Lorne Park, What's the Attraction?
Tuesday Jan 24th, 2017
So what’s the attraction to the community of Lorne Park? Why have NHL hockey players (too many to name), celebrities like Russell Peters and current NBA players like DeMar DeRozan chosen Lorne Park as their place to call home?
Located just a 20 minute drive from downtown Toronto (yes that’s with no traffic) along the QEW and encompassing a fairly large geographic area from the west bank of the Credit River to essentially Southdown Road and then down to the lake. There are a number of sub-areas within the community and some may say that certain parts are actually ‘Clarkson’, but if you live in the area most consider it part of the Lorne Park area. Little exclusive pockets like Whiteoaks of Jalna, Tecumseh Park or Rattray Marsh are just a couple of spots within the greater neighbourhood that deserve some mentioning. Having been a resident in the area for quite a while now there are some key things that have established Lorne Park as one of the preferred locations within the Mississauga boundaries for raising a family.
- Good local schools with consistently higher than average ratings which include;
- Public Schools
- Tecumseh Public School K-8
- Lorne Park Public School K-5
- White Oaks Public School K-5 (French Immersion)
- Owenwood Public School K-5
- Hillcrest Public School K-8 (French Immersion)
- Lorne Park Secondary School (Has Extended French)http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/lornepark/Pages/default.aspx
- Catholic Schools
- St. Christopher’s Separate School
- St. Luke’s Separate School
- Iona Catholic High School
- Public Schools
Schools such as Clarkson Public School K-5 and Green Glade Sr PS 6-8 are technically in the Clarkson Secondary School boundary but many kids from this pocket attend Lorne Park Secondary for either ‘enhanced program’ or extended French.
Lorne Park Secondary School is known for providing a quality education and a good extra-curricular environment for your avid Athletes and musicians to participate in. The school has in the last 10 years had a Provincial Rugby Championship team as well as several Championship Football squads. There are a vast number of sport programs at the school.
For the hockey fan, the Lorne Park community has it’s own hockey association which provides great early skill development to youngsters as young as 3. They have a great program within the Mississauga Hockey League (MHL) for kids of all skill levels.
A ton of additional organized sports and activities are available in the area including, rowing, paddling, soccer, football, swimming, martial arts, baseball, sailing, lacrosse, dance, and tennis to name a few. Cycling and running are also popular pastimes within the area.
Real Estate within the Lorne Park area is quite diverse but generally consists of a large percentage of single family detached homes in an above average price-point. There are a sprinkling of townhome developments in the area that offer more affordable alternatives to some of the sprawling estate homes. When it comes to homes for sale in Lorne Park, the market has proven both a stable investment and a highly competitive marketplace. Many, if not most homes, sell in multiple offers in today’s housing climate. With the larger lots, new home construction has become common-place in the Lorne Park area with new builds ranging from 3500 to 8000+ sf. It is not at all unusual to see a home listed well in excess of $5 million.
An additional benefit to this neighbourhood is the close proximity to Clarkson Village and the larger Port Credit Village. Both of these villages have lots of wonderful restaurants, shops, café’s and bars to keep both local people entertained and to draw those from outside the area. A public marina offers mooring options for boaters next to Snug Harbour restaurant and there are plans to expand the existing Marina lands into a combined commercial/residential development with complete public boardwalk access to the waterfront. http://www.oneportstreet.com/news
The Lorne Park area offers a variety of grocery stores nearby as well as easy access to two GO stations (Clarkson and Port Credit) which makes for a relatively easy commute to the downtown Toronto core.
If you are searching for Real Estate in the area contact Tim Bishop from Re/Max or visit www.timbishophomes.com.