If you’re stressed about Toronto home prices, you can take solace in knowing you’re not the only one. Toronto has become unaffordable and unattainable for many – but that doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to afford a home you love.
Wondering what your options could be? Take it from this former Torontonian: sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side.
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A move to Mississauga doesn’t mean you’re giving up your lifestyle, that it will take hours to commute to work, or that you’ll become a social pariah for living outside the 416. Whether you’re looking for a more suburban property to call home, or a little piece of the city at a more affordable price tag – we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at what you can get in Mississauga right now at various price points.
What $500,000 Gets You in Mississauga
2395 Bromsgrove Rd #66
Listed with: Homelife/Response Realty Inc, Brokerage
This 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom condo townhouse is available in one of South Mississauga’s hottest ‘hoods: Clarkson. Walking distance to the Go Station on the Lakeshore West line means you can get to Union in under 20 minutes on the express train.. talk about convenience.
Over 1200 square feet with a full basement apartment – ready for you to take over or rent out to supplement your monthly mortgage payments. And with low maintenance fees and property taxes, this property gives you room to sustain your current lifestyle without sacrifice.
What $700,000 Gets You
22276 Brookhurst Rd @699,800
Listed with: Sutton Group – Sumit Realty Inc, Brokerage
Keeping with our South Mississauga theme in the same Clarkson neighbourhood, at just under $700,000 you can own a freehold semi-detached home. Yes, freehold.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and again, walking distance to the Go Train. Parking, a backyard, and no maintenance fees. Ready for you to put your own exacting touches on – you’d be surprised at what a little paint can do.
What $900,000 Gets You
7229 Pallett Crt @ 849,900
Listed with: Royal Lepage Meadowntowne Realty, Brokerage
Taking us up to North Mississauga is this gorgeous two-story link (feels like a detached), with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on a 29-foot lot (wide by Toronto standards). Renovated, finished basement, close to all major amenities and a short drive (or bus ride) from the Meadowvale Go Station. This train runs along the Milton Line, which is not as quick or serviced as Lakeshore West – but if you work a typical 9-5 in the core this shouldn’t be an issue for you. And look at what you get!
What $1,100,000 Gets You in Mississauga
4300 Taffey Cres @ $1,090,000
Listed with: Royal LePage Meadowntowne Realty, Brokerage
Erin Mills is a gorgeous enclave of houses, with sprawling yards, mature trees, just a short jaunt to all your major amenities. And if you’re looking for a turnkey detached at a great price point, we may have just found your match. This detached home on a tree-filled lot is a turnkey property on a quiet cul de sac. 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so room for the entire family (plus a few little ones?).
What $1,500,000 Gets You in Mississauga
1566 Ewald Rd @ $1,499,000
Listed with RE/MAX Imperial Realty Inc, Brokerage
Last but not least, if you’re wondering what a somewhat standard Toronto freehold budget can get you in Mississauga, look no further.
This renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached home sits in one of Mississauga’s most prestigious areas, Mineola. Older home with tons of character but updated to suit modern tastes, close to the lake and all of the wonders Port Credit has to offer – not to mention a Go Train on the Lakeshore West Line that again, will get you downtown to Union in 20 minutes. Love, love, love me some South Mississauga (although I may be a little biased).
Still close enough to Toronto that your friends will come to visit you, and still “in it” enough to continue your lifestyle, all the while getting an amazing home in a great school district (if you’re thinking kids) and close to craft bars and eateries (if you’re thinking not).
Thinking of buying in Mississauga instead of Toronto? Get in touch – we’d love to help!