Historic homes and a lakeshore setting are just two of the reasons why the Olde Oakville neighbourhood is so popular. The historic heart of the town is situated within south-central Oakville and has a lovely shoreline along Lake Ontario. The lake forms one of the boundaries for Olde Oakville, with the others being Chartwell Road in the east, Sixteen Mile Creek in the west, and Cornwall Road in the north.
Centred on Oakville Harbour, this was the original settlement of the town and residents are very proud of the history that can still be seen here today. There are numerous heritage homes and buildings, many of which are protected by the Ontario Heritage Act so that they can be preserved for generations to come.
There are historic districts within Olde Oakville too, such as just to the north of downtown, and the area to the south of Lakeshore Road. Here there’s a wonderful mix of sprawling historic estate homes and mansions, in with modern day luxury homes. Chartwell Road, for example, runs the width, right down to the lake, and it’s one the most exclusive streets in the whole of Oakville, plus Balsam Drive and Chartwell Road are very prestigious too, with estate homes selling for the $5 to $15 million range.
Many people come to live in Oakville for the lifestyle and if this is what you’re craving you’ll find a great lifestyle here in this neighbourhood. It’s not just older homes in this part of town – plenty of new developments have been constructed including executive town homes and luxurious condominiums which are close to the downtown core. And if you’re within walking distance of downtown that lifestyle is easily within each.
Along Lakeshore Road are many of the town’s best restaurants where you’ll find cuisine from all over the world on offer, and there are quaint and eclectic stores here too for a different shopping experience to the big box stores found in other parts of town.
Recreation is plentiful too with a number of public parks gracing the shores of Lake Ontario. Here you can take a walk along a beach or explore hiking trails. There’s also a swimming pool, canoe club, curling club, and power boat club for fun on the water, or more sedate activities can be enjoyed at the Oakville Centre of the Performing Arts.
Transit, Schools, and Hospitals
Olde Oakville is well placed for the Oakville GO station which is at the northern end of the neighbourhood, and here you can also easily access the 403 if driving to Toronto.
The neighbourhood is also home to the only hospital in Oakville, the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, though this will change once the new Oakville Hospital is completed, several years from now, on the northern edge of the town.
This neighbourhood appeals to mature home buyers as well as young
executives and professionals who enjoy the lifestyle it offers, but it’s also
popular with families too. If you’re moving to the neighbourhood with children
there’s the New Central Public School for elementary schooling, and the
Oakville-Trafalgar High School is nearby for secondary schooling. If you prefer
the private approach, Maclachlan College is right here and its students range
from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.
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