Are you starting to look at Mississauga condos in hopes of buying one? You may be a little hesitant to make a commitment to move without knowing a bit about what Mississauga is like. We can help. We've compiled this article on area information for you so you can get an idea of what the city is like, which can help you make your decision. It's derived from our answers to some common questions we hear asked about Mississauga. We hope you find it helpful.
Does Mississauga feel like a big city?
Yes and no. Mississauga is home to over 700,000 people and an assortment of high rise office and condo towers, however most people who live in Mississauga live in suburban neighborhoods where the kids go to summer hockey camps, which can feel like living in a small town.
Will I be able to find a job nearby?
The chances are good that you'll be able to find a job or have success with your business venture. Mississauga has many small and medium sized businesses as well as the headquarters offices of over a dozen large companies.
How easy is it to get around?
Very easy. Though most people who live in Mississauga own cars so they can easily get to their job in the GTA, Mississauga also has an excellent public transit system that connects directly with Toronto's. Find transit routes and schedules here.
Are there parks I can visit?
Of course! Large sections of creek bed, forest, and shoreline are protected under conservation authority in Mississauga. These areas are perfect for hiking and recreation, and there are also groomed parks with sports facilities.
Will there be other members of my ethnic group there?
Yes. Mississauga is a very multicultural city, and regardless of what nationality you are, you will find that you have compatriots here. It's a good place to go to find a language school in Canada because 45% of the population speaks a language other than English.
Is there much to do?
Compared to Toronto, Mississauga seems quite sleepy, but there are numerous malls and arts facilities in Mississauga that residents like to frequent as well as junior league professional sports teams in a variety of sports.
Can I afford real estate there?
If you're been doing well in your job and you've already paid off your student loans, you can probably afford quite a nice home here. Mississauga is cheaper than Toronto but more expensive than outer ring suburbs like Markham and Burlington.
Are the schools good there?
Absolutely. Residents can choose from public English, public French, public Catholic, or private schools for their kids. There are also magnet schools with special programs in business, art, science, French, and International Baccalaureate.
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