Incorporated as a village back in 1853 when there were just 50 residents, Brampton has grown significantly since. In the 1950s, Brampton had a population of 10,000, and today this city in the northwest part of the GTA is home to nearly 600,000 residents. The 2016 Census, as reported by Stand Up for Brampton, revealed nearly 40 people choose to move here every single day.
While there are many reasons behind that, these five are sure to make you want to start browsing Brampton houses for sale.
Brampton Is a Foodie’s Delight
If you’re a foodie, or just like to enjoy dining out occasionally, you’ll find lots of love about Brampton. There are a wide range of restaurants serving dishes from around the world, from regional fare to Greek, Italian, Thai, Caribbean, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and beyond. There are casual eateries like grills, coffee shops, delis, bakeries and cafes along with fine dining restaurants such as Aria Bistro and Lounge, Terrace on the Green, and J. Red & Co. for special occasions.
A Shopper’s Paradise
You won’t be relegated to driving long distances or shopping online if you move to Brampton. The city hosts 16 malls and shopping centres, including the largest mall in the province. Bramalea City Centre is home to 250 stores including Hudson’s Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Metro, LCBO, The Beer Store and Fresh Co, while Shoppers World has more than 180 including Canadian Tire, Winners, Giant Tiger, Bad Boy and GoodLife Fitness. In the historic downtown area, the streets are lined with unique boutiques, while the Trinity Common Mall is ideal for enjoying outdoor shopping.
Lively Annual Festivals
Brampton hosts lots of great annual festivals that attract locals and visitors alike. You’ll have easy access to them all by moving here, including Canada Day, the New Year’s Eve Celebration and CeleBRAMPTON, a community-wide event that takes place each June and highlights Brampton’s arts, dance, culture and heritage with a variety of local entertainment and fun.
Brampton Parks and Green Spaces
There is no shortage of spectacular natural areas in Brampton, with lots of lush parks, conservation areas, wooded trails, and other green spaces. Jog, rollerblade or walk along the trails at Gage Park, Brampton’s oldest municipal park. The charming gazebo is the site of many wedding photos. In the summer, residents come to enjoy the swimming pool, picnicking and evening concerts, while in the winter, its circular path is transformed into an ice skating trail. Heart Lake Conservation Area is the place to be on a hot summer day, whether you want to fish, enjoy a dip in the pool, ride a zip line or play aerial games. Located along the banks of the Credit River and surrounded by an ancient forest, Eldorado Park is a gorgeous place to swim in the outdoor pool, hike, picnic or enjoy the playground.
Commuting from Brampton for Work or Fun Is Easy
Brampton is only 43 kilometres northwest of Toronto, making it fairly easy to reach the big city. It’s just a 15 minute drive to Toronto Pearson International Airport if you want to fly to an international destination. And, if you’d rather not get behind the wheel, there are multiple public transit options including GO trains, GO buses and the Brampton Transit public bus system.
Those are only 5 reasons to move to Brampton. Let us know in the comment section if you are considering moving to Brampton.