Area Demand is Driven by School Performance
St. Aloysius Gonzaga SS & John Fraser SS
Elementary Feeder Schools also Perform Well
Homes in Central Erin Mills have a lot of character and variations in design from one sub-neighbourhood to the next. Many have modern amenities such as main and upper floor laundry, en-suites and walk-in closets. Since this was a large scale builder development, the areas still looks suburban cookie-cutter, especially at first glance. Compared to South Erin Mills and other older neighbourhoods such as Sheridan or Streetsville, the lot sizes tend to be small for the price point.
The majority of homes are mostly brick, and so are more low maintenance, but some areas are starting to show wear and tear with age. The biggest a issues a buyer will enocunter are relatively minor upkeep items such as old windows and wood trim, overgrown driveways and paths that are in need of fresh paint. Every home still requires a base level of maintenance; some areas have been lovingly maintained and even upgraded, while others are showing signs of neglect. This however does not impact the demand or pricing in the area, as the schools are such a high attraction point.
Central Erin Mills is a true example of modern suburban living. All of the areas in Central Erin Mills are very close to Erin Mills Town Centre and the surrounding power centres, which is ideal for shopping. The only downfall is that the area is franchise heaven, so there are very few boutique or independent shops, and no distinct or historic downtown area like you’ll find in communities such as Port Credit.
Most of these areas have parks and trails integrated into the planning of the neighbourhoods, along with quiet streets and courts. There is a free-run dog park and many splash pads and fields for children to play.
This area is right off of the 403, and minutes to the Streetsville Go Train Station, which is ideal for the commuter lifestyle. Credit Valley hospital is a 5 minute drive which, if you have kids, and the inevitible regular trips the the emergency room, this is a significant benefit. The hospital is also very well respected for their innovation and treatment centres.
What can be a good thing to one person, can also be a negative to another. If you aren’t interested in living in “suburbanville”, Central Erin Mills is likely not for you. But for most families looking for schools, parks and amenities, Central Erin Mills often tops the list.