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Brantford Ontario Overview
Brantford, Ontario is a city located in Brant County, but with its own municipal government. This storied southwestern Ontario city has some of the country’s most notable claims to fame as the home of both Alexander Graham Bell and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Brantford takes its name from Joseph Brant, a Mohawk leader who was granted the land around the Grand River to resettle his people following the American Revolution. Today, Brantford maintains an impressive dedication to its history through monuments, historic homesteads, and museums. The heritage areas of the city are often chosen as filming sites for period-specific television shows like Murdoch Mysteries.
Real Estate for sale in Brantford, Ontario
Brantford is a city of 61 square kilometres and nearly 100,000 people on the 403. The city enjoys a central location, being just over 40km North of Port Dover and access to Lake Erie. Nearby cities include London Ontario the West, Kitchener and Guelph to the North, and Hamilton to the East with public transportation into the GTA. Brantford also has direct highway access to the City of Toronto, which is a 100km drive away along the 403. In addition to the attractions all around it, Brantford itself has plenty of festivals, tournaments, and famous sights to be proud of.
Real Estate in Brantford has been hot for a little while now. The city began to see an increase in average home prices as commuters started to look for alternatives outside of the GTA. After a few years of bumps to the cost of housing, the average price of a detached property is about $435,000 in 2019. This average is pushed up by more expensive areas in the city while very few neighbourhoods have an average price below $400,000. Prices weren’t the only value rising as total transactions and inventories also increased between 2018 and 2019.
Living in Brantford, Ontario
Brantford’s great location is also well serviced by highways and reliable public transportation. Brantford Transit operates buses Monday through Saturday across 15 different routes around the city. In addition to local transportation, the GO bus also stops in Brantford, connecting the city with Burlington, Hamilton, and the rest of the GO network in the GTA.
Schools in Brantford are operated by the Grand Erie District School Board, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, and the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir. Between those boards, Brantford has 38 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools. Post-secondary options are offered by Conestoga College, Six Nations Polytechnic in Six Nations of the Grand River, and a downtown campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.
Brantford takes its town history seriously. The Bell Homestead, home of Alexander Graham Bell’s father and the site where the inventor of the telephone lived and worked in Canada, has been turned into a National Historic Site and museum. Another instantly recognizable name spent his early years in Brantford: Wayne Gretzky. As one of the most celebrated hockey players in the world, the name Gretzky was adopted by Brantford’s Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and by its Wayne Gretzky International Tournament. Other great local events include the Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival and the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest.
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