With its perfect location between the north shore of Lake Ontario and Niagra Escarpment, no wonder that Burlington is on the list of the best cities to live in Canada year after year. The city’s history extends way back to the year of 1792 when the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe named the area Burlington Bay after the town of Burlington in England. The moderate climate and fertile vast lands and location on the lake made the city a perfect place for the early settlers.
About 200 thousand people call Burlington home, with 24% of the population is under 18 years old, the city is perfect for raising a family. With its strong economic base, proximity to industrial areas and the GTA and Hamilton, the city provides many opportunities for professionals and businesses to grow and thrive.
Residents of Burlington have the highest quality of life regarding the moderate temperatures, business and work opportunities, access to the best schools, safety and security and low crime rates, vibrant cultural life with several music festivals and fantastic nature.
Like other major cities in the Halton Region, Burlington attracts many professionals from the GTA because of its proximity and quality of life. This lead to more than 25% increase in the real estate market in the past few years, a jump in the typical price range for first-time home buyers to more than $500,000 and $2,500,000 for luxury homes especially in the neighbourhoods of South-Central Burlington, Downtown and Ancaster.