Acton, Ontario – It's Worth The Drive


Acton (population approx. 10,000) is a community in the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario. Located just outside the Greater Toronto Area on Highway 7 between Brampton and Guelph, Acton is conveniently close to Highways 401 and 407, and is served by GO Transit buses on the Georgetown line corridor to Toronto. Daily GO Train service is to begin later this year, making Acton even more accessible to commuters.

Danville was first established in 1828 when Wheeler Green opened a dry-goods store. It was later called Adamsville, and finally renamed Acton in 1846 after Acton in West London, England. Acton was incorporated as a village in 1874. One hundred years later, Acton became part of the Town of Halton Hills when it was amalgamated with the Town of Georgetown and most of the Township of Esquesing. Today, the Regional Municipality of Halton includes Acton, Georgetown, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville, and the City of Burlington.

Perhaps best known for the catchy slogan of The Olde Hide House, It's worth the drive to Acton, Acton is located near the waters between the Credit River and the Grand River. There are several golf courses nearby including Clublink's Blue Springs Golf Club, as well as access to the Bruce Trail system, and many other wonders of the Niagara Escarpment.

A terrific community for families, Acton has a new library, hockey arena, and swimming pool. Children love the new skateboard park and can enjoy soccer and other sports year-round thanks to the indoor soccer pitch in Prospect Park, which also boasts tennis courts, baseball diamond, bandshell and picturesque Fairy Lake. Acton's historic downtown offers shoppers and diners a variety of choices, and is fun to poke about on a weekend afternoon.

Acton Real Estate Statistics (Averages from MLS, 2010):

Count – 100

List Price – $ 285,402

Original Price – $ 291,436

Sold Price) – $ 285,138

% List – 97.47

Taxes – $ 2,559

Bedrooms – 2.8

Washrooms – 1.8

Days on Market – 48

Acton Schools:

Acton schools include Acton High School with 629 students in grades 9 – 12; Robert Little Public School with 344 students in grades JK – 5; and McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School with 684 students in grades JK – 8. Please visit for more information.

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Source by Thom Gallagher