Where’s Clarkson Located?
Clarkson is located in southwest Mississauga west of Lorne Park, south of Erin Mills, and its eastern border is shared with the city of Oakville. Clarkson has easy access to the QEW and Lakeshore Road and is home to a major GO station stop.
The Neighbourhood of Clarkson
Clarkson shares its border with its affluent brother, Lorne Park. However, the two are very different. While Lorne Park has blossomed into Mississauga’s most luxurious neighbourhood, Clarkson real estate has retained its older, more affordable roots. In fact, it’s very similar to Lakeview in that housing development never quite took off as Clarkson definitely has a more industrial backdrop. Clarkson and Lorne Park do bleed into each other, but you can certainly tell when you’ve entered or exited both.
The lifestyle in Clarkson is very similar to the rest of its neighbours in the south of Mississauga. It enjoys easy access to the Lakeshore and public transportation along with a plethora of fantastic parks and facilities for families.
Clarkson Real Estate
Clarkson is one of Mississauga’s oldest neighbourhoods. Clarkson real estate is dominated by smaller bungalows (often without garages). Sidesplits, backsplits and towns are also available that were built in the 70s. If you’re handy or don’t need the 2500sq.ft, 2-storey detached home, Clarkson will have very affordable options. Give up a garage and you can find something pretty great under $500K.
In terms of the neighbours, Clarkson has a huge mix of residents from every walk of life but along with the rest of the south of Mississauga it has retained a large portion of its original inhabitants that put down roots more than thirty years ago. In recent years, younger buyers have looked to Clarkson as an area of affordability.
Unfortunately, Clarkson can’t compare with its brother (Lorne Park) in terms of school quality. Out of 15 school zones, Clarkson ranked second to last to only the City Centre. However, what school your children attend can be determined by just one street. If west of Southdown Road, you end up in the Clarkson district, but if East of Southdown your children actually get access to the Lorne Park schools. One street can make the difference!
Public Elementary Schools include:
- Owenwood PS
- Clarkson PS
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Clarkson
Clarkson does hold one thing over its more affluent brother – better transportation options and access. With a GO station right next door and easy access to Lakeshore and the QEW, Clarkson is a much better option for those who rely mainly on transporation.
Is Clarkson Right For You?
Are you looking for a community packed with parks and trails? Are you on a budget and want something affordable? Do you work downtown or in Oakville and want an easier commute?
If yes, Clarkson may be a good landing spot for you and your family. From here you have three options:
1) Contact me directly with any other questions about Clarkson.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Clarkson is for you, then let me match you with the right neighbourhood that fits your budget and lifestyle criteria by filling in the GTAWestLiving Lifestyle Match Form.
3) Or if you’re ready to get started you can fill in the form to start receiving MLS Listings.