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7.5/10

Overall Score

6.5/10

School Ranking Score

8/10

Family Friendly Score

8/10

Relative Affordability Score

7.5/10

Overall Score

Active Lifestyle

Rivergrove Community Centre

Braeben Golf Course

Plenty of parks and pathways

Commuter Friendly

Centrally located

Easy access to 401, 407 & 403

Relative Affordability

Good variety of homes for all price points

Traditional ‘smaller’ homes can be large in this area. For example there are a good supply of large semi detached and townhouses

About East Credit

North West Missisauga

East Credit Overview

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.

East Credit Real Estate Info

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 in East Credit

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.

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Housing Chracteristics

The Most Common Styles of Homes in Meadowvale

Score Factor 1: Housing Characteristics

Large Scale Subdivision Homes

Heartland (Large Scale Development from 1995 – 2010)

  • This area is balanced mix of townhomes, semis and good size detached homes
  • Most are brick construction and offer the modern features in demand today
  • The lots and frontages are rather small, and you will see very little front yard or opportunity for landscaping or trees. This hurts the curb appeal even on streets with some very nice homes

Executive Homes

Credit Meadows and Durie Rd Area

  • Streetsville or East Credit? East Credit or Streetsville? Perhaps over time as the new boundaries settle in, it won’t matter, but this time has yet to come. I respect the map, but I also respect how these long term residents identify themselves as well.
  • You can see the stark contrast of size of home, size of lot, growth of trees and overall curb appeal compared to the rest of East Credit.
  • This area was build in the early ’80’s and has more traditional floor plans and space to spare
  • These two areas nestle along the credit river, with some pristine views and access to green spaces.

Credit Point

  • You can see the stark contrast of size of home, size of lot, growth of trees and overall curb appeal compared to East Credit.
  • This area was build in the early ’80’s and has more traditional floor plans and space to spare
  • This area is quite lovely as its a small enclave beside the river with very little through-traffic. It has a circular design with no real reason to be there unless you live there
large houses in East Credit Mississauga

Town Homes

There are a number of freehold and low fee condo town home complexes in East Credit Located mostly on Britannia Rd, Creditview Rd and in the Mavis Rd areas, these homes provide the size and feel of a home without the added cost that freehold brings. Some of the town homes in the area are very large which is good for families.

town houses in east credit

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Community Vibe

and Amenities

Score Factor 2: Community Vibe & Amenities

Pro’s:

  • The area has great access to highways and shopping
  • Depending on what part of East Credit you are in, the areas vary greatly from builder Subdivision further east to Luxury homes close to the Credit River

Con’s:

  • Aside from shopping and homes, there isn’t much else going on in East Credit. It’s a real commuter area

Parks and Recreation Facilities

In the 1970’s, all of Meadowvale was promoted as the “New Town in the Country”. Original residents can tell you about how Winston Churchill was a quiet 2 lane road, and you would literally drive through farmland before reaching South Erin Mills or Old Milton – Central Erin Mills, Lisgar and Churchill Meadows did not exist. Only Streetsville was a close drive, and for a long time, Meadowvale was considered the blue-collar outpost of the historic Streetsville village.

Combine this relative isolation with almost 8 km of walking trails, there was once a time where the “New Town in the Country” would ring true. You can reach almost every corner of Meadowvale without leaving the quiet, meandering paths. Today, Meadowvale is a unique balance of urban density with natural habitat. This village is a transportation hub for commuters, and infill is nothing but mid-rise and high-rise condos. But no matter where you live, you can quickly access the system of pathways that will lead you through endless parks, schoolyards and lakes to enjoy the serenity you would expect on a quiet country stroll.

The Culham trail runs through East Credit

Shopping & Recreation

East Credit has a huge concentration of big box and outlet shopping centres located near the Mavis Rd and Britannia Rd intersection.

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Schools

Quality and Rankings

Score Factor 3: Quality & Ranking of Schools

Pro’s:

  • East Credit is home to many good schools
  • All the secondary schools in East Credit, Streetsville Secondary, Rick Hansen and St. Joseph have respectable school scores

Con’s:

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Affordability

Compared to Other Villages in Mississauga

Score Factor 4: Overall Affordability & Value

Affordability:

  • The area provides average affordability when compared with other areas in Mississauga that are similar in age

Value:

  • There is a high demand in this area because most of the homes are newer with all the modern amenities

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