Village Score 7/10
About Clarkson Village
Clarkson Village is a tale of two worlds, starting with older with entry level homes and going all the way up to multi million dollar waterfront estate homes.
Over the past decade, Clarkson has been coming into its prime due to it’s south location and it’s easy access to Toronto via the Go train, and this has made it attractive to professionals working in downtown Toronto. Having said that, a large part of Clarkson is still a community in transition, with lower income and large industrial complexes, lack of waterfront access, and less desirable schools. So be very careful when you think Clarkson Village, as there is a very real dividing line between HOT and NOT.
Clarkson Village Real Estate Info
In the very small area along Lakeshore road, east of Southdown Road, is Clarkson Village & Rattray Marsh. These beautiful areas boast both stately homes; some on large lots and quick access to the lake.There are a variety of custom and older homes that will start you off at a minimum of $750,000 for a fixer, and into the millions for a premium home.
Your Typical Neighbour in Clarkson
Your neighbour depends on which area of Clarkson you live. In the prime areas, they are mostly upper middle class to upper class professionals and families. In the area west of Southdown Road and Clarkson Road SOUTH, this is more of an up and coming area, with a real mix of residents from renters to seniors.
Score Factor 1 : Housing Characteristics
There are a variety of housing styles in Clarkson, from townhomes to estate homes, but the most typical home you will encounter in Clarkson is the 1960’s suburban style home.
Post War Suburban Style Homes
- Generally come in 2 story, split level or bungalow. A good mix of detached and semi detached.
- Mature, tree lined streets
- These homes are popular for their decent sized backyards. There are many opportunities to find a private backyard.
- Great opportunity for someone to add sweat equity and their personal decorating touch
- Average Price range: 350,000 to 700,000
Rattray Marsh (Custom & Executive Homes)
- Just off Clarkson Road and throughout Rattray Marsh you will find large & stately homes with wide lots and beautiful curb appeal
- Similar in look and feel to Lorne Park and the price is high as well
- Waterfront properties are available near Rattray Marsh
Condo Town Homes and High Rise
- The largest concentration of townhomes in Clarkson is on Bromsgrove Rd
- Townhomes offer an affordable option for buyers that desire to be in south Mississauga
- There are luxury townhomes and buildings along Lakeshore Rd in Clarkson Village
- Average Price Range: starting around 200,000 and up from there
- Rattray Marsh has some of the most beautiful homes and views in all of Mississauga
- Clarkson, East of Southdown blends right into Lorne Park and offers much of the lifestyle for slightly less the price
- This is no cookie-cutter neighbourhood. This area is full of the charm you get from huge trees and character homes built over more than 100 years.
- Clarkson has a higher proportion of multi-family homes, including apartment buildings and large town home complexes. These properties are less appealing aesthetically although they to provide all the same benefits of living in Clarkson.
Score Factor 2: Quality & Ranking of Schools
- The Area of Clarkson East of Southdown Road falls within the Lorne Park Public Secondary School, which is one of the Top High Schools in Mississauga, and has a long-standing reputation for excellence.
- Iona Catholic Secondary School is in the top 16% of all Ontario schools, a very good school and all of Clarkson falls within the catchment area.
- Clarkson Secondary school, which is the public high school for the majority of Clarkson is just outside the top 40% of all Ontario secondary schools. It is trending upwards in the recent years but is still not highly regarded compared to other schools in the area.
- From Current Maps, if your child starts Early Imemrsion, they will attend Clarkson Secondary, whereas late immersion attends Lorne Park Secondary School
Score Factor 3: Community “Vibe” and Amenities
- Clarkson Village along Lakeshore Rd continues to be spruced up with new shops and restaurants opening up. Many store fronts have been revitalized and there is a level a charm that has evolved in this area of the lakefront.
- Clarkson has its own community, with fairs and local events happening all year round.
- A major advantage is access to Toronto via 20 minute GO train ride, while still being one of the most affordable areas along the lakefront in all of the GTA
- Clarkson is very close to Port Credit and waterfront parks such as Jack Darling Park.
- The Lakefront is still a diversified mix, with many businesses in need of a face lift. Though it does not look like Port Credit yet, Clarkson is up and coming and will continue to improve over the next decades to come.
Score Factor 4: Overall Affordability & Value
In the last 5-10 years, the most prestigious and appealing areas of Clarkson and Rattray Marsh have inched out of the budget of the average family buyer, though still more affordable than other lakeshore areas of the city.
Clarkson offers tremendous value, and an investment in certain areas will pay out on spades over the long run. Clarkson Village itself has much charm, amenities and activities, and you also have easy access to Port Credit and downtown Toronto. Family buying is more limited however, if schools are a top priority on your list.
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