Wherever old intersects with new, you’ll find an interesting combination of occurrences. Conventional and contemporary; those looking for risk-taking-adventure and those who are more cautious.
Take the case of the City of Brampton and the Village of Heart Lake, its little cousin at its north-western tip. To many people who aren’t familiar with the community of Brampton, Heart Lake is almost anonymous. Yet its residents are fiercely loyal. And the demand for housing there is quietly growing. No wonder, when you consider how the community is made up.
The Heart Lake Conservation Area (HLCA) is part of Brampton`s extended community. It offers nature at its best, with all conveniences of a modern city. Owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, HLCA is a wetland complex. It comprises two lakes, the second being Teapot Lake. Both are described by the more scientific among us as kettle lakes. The short explanation for a kettle lake is that it’s formed by receding glaciers. Also, in a kettle lake, the water is shallow and filled with sediments.
For the more practical-minded, though, the Heart Lake area offers an abundance of activities to the public – the kind of activities you’d probably be willing to drive further towards Northern Ontario to enjoy. There’s lake swimming, and a pool; nice beach, real fishing, and hiking. There’s also bird watching, areas where you can enjoy a picnic, treetop trekking, boat rentals, as well as biking and jogging trails.
Living in the Heart Lake community gets you all of nature on your doorstep, from May to Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting. It’s right off Highway 410 and within close proximity to Highways 401, 403 and 40.
In Brampton itself, there’s ample shopping, cultural, sporting and entertainment venues, places of worship, restaurants and professional services. And of course, there are schools, including Heart Lake Secondary.
With an easy drive to downtown Toronto, you might be surprised to learn how much less house prices are in Heart Lake.
Here are some current listings that span different home types with three bedrooms:
Detached sidesplit $499,900
Detached two-story $579,900
House prices are certainly rising in Heart Lake, as they are in many regions. But they`re significantly lower than Toronto prices, and also quite a bit lower than many of the other sought-after communities people look to, as second choice after Toronto. Recognizing that all of this cottage-like lifestyle is within a stone’s throw of Brampton and the kind of amenities you`ll want close to home, Heart Lake is a very desirable place to live.
Property Listed and Featured by Randy Ramadhin: http://www.century21.ca/randy.ramadhin1/Property/ON/L6Z_1A9/Brampton/90_Fanshawe_Dr