Here are your Top 5 affordable and best Semi-Detached homes in Mississauga by neighbourhood! The criteria for this list consists of statistics based on a maximum sale price of $650,000 in neighbourhoods recommended by GTA West Living.
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Median Sale Price: $621K
Typical Home: Bungalow, 3 beds, 2 baths, no garage, ~40-60 y/o
Days on Market: ~8
Do you want to be south of the QEW to take advantage of the Lakeshore GO line, Port Credit and access to places like Oakville and Burlington? Then your best bet is to look at Clarkson.
If your budget is restricted to $650K or below, you will have some options in Clarkson, but you may have to make some sacrifices – namely, a garage.
The area of Clarkson has a strong community and lies in an absolutely fabulous spot in Mississauga. There are tons of great parks and trails within a short drive and the Lake is a few minutes away. For the commuter, Clarkson GO provides downtown service on the Lakeshore line and neighbouring Oakville is only minutes away.
As for the question of schools, how does Clarkson fair? There are pockets that will actually get you into the Lorne Park school zone. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know which area to aim for.
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Median Sale Price: $638K
Typical Home: 2-storey, 3 beds, 2 baths, finished bsmt, ~30 y/o
Days on Market: ~7
Meadowvale is 4/4 on my list of most affordable categories. You can get in at a very good price around the $640K mark which will give you a pretty well maintained and upgraded home in the 1200-1500 sq.ft range with at least 3 beds, 2 baths, a finished basement and a small-sized backyard.
Communters love this area if they work in Mississauga or downtown with access to the Meadowvale GO station. Families love Meadowvale because it boasts solid schools, great parks, trails, and amenities including the Meadowvale Town Centre and Meadowvale Community Centre.
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Median Sale Price: $640K
Typical Home: 2-storey, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, finished bsmt, ~15-25 y/o
Days on Market: ~5
Lisgar has very quickly become one of Mississauga’s hottest neighbourhoods. Lying just to the west of Meadowvale, the semis tend to be more attractive because of their relative youth, but also come at a slightly higher price.
Realistically, for the modern buyer, you’re looking at homes $640K+ which will give you a well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath and a finished basement with around 1200-1500 sq.ft.
First timers have flocked here because of the relative youth and affordability of Lisgar. Buyers here will have to be very focused on the home search if they want to gain affordable entry to one of Mississauga’s most desirable young neighbourhoods.
As for the schools, Lisgar is pretty much at the Mississauga average. Overall, Mississauga schools perform well, so to be at the average is still no reason to shy away from the neighbourhood especially with its relative affordability. I think the schools here will continue to improve with the influx of young professionals and their families.
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Median Sale Price: $629K
Typical Home: Mix 2-storey/bungalow, 3 beds, 2 baths, ~30-50 y/o
Days on Market: ~12
Erindale is located just southwest of the City Centre and east of Erin Mills. It’s probably best-known for being home to the University of Toronto-Mississauga campus. Erindale has a mix of types of home available ranging from 2-storey to bungalows to backsplits. They’re all a bit older, generally around 35-50 years old. You can really tell from the facade of the house as it’s similar to the types you’d find in south Mississauga or in Etobicoke (or generally anything built from the 60s/70s).
The typical home has an open layout, but is a tad on the small size for a semi-detached. However, yard space is usually pretty generous given the tendency for larger lots on older homes. You do normally have to give up any hope of a garage, which usually makes a lot of buyers shy away, but there are some available so don’t lose all hope (just don’t expect one).
Homes here tend to be pretty well maintained by their older owners, but of course the more affordable ones will need a bit of updating from the likely 1970s interior (have to love those parquet floors and bright pink carpets now, right?). Generally though, the homes are in pretty good shape and someone willing to take on a bit of handywork can score a pretty good deal here under $650K.
School wise, it lies at pretty much the Mississauga average. There are some pockets to avoid and some pockets you can capitalize on, but let’s cross that bridge if you’re ready to shortlist Erindale.
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5. ERIN MILLS
Median Sale Price: >$650K
Typical Home: 2-storey, 3 beds, 3 baths, finished bsmt, ~30-40 y/o
Days on Market: ~8
There’s always that little bit extra you can push in your budget to get into a new neighbourhood, right? Well, that fits the bill for Erin Mills. While prices have exceeded $650K, they’re not terribly far off as another $15K-$20K gets you into the area.
Located in western Mississauga just south of the 403, Erin Mills is a great family neighbourhood that really represents the Mississauga of old. If you like quiet streets, friendly neighbours and parks aplenty, then you’ll love Erin Mills.
Like many others on our list, you’re looking at a 3-bed, 2-bath, finished basement with traditional layouts and a home in the 30-40 year old range. Square footage is on the lower end of semis in the 1200-1500 sq.ft range, but I think you’ll find unless you’re in 3-storey townhomes, that many in this price range tend to be around this size. The layouts are very functional though and provide plenty of space for a growing family.
In terms of schools, Erin Mills is come through a rough period with declining enrollment and school closures, but I think things will be better in the long-term as the neighbourhood really had to deal with the issue at some point.
All in all, Erin Mills is a great family-friendly area, so please do keep in mind that there are more variables to consider in choosing a school and neighbourhood than looking at the EQAO results.
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