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On the East side of Brantford are the lovely neighbourhoods of Echo Place & Braneida! Quick access to the highway makes this area a commuter’s dream, and there are plenty of amenities to be found! If you’re thinking buying a home in Brantford, Echo Place & Braneida are a great place to start looking!

OVERVIEW:

Echo Place & Braneida are popular neighbourhoods in Brantford as they offer a wide variety of amenities. For those looking for a more mature neighbourhood with wider lots, front porches and meandering sidewalks, this is a phenomenal place to buy a home. The streets are known for their mature trees and park-like settings. There truly is a peaceful atmosphere as folks love to run along the shady Forest Road trail.

Plenty of shopping and restaurants are nearby and access to the Highway 403 is quick & easy to get to. This makes commuting a dream for those that work outside the Brantford city limits.  It’s a nice quiet area that you’ll love to settle in and enjoy!

HOMES:

You’ll find a great cross section of homes in Echo Place & Braneida. Older century houses that are turning into renovated dream homes are popular. Investors love to flip these older homes into new masterpieces, however there’s still plenty of charm left in this neighbourhood.  With wider lots and homes set back further from the street, these neighbourhoods feel charming and welcoming.

If you’re looking to buy something newer, you can find plenty of new construction happening closer to the 403. Most single family homes here fall between 1000 – 3000 sq feet of living space so you can really spread out and enjoy! There are also a variety of apartments and condominiums to be found in this part of Brantford, making it quite a diverse community.

We find a lot of families in Echo Place & Braneida because of its large lots and nearby parks.  Who wouldn’t love to stroll over to a shady playground or jump through the water at a splash pad! It’s also a great place for grandparents & retirees looking for a slower, quieter pace of life.  There truly is something for everyone Echo Place & Braneida. Everything you’ve been looking for is just outside your front door!

SCHOOLS:

Brantford Public Schools are part of the Grand Erie District School Board, while the Catholic Schools are part of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Echo Place Public School, Woodman Drive Public School, Onondaga-Brant Public School
CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Notre Dame, St. Peter
PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS: Pauline Johnson College & Vocational School
CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS: St. John’s College, Assumption College
FRENCH IMMERSION SCHOOLS: Ecole Confederation

AMENITIES:

– Mohawk Park & Splash Pad: This park offers a large shady park-setting with playgrounds, picnic pavilions, snack bar, a splash pad for kids and even a fun mini train ride during summer months! Spread out a blanket under the canopy of trees or take a stroll along the Grand River! You may even find some children’s soccer games on the pitch!
– Grand River: Scenic views of the Grand River can be found throughout this side of the city with walking trails and parks. Kayaking, fishing and quiet tree-lined walking/jogging trails are all benefits to having this beautiful river nearby.
– Crossroads Antique Market: This unique market features 75 vendors within a 15000 sq. ft. space. There truly is something for everyone at this market!

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