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Rathwood Real EstateIn the 16th Century, it was the Algonquian Mississaugas tribes that eventually inhabited the area known now as Mississauga, but they were not alone. The Iroquoian also resided in this area, but they were eventually pushed out by the Mississaugas. By the early 18th Century, the officials that controlled the York Township purchased a sizeable amount of land from the Mississaugas people, which in later years was reversed through a land claim from the Mississaugas and compensation was paid out by the government. However, before that claim was settled for the Mississaugas people, the lands initially purchased were inhabited by United Empire Loyalists, some Americans and New Brunswick Loyalists. With the rise of population came another land purchase from the government to the Mississaugas, which created communities: Streetsville, Barbertown, Derry West, Meadowvale Village, Mount Charles, Britannia, Elmbank, Burnhamthorpe and Malton. The Mississaugas were removed from the area and relocated to a newly developed reserve in Grand River Valley. The 1920’s was the ‘cottage rave’ for new development along Lake Ontario shorelines and it was not until 1937 that lands were utilized to construct the Malton Airport. The amalgamation of Cooksville, Erindale, Meadowvale Village, Malton, Lakeview, Lorne Park, Sheridan, Clarkson and Dixie to formulate all of the Town of Mississauga happened in 1968, and in 1974, Streetsville and Port Credit were added into the mix. The year 1974 was the year that the Square One Shopping Centre was opened for business. To expand Mississauga even further in 2010, land was purchased from the Town of Milton (an extra 400 acres placed a new border for Mississauga that reached Highway 407).Oakville and Milton sit west and southwest of Mississauga, south and southeast is Lake Ontario and north is Brampton and to the east, the lovely city of Toronto. Mississauga currently possesses 23 neighbourhoods & townships. The City of Mississauga is considered to be an ever-growing multicultural city with an always increasing population (3rd most populous city that is on the Great Lakes). One of the contributing factors to the substantial growth of Mississauga is the amount of diverse and major industries that have called Mississauga home (equipment, banking, transportation parts manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, IT development, etc.). This growth has placed Mississauga as the 6th largest city in all of Canada, centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area (west of the city of Toronto). Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is Canada’s busiest airport, is located in Mississauga, which also drives the employment rate up.Real estate for sale in Mississauga is a beautiful collection of large estate homes, townhomes, detached and semi-detached houses, family townhouses and condominiums. For commercial investors, there is vacant lots and industrial real estate property for sale. Real estate in Mississauga reflects lots of exterior space with yardage, spacious interiors with modern layouts, open concept designs and plenty of storage space (double car garages and patios are consistent with home buyer’s desires). People who invest in real estate within Mississauga will be pleased with the accessible healthcare (Credit valley Hospital & Trillium Health Centre), educational schools and campuses (University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga Academy of Medicine, the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Sheridan College and over 150 schools (public, Catholic public and Francophone/Catholic Francophone). Within the schools, some offer specialized programs. Transportation comes in the form of public transit (GO Transit and MiWay Transit services that connect to Toronto Transit, Brampton Transit and Oakville Transit). Driving into and out of Mississauga is available via Highway 401, Highway 403, the QEW, Highway 409 and Highway 427. Cycling around the city has become a favourable option for many commuters that work within Mississauga and bicycle lanes have been put into place by the municipality to ensure support to the new ‘green’ generation.Multiple sports-related complexes have been constructed to house the many sports leagues and practice facilities in Mississauga (the Hershey Centre and over 13 sports arenas). The Erin Mills Town Centre is the second largest shopping mall in Mississauga (Square One Shopping Centre is the largest) and the Dixie Outlet Mall are best bets for countless shopping opportunities. Some notable places to see within Mississauga is the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Mississauga Celebration Square (numerous cultural-related events and fun activities for the whole family take place here all year long). Communities within Mississauga also hold their own events, festivals and fairs (the Streetsville Bread & Honey Festival, Port Credit Buskerfest, Blues & Jazz Festival and Mississauga Waterfront Festival, etc.). There are many parks in Mississauga, but the Kariya Park is a must see for its backstory and legacy. Trails throughout this city are numerous and provide off road enjoyment for walking, cycling, jogging, cross country skiing in the winter months and scenic views with many of them (the Waterfront Trail, Lake Aquitaine Trail, Lake Wabukayne Trail and Cooksville Creek Trail are amazing).
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