There are many reasons families have the beautiful Town of Oakville in their sights. Superb education, stunning natural beauty, and a thriving dining and shopping district are just a few things that set our community apart in the GTA. 

Though you could argue that every neighbourhood is family-friendly, each community has a distinct feel and offers unique benefits. In this post, we’ll highlight some of our favourite neighbourhoods that families from all backgrounds are flocking to.

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Iroquois Ridge North and South

Do you want the full experience of incredible nature trails, excellent schools, and an ultra-convenient lifestyle for your family? Iroquois Ridge offers all of this and more, which makes it a popular choice for parents with young children and teenagers. 

A vast number of playgrounds, sports fields, and tennis courts make Iroquois Ridge a go-to destination for families who love staying active and involved. A large community centre offers an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, and a public library, all under one roof. 

For those looking for more leisurely recreation, Upper Oakville Shopping Centre is minutes away, with more than 50 shops and restaurants at your service.

Most real estate options feature two-storey homes with plenty of square footage, making Iroquois Ridge ideal for those who love a little extra living space. If you prefer convenience to size, you will find several townhouses that are also family-friendly.

As in many sought-after Oakville neighbourhoods, the schools really set Iroquois Ridge apart. Publicly funded facilities include Iroquois Ridge High School, ÉS Gaétan Gervais, and Sheridan Public School. 

Do you want to know more about what Oakville has to offer your family? Read all of our community guides right here.


The stunning waterfront community of Bronte is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Halton and the GTA. Located minutes from downtown Oakville, Bronte offers the best of all possible worlds. There’s a multitude of diverse dining options and outstanding shopping boutiques in one direction, a picturesque waterfront trail and harbourfront in the other. 

The real estate options in Bronte tend to be more on the affluent side, with well-kept historical homes and custom builds within sight of the shoreline. However, you will also find a few townhouses, condos, and even rentals that make living in Bronte more accessible. The result is a welcoming community that is full of people with rich experiences from all walks of life.

As you would expect from one of Oakville’s most family-friendly neighbourhoods, Bronte also has several schools in its vicinity. Pineland Public School, École élémentaire Patricia-Picknell, and Thomas A Blakelock High School are a few options that may be in your catchment area.

Curious about Bronte? Learn more in our neighbourhood guide right here.

Winston Park

Located near the border of Mississauga, Winston Park is one of Oakville’s hidden gems for families. It is close to the business park and industrial area, which provides an array of high-paying career opportunities close to home. If that weren’t enough, quick highway access makes commuting to downtown Toronto or Mississauga a breeze, which opens up even more opportunities. 

As a residential area, Winston Park is less densely populated, which makes for safe, quiet streets that are a pleasure to drive through. The housing market mainly consists of spacious homes with generous lots, making them perfect for families.

Like Bronte, Winston Park offers a seamless blend of natural beauty and modern conveniences. The nearby BIA provides a diverse array of restaurants, pubs, and unique shopping options. You will also find plenty of parks, playgrounds, and trails where your family can get out and enjoy some outdoor activities. Aspen Forest, Isaac Park, and Kingsford Gardens are just a few examples of Winston Park’s breathtaking green spaces.

In terms of education, Winston Park offers the quality of schools you would expect from a family-friendly town like Oakville. An experienced local agent can help you drill down on the options in your postal code. Several Catholic and public schools are in the area, including Joshua Creek Public School, Munn’s Public School, École élémentaire du Chêne, and Iroquois Ridge High School.

Do you want to know more about life and real estate in Winston Park? Check out our community guide right here.

Is Oakville the right place for your family? I’m happy to tell you more about the many benefits of this outstanding community. Reach out today to or 416-884-7925 for more information.