REAL ESTATE IN HURONTARIO
Hurontario's boundaries run north from the 403 and Mavis Road to Matheson Boulevard and East down Matheson to the 403 and inside the 403's borders back to Mavis Road.
THE AREA "LOWDOWN" TO SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE
Hurontario has some good things and bad things going for it in the way of transportation. Luckily the good outweighs the bad as public transportation is good for the area and you have quick access to the 403 and 410 if you commute. If you need Go Transit though then you have to find your way over to Square One or Cooksville Station to use it.
If you have heard anything about the Light Rail Transit system (LRT) that has just been green lit as of April 2015, it is to run along Hurontario. This will vastly improve movement/traffic along Hurontario (Highway 10) and should have a positive affect of the values of the homes in this area as well.
The age of the homes in this area can be anywhere from 15-35 years of age and in need of some urban modernization. Remember that this is mainly just restorative upkeep as most homes still have most of the features that most homes have nowadays. Such as walk-in closets, open concept and ensuite bathrooms to name a few.
There are a few nice parks scattered throughout Hurontario as well. There is Hawthorne Valley, Kingsbridge Common and Huron Heights in this district serving as the larger parks for the area.
There is alot of amentities in this area and some with some huge draw that are just on the outskirts of the Hurontario district such as Square One and the Hershey Centre. The Hershey centre is great if you want to go and see the Mississauga Steelheads play hockey or if you have active children it has a lot of outdoor fields as well for soccer and lacrosse if they are into playing sports. They have also constructed the Hershey Sportzone across the road from the main bowl that has an indoor soccer field, full size FIBA basketball court, gymnastics facility and two outdoor soccer fields. Lots here for the active sports fan and it sometimes serves as a live music venue featuring such past groups as The Tragically Hip, Green Day and The White Stripes to name a few.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES NEAR HURONTARIO
HURONTARIO SCHOOLS AND THEIR RANKINGS
Please look below for an explanation on why some schools do not have a mark from the Fraser Institute (F/I)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN HURONTARIO (K-5)
Barondale Public School (K-5 F/I 1-5)- 200 Barondale Drive, Mississauga (905) 502-1880 F/I Score: N/A
Champlain Trail Public School (K-5) - 895 Ceremonial Drive, Mississauga (905) 568-1836 F/I Score: N/A
Cooksville Creek Public School - 5100 Salishan Circle, Mississauga (905) 568-3402 F/I Score: N/A
Huntington Ridge Public School - 345 Huntington Ridge Drive, Mississauga (905) 890-2170 F/I Score: N/A
Nathani Way Public School - 235 Nahani Way, Mississauga (905) 507-4044 F/I Score: N/A
MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN HURONTARIO (6-8)
Bristol Road Middle School - 210 Bristol Road East, Mississauga (905) 755-9809 F/I Score: N/A
Fairwind Senior Public School - 5235 Fairwind Drive, Mississauga (905) 507-3877 F/I Score: N/A
SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN HURONTARIO (9-12)
Applewood Heights Secondary School (9-12 F/I) - 945 Bloor St East, Mississauga (905) 279-6090 F/I Score: 6.7/10
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN HURONTARIO
Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board - 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga (905) 890-1221
San Lorenzo Ruiz (JK-8) - 100 Barondale Drive, Mississauga (905) 501-0400 F/I Score: 8/10
St. Francis Xavier (9-12) - 50 Bristol Road West, Mississauga (905) 507-6666 F/I Score: 7.7/10
St Hilary (JK-8) - 5070 Fairwind Drive, Mississauga (905) 568-0056 F/I Score: 7.1/10
St. Jude (JK-8) - 175 Nahani Way, Mississauga (905) 568-3720 F/I Score: 6.9/10
St Matthew (JK-8) - 280 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Mississauga (905) 890-6898 F/I Score: 5.8/10
St. Pio of Pietrelcina (JK-8) - 4765 Huron Heights Drive, Mississauga (905) 361-1327 F/I Score: 6.3/10
St. Gertrude (JK-8) - 815 Ceremonial Drive, Mississauga (905) 568-7660 F/I Score: 7.9/10
OTHER BOARD FACILITIES IN HURONTARIO
HJA Brown Education Centre - 5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (905) 890-1099
Britannia Schoolhouse - 5576 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (905) 890-1010 ex:2911
Britannia Farm - 5520 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (905) 890-1010 ex:3150
Student Transportation - 5685 Keaton Crescent, Mississauga (905) 366-5649
*Rankings Come From the Fraser Institute 2014-15 *
(Please note: schools that do not have a rating on the Fraser Institute need a miniumum number of students (15) from the grades from which the data is drawn from and in some cases the available data is insufficient to properly rank the school getting them a rank of this N/A. Again rank isn't everything as there are many factors to consider and the score should be used in conjuction with having meetings with teachers, administrators, support staff, as well as your child and other parents to better the overall selection factor)
AREA PRICING FOR DIFFERENT HOME STYLES
Hurontario is a very affordable area with many styles to choose from and it boasts many different kinds of condos, townhomes, semi-detached and small and large detached homes.
Condos - $220,000 - $1,099,000
Townhomes - $220,000 - $500,000+
Semi-detached and smaller detached - $420,000 - $620,000
Detached - $620,000 - $920,000
Luxury - $1,000,000+
MY REAL ESTATE OPINION ON HURONTARIO
To me, Hurontario is a decent area of Mississauga to live in, with it's affordable housing and close proximity to many amenities it makes for a great place to start out for young couples, business professionals and families as well. You are also close to highways, 403, 410 and 407 which is great for the daily commuter and transit is everywhere out here. With the LRT coming soon it could also add some extra value if you purchase in this area as it will create a nice lifeline to the north of Mississauga to the Go Train in Port Credit.
The few things that I am not a fan of is that a good number of homes in this area have a lot of basement apartments being rented so this could be a good or bad thing depending on your current goals, but I think they may be cause for some renovations if you get one of these places as I can only imagine a finished basement my be designed to suit another family living below you.
There are a few parks here for the nature lover but I do favour other districts in Mississauga over Hurontario in this category as I find the parks and pathways to add so much to the community in other areas, which are lacking here.
Being so close to all theses amenities is great as they are so close to you but keep in mind they are close to thousands of others as well which I find can be a little too busy for my liking at peak times. But to each his own. The affordability of the housing and the amenities are what I find to be the most attractive thing about this area.