Whether you want a quiet life on a secluded farm or are looking for a two-storey family house, Caledon can satisfy both needs. Other homes for sale in Caledon are also worth checking out: heritage buildings downtown, small bungalows in cozy villages, and gated mansions are waiting for their new owners.
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Below, you will learn everything about the Caledon real estate market, infrastructure, demographics, and places of interest.
Caledon is a town in Peel Region, Ontario, with a population of 66,502. The town’s name is a short version of the word “Caledonia,” which Romans used to refer to North Britain. Caledon has the largest area in the GTA; however, its population makes it only the 83rd in Canada. Caledon is primarily rural, but there is also a big area under urban development.
The total visible minority population in Caledon is 18.8% out of 66,502 residents. The minority includes people of South Asian, Black, Latin American, Chinese, Filipino, Arab, and other origins.
The 2011 census showed that 77.5% of people identify themselves as Christian, while 18.6% do not affiliate with any religion. Sikhism is represented by 2% of residents, and there are also groups affiliating with Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.
The median age in Caledon is 41, comparable to the national median age of 41.2. The working population comprises 68.23% of the population, with the largest age group of 50 – 54 years old.
Thanks to its vast territory, Caledon is divided into numerous villages and communities. Plus, there are many standalone farms in Rural Caledon. The biggest neighbourhoods in the city are Alton, Bolton East, Bolton North, Bolton West, Caledon East, Caledon Village, Cheltenham, Inglewood, Mono Mills, and Palgrave.
Bolton is the largest community in Caledon, with a population of 26,378. It is an administrative and commercial centre, but it also has several recreational areas. The houses here are mostly bungalows, cottages, and split-level homes.
Palgrave is famous for its hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Gated estate houses prevail here, but there are also many options for first-time buyers – ranch-style bungalows and neo-colonial houses.
Not only is Rural Caledon a go-to place for tourists and photographers, but it also gives a lot of options for house buyers. Farmhouses are scattered across the land, so you can enjoy the scenery without too many neighbours.
Peel Regional Paramedic Services provides emergency services in Caledon. The nearest hospitals are Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, Georgetown Hospital, and Brampton Emergency Hospital.
GO Transit buses connect Caledon with neighbouring cities as well as provide transportation across the town’s two routes. There is no airport in Caledon, but Toronto Pearson International Airport is only 30 minutes away.
Four school boards provide elementary and secondary education in Caledon: The Conseil scolaire Viamonde (public-secular; first language – French) Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (public-separate; first language – French) The Peel District School Board (public-secular; first language – English) The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (public-separate; first language – English)
Caledon is GTA’s heart and soul when we’re talking about conservation lands. It is famous for its picturesque views and tourist destinations, attracting visitors from around the country. Fly-fishing enthusiasts should pay a visit to Glen Haffy Conservation Area, while cyclists have the whole Rural Caledon at their disposal.
Caledon is home to junior and minor hockey teams, as well as a lacrosse team. For art lovers, there is Alton Mills Art Centre, located in a converted mill. Caledon also hosts weekly fairs and country markets.