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Cooksville is a western GTA neighbourhood located in south central Mississauga just south of the Square One area. It is regarded for an abundant variety of renters and manufacturing and trades workers. It is bordered by Mavis Road to the west, Rathburn Road to the north, Cawthra Road to the east and south along the Queen Elizabeth Way. Cooksville is a real urban blend and not a traditional suburban neighbourhood, it manages to be a homey community. It's defined by its communal green spaces, independence from the big city, and also has a bustling freshness.
This is one of the more inexpensive neighbourhoods in the GTA and it draws new immigrants, young professionals, and growing families who are looking to own their first home. It is very distinct, and the real estate is split between the numerous old/new condos and the more traditional homes. The current population is approximately 11,000, but it is growing very quickly because of the newly proposed plan “Vision Cooksville.” The goal is to establish a thriving community strategy for downtown Cooksville that defines a cultural, social, and economic vision that revitalizes the neighbourhood. Homeownership is currently at 58%, compared to 42% that are tenanted. The average family household income is $81.358.
Cooksville largely features condos, accounting for 44% of sales, accompanied by both condo townhomes and detached houses at 22%. Condo apartments are the most common style, and the majority of properties have two bedrooms. The average price in Cooksville over the past year is $587,358, an increase of 28% over the same time period. The average condo price during that time is $358,648 as compared to the average freehold price of $1,000,088 over the same period.
Many newly proposed mixed-use, master-planned developments are presently being conceptualized. They will include new high-rise residential condominium towers with ground level retail space and an abundance of green spaces. Together these will reenergize the surrounding streetscape of this aging community, bringing family, friends, and neighbours closer to maintain its tight-knit feel. Having parks and green spaces are important for quality of life, and it gives the neighbourhood a sense of community and belonging where everyone can congregate.
One of Cooksville’s best features is the public transportation that allows entry to the rest of the city via GO Transit, MIWay bus services, and the express city buses that go to Toronto Union Station and its surrounding neighbourhood. For motorists, Highways 401, 403, 407, and the QEW are nearby and are easily accessible, making it very convenient for everyone. The new facelift will also include transit infrastructure. Metrolinx has designated three transit lines that will converge in Cooksville. This includes the future Hurontario LRT light transit line, the prevailing Milton GO transit rail line, and the rapid transit line on Dundas Street, so don't be surprised if this part of Mississauga becomes the next central hub within the next 20 years.
Life in Cooksville is advantageous because it is located right in the heart of Mississauga close to Square One, which prides itself on being the primary venue for the city’s retail and leisure amenities. The University of Toronto Mississauga Campus is also only a short drive away from the heart of this neighbourhood.
The Mississauga Hospital is in the centre of this neighbourhood. It is the focal point of a health care district that also has a long term care centre, infusion clinic, travel clinic, and family centre.
There is very good value for your money here, given the lifestyle and surroundings this community provides. With the proximity to Downtown Toronto, first rate public schools, post secondary institutions, and the Mississauga Hospital, this neighbourhood affords a style of living that is rare to find. If homeownership is your goal, this area has a very affordable price point, which can provide a path towards stepping up the property ladder. Once the proposed Hurontario LRT forges forward as planned, the location near Hurontario Street will directly benefit, and this will be the place to be.
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