Rathwood is one of Mississauga’s most matures areas and more established families are making this their next “move up” neighbourhood. Many families are ditching less traditional homes and opting for the functionality of side and backsplits. These are better for entertaining and generally provide much better lot sizes for a growing family.
Rathwood, like its neighbour Applewood, tends to do the same thing to new visitors – its charm sneaks up on you. Parks are aplenty and every evening in the summer they are bustling. It feels like you’ve stepped back in time to a time when everyone got out on their bikes and played on the street for hours until dinner.
Restaruants Near Rathwood:
241 Pizza, Applewood Fish & Chips, Arigato, Bamiyan Kabob, Belfast Lounge, The Big Fat Greek Buffet, Boston Pizza, British Cuisine Fish & Chips, Cappadocia Turkish Grill, Chuck E Cheese's, Coffee Time, Cora's Breakfast & Lunch, Country Style, Cro Cafe Bar, The Croissant Tree, The Friendly Greek, Galaxy Restaurant, Gospel Cafe & Restaurant.
Rathwood also shares its schools with Applewood at both the middle and high school level. which means it boasts the #1 middle school (Tomken Middle) and has one of Mississauga’s most intriguing high schools in Applewood SS which provides TONS of specialty programs for its students. I’d also like to note that Rathwood houses the BEST Catholic elementary school in Mississauga.
Public Elementary Schools include:
Forest Glen PS
Brian W. Fleming PS
Rathwood is a good neighbourhood for both Public and Catholic High Schools. Glenforest SS, who’s boundaries cover the area east of Tomken is one of Mississauga’s TOP High Schools, John Cabot Catholic SS, who’s boundaries cover the area west of Tomken Rd is one of Mississauga’s TOP High Schools. Both Philip Pocock Catholic SS and Applewood Heights SS are both good high schools that rank well and are trending upward in scores recently.
Commuting & Retail in Rathwood:
Located in the east end of Mississauga, it’s an easy commute for those wanting to stay close to all parts of Toronto with Dixie GO station just minutes away.
Rathwood is also located very close to the Square One City Centre. Along with Applewood, Rathwood does have a great mix of parks which are constantly filled with activities, sports, and families.
The community is a quiet subdivision althoug it is close the Mississauga City Center and the best Mississauga amenities
Good transit and easy access to Toronto make this area desirable for people who work and play in the city
Plenty of parks.