If you’re thinking about moving to Mississauga, you’re not alone. Despite the recent slump in home sales in markets nationwide and a slight dip in its population last year, Mississauga is still one of the largest cities in Canada, with a population of over 700,000 and growing.
Aside from being right next door and within commuting distance of Toronto, there are plenty of other reasons to call Mississauga home. Some of those reasons and other info you need about moving to Mississauga are available below.
Benefits of Living in Mississauga
Should you decide to move to Canada’s 7th largest city by population, here are some of the perks Mississauga has to offer.
Mississauga is home to a flourishing business center, with over 75 Fortune 500 companies choosing it as the location for their Canadian headquarters. Mississauga also hosts over 98,000 businesses and 1,400 multinational corporations.
As with other economic hubs, the more companies that set up shop in Mississauga, the more talent (and residents) they attract, which leads to a cycle of commercial and residential growth. Mississauga boasts a diversified employer pool, including businesses providing professional services, such as:
- Information and communications tech
- Financial services
- Advanced manufacturing
- Medical and life sciences
Quality of Life
Mississauga has over 495 parks with several of them along the 22km of its Lake Ontario waterline. Like most bedroom communities, Mississauga is a family-oriented suburb with an abundance of schools, libraries, community centres, and extra-curricular activities.
But for many, one of the reasons for Mississauga’s popularity is its ideal location. Toronto’s downtown core, Niagara Falls and the American border, and Pearson International Airport are just three of Ontario’s major destinations that are within a short distance of pretty much any location in Mississauga.
Mississauga also has plenty of events, cultural shows, and conventions to keep you entertained almost year-round for those days and nights when you feel like staying local. It provides options like Celebration Square, Port Credit, the Living Arts Centre, and many local festivals and theatres.
Planning a Move to Mississauga (Or Anywhere Else)
Aside from the process of viewing potential homes, putting in an offer, closing, etc., there’s also the business of actually moving.
From deciding what’s coming with you and what to get rid of (and how) to shopping for new furnishings and sorting out the logistics, there are plenty of major and minor tasks that need to be taken care of in a relatively short amount of time when moving homes.
Much like budgeting for your closing and moving costs, moving needs to be planned to the last detail in advance and scheduled to begin as soon as possible after your offer is accepted.
Here are some tips for planning your move to Mississauga (or anywhere else, for that matter):
- Start packing as early as possible, even if you feel you have more time than you need. Packing is a time-consuming job. People often underestimate how much stuff they own and the work involved in packing or disposing of it.
- If you need to use a moving company, be extremely careful about who you hire. Ask friends and family for a referral or use an established, reputable company. If you search for someone online, use a site, forum, or platform that vets the movers and do your own research to verify the information.
- Gather all of your important documents and keep them in a safe and accessible location.
Finally, as your real estate lawyer and/or agent will probably tell you, don’t schedule your moving day on the closing day. There are often last-minute wrinkles that can cause delays. It’s best to assume that even with a seamless transfer of ownership that it will be too late in the day to move in by the time you get the keys to your new home.
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