Brampton City Guide
Brampton, a part of the Peel region, is a city in the province of Ontario and has a population of about 524,000 people. Brampton real estate can be found between the towns of Mississauga, Caledon and Vaughan and spans 266.71 kilometres. It's nicknamed "The Flower Town of Canada," for its the greenhouse industry within the county.
There are over 8,000 businesses in the area with 150,000 of the population working within the city. If you're not working at a greenhouse and living in Brampton, chances are an advanced manufacturer, retail administrator or communication tech company employs you.
Manufacturers have over 22% of those living in the area on their payroll. The city currently holds a Triple ‘A’ credit rating by Standard & Poor’s. It is the first city in the GTA to be designated an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization in 2007.
Corporations with headquarters in Brampton include Loblaw Companies Ltd. Rogers Communications Inc., Chrysler Canada Brampton Assembly Plant, Maple Lodge Farms, Canadian Tire Corp, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Ltd., Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, and Olymel L.P.
Brampton is one of Canada's fastest growing cities and is currently the 9th largest, and Brampton real estate is growing as well. Ontario has designated the town an urban growth area and projects that by 2023 the population will be over 725,000.
Brampton Real Estate Market
Current Brampton MLS® stats indicate an average house price is approximately $726,579, condos going for an average of $399K and townhouses for $633K. Since 2006, single detached homes have increased in the area by 21%.
|Brampton Real Estate||(Prices in CAD)|
|Average Composite Sale Price For All Types Of Homes||$487,998|
|Median Sale Price||$465,000|
|Average List to Sale Price Ratio||99%|
|Average Days on Market||17|
|The Average Price for a Semi-Detached Home||$438,087|
|The average price for an Attached Row Townhouse||$407,000|
|The Average price for a Condominium Townhouse||$308,065|
|The Average price for a Condominium Apartment||$232,973|
|Brampton Real Estate||Ranking|
The area has a 48 Walk Score and is listed as a car-dependent city, as most errands require one. There are roughly 1,028 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Brampton. People can walk to an average of 0.7 of them in 5 minutes. Brampton has a good transit score, 53, with about 72 buses and 1 rail lines.
Downtown Brampton is filled with heritage properties, dating back to the 1830s with Victorian and Edwardian homes lining the streets. There is a variety of late Victorian- Queen Anne style architecture such as cone-roofed turrets, huge bay windows, and baroque verandahs. There are also homes from the 1910s onward including Georgian, Tudor, English Cottage, and Dutch Colonial homes; as well as a slew of bungalows and infill housing.
Now Brampton is producing more new homes than any other district in the Greater Toronto Area.
The biggest developments are at Fletchers Meadows and the Vales of Castlemore. Fletchers’s Meadows will have approximately 15,000 new homes, in a wide variety of styles and sizes. The Vales of Castlemore is now home to over 4,000 residents and is a more upscale community with mostly detached houses.
There is also a new subdivision being developed in Streetsville Glen, that will have upscale executive English Countryside and French Manor style houses. There will also be a few semi-detached homes and bungalows in this area.
There are many sites of interest within Brampton including, but not limited to Gage Park, Artway Gallery, Beaux Arts Brampton, CAA Centre, Camp Naivelt, Chinguacousy Park-Greenhouse and gardens, Mount Chinguacousy, Claireville Conservation Area, Great War Flying Museum, Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton Historical Society, Historic Bovaird House, Korean War Memorial Wall, Ontario Field of Honour, Peel Art Gallery, Professor's Lake, Rose Theatre,
Lester B. Pearson Theatre, South Fletchers Sportsplex, and Wet'n'Wild Toronto.
Brampton is home to one of just two Canadian teams who play in the ECHL, mid-level professional ice hockey league professional sports franchise. The Brampton Beast play at the CAA Centre.