Mississauga has some truly amazing neighborhoods and communities. As a Mississauga real estate agent with more than 25 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, I can often help guide my clients to the community that best suits their needs; do they require a family friendly neighbourhood? Are they particularly concerned with having good schools, or living close to a Go Train station, waterfront property, or having a mature yard? My experience as a Mississauga real estate agent means I am very familiar with our city and our neighborhoods. Here is a sampling of a select few Mississauga communities and what they have to offer.
Churchill Meadows is a newer, beautiful community in the central-west part of Mississauga.
This flourishing neighborhood is conveniently located close to many major highways. Churchill Meadows has all the amenities right at its doorstep, including a new community centre, new library, new schools and new parks.
Churchill Meadows is a wonderful, safe area in which to raise a family.
Located in the southwest corner of Mississauga, Clarkson is a quaint 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. Its history is rich and full, and can still be viewed in the Bradley Museum. 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 area, Clarkson includes multi-million dollar homes with vast yards, as well as new apartment condominium complexes, townhomes, detached homes and commercial businesses.
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. 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 is a beautiful, small community in central Mississauga.
This neighborhood is conveniently located close to many major highways. Credit Mills has all the amenities right at its doorstep, including community centres, libraries, schools and parks.
Credit Mills is a wonderful, safe area in which to raise a family or to retire. It is adjacent to Streetsville and Erin Mills.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.