Bounded to the east by Bronte Rd., to the north by Dundas St. and to the west and south by Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Palermo West's northwest Oakville location and proximity to amenities makes it very attractive to young families. Originally called Hagartown, the village was established in 1805 by Lawrence Hagar, an American settler to Upper Canada.
One of Oakville’s oldest neighbourhoods, Palermo West is growing rapidly thanks to its proximity to the gleaming new state-of-the-art Oakville Hospital. An abundance of new home sites, walking trails, playgrounds and tons of green space make the area especially attractive to those looking for a great place to raise a family.
A growing community set to welcome Halton’s new 1.6-million-sq.- ft. state-of-the-art Oakville Hospital in December 2015, Palermo is becoming a sought-after neighbourhood for young couples and families. Located close to the Oakville Soccer Club, the largest soccer organization in Canada with more than 12,000 players, this area is perfect for active folk who live to cycle and hit the walking trails and tennis courts.
From an 1836 population of 300 settlers, Palermo has evolved from a four-corners stop for travellers heading north to an ethnically diverse community with its very own identity. Just-marrieds and young families are drawn to all the amenities the community offers and make up the vast majority of the neighbourhood.
There are two elementary schools in Palermo West proper; three more and a high school are located just outside its borders. Parks abound, both small and large, including Palermo Park with its two-baseball diamonds, walking trails and splash pad. The much anticipated Oakville Hospital, located just east of Palermo, will open in December 2015.
Palermo offers a perfect location for east and westbound commuters, with convenient access for drivers looking to take the 407 to the north or the QEW to the south. Dundas is itself a main artery. The Bronte GO station is 6.7 km south and Palermo is a 38.1-km drive from Pearson International Airport, a 44.7-km drive from Billy Bishop Airport and 140 km from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Situated north of picturesque Lake Ontario, Palermo offers an ideal location for commuters looking to travel major arteries like the QEW and the 407. While the area is a great place to live, if you’re looking for a busy community with lots of nightlife and restaurant choices, Palermo isn’t quite there yet … but is catching up.
Situated on the north border of posh Oakville and only-slightly-more-affordable Burlington, the cost of living in Palermo is the same as in most major suburban centres in the GTA. A Starbucks Venti, regular roast will set you back $2, Shrimp Fettucini at Olive Press is $17.95 and a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome costs approximately $1,700 per month.
Originally operating as Jimmy Heroes, the family-owned and operated Palermo Pub has been the neighbourhood watering hole since 2004. Home to two Oakville Dart League teams, the Palermo Pub hosts dart night every Tuesday.more info
One of Oakville’s favourite Italian restaurants, The Olive Press consistently garners rave reviews from happy customers looking for generous portions made from scratch. An open kitchen adds to the boisterous aura. Try the Honeymoon Spaghetti.more info
A relaxed, casual atmosphere, accompanied by excellent service, greets you at House of Wings. The menu offers more than 80 saucy, dry-rub flavours and some of the coldest beer in town.more info
Funky Thai’s exciting menu draws customers looking for a taste of the exotic. Disregard the underwhelming exterior and enjoy a pleasing fusion of Thai and Vietnamese foods and cooking styles.more info
Canada’s largest community soccer organization, with more than 12,000 players and over 900 volunteers and professional coaches. Oakville Soccer Club boasts a 100,000-sq.-ft. indoor soccer facility. The Club’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships.