Located in the geographic center of the Golden Horshoe, is both close to the American border as well as to downtown Toronto (60 minutes to both areas). It has a diverse economy and has potential for even more growth in the upcoming years. It was recently named the 2nd best city to live in Canada (after Guelph).
Living right beside the lake absolutely has it's benefits and its beauty cannot be ignored in the warmer months. You can never be bored when you have something so beautiful so close to home.
Burlington was first established as a village in 1874 and then grew to become a town by 1915. It is similar to Milton how it has both a small town vibe but is still a sprawling city that is still growing.
With all the green spaces, parks, recreational facilities and trails it is ideal for anyone or family who are active & adventurous. The city offers daily Go Train access and is ideal for commuters heading to both Toronto, Hamilton or anywhere else in the GTA.
Close to Universities & Colleges
Burlington boasts its own business school (Macmaster) as well as being close to Hamilton, Oakville and Toronto. Thus having access to the wonderful post secondary schooling the GTA and surrounding areas have to offer.
EASE OF COMMUTING
Burlington is serviced by Burlington Transit which has 7 day service and is conveniently served by Go Transit and also has its own Go Train which connects to both Niagara and Toronto very easily.
SHOPPING & GOING OUT
Burlington is lucky to have two striving malls; The Burlington Mall and Mapleview Centre. Both malls are on seperate ends of the city and provide great shopping & stores to the residents of the city.
There are also a lot of strip plazas and local shopping outlets spread out through out the city that cater to all the needs that one could have.
Downtown Burlington is a vibrant, busy hustling area that is nestled beside the beautiful waterfront that many Burlington residents have come to love in the warmer months.
Quick Burlington Stats
Just some information to get you more familiar with Guelph
(As of 2016)
Joseph Brant Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Way to Toronto and Niagara
Highway 403 to Hamilton, and Woodstock
Sectors of Employment
Burlington's major sectors are manufacturing, electronics, auto & transporation, and business services.