Life in a Mature Neighbourhood

There are a lot of reasons why people are choosing to make a mature neighbourhood their home. It could be they have friends living in the neighbourhood, or they just like the walkability and the streets.

Whatever the reason, there are a few clear benefits of living in a mature neighbourhood.

Bigger trees

Trees make a huge difference to our quality of life. In fact, a 2015 study found that an increase of 10 trees per city block resulted in an increase in health perception equivalent to $10,200.

More trees means happier people, and there’s lots of them in our mature neighbourhoods. 

Walkability

By living in a mature neighbourhood you increase your proximity to amenities. That’s because most of our mature neighbourhoods are built closer to the core and other established commercial areas.

You’ll find yourself choosing the rubber in your soles over the rubber in your tires more and more.

Better transit

It’s easier to take a bus or the train from our mature neighbourhoods because you’ll often be on a transit route that’s either taking people to, or from, the core.

Even better, because of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), the transit in our mature neighbourhoods will only get better as time goes on. 

Strong community leagues

Because mature neighbourhoods have a longer history than more recently developed neighbourhoods, they tend to have stronger community leagues. 

You’ll meet people who care about the neighbourhood you’re making your home, and have cared about it their whole life.

Closer to downtown

Being closer to downtown has a number of benefits if you’re the kind of person who wants to take advantage of them.

The Art Gallery, great restaurants, libraries, and the symphony are just a few of the attractions that will be close by.