Where’s Port Credit Located?
Port Credit is located in south Mississauga east of Lorne Park, west of Lakeview and south of Mineola separated by the QEW. Port Credit is part of the desirable, yet often unattainable, set of south Mississauga neighbourhoods.
The Neighbourhood of Port Credit
The Lakefront. The shops. The restaurants. The atmosphere. Port Credit has it all for both the family and the young professional types. This is why the stretch of Lakeshore that runs through the neighbourhood will be packed every weekend (with decent weather!). In my opinion, Port Credit should have been designated as the downtown core of Mississauga. It has the lakefront, the restaurants, and the entertainment that singles and families crave. Outside of Celebration Square in the City Centre, Port Credit is the life of the city.
From 100+ year old to new custom builds, Port Credit real estate has every style of home. The majority will be 50s/60s built and be prepared to spend. $600K on the low end, $750+ for a more traditional home and $1,000,000+ for the best that Port Credit has to offer.
For the condo lifestyle lover, there are Lakefront options and plans in the coming years for more buildings to be built as Port Credit and the Mississauga lakefront will undergo a major revitalization. However, expect very high prices here as well as homes near the water come with a very large price tag. Check out the street view below to see some of the condos on the lakefront.
Port Credit real estate is expensive because it is one of Mississauga’s most desirable neighbourhoods. On top of that Port Credit has the nightlife and convenience that lakefront living has to offer. In terms of the residents of Port Credit, What you’ll find is here a mixture of young families, singles and working professionals in the downtown and more matured families in the more expensive, secluded areas similar to those of the other south Mississauga neighbourhoods.
Port Credit Schools
Port Credit’s elementary schools might not have the highest EQAO rankings (Forest Avenue is its best at #28 in Mississauga), but Port Credit SS is one of the best secondary schools in Mississauga. I have clients always raving about their child’s experience at the school and many more looking to get into the neighbourhood because of the special programs the school provides.
Public Elementary Schools include:
- Forest Avenue PS
- Riverside PS
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Port Credit
Port Credit is one of only a couple of neighbourhoods in Mississauga that you can truly walk. Add to that the revitalization of the Lakeshore heading east into bordering Lakeview along the Lakeshore, and that will make for a nice, easy drive right into Toronto. You’re also just minutes away from the QEW if you’re not up for the scenic route.
Don’t feel like driving? Just jump on the GO at Port Credit Station and be downtown in less than 30 minutes. The Lakeshore GO line runs all day (both east and west), so accessibility to Toronto and west to Oakville (and beyond) is incredible in Port Credit.
Retail options aren’t as prevalent in the Lakeshore strip of Port Credit but there are tons of food and bar options to choose from. The most famous restaurants is definitely Snug Harbour which is situated, as you might have guessed, in a harbour.
You can also choose from great places like Ten Restaurant, The Pump House Grill, The Brouge Inn Irish Pub, and Spice Lounge & Tapas to name just a few.
Is Port Credit Right For You?
Do you like living within walking distance to the lake? Do you want to be able to walk to the GO station? Are you looking for great schools for your children? Do you want to be at the heart of Mississauga?
If yes, Port Credit 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 Port Credit.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Port Credit 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.