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Rural Halton Hills Real EstateIt isn’t so much that Halton Hills as a whole is the reason for many people of different cultures deciding to live and work here over the years, it is the small little communities within Halton Hills that really makes up this full-of-character regional municipality in the Halton Region. Many towns and villages that collectively make up Halton Hills are overflowing in 18th Century charm and the residents are just as warm and inviting as they were when they first dug in their heels and put down roots in this area. The towns and villages of Halton Hills are: Georgetown (main hub), Acton (another main hub), Terra Cotta, Stewarttown, Wildwood, Norval, Speyside, Ballinafad, Silver Creek, Ashgrove, Scotch Block, Limehouse, Bannockburn, Mansewood, Crewsons Corners, Hornby, Glen Williams and Henderson’s Corners. Halton Hills was officially named a municipality of Halton in 1974 (bringing together Georgetown, Acton, a part of Oakville and most of Esquesing) and sits in the northwestern edge of the Greater Toronto Area. One of the many interesting aspects of Halton Hills is the division that comes into play from the southwest to the northeast by the Niagara Escarpment which places a section of the rural area right inside of the provincial Greenbelt (above the Niagara Escarpment is a large number of wetlands and below it is mostly agricultural lands). Significantly important, Halton Hills is also host to watersheds (west of Acton there is a small flow to the Grand River, in the north there is flow to the Credit River/Black Creek/Silver Creek and the south flows to Sixteen Mile Creek). The Mixedwood Plains Ecozone concentrates on many forested areas in and around Halton Hills.There are four main roads that bring people in and out of Halton Hills: Highway 7 (connecting Georgetown and Acton), Regional road 8/Steeles Avenue (between Brampton and Milton), Regional road 25 (between Milton and Acton) and Regional road 3/Trafalgar Road (between Oakville and Ballinafad). GO Transit provides buses and train service from its Georgetown GO Station (Via Rail can also be picked up at the GO Station). There is carpooling, cycling and walking for increased environmental awareness as Halton Hills promotes green initiatives. Residents enjoy alternate forms of transportation like cycling as a means of contributing positively to the environment and ‘small town’ cleanliness.Real estate for sale in Halton Hills is a beautiful mixture of stately houses, detached houses, semi-detached homes, townhomes, bungalows and executive homes for residential and commercial properties & lots are also available for investors. Home buyers know what they want and where they want it and when it comes to Halton Hills, there is no better selection of high-quality built homes for sale! Families with children will be delighted at the in-depth educational choices (37 public elementary schools, 7 public secondary schools and Catholic schools). Gardens and parks are everywhere in Halton Hills and some of the best ones include: The Old Seed House Garden, Remembrance Park, Gellert Community Park, Willow Park Ecology Centre, Cedarvale Park (9-hole disc golf course), Prospect Park, Hornby Park, Glen Williams Park and Lucy Maud Montgomery Gardens. Many of the parks provide splash pads, skate areas, leash free zones and some link to trails like the very popular and lengthy Bruce Trail or Robert Noble Tree Trail. The Niagara Escarpment is perfect for friends, family and fun (camping, hiking, skiing, picnics and BBQ get-togethers).Museums are sprinkled around Halton Hills like cinnamon is to an apple pie (which can be a tasty treat from Crawford’s Bakery). Some of the best to visit are: Kids & Classics Boatshops Museum, Street Car Museum, Halton Hills Sports Museum and the Halton Region Museum. Both Georgetown and Acton hold weekly farmer’s markets that are overflowing with farm-fresh produce, fresh meats and very tasty baked goods and handmade/homemade affairs for sale (homemade jam is the best!). Some of the farms even offer ‘pick your own’ fruits and vegetables right at their farm! Conservation areas around Halton hills are beautifully maintained and protected (Silver Creek Conservation Area, Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Limehouse Conservation Area and Esquesing Conservation Area). Many options exist for people that wish to explore horseback riding, horse racing and horse shows. Festivals and events are a big part of living life in Halton Hills and they happen all year around. Some of the local events and festivals that are just too fun to miss is the Georgetown Highland Games, Big Daddy Festival, Masquerade on Main Street, Annual Leathertown Festival, Acton Fall Fair, Georgetown Fall Fair, Rock n’ Roll Classics and the Acton Winter Carnival. Residents who love growing their own gardens can visit Sheridan Nurseries for supplies and plenty of options. The Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre & Beaumont Mill Antiques, the Helson Gallery in the Public Library, the John Elliott Theatre and Fairy Lake are all fantastic places to whittle away an afternoon.
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