Milton is Canada’s fastest growing community. Located in the heart of Escarpment Country, this is a wonderful town in which to live, work and play. Along with all the expected amenities, it offers a wide array of housing choices from brand new subdivisions to more mature neighbourhoods, rural communities and heritage homes. Milton offers a vibrant and historical downtown core, as well as the natural splendour of the Niagara Escarpment. This has an abundance of conservation lands and a vast countryside that is dotted with historic hamlets, prestigious horse farms, and beautiful golf courses.
Milton is located 40 km west of Toronto. It is part of Halton Region, and is on the edge of Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail. With Highway 401 running through its centre and adjoining to Highway 407, the prosperity of this charming town was inevitable. The town has very easy access throughout the GTA by Highways 401 and 407 towards Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, or by the former Highway 25 (Halton Road 25). Milton Transit provides public transportation service throughout the urban centre, as well as a feeder route for GO Transit trains and buses. There is close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport along Highway 401.
Dramatic evidence that Milton was in for a period of growth and change came with the construction of the first new homes in the subdivision built by Mattamy that was called Hawthorne Village. New houses in planned subdivisions crop up every day. However, Milton still offers plenty of rural options along with its higher density housing. Luxury homes on large lots are available at prices well below those in Oakville. As an example, an upscale development known as Churchill Estates – located in Milton’s Campbellville community – offers large, luxury homes on lots as big as 2 acres for around the million dollar mark.
Milton’s main population centre is located south of Highway 401, where the downtown heritage district is situated. East of the downtown, many new home subdivisions have recently been built, and many more are currently under construction. Milton is still a largely rural municipality; however its urban core is quickly expanding, as this Town is poised to welcome a large influx of new residents in the coming years. Two new grade schools have been built as well as the Crossroads Centre shopping plaza that includes various major retail stores and restaurants. An eight screen movie theatre is operated by Cineplex Entertainment under their Galaxy Cinemas brand.
Milton boasts a variety of recreational venues, including skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, hiking, at kelso park. Seasonal events such as a Farmer’s Market, the Renaissance Festival and Milton Fall Fair. Milton has many conservation parks, campgrounds and recreational areas.
The following are the communities in Milton: