Old Oakville is the seat of the Town of Oakville, where the town was founded at the foot of Sixteen Mile Creek as a shipbuilding centre in 1827.
This area is home to both leafy streets and original heritage homes, and the commercial centre of Oakville, famous for its fine shops and restaurants. Walkability is very high and there is much to see and do, from attending a performance at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, to playing tennis at the Oakville Club, to watching the sailboats on a summer evening from Lakeside Park. The GO Train is also within walking distance.
Housing is diverse, from smaller homes to large estates, and from single-family to condos and townhouses.