The name of the neighbourhood might not be attractive — telling people you live in the Port Royal, Goldhawk and Ardmale will likely elicit some confusion — but there are some definite benefits to calling this neighbourhood home.
As the name suggests, this neighbourhood is 3 distinct areas combined; Armdale is the eastern portion of the neighbourhood, and is mostly made up of commercial and industrial space, but does have some residential pockets and a very sizeable green space: Milliken District Park. Port Royal and Goldhawk are found in the west, both of which have winding residential streets and several green spaces.
Condos for rent in the Port Royal, Goldhawk, and Armdale area are great for families — there are a number of respected schools in the neighbourhood, and also fitness centres, athletic clubs, and recreation facilities like those at Milliken Park Community Recreation. Restaurants are scattered throughout the area, and there are big box stores and retail boutiques in the eastern portion of the neighbourhood.
Renters have 9 buildings to check out in the neighbourhood — traditional high-rises and modern townhouses. The big draw for condos for rent in Port Royal is the low cost of rent, as units in this neighbourhood often list for below average prices. Another benefit to renting a condo in Port Royal are that suite sizes are generous; buildings like The Ambassadors III Condos have spacious and affordable suites, which is great for families who are looking for 2 and 3 bedroom units.
Most buildings are located near McCowan Rd, placing residents on bus routes and within walking distance of grocery stores and a few restaurants. The living experience here is quite similar in high-rises — all buildings were constructed in the late 80s and 90s, and have pools and have amenities that include pools and saunas.
The only modern property in the neighbourhood is Mytko Garden, a townhouse development that offers larger suites but no amenities.
If you call this neighbourhood home, you’ll need a vehicle or public transit to get around; public transit users have multiple bus routes in the neighbourhood, and there are routes that connect to Milliken GO for GO Transit; car owners have a highway for every direction and easily reach the 401, 404, and 407.
The Locals: Young families with a large population of children.
Code of Conduct: Getting overly involved in your children’s athletic aspirations.
What You’ll Find: A Suburban neighbourhood.
What You Won’t Find: Nightlife.
The Homes: 2 Storey houses that look nearly identical from the outside, and traditional condos.
Sealing the Deal: A kid-friendly environment.