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The Top Reasons to Live in Caledon East

February 13, 2023

Why are so many people flocking to Caledon East? The population has increased by over 15% over the last five years, compared to the Canadian average of ~5%.

Caledon East: City Dwellers’ Oasis

Located in the region of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area, Caledon East offers the peacefulness of a small town with all the amenities and cultural attractions of the big city. It is approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Toronto, and the drive only takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic. Caledon East also has great access to Go Transit for commuters and is only a 1.5-hour drive from beautiful Blue Mountain Village and Georgian Bay cottage country.

Why Live in Caledon East?

Aside from the proximity to Toronto, there are plenty of reasons why people are moving to Caledon East. Here are our top four:

Reason #4 – Real Estate in Caledon East Is Stunning

Some of the best homes in the GTA can be found in Caledon East. Whether you’re looking to raise a young family, relax in retirement, or work within commuting distance of Toronto, this area is the perfect place to call home. Each area within Caledon East has its own distinctive rural charm and natural beauty. The new home communities are stunning and reasonably priced for being so close to Toronto.

Reason #3 – You Can Live Among Nature’s Beauty

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life and ready to relax in nature? In Caledon East, you don’t just visit nature—you live in it! Caledon East has a variety of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Residents love to cycle, ski, and walk in the many parks, trails, and conservation areas in the region, such as the Caledon Trailway, Island Lake Conservation Area, and Belfountain Conservation Area. There are also several beautiful places to play golf or go horseback riding. No matter how you like to enjoy nature, you’ll enjoy much more green space here than you ever could in Toronto. Here you can live among the trees, in a slice of mother nature’s paradise.

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Reason #2 – It’s the Ideal Place to Raise a Family

Caledon East has a low crime rate and it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. There are four secondary schools and many elementary schools in Caledon East. There are also several well-respected, privately funded schools. It’s not uncommon for residents to choose to stay in the area while they complete post-secondary education at a nearby college or university, including University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, York University, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as Humber, Seneca, Georgian and Sheridan colleges.

Reason #1 – There’s Lots to Do Close to Home

Caledon East residents don’t always drive to Toronto because there’s lots to do close to home. The area has great shopping and dining with an abundance of local shops, farms, restaurants, and cafes. There’s a thriving arts scene with galleries, studios, and cultural events. The town also has fantastic sporting and recreation programming, including fitness facilities, aquatics, skating, camps, and special interest programs. You’re bound to find something you’ll love—just steps away from your front door.

Pack your things and get yourself into a more leisurely lifestyle among the trees in Caledon East, Ontario.

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