One of Oakville's greatest assets is its lifestyle. Find out why it's one of the best places to live in Canada.

A thriving community

In Oakville, quality of life is not just an expression, it is a reality and ranks right near the top as one of the main reasons business leaders, owners and employees choose our community to work and to live. 

Business thrives in Oakville because people thrive in Oakville. It’s established neighbourhoods, acclaimed schools, and abundant parklands – all in one place.


Live life to the fullest

Visit our downtown to enjoy an expansive view of Lake Ontario, historic and modern architecture, and six blocks of beloved local shops, restaurants, and specialty services.

With theatres, festivals, galleries, more than 1,700 hectares of parkland and more than 20 golf courses nearby, including the renowned Glen Abbey Golf Club, you’ll never run out of entertainment and leisure options.


Culture, restaurants and shopping

Oakville is home to three business improvement areas (BIAs). These commercial areas have exciting and varied shopping, cultural and restaurant offerings and are local destinations for residents and employees in Oakville.

Business Improvement Areas

Detached home

Safe and distinctive neighbourhoods

Oakville is a town of safe neighbourhoods, each with its own personality, traditions, distinctive architecture and lifestyle choices. New residents have a range of choices - from lake front lots and traditional homes, to smart modern subdivisions and condos.

Housing data    Realtor.Ca

Sheridan College statue

Renowned educational institutions

Oakville residents have access to the best educational institutions throughout Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area. You, your family or your employees can take full advantage of opportunities for education at every level.

  • Sheridan College – world-renowned for digital media and animation programs
  • Many of the top universities and colleges in Ontario and Canada are within driving distance including University of Toronto, McMaster University and Mohawk College
  • Many of the best public and private schools in Canada, including Appleby College and MacLachlan College, are located in Oakville.
Sail boat in harbour

Lifestyle - the choice is yours!

Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. This striking town has become one of the most coveted residential and business communities in Ontario.

We invite you to visit the Town of Oakville's website to explore lifestyle and leisure choices in Oakville, including Parks, Recreation & Culture, Heritage & History and Programs & Activities.

Town of Oakville website

Lions Valley Park

Experience Oakville

In the heart of Canada's Golden Horseshoe, Oakville leaves a lasting impression with visitors who experience one of Canada's most livable cities. Whether is theatre, sports, leisurely pursuits, history, art, dining out or the charm and character of our distinctive heritage neighbourhoods, Oakville has so much to offer visitors. Special attractions, festivals and activities are geared to the whole family. Visitors can take in acres of park space, many with groomed hiking trails, or a recreation centre which provides programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats. 

Visit Oakville

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