Looking for a new home in Burlington, Ontario? Maclean’s magazine has ranked the city as Canada’s best community and the best place to raise a family. 95% of Burlington residents rank their quality of life as excellent or good.
In the heart of southern Ontario, Burlington is close to Toronto, Hamilton, and the US border, with three international airports within a one-hour drive.
With a low unemployment rate, a low crime rate, and an excellent school rating, Burlington is a beautiful place to raise a family.
Downtown and Lakeshore
Burlington’s historic downtown core hosts an array of charming shops, restaurants, and cafés. Stroll along the expansive shoreline, enjoying stunning views of Lake Ontario. Walk, cycle, or fish off the Brant St Pier, which extends 137 metres over the lake. Visit the Art Gallery of Burlington, the 7th largest public gallery in Ontario, with over 1,000 pieces of art and the most extensive collection of Canadian ceramics.
With its expansive trails, beautiful downtown, annual festivals, and community events, there’s something for everyone!
- Burlington has 580 hectares of green space, including hiking trails, bike paths, gardens, and 115 parks.
- Visit the world-renowned Royal Botanical Gardens, which houses one of the largest lilac collections in the world.
- Spencer Smith Park is home to some of Canada’s largest free festivals, including The Sound of Music and the Burlington Ribfest.
- If you’re up for some adventure, visit Mount Nemo Conservation Park, one of the most popular places to rock climb in southwestern Ontario.
- You will find six public pools, four splash pads, nine ice pads, four community centres, and nine golf courses.
- If shopping and lunch is more your style, you have many wonderful options throughout the city.
Burlington is part of the Halton Region School Board and the Halton Catholic School Board. It is home to many well-ranked public, private, and alternative schools, with options for boarding, gifted children, French-immersion, faith-based, troubled teens, and preschools.
Since 2012 a section of King Rd in Burlington is closed every year to allow the endangered Jefferson Salamander to cross and reach their preferred breeding ground safely.