REAL ESTATE IN LORNE PARK
Is also located in the south part of Mississauga towards Lake Ontario, with a small section of it has some houses with beautiful lakefront views. You find other nice districts like Clarkson and Port Credit/Mineola on either side of it as well. Lorne Park has quite the history as well dating back well over 200 years as well. Many of Toronto's upper class made it their place to reside back then.
THE AREA "LOWDOWN" TO MEET YOUR LIFESTYLE
Lorne Park has some of the most lavish and stunning homes and lots in Mississauga, if not the most overall.
As in most areas, the less expensive homes are located near the tracks and the highway but here they are still can fetch pretty price.
The schools in this area are ranked as some of the best in Mississauga and even Ontario. Which is really not surprising if you are paying to live in a community such as this one.
There are a couple nice parks located in Lorne Park as well with Richard's Memorial Park being right Lakeshore road overlooking Lake Ontario. The park has two areas for booking available for up to 75 people per area, a sandy beach, trails and rock gardens to name a few things. Whiteoaks Park is another nice park, but it has more of the sporty feel with baseball diamonds and a tennis club close by as well.
There are really not too many new builds taking place in Lorne Park as it's extremely established with mainly just infill taking place here and there by developers or those with the money are modernizing their home giving it the complete renovation makeover.
There are many kinds of homes here in Lorne Park with quite the mix of style due to the history spanned in this area and the development and expansion of the area over the past 200 years. Many developments start back to almost 70 years ago. There are definitely no "cookie cutter" style homes here. On my drives through here I found some homes almost resembled a cottage in the city. Many of the homes are custom built to the owners taste or one of the last developments here are called the "Watercolours" which were built over 15 years ago.
Many of the homes hear are 30+ years old and are in need of a facelift if you want to bring it up to todays standards and chances are if you can afford a home here you can also afford to sink a little bit extra into the home to modernize it. Either way it's an amazing community to live in if your pocketbook can cover it.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES NEAR LORNE PARK
If your dream home here is out of reach of your pocketbook, I'd suggest heading a little bit further west into Clarkson or East into Mineola which both have some stunning homes as well in their respected communities.
LORNE PARK SCHOOLS AND THEIR RANKINGS
Most of the schools in Lorne Park have a rather strong reputation, Lorn Park Secondary especially does well. Most schools in this area are a bit of a drive so take that into account if you are deciding on making Lorne Park your go to destination to reside.
Please look below for an explanation on why some schools do not have a mark from the Fraser Institute (F/I)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN LORNE PARK (K-5)
Hillcrest Middle School (6-8) (F/I) - 1530 Springwell Avenue, Mississauga (905) 822-1657 F/I Score: N/A
Lorne Park Public School - 1325 Indian Road, Mississauga (905) 278-8771 F/I Score: N/A
Tecumseh Public School (K-8) - 1480 Chriseden Drive, Mississauga (905) 278-5594 F/I Score: 8.2/10
Whiteoaks Public School (F/I) - 1690 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga (905) 822-0451 F/I Score: N/A
SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN LORNE PARK (9-12)
Lorne Park Secondary School - 1324 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga (905) 278-6177 F/I Score: 7.7/10
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN LORNE PARK (JK-8)
St. Christopher - 1195 Clarkson Road North (905) 822-0721 F/I Score: 8.6/10
*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
As I have mentioned earlier that there are many styles of homes from bungalows, cottage style homes, custom builds, luxury homes to opulent mansions here in Lorne Park. Bring your pocketbook though as I have seen some smaller homes around $780,000 but most are $850,000 - $5,000,000 and up. You will pay a premium here but the lot sizes are very decent here as well.
Detached $780,000 -$1,000,000+
Luxury $1,000,000 - $5,000,000+
TOP RESTAURANTS IN LORNE PARK
One thing Lorne Park doesn't have going for it is it's lack of establishments to go dine at. It's houses and plenty of them. Luckily Port Credit isn't far away and the same goes for Clarkson if you want to eat out. I found one review for a restaurant here and I haven't tried it myself but the reviews on Yelp as of 01/01/15 give it great reviews.
Tu Casa Fine Dining - 1107 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga (905) 271-9898 - Yelp Review 4.5/5
MY REAL ESTATE OPINION ON LORNE PARK
There isn't much I can say about Lorne Park that could be negative. It's got houses of all styles and makes and lots of them. You pay a premium here but lots comes with that if it's important to you. Stature, a beautiful home, great schools and a nice quiet neighbourhood. As forementioned the only negative I can take away is the lack of establishments to go and have a drink, a meal or shoot a game of pool etc.
There is not much to do here outside of living in your home, but fortunately you are surround by Port Credit and Clarkson which are within walking distance depending where you live on Lakeshore so you could go there in no time and fine an amazing meal at one of the many nice places there to dine.
Schools are at the top of the heap here and the neighbourhood is extremely safe to live as well. I also like the diversity in style of homes as there they are riddled with charm and history here in Lorne Park. You can always come and add a bit of your history here too......if you can afford to!