Acton is part of the Town of Halton Hills. Acton is the perfect blend of rural landscape with modern amenities. Acton real estate is an increasingly popular option for home buyers who long for the small-town community atmosphere but closeness to the GTA provides easy access to Guelph, Mississauga and the Airport.
Halton Hills and Acton have experienced a steady population growth over the last 20 years. The nearly 10,000 people who call Acton their home today are reaping the benefits of the community’s storied past – nicknamed “Leathertown” because of Acton’s once-extensive tanning industry during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Today Acton cherishes the term “It’s worth the drive to Acton” that the Olde Hide House established as its marketing slogan.
Fairy Lake in Prospect Park offers many outdoor activities – including the dog park; tennis; play areas; indoor soccer; splash pad; and baseball fields. Not to mention Acton’s famous Fall Fair. Other natural features within the area include the popular Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail, where hiking and biking offer incredible excursions into nature.
Acton’s downtown area features shops and local restaurants such as “Tanner’s”, Mill St Crossing, Andy’s, Starlight Cafe, and Lily Thai. There is something for every taste! Recently Roxy’s coffee shop has opened which provides a great way to spend time with friends and family. Acton regularly hosts a variety of fairs and festivals like the Leathertown Festival in August, where visitors crowd the streets of the community to enjoy live music, local artists and lots of great food.