Unlike neighbouring Bronte Creek, which is developing area, Bronte is a historical village steeped with charm, and the downtown harbour is peppered with shops and boutiques. It’s currently undergoing a bit of a rebirth, and there’s a delightful mix of newer builds mixed in with its quaint charm. The harbour and marina bring many tourists, visitors, and sailing enthusiasts to the area, creating an occasional bustle that is much welcomed by its friendly residents.
Bronte Village was once known for its bungalows and cottages, and while those sorts of properties do exist, those are slowly being replaced by the unmistakable Oakville luxury builds along the water. The popularity of this area has also led to development of condos and townhomes along the lake. The result is definitely one of character, and this neighbourhood is a lovely mix of all kinds.
There’s definitely more variety to these parts then in other Oakville areas, partly because of the mix of homes. You’ll find the typical Oakville families, but also plenty of seniors, as well as childless singles and couples who have given up urban life for a peaceful lakefront condo or townhome.
There are parks and greenery just a hop-skip-jump away, and there’s no denying the appeal of Bronte Village for a casual Sunday stroll. In a somewhat homogenous area, Bronte can offer a little variety, which is refreshing and enjoyable to many.
St. Dominic Catholic Elementary (JK-Gr 8)
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary (Gr 5-8) (Fr. Imm.)
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary (Gr 9-12) (Fr. Imm.)
Eastview Elementary (JK-Gr 8)
Pine Grove Elementary (Gr 1-8) (Fr. Imm.)
T.A. Blakelock Secondary (Gr 9-12) (Fr. Imm.)
Lake Ontario to the south, Burloak Dr. to the west, the QEW highway to the north, and the Bronte Creek to the east.