What we refer to as Halton Hills is actually an area comprised of two primary urban centers Georgetown and Acton and a number of surrounding hamlets and smaller communities, all located in a natural rural setting. A popular spot for Sunday drivers, the area is characters by some of Southern Ontario's prettiest countryside.
More than a stop on a tourist's itinerary, Halton Hills is a delightful alternative for home buyers seeking lower-than-Toronto housing prices. The area's 47,000 residents are only a 40-minutes drive from downtown Toronto and are well serviced by both the GO Bus and GO Train, providing frequent daily commuter service between Halton Hills and Toronto. Gray Coach provides service to Toronto several times daily and Via Rail travels from Georgetown to Union Station frequently during rush hours.
Recreational opportunities in Halton Hills abound. There are several forested and scenic hiking trails, including the Bruce Trail. Recreational opportunities are also realized in its four conservation areas, arenas such as the new Acton arena, six golf courses, 46 parks and open spaces, wildlife preserves and miles of scenic roads.
Georgetown, population 28,000, is the largest community in Halton Hills and has a charming downtown where you can browse through antique shops, art galleries and farmer's markets. There are a number of historic homes and buildings, including its train station dating back to 1836, still used by GO and Via Train services.
Acton, population 7,767, is renowned for its historical tannery and leather industry and even has its own Leathertown Festival in celebration of this history. Fairy Lake, in Prospect Park, is a popular spot for fishing and boating. Comparable homes in Acton cost less than in Georgetown.