Why Live Here?
The Orchard is located in the northeast corner of Burlington, bordering Bronte Creek Provincial Park. It is a quaint family neighbourhood with housing options for most budgets. People are attracted to this neighbourhood for its convenient location, family focus and many quality schools. No matter where you live in The Orchard you will find a park or trail nearby. If schools are your priority, you will inevitably find one within walking distance. Within the boundaries of The Orchard there are 5 elementary schools (3 public and 2 catholic): Orchard Park Public School,Alexander Elementary, John William Boich, St. Elizabeth Seton, & St. Christopher’s. The Orchard is often the name used for the whole neighbourhood but originally the newer area east of Sutton Drive was termed Bronte Woods.
Construction in this neighbourhood started in the late 1990’s, with the very first home being occupied in 1997. Since that time, this community has grown to approximately 3,800 homes.
Most people call this entire neighbouthood “The Orchard,” but truth be told, the newer area (east of Sutton Drive) is actually called “Bronte Woods.” The problem is that the name has been lost somewhere along the way, and today the neighbourhood is simply known as “The Orchard.” People are attracted to this neighbourhood for its wide variety of home options and its convenient location. The Orchard, being a family-focused neighbourhood, offers many parks peppered throughout. There’s definitely no shortage of parks in this community. Most of the family fun in this neighbourhood is located outdoors. Bronte Creek Provincial Park, outdoor trails for walking, running and bike riding, and of course, plenty of jungle gyms for the little ones.