Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

5 Great Neighbourhoods to Live In and Around the GTA

By: Nina Asusa

5 Great Neighbourhoods to Live In and Around the GTA

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Choosing a neighbourhood to live in is no simple task. It’s a decision that should be made thoughtfully and with care. You have to think about the qualities that would make a neighbourhood ideal for you- does it need to be family-friendly? Do you want to live in a lively area or would a more private, quiet community work better for you? What amenities would you like to have nearby? If you’ve already narrowed down your search, it’s okay you might still like some of the areas we cover.  We’ve rounded up five of greatest neighbourhoods to live in in Brampton and the GTA!
 
1. Downtown Brampton
Downtown Brampton is a wonderful place to call home. It’s a lively area filled with lots of restaurants, shopping and activities, with lots to do for individuals, couples and families! The amenities in the downtown core include Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, The Rose Theatre, Garden Square,Gage Park, The Farmers’ Marketand so many more! If you want to live in an energetic section of Brampton, downtown is the place for you!
 
2. Port Credit, Mississauga
Situated in Mississauga, Port Credit is a lovely neighbourhood beside the Credit River. It’s a picturesque community that’s known as one of Mississauga’s top cultural, entertainment and culinary districts. It’s a vibrant neighbourhood, constantly hosting award-winning festivals and events. It has one of Canada’s most notable main streets, lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants. And don’t forget their beautiful waterfront parks and restaurants!
 
3. Peel Village, Brampton
Another great neighbourhood in Brampton is Peel Village. Home to Peel and Brampton golf courses, it’s a beautiful community just south of the Brampton core. You’ll find tree-lined streets, gorgeous gardens, lots of privacy and beautiful detached homes. If you love the idea of living in a private, homey area, Peel Village could be the perfect place for you. Although it’s a quiet neighbourhood, it’s also close to shopping and entertainment!
 
4. The Kingsway
The Kingsway is a highly sought after neighbourhood located just west of Toronto (we still call it Etobicoke around here). It’s an affluent area, with large, beautiful homes, winding streets, gorgeous mature trees, and proximity to restaurants, shopping and cafes. It’s a family-friendly neighbourhood with a number of schools, parks and the Humber River Recreational Trail for a walk, bike or cycle! On top of all these wonderful neighbourhood benefits, the Bloor subway line runs through it, making it easy to travel in and out of the Kingsway.
 
5. Sunnylea
Sunnlyea is a wonderful neighbourhood to live in, especially if you have kids. It’s an easily walkable area, close to local amenities, excellent schools, parks, and cycling and running trails through High Park and down to Lake Ontario. It’s home to Mimico Creek& Trail, which winds through the centre of the neighbourhood, giving it a dose of country charm, along with the beautiful tree-lined streets. In Sunnlyea, you get the tight-knit feel of community with the vibrancy of city life!
 
If you’re making the move some time soon, these are five of the top neighbourhoods to live in! Which one would you like to call home?