CLARKSON REAL ESTATE
RATTRAY MARSH homes
Clarkson real estate, featuring Rattray Marsh:
The Rattray Marsh
Clarkson is one of the original areas of Mississauga, located south of the QEW highway, with Winston Churchill Boulevard on its west border, and a somewhat indefinite dividing line east of Southdown Road, on its eastern flank. Clarkson was built primarily in the 1970's, and it offers a wide range of housing types and prices - from affordable first time buyer townhouses situated along Bromsgrove Road, to the executive style condos and townhomes of Walden Spinney, to a vast and affordable range of semi-detached and fully detached houses - there is much here to enjoy.. At the top end of real estate options in Clarkson, there is also a very expensive and exclusive residential neighbourhood bordering the natural wetlands area known as the Rattray Marsh, with some of the finest homes available in a unique natural setting.
Clarkson real estate offers a lot of very attractive benefits to the savvy buyer: mature neighbourhoods, with tall trees, spacious older homes with large lots and plenty of character. Newer subdivisions just can't match the lot sizes, parkland, and proximity of Lake Ontario, to name just a few of Clarkson's many features. Although the homes are older than some of the newest subdivisions, most have been updated and treated with loving care throughout their lifetimes. Quite simply, it's a great area, with relatively affordable housing stock for young families (with one exception, as we will see).
Edit: Clarkson was just recognized as one of the Top 100 Neighbourhoods in Canada for real estate investment. See my video overview here: Top 100 Neighbourhoods
Clarkson gets its name from one of its very first settlers, a gentleman named Warren Clarkson, who arrived in the township in 1808 and remained there till his death in 1882. This part of what we today call Mississauga, was first referred to as Clarkson's Corners and boasted a general store and post office, run by the Clarkson family.
Bradley Museum Log Cabin
Clarkson was originally renowned for its orchards, particularly for apples and strawberries, and was considered at one time to be the 'strawberry capital of Ontario'. You can visit several heritage areas and museums, such as the Benares Historic House and the Bradley Museum. Lucky visitors to the Bradley Museum can occasionally spot a herd of wild, whitetail deer in the neighbouring forest.
Map of Clarkson, Mississauga
Clarkson is also the location of a serene and relatively untouched nature area called the Rattray Marsh, next to Lake Ontario. Renowned for its undistrurbed wetlands, wildlife, birdwatching, scenic pathways and boardwalks, the Mississauga Rattray Marsh Conservation Area is also bordered by a very special area of residential homes. The houses surrounding the Rattray Marsh are highly sought after, and those in the area directly adjacent of the marsh, known as the Rattray Park Estates, are some of the most exclusive in the GTA. Streets such as Meadow Wood Rd. and Watersedge Rd. boast mansions to rival those of the 'rich and famous' anywhere in Canada. There is very little turnover in the Rattray Marsh area of Mississauga, as most people who move there, rarely want to leave! For directions, see: Rattray Marsh Trail Map
Clarkson GO Station
Clarkson has a GO train station, providing direct access to Union Station in downtown Toronto via the Lakeshore West line. There is also extensive Mississauga Transit bus service throughout Clarkson with multiple lines feeding into the GO station, and providing access to the main hub at Square One. The Erin Mills Parkway / Southdown Road interchange of the QEW provides convenient access to this major highway, and Highway 403 is also nearby. The main roads in the Clarkson area are Lakeshore Road West, Southdown Road, and Royal Windsor Drive.
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author: Randy Selzer