Choosing to live in a city is only part of your journey, where in the city you settle down can impact your experience in many ways. In Burlington, there are a number of neighbourhoods to choose from, and while there are no ‘bad’ neighborhoods in terms of safety and other concerns, some do offer advantages.

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 Here are our dentist in Burlington picks for the best neighbourhoods in this city.



The primary, master planned community in the city, Millcroft is one of the most sought-after area not just in Burlington, but across Halton. With that demand comes costs, and Millcroft is one of the more expensive areas for housing, however with a mix of large family homes, townhouses and bungalows, there are options to suit most needs.

If you can stretch to the property costs, you will enjoy a wonderful community with two magnificent golf courses, two excellent elementary schools, great amenities including a Go station and easy access to the highway network. Its quiet, safe and with quality restaurants and shops, has everything you need nearby.


The Orchard


Family focused, this is an excellent neighbourhood for education, with a number of high performing elementary and secondary schools, as well and the highly regarded Halton Waldorf independent school all within the area. The neighborhood began construction in the early 1990s, and there is a wide range of property types, from large family homes to condo apartments and everything in between. It is a safe, well served area with parks, shops and restaurants, everything you need for family life.

Within easy reach of the Appleby Go station and close to all major highways, it offers excellent links for commuters too. Another that shifts to the more expensive end of places to live in Burlington, it has a lot to offer, especially for those looking to raise a family.


Alton Village


Sitting within the Niagara Escarpment, this is the newest of the Burlington Neighbourhoods, and is currently the fastest growing too. Beautifully landscaped, it has large lots with large family homes and townhouses and provides the easiest access to Highway 407 of any Burlington neighbourhood.

For shops, the GO station and other amenities, you need to travel to nearby Appleby, however with great schools, Norton Community Park and a Recreation Centre that includes a pool and a library, there is plenty locally to enjoy. With its wide, manicured streets and well designed layout, Alton Village is a safe, secure place to live, and one of the best neighbourhoods in Burlington.




Closer to the lake than the others mentioned here, Roseland is an older neighbourhood that has seen significant investment and transformation in recent years. As a result, it offers a range of properties from new build family homes to larger, older homes, townhouses and condos, something for every need, and that is reflected in a community that has broader demographics than some others.

Near to downtown and the historic buildings found within, it has easy access to highway 403, and you can easily access Burlington Mall, two GO stations, parks and more. With quality schools easily accessed, this is a quiet and safe area for everyone.

This city is, in our opinion one of the best places to live and hopefully we have made a case for some of the delightful neighbourhoods here.