Mississauga has quite the market when it comes to the variety of residential property. Waterfront mansions, spacious family homes in the suburbs, high-end apartments downtown, cozy townhouses – the choice of Mississauga’s homes for sale is big.
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Read on to find out more about the real estate situation in Mississauga, average home price, and everything else you may need to know about the city in general.
Mississauga is Canada’s sixth-largest city, with 828,854 people living there. Its population also makes Mississauga the third-largest city in Ontario and the second in the GTA. Thanks to its proximity to Toronto, Mississauga, once a group of villages, has rapidly turned into a busy and prosperous agglomeration.
The city’s name comes from the word “Misi-zaagiing,” which means “[Those at the] Great River-mouth” in the Anishinaabe languages.
The South-Asian community makes up the most of the visible minority group – 42.89%, followed by the Chinese, African, Filipino, Arab, Latin American, and people of other origins.
According to the 2011 Census, 59.9% of Mississaugans claim to affiliate with Christianity. The remaining percentage divides as follows: 11.9% – Islam, 7% - Hinduism, 3.4% – Sikhism, 2.2% – Buddhism, 0.3% – Judaism. 14.9% of people taking part in the census do not affiliate with any religion.
The age group between 50 – 54 years old comprises the most populated group in Mississauga. The workingage group (15 – 64 years old) is 69.14%, while the younger population is only 24.24%.
There are 24 neighbourhoods offering houses for sale in Mississauga. From tight-knit suburbs to bustling downtown – Mississauga has something for every budget, family size, commuting needs, and location preferences.
If you are in search of a quiet suburban life, Lisgar, Erin Mills, and Churchill Meadows will provide you with plenty of detached housing options, shopping plazas, and recreational centres. Erindale, a historical neighbourhood, will astound you with the abundance of 19th-century architecture and parkland. Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park offer a variety of waterfront residential property, but if you’re more into the busy life of the downtown, take a closer look at City Centre’s condos.
Healthcare in Mississauga is mainly provided by the hospitals of the Trillium Health Partners group and Peel Region Paramedics Services.
Mississauga is conveniently located near three major railway lines that are responsible for intercity commuting. Public transportation also includes the bus system and the subway.
Mississauga’s residents have access to the biggest airport in Canada – Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Elementary and secondary education in Mississauga is provided by four school boards: The Peel District School Board (public-secular; first language – English) The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (public-separate; first language – English) The Conseil scolaire Viamonde (public-secular; first language – French) Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (public-separate; first language – French)
Higher education in the city is provided by the University of Toronto Mississauga, the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, and Sheridan College.
Mississauga is proud of its cultural heritage, as it is situated where once the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe people lived. Mississauga’s population is very diverse culture-wise, which gave rise to Carassauga – an annual festival celebrating cultures from all over the world.
Mississauga art community’s life revolves around the Art Gallery of Mississauga and is celebrated at MARTYs – an annual awards ceremony.
Three malls – Square One Shopping Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre, and Dixie Mall Outlet – and hundreds of local shops will attend to your needs in groceries, clothes, gifts, and more.
The Paramount Fine Foods Centre is the city’s multifunctional sports centre which holds regular hockey, basketball, and figure skating events.