To say that Milton is the “ideal” place to live and raise a family is an understatement. Named Canada’s fastest growing community by Statistics Canada back in 2006, Milton is now considered a “Hotspot” for those looking for a high standard of life and a sound financial investment.
According to the 2011 Census figures recently released by Statistics Canada,Milton has grown at an astounding rate of 56.5% since 2006, and is now home to 84,362 residents-which explains why real estate is “booming”. The demand for homes here is high, and it has driven the market to a 17.5% increase inMilton home sales as well as a 5.5% increase in home values.
Couple this with Economic development initiatives like the “Milton This Way Up” Campaign promoting Milton as an ideal place to invest, State-of-the Art Recreational facilities like the Milton Sports Centre and Milton Centre for the Arts, plus world-renowned University of Laurier coming to town, and you’ve got the perfect setting for growth for years to come. In fact, predictions are that the town’s population will grow to 160,000 by 2021.
To me, Milton is the perfect blend of small town and city life. You never have to drive more than 5 minutes to either be surrounded by nature, conservation and the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment or to enjoy city-like amenities like restaurants, live theatre, shopping and movie theatres.
I love the opportunities and experiences Milton offers all of its residents; from community involvement to education, from athletic development to cultural enrichment, there is something for everybody. I feel lucky and proud to call Milton home. Good things come in small packages and Milton is no exception.
My Favourite Things:
Milton is “the town” for all seasons. I especially love the summer and fall attractions around town, but winter and spring don’t fall short of excitement.
Here are some of my “favourite things” to do around town:
- Hitting the slopes at Kelso Glen Eden
- Tasting Maple syrup and eating pancakes at “MapleTowne” in Mounstberg
- Berry picking at Andrews Scenic Acres
- Hitting the Beach at Kelso
- Swimming at Rotary Park outdoor pool
- Picking up all the “good stuff” at the Farmer’s Market on Main St.
- Hiking the trails of Mount Nemo, Hilton Falls and Rattlesnake point
- Strolling through Mill Pond on a nice Fall afternoon
- Apple picking at Chudleigh’s Farm
- Enjoying the Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm
- Pumpkin picking at Andrews Scenic Acres
- Going on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to “ChristmasTown” in Mountsberg
MILTON: Where Old meets New
Milton is full of heritage and charm and is home to many historical sites and attractions which are part of Canadian history.
Some of these are:
- The Halton County Radial Railway-which is nowCanada’s first operating electric railway museum
- A 15thCentury Iroquoian Village reconstructed on its original site at Crawford Lake which allows you to step back in time and experience the aboriginal lifestyle on Ontario’s First natives
- The Ontario Agricultural Museum
- The Steam-era Show (on Labour Day weekend) that celebrates Milton’s heritage as The Steam Capital of Ontario
- The Halton Region Museum
- The Ontario Renaissance Festival