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Brampton is in a unique place. Sitting in the far suburbs of Toronto, it has a rising minority and international population as well as a burgeoning population. Geographically, the area is hemmed in by the Caledon and Mississauga areas and has expanded as far north as possible without traipsing into federal conservation areas. Within its boundaries, there is a mix of classic, old-school housing and newer apartments. Every pocket of the city offers something unique, and as a result, looking for Brampton apartments for rent or houses to rent in Brampton can be a bit confusing.
Demand for new homes has been steadily rising, and it has been hard for the city to expand to adjust to a growing population. Transportation has become an issue, so that there actually is a rush hour effect. The population has grown to over 400,000 people and is expected to roll past 700,000 within the next twenty years, so demand will only tighten. People beginning work in Brampton may be well-inclined to attempt finding apartments for rent in Brampton within the inner core of the city, but crime and other factors should make one consider whether it is worthwhile.
If anything, it might be better to look outside of the core area. Potential residents could look to be closer to Toronto than Brampton, in order to enjoy an easier commute to Brampton. With the average age in the low 30’s, the area houses many people still early in their careers, not quite ready to settle down yet. Others may look at neighborhoods like Rookwood, Peel Village or Eldorado Park and realize that houses for rent in Brampton can be had for much less than what they would cost in nearby Toronto. However, with stratospheric growth planned, these properties may rise quickly in value, eventually matching the rest of the Toronto real estate market.