The Main Reason to Live in Lorne Park is for the Home and Quality of Neighbourhood
Spacious Lots, Tall Trees, Custom Homes – all Create a Quiet, Elegant Vibe
Curb Appeal is Outstanding and the Neighbours Care About their Property
In the 1800’s, Lorne Park, north of Lakeshore was agricultural land, and Lorne Park Estates used to be the Hampton’s for Toronto’s elite class. As it came into the fold of Mississauga, it did not lose it’s high end appeal. Drive through the area and it’s easy to see why; quiet streets, mature trees, character homes….quiet, elegant living.
Lorne Park has grown and evolved over a hundred years. As large lots of land were sold and parcelled off, you will see the mix of original cottages, as well as builder developments from the 50’s to the 80’s. Also very common are the infilling of tear downs and complete renovations. The newest and probably last home development in Lorne Park is called Watercolours, and was built in the early 2000’s.
Lorne Park is a very eclectic areas and no matter what your housing style preference, you’ll find it here. It all comes with a high end price tag as Lorne Park is unquestionably the largest exclusive neighbourhood in Mississauga. Even homes near the Highway and GO tracks come with a hefty price tag, and many homes offer privacy and seclusion, that’s hard to find in most built up urban areas.
There are many older residents who have lived in Lorne Park for 30+ years and have watched their home value rise exponentially. But there are also younger families who are professionals or business owners. There’s a strong sense of community, and a large number of families given the price of the homes. This area is quite elite and there is minimal economic diversity- in other words you need money to live in this community.
Residents tend to be more active when it comes to their community when compared to other areas in the city. There are several home owners associations in Lorne Park, which have a strong influence on local politics and ensure the concerns of the local residents are heard. There’s a strong sense of community in Lorne Park, and joining the local association is a great way to connect with neighbours and upkeep the area.
There are a wide variety of housing styles in Lorne Park , from smaller cottages all the way to estate homes. One thing all the homes have in common is that they are on average some of the most expensive in Mississauga.
Where Lorne Park is high on Good Vibes, its very low on Amenities. But is this a problem? Not at all, not when you’re Lorne Park. Lacking amenities is actually a Lorne Park PLUS, because if there are no shops and restaurants, there’s not much reason for outsiders to come into the neighbourhood. Lorne Park is about quiet, peaceful living; the hustle bustle of cars and shoppers doesn’t help that vibe.
What’s more, when residents do want to go out to eat or shop or visit a park, they have the luxury and benefit of being next door to both Port Credit and Clarkson Village, or even a quick drive to Downtown Toronto for a night on the town. Lorne Park has easy access to all the best amenities the city has to offer, while still being able to enjoy the quiet lifestyle of their neighbourhood. Really, Lorne Park is only 1 rainbow-shooting unicorn short of perfection.