In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

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Neighbourhood Vibe

A family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, a mix of older and newer homes, with spacious rooms and modern kitchens.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community of families with children, professionals, and a diverse population from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities, along with a convenient location near Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Have a look around Orchard.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 30s, and people in their 40s. Located in northeast Burlington, Orchard is a primarily residential neighbourhood which borders Bronte Creek Provinical Park.

People & Families in Orchard

Families with kids make up 69% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 15% of households and 13% of households are one person living alone. People in Orchard come from 106 different ethnic origins, and 27% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,570

Neighbourhood Population

11,487

Household Size

  • 1 person - 12%
  • 2 persons - 19%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 34%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 12%
  • Non-family households - 0%
  • Families with children - 69%
  • Couples without children - 14%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 43%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 28%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 4%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 25%
  • English - 25%
  • Scottish - 20%
  • Irish - 18%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 33%
  • 45 to 54 years - 34%
  • 55 to 64 years - 12%
  • 65 to 74 years - 5%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 7%
  • 5 to 9 years - 9%
  • 10 to 14 years - 11%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 7%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 23%
  • 50 to 59 years - 9%
  • 60 to 69 years - 3%
  • over 70 years - 2%

Orchard Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools, 5 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Orchard. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, Waldorf, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

5

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Orchard

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and nature parks. There are 7 parks in Orchard, with 35 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

35

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 6
  • Dog Parks - 2
  • Pool - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 6
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Winter Sports Facility - 1
  • Sledding Hill - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Campground - 1
  • Fishing Location - 1
  • Trails - 3
  • Nature Centre - 1
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Getting Around in Orchard

There are 37 transit stops in Orchard. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 32%
  • Commute to another city - 67%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 11%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 29%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 11%
  • 60 minutes and over - 17%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 22%

Work and Education in Orchard

In Orchard, 52% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 82% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 1%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 2%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 4%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 21%
  • $200,000 and over - 20%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 20%
  • Management occupations - 18%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Finance and insurance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 76% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 19% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Orchard Homes

In Orchard, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 32% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 70%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 18%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 2%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 8%
  • Not condominium - 91%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 4%
  • 2 bedrooms - 3%
  • 3 bedrooms - 54%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 38%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 0%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 0%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 27%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 53%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 15%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 5%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 92%
  • Renter - 6%
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