Right in the heart of Oakville, Kerr Village is a small neighbourhood with big appeal! Its eclectic mix of independent stores is as diverse as the multi-ethnic backgrounds of its residents, and, despite its many differences the village has a great community feel.
Where is Kerr Village?
The village has a Midtown location, just to the west of the characterful Old Oakville neighbourhood. Sixteen Mile Creek meanders its way through the village at its eastern and partly northern edges, giving a more rural feel to this mainly urban part of town. To the south you have Lake Ontario, and Dorval Drive forms the western boundary.
Kerr Village is situated just west of the Oakville GO station, so transport links are great into Toronto from here. The GO Train can take as little as 30 minutes if you board one that has fewer stops along the route to Union Station in central Toronto. Even without the express trains the journey is still usually around 40 minutes.
For anyone who prefers to drive, the 403 is just at the northern edges of the village for great highway links too, and of course you can take the 403 right into Toronto or head a little way north and join the 407 Express.
More on the Village
Historically, this area was only the second place in Oakville to be settled so it does have some older charm to it in places. There are heritage homes if you like the historic feel, but the village also has a great mixture of other types of housing too. There are multi-million dollar estate homes set right on the shores of Lake Ontario, or at the other end of the scale you’ll find compact condos. The village also has modern housing in the form of contemporary town homes, while much of the real estate here is post war homes on leafy streets with good sized lots.
Recreation and Parks
Talking of leafy streets, this area has lots of mature trees so although it’s mainly urban you've still got plenty of greenery around you, and there are many parks to enjoy. Forster Park is a spacious green space with kids’ playground, basketball court, and lots of grass. Down by the shores of Lake Ontario you can sit and watch the boats go by from Tannery Park, and take a stroll on the Waterfront Trail, while at the northern end of the neighbourhood Hogs Back Park is nestled within the bends of Sixteen Mile Creek.
Shopping and Dining
As I told you earlier Kerr Village has an eclectic mix of independent stores, plus there are restaurants and eateries here too that will suit all different tastes. The nice thing about living in the village is that many of the shops, restaurants and other services are all within walking distance.
This community-based lifestyle will appeal to residents of all ages, so there’s quite a mix of age groups living here. Families with children love this area too as there are great schools including Oakwood Public School, W.H. Morden Public School, and T.A. Blakelock High School, plus catholic and private schools in the vicinity.
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