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It’s Tuesday morning and you’re looking at homes on CharltonAdvantage.com.  While feeling safe and happy in your brand new Milton home that would cost you fifty- or even $100,000 more in Mississauga, you contemplate buying a few pairs of size 11’s with all that extra cash.  Here are some reasons to DEFINITELY move to Milton from Mississauga.

1. The Farmer’s Market

While Uncle Cletus is busy running movie night or chasing the Dukes, his fellow farmers are on Main Street every Saturday morning from May to October selling fresh fruits and vegetables at the Milton Farmer’s Market.  This is one of Ontario’s most successful Farmer’s Markets, open since 1972.

2. There is NO 5/10 in Milton, Thank Goodness!

You can still find a variety of multicultural food choices in Milton, with an added bonus of not being shot.  Since when did 5/10 become such a desirable place to be?  By the way, the Absolute Towers may be visually impressive, but some would argue that the premium paid for the units was not justified.  Now a large group of investors are renting their units because they can’t escape with a profit, so the building feels more like a university dormitory than a luxury building.  The overbuilding of condos by Square One has flat-lined prices in the area for the last few years.

3. The Escarpment

Oh really?  You have a big flat piece of concrete called Celebration Square?  We have a 450 million-year-old natural wonder, filled with hiking trails and nature.  You can go skiing, play a round of golf or get to the beach in about 10 minutes.  Or you can visit family-friendly Springridge Farm for a tractor ride with the kids.

4. The Economy

The stats say that 37% of Milton residents work in Milton, with 73% of our residents having a post-secondary education, and an average age of 34 years old.  Milton is growing, and there’s good reason.  We have some of the lowest residential and business taxes in the Greater Toronto Area, while Mississauga is $1.2 billion in municipal debt.  With the new hospital expansion, the Milton Education Village (MEV), the velodrome and the Derry Green Business Park, Milton has a bright future ahead.

5. The “Small Town” Feeling

With just over 100,000 residents, Milton pales in comparison to Mississauga’s 750,000+.  Which is one battle we will happily lose.  Anything we don’t have in town is a short drive away, but in the meantime we get to escape to a safe, family-friendly community that reminds many of the way Mississauga used to be 30 years ago.

But wait… there’s more!

Face it Mississauga… even our Mayor, at a young 77 years old, is poised to break Hazel’s record as the longest-serving mayor in Ontario.  There’s a reason why half of our population are former Mississauga and Brampton residents.  As Mayor Gord would say, “There are only two types of people in the world – those of us who are Miltonians and those of us who wish they were.”

We will welcome you with open arms where you belong – in Milton.

Don’t forget to download our Guide to Milton Prices, complete with neighbourhood profiles, if you’re thinking about moving to Milton.  Thanks for reading!

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