И вот вам ещё парочка мнений от живущих (или живших) в бремтоне. С моего любимого общеканадского форума (реддит всё никак не могу освоить, хнык) Это выборка всего с первых двух страниц темы, а там их больше - каюсь, я не стал читать все, возможно что там будут и другие мнения.
В любом случае, любому желающему сорвать куш и крайне выгодно купить или снять самую дешевую недвижку в ГТА - совершенно искренне желаю удачи! Только сделайте пожалуйста свою домашнюю работу заранее...
I lived in Brampton for 2 years; my wife for her entire life, before we moved the heck out.My father-in-law lives in that area, our good friends also lived in that area. They moved out within two years.In Brampton, it is rare that anybody takes care of their property. Most houses are relatively new, however, they're all in various states of disrepair. Nobody can drive to save their lives.Funny (true) story about that area: my friend was cutting his lawn on a Saturday, and pulled his lawn mower out. His neighbour saw what he was doing and decided to do the same, except instead of pulling out his lawnmower, he went into his garage and got out a machete, and started cutting his lawn with it. A month later, my friend and his wife moved to Georgetown.When I drive to my father-in-laws place, Ching/Bovaird, I drive by houses that are about 6-7 years old. Most are in need of a paint job, 90% of them are overrun with weeds and need their grass mowed. In the winter, the walkways are completely ice-coated and unshovelled. There's usually toys and junk strewn about the front lawn. There's almost always about three times too many cars on the streets, turning a two-and-a-half car width road into barely a one-car road. In that vein, the infrastructure is completely overrun with people, largely because "single family dwellings" are actually being filled with very large extended families or turned into rooming houses (typically a large single family dwelling will house a dozen people where it was only designed to house maybe five) - good luck driving anywhere during rush hour. Malls are brutal and crowded.On the other hand, Brampton has a bunch of really nice facilities that have recently been put up. Cassie Campbell Sports Centre is really nice. The Soccer place on Sandalwood is also really nice.
I own a business in Brampton, and have quite an understanding of the population of Brampton.Brampton at it's core is essentially a working class town. The white's are working class, the brown's are working class and the black's are working class.I'm Pakistani. I would never move to Brampton, in fact I wouldn't move to the Heartland area of Mississauga either, or Scarborough or North Yorkand most of Toronto.The reason even Indian's speak out against Brampton is the immigrants there are generally of a working class mentality. Their focus isn't on educating their kids or sprucing up their houses, but rather on how to support their families in India or bring them over to Canada. Most of these people are sikh's, and as such come from rural area's of India. They have poor education and a less ordered mentality of other more "urbanized" Indian immigrants.You will notice an enormous difference between the brown's of Mississauga and Brampton, and the brown's in Markham and Brampton. It's simply due to the socia-economic background from which they migrated from.In a generation or so they'll be very Canadian, and Brampton will probably be populated by another XYZ nationality looking to create a foothold for itself in the GTA.
I lived in Brampton for 3 years, in a new home. I moved out in 07.Not a good place too live at all. People just don't care there, simple as that. Even strolling around the neighborhoods with large 60' lot homes feels really cheap and depressing.This is a south Asian neighborhood. It is so bad that even the south Asians are moving out, heading East towards Woodbridge and further. Everywhere they go in large groups they drag down the community's reputation, which is easily reflected in the respective change in housing prices. I have yet to see someone disagree with that.So, I would not want to live there.Let me just tell you that when I was selling my house, the buyers were shocked when the walked in and it didn't smell. They said they'd been to 20+ homes in the area, and they couldn't handle the smell of any of the houses they toured. I think that says a lot.