No. 7: West Oak Trails (Oakville)

Average sale price: $1,022,466

From Google Earth, this patch on the west side of Oakville looks like every other suburban agglomeration built in the past 20 years: twisty crescents and cul-de-sacs full of subdivisions and small parks. On the ground, things are different. The houses are a handsome blend of newer brick homes and old-fashioned semis. The public schools—Emily Carr, Forest Trail and West Oak—are excellent. And unlike most suburbs, West Oak Trails has bike lanes along all of its major thoroughfares. Then there are the eponymous trails, a network of walkways that snake through wooded areas. They’re not wilderness, exactly—backyard pools often glint through the trees—but they’re beautiful nonetheless, with thickets of sumac and monarch butterflies fluttering about.

What’s selling?

2173 Stratus Drive
A two-storey detached with four bedrooms and three baths.
Listed at $999,999
Sold for $993,000


2407 Lazio Lane
A two-storey townhouse with three bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $588,888
Sold for $588,888


2538 Carberry Way
A two-storey detached with three bedrooms and three baths.
Listed at $839,800
Sold for $810,000