Where’s Meadowvale Located?
Meadowvale is located in north Mississauga west of Meadowvale Village and Streetsville, east of Lisgar and north of Central Erin Mills. While its borders blend into neighbouring Lisgar and people often consider Meadowvale Village and Meadowvale one large neighbourhood, Meadowvale is distinct in many respects.
The Neighbourhood of Meadowvale
The boundary lines between Meadowvale and Lisgar are often blurred and many see these two neighbourhoods as the same in many respects. The main difference is that Meadowvale is a much older and mature neighbourhood with a very different housing mix. While people are flocking to the younger Lisgar at a faster rate, Meadowvale is still an attractive option because of its superior access to amenities like parks, schools, libraries, and community centres.
Meadowvale is one of the most active communities in Mississauga. Tons of parks and trails and the famous Lake Aquitaine bring families out every weekend. The Meadowvale Town Centre gives its residents all the amenities it could need on its doorstep.
In fact, there’s an extensive redevelopment happening of the Meadowvale Community Centre. The centre has closed its doors as of July 1, 2014 with plans to reopen in July 2016 as part of a $37 million renovation.
Meadowvale, along with Lisgar, is one of the most affordable neighbourhoods for a family looking for their first home or “move up” home. Meadowvale real estate prices haven’t jumped as quickly as neighbouring Lisgar because it boasts a very different housing mix. While Lisgar has younger, more traditional 2-storey homes, Meadowvale is an older relic with many more sidesplits, backsplits, and bungalows. That’s not to say you can’t find a traditional home (there are definitely plenty), but when looking on the MLS you may see a few odd-looking homes!
Meadowvale is one of Mississauga’s most affordable neighbourhoods. Meadowvale real estate comes in all shapes and sizes. Most are within the 25-35 year-old range. Along with condos and condo towns, under $400K is still a reality. For the starter detached home aim for at least $450K+ now for a turn-key property.
Most of the new entrants to Meadowvale are first-time home buyers looking to start a family in Mississauga. The rest are those that bought or upgraded to their second home 25-30 years ago. They’ve raised their families and are comfortable with the tranquility of the neighbourhood.
The gem of Meadowvale is #7-ranked Plum Tree Park. It’s a great school that boasts one of the top French Immersion programs in Mississauga. The rest of the schools in Meadowvale are near the Mississauga average but are still great options. Perhaps the only school to avoid would be Plowman’s Park. At the high school level, Meadowvale residents share Meadowvale SS with residents from Lisgar. It’s a solid high school that draws in good students.
Public Elementary Schools include:
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Meadowvale
Meadowvale boasts its own GO station. The trains here run on the same line (Milton) and will have you downtown in under 50 minutes. Again, trains leave from 630-815am and return from 4-7pm. Meadowvale also has easy 401 access. If you’re a commuter, meadowvale is a great option in Mississauga.
In terms of retail, Meadowvale has the Meadowvale Town Centre. It’s nothing like Square One or the Heartland Town Centre but it boasts a solid amount of retail and covers the majority of your day-to-day or immediate needs.
Is Meadowvale Right For You?
Are you looking for an affordable neighbourhood with lots of parks and amenities for your children? Are you a commuter and need easy access to a GO station or the 401? Do you want a tranquil, peaceful neighbourhood in a mature area of Mississauga?
If yes, Meadowvale 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 Meadowvale.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Meadowvale 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.