Arriving in Halton’s Glen Williams is like taking a small step back in time. Nestled just north of Georgetown on Confederation Street (an extension of Mountainview Avenue), “the Glen” hamlet is an eclectic collection of narrow and twisting streets and lanes lined with trees and unique homes abutting the Credit River. Built as a mill town as early as 1824, the hamlet has evolved into a close community that boasts ample park lands, access to the Bruce Trail, the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, a local bakery and a British styled pub, all of which are year-round attractions for many visitors.
Glen Williams has escaped dense modern sub-division growth in favour of sprawling executive homes, and has maintained much of its charm and character from yesteryear. Historic homes dating back to the 1800’s dot the Glen’s undulating landscape, while traditional bungalows and two story homes on a variety of lot sizes and shapes add to the Glen’s unique charm.
Well situated in close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants and GO Train, the Glen is an ideal respite in an otherwise busy world – quiet, friendly and unique.
Real Estate Statistics (2009 – 2010) based on MLS data – Approximately 23 homes sold in 2009/2010 at an average of 95% of list price. The average home in Glen Williams has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and was listed between $369,000 and $1,569,999 in the same period. Taxes in the Glen average $5,189 per year but reach as high as almost $9,000. Homes in the Glen are predominantly on well and septic systems, with a growing number of homes being built with full town services.
Schools – Glen Williams Public School ( http://glw.hdsb.ca/ ), offers classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 with students being bused to middle schools and high schools in Georgetown for grades 6 to 12. A variety of high quality academic, immersion and special education programs are also available in the Halton and Catholic school boards.
If you are looking for a unique afternoon escape or a quiet near urban community to call home, Glen Williams may just be the right place for you.