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8/10

Overall Score

7.5/10

School Ranking Score

8.5/10

Family Friendly Score

8/10

Relative Affordability Score

8/10

Overall Score

Excellent Location

Close to border with Toronto, only 20km to Downtown Toronto

Centrally located, minutes to many amenities including SQ1 and Pearson Airport

Highly sough after location

Commuter Friendly

Easy Access to Highways 401, 403, 427 & QEW

Excellent transit links including 4 myway transit way stations

Quick commute to downtown Toronto and close to TTC Subway

Vaule

Property values will remain strong in the area due to the vicinity to Toronto

While the area has seen significant appreciation over the past decade, it’s still considered an affordable alternative to adjacent communities in Etobicoke

About Rathwood

Located in East Mississauga

Rathwood Overview

Rathwood is a well kept, mature, family neighbourhood in East Mississauga. Located north of Burnhamthorpe Rd, east of Mississauga City Centre, south of Eastgate parkway the community extends to the Etobicoke border.

Rathwood Real Estate Info

Rathwood is has a good mix of housing types including detached homes, semi detached, town houses and condominiums. Most of rathwood was developed in the 1980’s however you can find newer built homes in the Hickory Village area and will find custom renovated homes on certain streets.

Your Typical Neighbour in Rathwood

Your typical homeowners in Rathwood are mature families with disposable incomes. Many residents are from a European background and the neighbourhood is well cared for. What once was a typical middle class suburban area has transformed into a more upper income area due to the vicinity to Toronto and rising real estate values. Buyers moving into the neighbourhood now are younger, upwardly mobile, and looking for a family home with close access to Toronto.

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Housing Characteristics

The Most Common Styles of Homes in Rathwood

Score Factor 1: Housing Characteristics

If you were to drive through Rathwood, you would notice that the area is made up of mostly of 1980’s all brick homes with a smaller percentage of town home complexes mixed throughout. Many homes have undergone renovation and the curb appeal of the area is very nice. The neighbourhood still has a strong family vibe, with quiet streets and nice green lawns.

Condo Town houses are concentrated around the intersection of Fieldgate Dr and Rathburn Rd E, and provide an affordable entry point for buyers who want to own in this highly sought after area. There are a small number of high rise condo developments in the neighbourhood which appeal to singles, young couples and down sizers.

Smaller Detached & Semi Detached Homes

  • Many of the smaller detached homes are located north of Rathburn Rd, west iof Dixie Rd
  • Most semis located west of Cawthra, closer to the Mississauga City Center
  • These homes provide an affordbale opportunity for first time home buyers and smaller families to get a great location
  • Opportunities to add personal touch and build equity

Large Family Homes

  • Rathwood has a great deal of larger 4 bed family homes
  • These homes have good lot sizes and great layouts
  • neighbourhood is good for families with children
  • Homes that are upgraded sell for a premium and homes that need cosmetic updating are appealing to handy buyers
  • Because of the high demand of the area, some of these homes are bordering on luxury

Executive Homes and Town Homes

  • While on average homes in Rathwood are in the 30 year old range, there are some newer homes built recently
  • Hickory Village is a development of executive townhomes at the corner of Rathburn and Dixie that is always inn demand. There are also some newer detached homes built near by
  • Certain streets in Rathwood have custom large homes such as Hickory Drive and Wilcox Rd
  • There is a high concentration of condo town homes in the Fieldgate and Rathwood area

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Community Vibe

and Amenities

Score Factor 2: Community Vibe & Amenities

Pro’s:

  • The community is a quiet subdivision althoug it is close the Mississauga City Center and the best Mississauga amenities
  • Good transit and easy access to Toronto make this area desirable for people who work and play in the city
  • Plenty of parks

Con’s:

  • It’s a typical Mississauga 1980’s suburban community. If you are looking for more of a variety of homes and urban feel you may want to consider another area further south

Parks, Paths & Trails

Rathwood has a good number of smaller community parks throughout the community that have amenities such as playgrounds, walking paths and sports fields. The Applewood trail and the Lori Mitoff Trail are the two major pathway systems in the community.

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Meadow Glen Park on Rathburn Rd E in Mississauga

Shopping & Recreation

Rathwood has a few local shopping plazas located throughout the neighbourhood that have grocery stores and other convenience based businesses. The largest centre is Rockwood Mall located at Dixie and Burnhamthorpe, which also has a big box home improvement store and some retail businesses. Due to it’s location, residents will often travel to adjacent neighbourhoods such as Applewood and the Mississauga City Centre for amenities and recreation.

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Schools

Quality and Rankings

Score Factor 3: Quality & Ranking of Schools

Pro’s:

  • Rathwood is a good neighbourhood for both Public and Catholic High Schools
  • Glenforest SS, who’s boundaries cover the area east of Tomken is one of Mississauga’s TOP High Schools
  • John Cabot Catholic SS, who’s boundaries cover the area west of Tomken Rd is one of Mississauga’s TOP High Schools
  • Both Philip Pocock Catholic SS and Applewood Heights SS are both good high schools that rank well and are trending upward in scores recently

Con’s:

  • Not much in the way of Con’s, this neighbourhood has good schools regardless of the board you choose

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Affordability

Compared to Other Villages in Mississauga

Score Factor 4: Overall Affordability & Value

Affordability:

Due to it’s location in East Mississauga, the area is more expensive than areas further north or west in Mississauga, however it is still affordable for the family buyer when compared to other desirable areas of the city

Value:

Rathwood is an area that has great value potential due to it’s location. Close to Toronto and the subway, many buyers look in this community to be close to Toronto while at the same time saving money on  prices compared to similar communities in Toronto

BE AN INFORMED BUYER

We believe that an educated buyer is a successful buyer. The more you know, the better. With our Buyer’s Program, you can access answers to all the most common buyer questions and concerns. Learn how we protect your interests with our proven system and higher standards of operation. Build your own custom home search and know we’re here for you when YOU are ready – no hassles, no pushy phone calls, just great service.

Rathwood Articles

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11/09/2018/by The Village Guru

Finding The Best Places to Live in Mississauga

11/02/2018/by The Village Guru

What does Sold Conditional mean in Real Estate?

10/24/2018/by The Village Guru

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10/18/2018/by The Village Guru

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10/12/2018/by The Village Guru

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06/07/2018/by The Village Guru

City of Mississauga Ward 9 Community Volunteer Award

06/01/2018/by The Village Guru

Mississauga Housing Market Update – June 2018

05/31/2018/by The Village Guru

The Number One Home Seller Mistake

05/11/2018/by The Village Guru

19 Corvinelli Drive

05/10/2018/by The Village Guru

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05/03/2018/by The Village Guru

SOLD: 1321 Killaby Drive

05/02/2018/by The Village Guru

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04/16/2018/by The Village Guru

Over $15,000 Raised for the Eden Food Bank! Fool’s Night 2018

04/09/2018/by The Village Guru

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04/06/2018/by The Village Guru

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