Many people have asked me, why live in Milton? Thanks to the expanded water infrastructure in 1999 and the Growth Plan of 2006, which mandates 780,000 people to Halton Region by 2031, Milton has grown considerably over the last decade growing from a population of 31,471, according to the 2001 Census, to over 100,000 today; an increase of 317% in just 12 years. With the population boom comes a building boom since people need a place to live and work. If projections are correct, then Milton real estate has grown to over 30,000 occupied dwelling units and over 50,000 jobs in Milton with employment to population ratios at just over 50%.
Milton is currently one of the youngest towns in Canada by population age. Our median age is 34.1 year old with 10% of our population being under 5 years old with another 10% being in their 30’s and a further 10% in their 40’s. If you want to live or invest in real estate near young families then there is no better place than Milton.
For the 50% of the population that isn’t working locally, Milton is conveniently located right along the 401 and currently has 2 exits into Milton at James Snow Parkway and Hwy 25/Martin with a third exit at Guelph Line into a small community call Campbellville which falls inside Milton’s Municipal boarders. Milton is also very close to the 407 which can be accessed just two exits east off the 401 or by taking Derry Road east out Milton. For those who travel by air quite frequently, Milton is about 20 minutes (outside of rush hour) from Pearson Airport or 50 minutes from the Hamilton Airport.
Milton offers many of the must have amenities for daily living from Loblaw’s Superstore to Canadian Tire, Cineplex, Walmart, Starbucks, Boston Pizza and of course many Tim Horton’s. Now some of you might be thinking, “those are hardly ‘must haves’” or perhaps “but what about….?”, and while this would hardly be an interesting read if it turned into a list of businesses I can assure you if you want a big name it’s probably here already and if not it’s right next door or coming soon.
For those of you looking for some outdoor activities, there are few places that are more attractive. With the escarpment in our backyard we have access to probably hundreds of kms of hiking, biking and running trails, some of which link up with the Bruce Trail system. There are scenic conservation areas which offer rock climbing, downhill skiing and a beach for a lazy afternoon on the water, among other things. Milton has also become a favourite for road bike enthusiasts with long straight country roads surrounding our town.
So whether you’re looking for a great community to move to or want to invest in a dynamic area of the GTA that is in the early stages of its growth, Milton is the place for you.