Acton Real Estate and History
Acton (population 9,704) is a community located in the Town of Halton Hills, in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. Acton was incorporated as a village in 1874, and erected into a town in 1950. On January 1, 1974, Acton amalgamated with the Town of Georgetown and most of the Township of Esquesing to form the Town of Halton Hills.
Tanning was an important industry in Acton since 1844, when the first tannery was established. The tannery was subsequently purchased by Beardmore & Co. in 1865, and over time became the largest tanner in Canada. The Tannery closed in September 1986 thus earning Acton the nickname Leathertown.
Acton is a great option for home buyers who are looking for a small-town
Fifteen minute drive to the 401 via Highway 25
Acton Public Schools
Acton Real Estate
Large chain stores include a Sobeys, No Frills (Opening late November 2014), Home Hardware, Giant Tiger and Shoppers Drugmart along with a variety of smaller shops and services. Guelph, Milton and Georgetown serve Acton with a larger selection of retail services. Acton’s downtown area is home to a number of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants as well as professional services.
A new arena, a skatepark, an indoor pool, curling club, indoor sports field, a number of golf courses and easy access to miles of hiking trails make Acton a great location for active families!.
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