Acton Real Estate and History Acton Ontario - Small Town Living at its Best!
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 community atmosphere but still located within the GTA
Fairy Lake Prospect Park, on Fairy Lake is a gem located in the center of Acton. A beach, fishing, canoe rentals, baseball diamonds, indoor soccer, tennis courts, off leash dog park, splash pad can all be found here making it hub of activity for people of all ages.
Commuting Monday - Friday commuter service to downtown Toronto and a number of buses to Guelph or Downtown Toronto seven days a week. http://www.gotransit.com/
Acton Real Estate Acton Real Estate is predominantly detached homes, with some semi-detached and townhomes. Lot sizes vary from large with mature trees and wide streets to newer subdivisions. A great family town with many amenities within walking distance.
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!.