Where’s Erin Mills Located?
The Neighbourhood of Erin Mills
Life in Erin Mills is peaceful and quiet with lots of great parks and walking trails. The neighbourhood layouts in the north are a throwback to the days when kids could play street hockey with small crescents and courts tucked neatly away. The south is much older, open and more convenient for retail.
To the very easy of Erin Mills is the University of Toronto-Mississauga campus. This provides the neighbourhood with a great charm as the gorgeous campus is surrounded by some of the nicest streets and homes in Mississauga.
Erin Mills is a very large neighbourhood and it’s often difficult to separate the good pockets from the not so good ones. However, with lots of experience helping families move into Erin Mills, I would aim for the very west end just east of the 403, south in the Sheridan Park area or the north east part that’s considered Sawmill Valley.
There are some great and affordable Erin Mills real estate options. The Sawmill Valley area is one of my favourite in the city and absolutely perfect for the growing family. This is where the more traditional, 2-storey detached and semi-detached homes reside and are approximately 25-30 years old.
Further south in Sheridan Park it gets more expensive and the 70s-based bungalow/ranch style and back/sidesplits dominate the landscape. Further west has a more “Meadowvale” feel in that its a bit of an interesting mix of everything but again super affordable.
Erin Mills Schools
The curious case of the Erin Mills school zone is hopefully soon to be solved. A couple of years ago the Peel Board decided to close 5 schools due to declining enrollment and three of those schools fell in the Erin Mills neighbourhood (remember the good vs not so good pocket)?
You’ll be happy to know that the areas I recommend are unaffected and actually house the #9 school in the city (Sheridan Park PS) in South Erin Mills and the respectable and consistent Sawmill Valley PS (#32) in North Erin Mills.
Public Elementary Schools include:
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Erin Mills
Unfortunately, even looking at the best pockets of Erin Mills, it does suffer in terms of walkable amenities, access to most parts of Mississauga, and no really close GO station. However, Highways 403 and the QEW are easily accessible and a quick drive into Central Erin Mills gives you all the big box retail you’ll ever need.
The closest GO station is about 10-15 minutes away in Erindale, so getting into Toronto will certainly take some time compared to other areas.
Is Erin Mills Right For You?
Are you looking for a more mature, established community? Are you looking for a neighbourhood with lots of parks and trails? Are you looking for all of this on a bit of a budget?
If yes, Erin Mills 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 Erin Mills.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Erin Mills 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.