Almost 8 km of walking trails
2 Lakes – Aquitaine & Wabukayne
Mature trees & greenspace
Built in the early 1970’s, Meadowvale is a mature suburban community located in north west Mississauga. Located north of Britannia Road and west of Erin Mills Parkway, the community was planned to support the numerous Meadowvale business centres located along Highway 401.
Being a planned community, one of Meadowvale’s unique features is a vast amount of parks and green spaces – including TWO man made lakes that are all interconnected by a system of walking paths. In terms of housing, You will also notice larger lots and mature tree lined streets when compared to newer areas of the city, which only adds to the sense of a natural environment.
There’s a wide array of housing in Meadowvale, including a large concentration semi-detached homes and well-run condo town homes. There are also older apartment condos located near the major intersections and detached homes are mixed with semi detached and town homes. There is a true mix in this village, and the demographics of the residents vary widely. The area is a safe, family-focused village that reflects a variety of cultures, and demographics.
The major advantage of living in Meadowvale is its relative affordability, compared to areas further south and east in Mississauga, especially when you take into account for the size of home & lot, the local amenities, access to quality schools, and the overall quality of the neighbourhood you get. Meadowvale is truly a hidden gem in Mississauga that has begun to get discovered over the last several years.
While most of Meadowvale was developed in the 1970’s, there are some pockets in the west and north parts of the community that were developed in the 1980’s and 90’s . Due to the middle-class working population the area was originally intended for, the older developments have a larger concentration of town homes and semi-detached homes while streets built in the 1980’s have a much higher proportion of detached homes.
The area immediately surrounding Meadowvale Town Centre is densely populated with rental apartment buildings, some of which have been converted to condominiums over the past decade. Home prices in Meadowvale are some of the most affordable in Mississauga, and the area offers great value for the quiet lifestyle the area offers.
Meadowvale has a broad mix of residents representing all age groups and backgrounds. Due to the age of the community you’ll find more long time residents, however recently there has been an influx of younger buyers moving into the area to take advantage of the more affordable prices when compared to other areas of the city.
Regardless of background, people who live in Meadowvale tend to enjoy the community’s outdoor spaces and amenities.
Most of Meadowvale has distinctive 1970’s architecture, with many homes detailed with wood trim and angular lines. Many streets in Meadowvale have tall, mature trees and the area has an organic, wooded feel. Over the past few years there has been a significant amount of turnover in the area, with younger families moving in which has increased the amount of renovations and improvements to the area’s curb appeal.
Meadowvale boasts two man-made lakes (Lake Wabukayne & Lake Aquitaine) as wells as secluded parks and many kilometres of walking trails. This area is wonderful for people of all ages to get out and stay active. Shopping is abundant in Meadowvale, with Power Centres at the 401, The Meadowvale Town Centre, and a 5 minute drive to Erin Mills Town Centre and also to Streetsville. Commuting from Meadowvale is convenient, with its own GO Train station, and quick access to the 401 and 407.
If you are looking for picket-fence suburbia, Meadowvale is not it. It definitely has a more urban vibe, with the apartments buildings and condos. There is a diversity of people of all income levels that you must embrace in Meadowvale, it is not a 1-dimensional village. This predominant vibe of today (as it had a different reputation in the past) is that it’s a safe, quiet, family oriented village for middle and working class families.