The growth of our real estate market is driven by our preferred location, amenities and services, natural features, overall affordability, and small town character. While home prices remain high in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), more and more buyers are looking to Brantford because of our affordability, our amenities, our proximity to major urban centres, and our attractive mix of housing options.

A Recognized Community

Money Sense Magazine recognized the Brantford and area market as the one of the best places to buy real estate in Canada for 6 years running (6th out of 35 cities in 2020, 3rd in 2019, 1st in 2018, 3rd in 2017, 3rd in 2016, and 4th in 2015).  In 2018 the editors noted, “…Brantford has diversified its economy and thrived. Its low unemployment rate and affordable yet steadily rising housing prices pushed the city to the top spot in our annual ranking of the best places to buy property in Canada's major urban centres.”

Additionally, in 2021, the Huffington Post picked Brantford 3rd in its "Best Cities To Move To Near Toronto" list.

Comparative Data and Charts

The data below charts the Brantford and area's real estate market in comparison to surrounding large cities. Housing here remains reasonable and accessible, particularly when compared to these markets. Much of the data featured is sourced from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) monthly National Price Map.