North Oakville is an upscale urban community where nature, parks, exceptional schools and other amenities make up for a top-notch community that appeals to many homebuyers, especially young families with children. North Oakville boasts a solid infrastructure, very beautiful single detached homes (including preconstruction), stunning architectural designs and a manicured and well-maintained surrounding. If you are a GTA homebuyer looking for an accessible location, a good and spacious family home, picturesque scenery and all-around amenities, here is a little preview of the North Oakville community and why it is a top choice for many GTA homebuyers.  
With minutes away from Highways 403, 407, QEW and GO Transit, North Oakville is a convenient commuter town for those working in Toronto (which is only 30 minutes away) or other GTA areas outside Oakville. GO transit trains travel to and from Oakville every 30 minutes, and residents can also count on local buses. Oakville is practically close to everything; it takes 30 minutes to reach Union Station and you can get to the Pearson Airport in the same amount of time. Also, the US border is just one hour away. The efficient highway and transportation network make North Oakville one of the most accessible spots in the GTA.  
North Oakville is abundant in amenities
With dozens of activities to do and places to visit, Oakville has always been an active vibrant community where quality of life comes especially to light. From shopping opportunities at Oak Park Smart Centre, Oakville Place, Home Depot, Sobeys, etc., to recreational facilities like community centres, Oakville Galleries, Glen Abbey Golf Club, etc., Oakville is well-equipped to serve its growing community.
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Scenic views and a rich heritage
North Oakville homebuyers can count on numerous restaurants, parks, museums and a handful of landmarks as a part of the Oakville lifestyle. The Heritage Trails, for example, connect all parts of the Oakville community, while at the same time they represent a true resource of knowledge with the installed information stations that tell stories about the land and the people. The rich culture and heritage interwoven with the Oakville nature and wildlife is what makes Oakville unique and special.
The North Oakville neighbourhoods offer comfort, convenience and space
The relatively young neighbourhoods like College ParkRiver Oaks, Joshua Creek, West Oak Trails, etc., attract a really high number of new homebuyers who are mostly drawn to the nice houses and townhomes, the secluded locations allowing for privacy and the reputable Oakville schools which generally rank among the top 20% of all Ontario schools. Many of North Oakville neighbourhoods are known for generous lot sizes that ensure plenty of private outdoor space. Whether you want to build a children's playground or set up a barbecue lounge area, you will find the needed space in North Oakville. The homes vary in price, so whether you are a GTA luxury homebuyer or looking to buy your first home, you will be able to find the right choice for you.
If you want to know more about North Oakville or other GTA neighbourhoods, the houses and prices, contact Martin Group. Martin Group's extensive real estate experience and intimate knowledge of the communities is what homebuyers like the most about working with this team.

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When it comes to new subdivisions, we give up the mature neighbourhood feel we get in places where trees stretch out and form a green canopy over the street. We exchange this for the convenience of a newly built home in the suburbs with our choice of lot and floor plan, no repairs, and the thrill of being part of a growing community.

However, we frequently overlook the fact that even the most established neighbourhoods today were once brand new. Therefore, we must start like all the older generations and plant trees for our new homes!

So, What Can We Do?

The first step in creating or rebuilding a green canopy is to plant trees where possible on individual lots. It does take time, but not nearly as much time as you might think.

Aside from planting trees, landscaping your yard will help it look more established and comfortable. This will give your garden form and structure, as well as frame the front of your house, and they'll add beauty now and, in the years, to follow. There is an old saying, “the person who plants a tree knowing they will not see its maturity, understands the meaning of life."

Important Tip:

Plant in the fall. Most garden centres cut prices in the fall. You can either save money or get a much more mature tree for the same money. Really a win/win/win. For you, your neighbours, and the planet.

So, let's start planting trees in our newer neighbourhoods! This will not only help the environment, but it will also reward you when it is time to sell!

Contact The Martin Group today for more information, or to find you the right home with beautiful and plentiful trees.


The third-best sales record in TRREB's history was recorded in August 2021. Though the market has seen its normal summer lull, the need for owning homes is evident. Simultaneously, the availability of housing is on the decline. Competition among home buyers has been increasing in this tight market, resulting in double-digit yearly price hikes.






Stats retrieved from TRREB



As shown in the graph above, according to TRREB's MLS System, Toronto real estate agents in the Greater Toronto Area saw a 19.9% drop in home sales in August 2021 compared to the previous year's record of 10,738, and new listings filed in the system were down 43 percent compared to the previous year's record of 18,599. Despite the decline, the average selling price continues to rise with a 12.6% increase.


This year's low number of new postings is really troubling. It implies that there is an undersupply of housing, and this will worsen when immigration to Canada increases. With the approaching federal election in mind, the federal parties have all put a focus on housing availability and affordability. 


If we take a further look into The Halton Region, more specifically Burlington and Oakville, you will see that there has also been a tremendous decrease in the number of sales and new listings.








Stats retrieved from TRREB



On average, a property in Halton Region costs $1,070,911, up by 3.8 percent according to the most recent MLS data. While the number of sales dropped by 27.5 percent, there was also a 41.7 percent reduction in new listings.


In all three locations, it's clear that now is a great time to sell your home. As a buyer, however, it appears to be considerably more difficult due to a slowdown in new listings and an increase in home values.



Let's take a closer look at how particular property types compare in Burlington and Oakville.







Stats retrieved from TRREB


The average price for all property types in Burlington and Oakville has risen. Prices increased by 3.8 percent in the Halton Region alone for all property types. The average price for detached homes in all of the Halton Region increased by 20.8 percent as a result of their popularity. The increasing popularity of detached and semi-detached homes in Oakville and Burlington was reflected in their 21.5% and 19% growth, respectively.


Although the number of sales and listings have declined in Oakville and Burlington, these cities remain popular in the GTA, where home demand continues to rise.


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The Martin Group is the go-to brokerage firm if you have any queries regarding the GTA or Halton Region real estate market, whether you're a property buyer or seller. We're here to help with everything you may need.


It’s that time of year again, schools in session! The kids are all getting pumped up in hopes of a better school year than the previous year. As we all know, the pandemic wreaked havoc on children's ability to obtain a proper education, resulting in school closures that forced them to study everything online rather than in person. So what is the 2021/2022 school year going to look like in Oakville and Burlington?


The Reopening Plan for the Halton School Board

The Halton District School Board states that students and staff will be back in secure and productive learning environments by September 2021. They pledge to maintain an inclusive, safe, and discrimination-free environment.


The Reopening School Guide for September 2021 covers five areas: health and family, operations, instruction, wellness and technology. It is essential to understand that things may change. 


Health and family

  • Student Self-Assessment and Screening
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Physical Distance
  • Masks, including cloth masks and face coverings
  • Enhanced Care Cleaning Procedures
  • Environment and Air Flow Fountains for Drinking
  • Student Learning Communities
  • Potential student with COVID-19 prior to entering school
  • Potential student with COVID-19 at School
  • Personal protective equipment used by staff members



They've put out a daily operational plan for a school's involvement in ensuring the safe reopening.


  • Family responsibilities
  • Student belongings
  • The school’s outdoor play structures facilitate entrance and exit points
  • School hours and student access
  • Lunch and food items
  • Academic Calendar
  • Before and after-school programs, early childhood educational programs
  • On-the-spot crisis resolution



The School Board will implement the Ministry of Education's new approach by creating a few days dedicated to face-to-face education in methods that are both engaging and student-centered.



Staff members will need to focus on helping kids become reacquainted with one another and rebuild a solid pattern of support as they return to school after being away for some time. Guidance counsellors, social workers, and other school-based support staff will provide all the assistance that students need.



We will provide students' support through a program geared for those studying through Distance Learning.


The details mentioned are the Halton District School Board's intention to reopen. Their website provides access to further data, and you can also contact your children's schools for more information. 


We've all been swept into a new educational and cultural reality with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, we can minimize the problems faced by our kids as school begins again.



Top Schools in Burlington and Oakville

Some of the best high-ranked public and Catholic schools are outlined below for elementary and secondary students.



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