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Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

Old Feb 5th 2009, 11:50 am
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Plus no trees
Ah yes, built on farmland.
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Ah yes, built on farmland.
Yes. I had a mate in Oakville. Born and bred there and younger than me. He could remember when there was pretty much nothing but farmland north of Speers.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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Plus no trees, no sidewalks and, in the case of north Oakville, not much in the way of shops, bars, restaurants or public transport.
Like this..
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Like this..
I see the shoreline, I remember from maps ...
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Like this..
Yes, just like that. Pictures like that make me glad I live where I do. I am also in a residential development but the house styles are mixed, as is the alignment of the houses, and there are lots of mature trees.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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Plus no trees, no sidewalks and, in the case of north Oakville, not much in the way of shops, bars, restaurants or public transport.
No Trees in Oakville! They're mad on them. Thousands are planted every year. Builders have to landscape and plant trees as part of the permissions to build. More recently the municipality has passed bye-laws to protect trees. Now you will see fences built around trees to protect them on a building site or roadside. Even trees on private property are protected: you need to get permission to cut them down, the process costs around $300 and there are heavy fines for those that choose cut without permission.
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Old Feb 5th 2009, 12:23 pm
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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Yes, just like that. Pictures like that make me glad I live where I do. I am also in a residential development but the house styles are mixed, as is the alignment of the houses, and there are lots of mature trees.

Crikey.......... Where do you live?? I suppose Burlington and Mississauga is just the same???? where should I live?, need to commute to Mississisauga/Argentia area.
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No Trees in Oakville! They're mad on them. Thousands are planted every year. Builders have to landscape and plant trees as part of the permissions to build. More recently the municipality has passed bye-laws to protect trees. Now you will see fences built around trees to protect them on a building site or roadside. Even trees on private property are protected: you need to get permission to cut them down, the process costs around $300 and there are heavy fines for those that choose cut without permission.
Newly planted saplings aren't quite what one thinks of as being "trees".
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Crikey.......... Where do you live?? I suppose Burlington and Mississauga is just the same???? where should I live?, need to commute to Mississisauga/Argentia area.
Toronto. Commute out.

Port Credit.

Way north.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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No Trees in Oakville! They're mad on them. Thousands are planted every year. Builders have to landscape and plant trees as part of the permissions to build. More recently the municipality has passed bye-laws to protect trees. Now you will see fences built around trees to protect them on a building site or roadside. Even trees on private property are protected: you need to get permission to cut them down, the process costs around $300 and there are heavy fines for those that choose cut without permission.
Yes, there are lots of trees in Oakville, or bits of it. The legoland I remember was remarkably bereft of them.
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Crikey.......... Where do you live?? I suppose Burlington and Mississauga is just the same???? where should I live?, need to commute to Mississisauga/Argentia area.
Cote d'Azur (north bit of Gatineau, near the Alonzo bridge).

You shouldn't move to Mississauga. It's a bad idea to live in places with names you can't spell.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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Toronto. Commute out.

Port Credit.

Way north.

Don't really want to raise kids in Toronto, areas I would like Etobicoke or partts thereof is way out of my price range. I like the Beaches but same thing and the commute would be awful from East end to way west of a morning.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

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Cote d'Azur (north bit of Gatineau, near the Alonzo bridge).

You shouldn't move to Mississauga. It's a bad idea to live in places with names you can't spell.
YEs, I get you...........I was thinking that. I'm almost in Gatineau now!
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I like the Beaches but same thing and the commute would be awful from East end to way west of a morning.
I did that. Beach to Guelph. Yes, awful. Look at Streetsville, it's old enough to be an actual place, not just 'burb, same for Port Credit.
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Default Re: Where is the best place to live in Oakville?

Hi dollface, I live in a 'Simpsons' house in Glen Abbey on a tree lined street with a small garden, big enough for kids to play in.

We are close by to a big park and loads of trails where you can walk,cycle, a number of Provincial parks a short drive away.

If you have money your children can do anything they wish to try their little hands at, everything is offered here.

My daughter is an Abbey Lane Public School which has a strong community involvement, Pilgrim Wood Public School is also I have heard is a good school which is in Glen Abbey they both feed into Abbey Park High School which is excellent.

Oakville offers many different housing styles and areas we were taken around by our realtor who showed us loads of areas and housing styles and gradually narrowed it down to what we were looking for and found the perfect area and house for us.
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