“Big City, Small-Town Community Feel”
Voted best mid-sized city in Canada (MoneySense Magazine 2013), Burlington is best known for its small-town community feel, affordable housing, and low crime rates.
What Makes This Area Appealing? The geographical location and make up of Burlington makes for mild weather as it is situated in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario. Benefitting from the moderating effects of Lake Ontario in the west, and the shielding Niagara Escarpment to the north, Burlington generally has warm, humid summers and cold (not too cold) winters.
Proximity to both the Escarpment and the Lake allows Burlington residents an abundance of actives and amenities, and also provides sites for many of Burlington’s world class festivals- including the famed Sound of Music Festival, the Children’s Festival, and Canada’s largest Ribfest. Spenser Smith Park and Bruce Trail provides patrons with access to hiking trails and outdoor recreation. Burlington has 119 parks on 5.6 km of parkland, 31.6 km or multi-use trails, and 84 km of pathways.
Named Burlington Bay in 1792, Burlington boasted the most prosperous farming conditions with its fertile soil and moderate temperatures; today, Burlington has kept to the agricultural and commercial traditions but has also adapted to new-age industries and businesses. These include: software development, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, financial services, environmental and logistics.