early 1800s and a fruit growing area, Lorne Park received its name from the Marquis of Lorne, the then Governor-General. It subsequently became popular as a cottage community and an amusement park, as visitors from Toronto would arrive by train or steamer.

Lorne Park is known for its expansive affluent homes and properties that rest on large, private lots with mature trees. The neighborhood also includes newer townhomes, newer detached homes and commercial businesses.

Malton

Malton is a beautiful neighbourhood in the northeastern part of Mississauga. The neighbourhood is bounded by Highway 427 and Finch Avenue (border with Toronto) to the east, the Brampton city border along Steeles Avenue to the north, Airport Road to the west, and the CN rail line and Toronto Pearson International Airport to the south.

Malton is unique in that it does not adjoin any other Mississauga neighbourhood. Mimico Creek flows through Malton.

The oldest portion of Malton (the former Police Village of Malton) is located on the northwestern corner of Airport and Derry Roads. All of the roads in this area are named after cities in the United Kingdom.

Meadowvale

Meadowvale is a neighbourhood located in the northwestern part of Mississauga. It was established in the 1820s by Irish immigrants from New York State. In the village’s early years, the main industry was milling, with the mills drawing power from the Credit River, which lies to the east. Pine forests including other types of trees are along the Credit Valley which covers most of the central part of Meadowvale. Another creek named Levi Creek runs to the south and southwest and is a tributary of the Credit lying to the south.

Meadowvale is a vibrant community that attracts many young families. It is close to Highway 401 and includes a new community centre, big-box stores and a shopping mall. Homes in this area include detached and semi-detached homes, as well as townhomes and apartments.

Meadowvale Village

Located in the northeast corner of Mississauga, Meadowvale Village is a beautiful community with a rich history. It runs near the Credit River, with lovely pine forests meandering through it.

This neighborhood was established back in the 1820s by Irish immigrants from the United States. Due to its many historical buildings, Meadowvale Village was recognized as Ontario’s first Heritage Conservation District in 1980.

Known as a safe and thriving enclave in which to raise a family, Meadowvale Village has a great reputation and most of the homes in the area are detached. It includes a business area, numerous parks, an expansive community centre and library, and affluent homes. Meadowvale Village is conveniently located close to major highways and shopping centres, as well as other community conveniences.

Mineola

Mineola is a beautiful, established neighborhood in south-central Mississauga that is known for its luxurious lot sizes, large homes and mature trees.

Reaching from the Credit River to Cawthra Road, Mineola is directly north of Port Credit Village. It is conveniently located close to the QEW and Lake Ontario. In fact, the neighborhood started in the 1940s as the interchange at the QEW and Hurontario was developed.

Mineola is a very reputable, quiet neighbourhood. It is home to expansive, affluent houses that reside on large, private lots. This area is currently seeing much redevelopment as older homes are being replaced with new estates.

Port Credit

Perfectly located where the Credit River meets Lake Ontario in the central part of south Mississauga, Port Credit is a gorgeous area. With a bustling picturesque harbour, a rich visible history, and a thriving business district, Port Credit is a great place to live and work.

Named after the fact that goods were traded or bought on credit, Port Credit is an historic Ontario landmark. The harbour is still active and popular with fisherman, boaters, rowers, sailors and the like. Popular restaurants, art galleries, shops and stores line the main thoroughfare, Lakeshore Road, where tourists and locals can be seen strolling and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

A high-demand area, Port Credit includes multi-million dollar homes with vast yards, as well as new apartment condominium complexes, townhomes, detached homes and commercial businesses.

Rathwood

In east Mississauga, Rathwood is a mature neighbourhood that was first developed in the 1970’s. It is located north of Burnhamthorpe Road, east of city centre and south of Eastgate Parkway.

Extending into the Etobicoke border, Rathwood includes a mixture of older and newer detached homes, semi-detached homes, townhomes and condominiums.

Rathwood is a mature and lovely neighbourhood in which to raise a family or retire.

Rattray Marsh

Named after the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, this southwest community of Mississauga that borders Lake Ontario is absolutely beautiful. The protected wetlands that meander through this picturesque neighborhood attract nature lovers and hikers, and make this quaint community much sought-after.

Rattray Marsh has become known for its multi-million dollar homes with vast, private yards, some of which border Lake Ontario. It is part of a larger Mississauga area known as Clarkson. Rattray Marsh’s history is rich and full, and can still be viewed in the area’s Bradley Museum.

Sheridan Park

Originally, Sheridan was named Hammondsville after William Ranson Hammond. William Hammond emigrated from Pennsylvania in the United States to the area in the 1820s. He opened a store and soon the name of Hammondsville became synonymous with the present-day intersection of Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Q.E.W. The name Hammondsville, however, was very similar to the name of another nearby village, and when a local post office was to be built for the hamlet a new name had to be chosen. At the suggestion of Stephen Oughtred, the local blacksmith, the name was changed to Sheridan, believed to be in honour of British playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The village became officially known as Sheridan in 1857.

Sheridan Park is currently a high-demand area that features mostly detached homes on larger lots. It is conveniently located close to the QEW and Highway 403, as well as the University of Toronto Mississauga campus.

Streetsville

As the original “Village in the City” in Mississauga, Streetsville has historic charm and a small town atmosphere, whilst being centrally located and surrounded by every amenity, including uninterrupted greenspaces, reputable schools and unique stores. Downtown Streetsville is a thriving business community with a strong neighbourhood feel. Locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy window shopping, patio dining and leisurely historic strolls. The community hosts an annual Bread and Honey festival and a Santa Claus parade.

Streetsville is located in northwest Mississsauga, along the Credit River. Running through the heart of the community is Queen Street, with many quaint and historic shops and unique businesses. Initially developed along the Credit River in the early 1800s, Streetsville was incorporated in 1858. It is minutes from the 401, the 403 and the 407, and approximately 30 minutes from Toronto.

Real estate in Streetsville mainly consists of detached homes with large properties, bungalows, newer townhomes, renovated older houses, new subdivisions and many business opportunities. Because of the larger lots, many older homes are currently being redeveloped into larger estates in Streetsville.