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CLARKSON REAL ESTATE REVIEW!

THE REPORT CARD

Overall Ranking: T-13th/19

OVERALL SCORE: 6/10
DESIRABILITY 5/10

Desirability

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.

SCHOOL QUALITY 5/10

School Quality

Unfortunately, Clarkson can’t compare with its brother on this one. 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, people!

AFFORDABILITY 9/10

Affordability

Ok, so one thing to note about the school info above. There’s only a very small part of Clarkson that gets the best of both worlds. The area most known as Clarkson today is west of Southdown and that’s where you will find the most affordable housing. It’s very similar to that of Lakeview where much older homes (think just post-WWII) dominate the landscape. That includes all sorts of backsplits, sidesplits, bungalows etc. Give up a garage and you can find something pretty affordable.

WALK + DRIVE 7/10

Walk + Drive

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 (and if you don’t quite have over $1 million, but more on that in a second).

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CLARKSON SCHOOLS

Owenwood PS

This may be the last year we rank Owenwood as there are less than 12 students that qualified to write the test. In fact, 2 out of the past 5 years, the school itself hasn’t qualified to write the assessment.
Full Owenwood School Report

Clarkson PS

Established in 1916 (!!!), Clarkson is performing about where the rest of the school zone is and that’s around the Peel average, but just below the Mississauga average.


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Or read about Mississauga's Top 5 Middle Schools and Mississauga's Top 5 High Schools!

FEATURES

The Lifestyle

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.

Who's Next Door?

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.

The Homes

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.

The Commute

Clarkson has one of the two major GO Train station stops in South Mississauga, so for those who work downtown, it’s your best bet to get into the city. It also has easy access to both Oakville and Toronto via the QEW and Lakeshore.

You'll Want To Live Here IF...

On a Budget

Your budget is tight and want an established, mature neighbourhood.

Nature Lover

You love parks, trails and the water!

Commute, Commute

You want easy access to downtown Toronto or the southwest GTA.

You Won't Want To IF...

The Best Schools

You are looking for Top 25 schools (and can’t get into that Lorne Park pocket).

Young & Trendy

You’re looking for a younger area with more big box stores and retail outlets nearby.

The Cookie Cutter

You’re looking for more traditional (i.e. 2-storey) and younger homes.

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