Rivergrove Community Centre
Braeben Golf Course
Plenty of parks and pathways
East Credit is large area made up of several smaller communities located east of the Credit River, north of highway 403. Most of the community used to be agricultural land and green space, largely undeveloped up until the last 25 years.
One of the biggest factors in the areas development was the closure of the Britannia landfill site in 2003, which was covered over and turned into the Brae Ben Golf Course. This allowed for more homes to be built in the area.
Best known for the Heartland shopping complexes located at Mavis Road & Britannia, East Credit is a large scale suburban planned community with some of the best outlet and big box shopping in the city. There are some older and more established areas developed in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s that are located near the Credit River.
One thing to keep in mind is that East Credit isn’t a natural neighbourhood like Streetsville, rather I like to think of it as an MLS district that encompasses many different sub neighbourhoods. In fact, there are communities in East Credit such as the pocket around Durie Rd and Old English Lane where people still feel like they are a part of Streetsville.
Real Estate varies from sub neighbourhood to sub neighbourhood in this community. The one factor shared by the whole neighbourhood is that there are very few high rise buildings in the area, due most likely to the area’s vicinity to Pearson Airport.
Older pockets developed in the 1980’s such as Credit Point and Olde English Lane consist mostly of large detached homes. Newer areas east of Creditview Rd are more of a mix with detached, semi’s and town homes.
Your typical neighbour is a double income middle class family; most people commute off to work and you will see intense gridlock at rush hour on the main roads in the community. East Credit appeals to families looking for newer homes in a more central region of the city.