Connect with a Great Lifestyle
Housing and Lifestyle: Make an Appealing Connection
Orangeville appeals to families, offering attractive and unique housing options. Families relocating can select from stately brick century homes on tree-lined streets, single family homes and townhouses in newer subdivisions with access to modern parks and walking trails, or estate residential and executive housing in town or in the surrounding rural areas. There’s sure to be something to connect everyone with the lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of.
Orangeville’s housing costs are highly competitive. When compared with the surrounding areas of Brampton, Caledon and Newmarket, Orangeville ranks lowest across four housing categories.
Toronto Real Estate Board, Market Watch
(Source: Toronto Real Estate Board, Market Watch October 2016)
Our Education Connection
Orangeville and area is served by three school boards, the Upper Grand District School Board, the Dufferin-Peel catholic District School Board and the Conseil Scolaire de District Centre Sud Ouest, offering a French language school. There are two secondary schools and an ongoing elementary school building program. There are also several well-respected, privately-funded schools in Orangeville and the surrounding area.
A Regional Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre is at the heart of medical services for the greater Dufferin area and is a leader in community health care. Headwaters Health Care Centre is home to a wide variety of family practice and medical practitioners as well as consulting and visiting specialists in a range of health care disciplines.
Emergency Services Connected to You
Orangeville operates its own professional police service and full-time fire department, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.
Modern Recreation Facilities
Orangeville boasts two community centres. The Alder Street Recreation Centre is a modern recreation centre combining recreation with community and cultural activities. The centre features two arenas, a walking/running track, gymnasium, leisure pool with waterslide, lap pool, office and meeting space, a branch library and more. The Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre provides two arenas and a pool. A variety of recreational and league programs are offered at both centres throughout the year.
The Town also provides approximately 36 hectares of active and passive parks, trails and sports fields, including lit and unlit baseball diamonds and soccer fields, accessible play areas for all ages, an outdoor skateboard park, splash pad, outdoor ice rinks, and other amenities. As part of our commitment to ensuring the health of our community, the Town continues to expand its extensive multi-use trail system.
With an overwhelming number of outdoor activities available in the Orangeville vicinity, there is something for everyone. Island Lake Conservation Area provides immediate access to hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, swimming, bird watching, and other year-round recreational activities. Cross-country and downhill skiing, horseback riding, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities are on our doorstep for the enjoyment of area visitors and residents. Over 15 golf courses are within a 30-minute drive of Orangeville for your putting (and driving) pleasure.
Unique Shopping Experiences
Orangeville offers shoppers a variety of choices. Downtown Orangeville radiates charm and character and provides the perfect backdrop for a mix of unique shops set within some magnificent historic Ontario architecture. Stroll along Broadway or along one of the many side streets of downtown Orangeville and visit an array of clothing boutiques, art stores & galleries and specialty shops, or take advantage of the modern convenience and selection available in our shopping centres.
Local Attractions, Festivals and Events: Connecting the Community
Orangeville hosts a growing number of festivals and special events that reflect the diversity of interests in our community, including the Orangeville Farmers’ Market, Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, Headwaters Arts Festival in the Hills, Orangeville Moonlight Magic/Light Up Downtown and First Night Celebrations. Unique attractions draw visitors from across and beyond the region including Theatre Orangeville, the Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train and our Art Walk of Tree Sculptures.