Iroquois Ridge is located on the northeast border of Oakville and Mississauga. Divided into Iroquois Ridge North and Iroquois Ridge South, this expansive community is bounded by Dundas Street to the north, the Morrison-Wedgewood Aqueduct to the south, the Parkway Belt to the east and Trafalgar Road to the west. These prosperous neighbourhoods boast mostly well-kept detached homes on tree-lined streets.
Statuesque homes and manicured gardens define a typical Iroquois Ridge street. Ground breaking for these builder’s developments began in the early 1990s and they have been meticulously planned, with green space and meandering paths and trails. Convenient access to major highways, combined with plenty of chain grocery stores, coffee shops and schools make Iroquois Ridge an ideal locale for east and west commuters with young, active families.
East of the much-anticipated Oakville Hospital and south of a burgeoning collection of new developments (many already under construction) north of Dundas Street, Iroquois Ridge may one day find itself at the centre of Oakville. A sought-after neighbourhood for professional families with its proximity to schools and the Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, this area is great for health-conscious folks who want their kids to grow up in a safe neighbourhood.
According to July 2015 statistics, courtesy of realestatebay.ca, the majority of the 31,375 people currently living in Iroquois Ridge consist of Canadian families with young children. These families are attracted to the low crime rate and nearby amenities. Homes range from 300,000 to the upper 800s, upper middle-class defines residents of the neighbourhood.
This family-oriented neighbourhood offers much green space, including access to the Joshua Creek Heritage Trail, play spaces and gardens. Denizens also enjoy the Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, with its swimming pool, fitness centre and library, and the Iroquois Ridge Older Adult Centre. The neighbourhood features the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre among other strip malls, three public elementary schools, two Catholic elementary schools and the highly rated Iroquois Ridge Secondary School.
Iroquois Ridge is highly accessible. Its proximity to major arteries, including the QEW, 403, 407 and 401 makes it an extremely desirable address for commuters. The Trafalgar GO station is merely five kilometres away, Pearson International Airport is a 33 kilometre drive and Billy Bishop Airport is 34 kilometres away.
Iroquois Ridge offers an ideal lifestyle for young professionals working in the GTA who are striving to create a safe, peaceful, active environment for their growing families. The bad? The release of land that is available north of Dundas Street equals a growing concern about infrastructure limitations, especially for traffic.
Situated on the northeast border of Oakville and Mississauga, an Iroquois Ridge resident’s cost of living will mirror most major suburban centres in the GTA (i.e expensive!). A Starbucks Grande Café Latte will set you back $4.45, a two-piece fish and chips meal at the Niblick Pub is $15, and a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse rents for approximately $1900/month.
This modern facility offers instructional classes, fitness programs, personal training, eight-lane swimming pool with ramp access and leisure pool with a water slide, hydrojets and stair access, and a library.more info
Since 2003, the Niblick Pub has been one of Oakville’s favourite local watering holes. Featuring traditional pub food with an international flavour, the dark, woody ambience transports you to Britain.more info
With a unique and incredibly flavourful spin on the traditional Indian food experience, Tandoori Cook House promises all of it’s diners a meal to remember. A delicious alternative to boring chain menus.more info
It’s a summertime have-to! Since the early 70’s, the 5 Drive In has been projecting the latest Hollywood blockbusters on its three screens, the Starlight, Sunset and Cosmic. An old-school Snack Bar completes the experience.more info
A free amusement park for families and a free gym for health fanatics, this community-centred gem’s amenities include tennis courts, a playground, field hockey, a softball diamond and a dog parkmore info
A hotbed for future talent, the Oakville Academy takes pride in producing happy, accomplished students of the arts. Dance, music, musical theatre, fine arts: any skill your child has will be honed by award-winning professionals.more info