Where’s Lakeview Located?
The Neighbourhood of Lakeview
Lakeview is one of Mississauga’s three featured Lakeshore communities along with Mineola, Port Credit, and Clarkson/Lorne Park. Development of the lakeshore area in Lakeview hasn’t happened quite as quickly as its neighbours because the area has been mainly industrial.However, there are plans in place to revitalize the Lakeview portion of the Lakeshore as Mississauga aims to improve its lakefront.
In fact, condo projects are already in the works and land will continue to appreciate as the area improves. Investors and those looking for a way into some highly appreciating areas of Mississauga are certainly looking to Lakeview and its older, post-WWII homes. A little bit of handy work and you could have your foot in the door of the next Port Credit.
Besides the plan for revitalization of the lakefront, Lakeview shares most of its lifestyle aspects with neighbouring Mineola and Port Credit. You go to the Lakeshore to enjoy the restaurants and shops and to the gorgeous streets and parks that fill the old cottage getaways of old Mississauga.
Describe a type of home and Lakeview has it. However, the defining homes of Lakeview real estate are bungalows and splits with generous lots sizes (and a garage if you’re lucky!). Custom homes have and continue to be built as well. The biggest change to come is the revitilization of the Lakeshore by the City of Mississauga. That means condos and retail will be a huge part of the Lakeview of the future.
Lakeview is the more affordable cousin of the Lakeshore communities. However, the homes have been less desirable due to the fact that revitalization in the area has been slower. The area is more known for older bungalows, 1-1/2 storeys, backsplits and sidesplits that are in the 50-60 year range with generous lots but generally smaller interiors.
Prices for these normally land in the $600-$700K range and you’re paying more for location than a turnkey home. The homes have good bones and more mature owners, so a little bit of handy work and you can have a similar home to one in Port Credit for a couple of hundred thousand dollars less.
Lakeview’s older homes are filled with a mix of long-time residents, older generation immigrants who made the move in the 70s, and young professionals and maturing families looking for a home to renovate and grow into over the years. Lakeview usually isn’t a temporary stop for its residents.
Lakeview has fantastic schooling options as well. At the elementary level you have the ever-improving Westacres PS which has jumped up to #13 in our rankings. And, at the high school level you have two of Mississauga’s best high schools; Gordan Graydon and Cawthra Park SS – Mississauga’s specialty Arts & Music program.
Public Elementary Schools include:
- Westacres PS
- Janet I McDougald PS
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Lakeview
Lakeview borders not one, not two, but three different GO stations. It’s also provides easy access to the QEW and the Lakeshore either west or east into Toronto. In terms of walkable amenities, it’s not great, but as a commuter this is easily one of the best spots in Mississauga.
As a commuter, this is one of the best spots in Mississauga. Right now, there is plenty of construction as the Lakeshore is revamped, but in the future this will be a phenomenal spot. Three GO stations nearby, and a nice, wide-open Lakeshore Rd both west and east.
In terms of retail, Lakeview is very close to the Dixie Outlet mall and about a 10-15 minute drive from Square One and Sherway Gardens. That means there is a plethora of retail and big box options within a short drive.
Is Lakeview Right For You?
Are you looking for an area that has high appreciation potential? Do you want more affordable options on the Lakeshore? Do you need easy access to downtown Toronto for work or play?
If yes, Lakeview 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 Lakeview.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Lakeview 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.