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Orangeville is an Ontario town about 80km northwest of the heart of Toronto. The town is the seat of Dufferin County, designated in 1881 when the county was incorporated. The town is named for Orange Lawrence, a former resident of Connecticut who moved to Canada and the area that would become Orangeville in the 19th century. He was known for establishing mills for the growing village to develop around. Today, residents of Orangeville celebrate a pleasant blend of old town buildings, beautiful conservations areas, and great options for public parks and entertainment.
Real Estate for sale in Orangeville, Ontario
Achieving town status in 1873, Orangeville has a current population of just under 29,000 people. Within its 15 square kilometres of land, the town is home to 47% of Dufferin County’s population. Directly Southeast of Orangeville is the border between Dufferin County and the Regional Municipality of Peel. Many residents take advantage of Orangeville’s location to commute to areas around the GTA. Orangeville is about an hour away from Toronto, 45 minute from Mississauga, and 35 minutes from Brampton.
The Real Estate market in Orangeville is tight. The town is a popular choice for commuters to the GTA and is considered a “bedroom community” for the area. While housing prices are more affordable than those in the GTA, prices in Orangeville have been rising quickly. In 2019, the average sale price of a home was around $560,000 in an area where a home usually doesn’t sit on the market for more than a month. Condo listings, semi-detached, and older properties can still fall below the Orangeville average, but they are rarely listed below $400,000 and are quickly snapped up in the hot market.
Living in Orangeville, Ontario
Orangeville Transit offers three bus routes through the town, each servicing 13 stops. The buses run Monday through Saturday every 30 minutes. The routes cross one another several times throughout for transferring between buses. GO Transit also provides a convenient bus connection between Orangeville and Brampton with the potential to transfer onto other GO routes.
Orangeville has a total of twelve schools in the town’s boundaries. There are six elementary and two secondary schools managed by the Upper Grand District School Board, three elementary schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, and one elementary offering by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde. Additional coverage is offered by schools in the neighbouring Peel Region and by several private schools in Orangeville.
Attractions and entertainment in Orangeville revolve around a thriving culture of celebration. The town offers a stellar line-up of festivals and events including the Blues & Jazz Festival, Rotary Ribfest, Harvest Celebration, Moonlight Magic and Tractor Parade of Lights, and Christmas in the Park. Many other attractions are available all year long, like a shopping trip to the historic downtown Orangeville or a stroll amongst the collection of tree sculptures across town - currently 54 pieces strong! Another fun spot is the Island Lake Conservation Area, a massive park featuring trails, woodlands, and a reservoir. The park is open every season for a wide variety of water, snow, and ice activities. In March, the park is also the host of a very special Maple Syrup Festival!