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The Oakville Neighbourhood of Glen Abbey

Perhaps one of the most notable neighbourhoods in the town of Oakville is Glen Abbey, an area bordered to the north by Upper Middle Road, to the south by the QEW, to the west by Bronte Road and Dorval Drive to the east. A recent census put the population of Glen Abbey at over 20,000 which makes it the second largest community in town next to Bronte.

When you think of Glen Abbey, you may think first of the golf course that was designed by pro golfer Jack Nicklaus back in 1976. It has been home to the Canadian Open several times, is home of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and its famous ‘valley holes’ that are holes 11-15 on the course and that incorporate the sloping valley and Sixteen Mile Creek in the play.

If you live in Glen Abbey you will know that they also have a recreation center that sits at the intersection of Third Line and Glen Abbey Gate. This complex houses two ice rinks, a gym and a pool, squash courts, community rooms, a library and a fitness club. The area is also full of outdoor amenities like basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, splash pads, playgrounds and tennis courts in the many parks that dot the community.

Glen Abbey is not the newest neighbourhood in Oakville, having been started in 1981, with the biggest building boom peaking in 1990. The area is full of parkland, ravines, woodlands and walking/biking trails which make it a picturesque place in which to raise families or retire. It is made up of single family detached homes, medium and high density attached home and apartment living and luxury homes and estates that back on to the famous Glen Abbey Golf Club. Where you have a home, you also have a roof and because of the age of some of the homes in the area, a new roof may be in the minds of many owners. Roofing materials run the gamut from typical three tab asphalt shingles to slate and even some of the newer materials on the market today like recycled tires that makes up the ‘rubber roof’ and metal. The newer things like rubber and metal are designed to be beautiful as well as long-lasting and would raise the curb appeal of any home, whether it’s a new build, a remodel or just a home needing a new roof. Since the area of Glen Abbey is home to some of the natural beauty of the Halton area, some may choose wood shakes to make a roof that is complementary to the home’s surroundings. Whatever your preference, it’s always best to ask the experts at Advanced Roofing Ontario so you get the best advice, professionalism and experience to keep your Glen Abbey home and roof looking its best.