In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A family-friendly neighbourhood with a mix of older and newer homes, surrounded by green spaces.

Property Pulse

Detached and semi-detached homes, with spacious bedrooms, finished basements, and open concept layouts.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents from 126 different ethnic origins, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.

What You'll Love

Great schools, numerous parks and recreational facilities, and a variety of shopping options.

Have a look around River Oaks.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. River Oaks is a large neighbourhood in north central Oakville, north of College Park. It is a newer neighbourhood, developed in the 1990s and early 2000s, with some ongoing development. Housing is mixed, with single detached homes, semi-detached homes, low-rise and high-rise apartments and condos, and townhomes. Some of the developments are denser, and on narrower lots than in other Oakville neighbourhoods. A commercial area sits in the northwest corner. Sixteen Mile Creek forms the western boundary, and there are a number of green, wooded spaces and trails.

People & Families in River Oaks

Families with kids make up 66% of households in River Oaks, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 9% of households are one person living alone. People in River Oaks come from 126 different ethnic origins, and 34% are first-generation immigrants, while 29% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

5,520

Neighbourhood Population

17,979

Household Size

  • 1 person - 8%
  • 2 persons - 23%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 30%
  • 5 or more persons - 15%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 8%
  • Non-family households - 0%
  • Families with children - 66%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 25%
  • 2 children - 35%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 18%
  • 15 to 64 years - 71%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 21%
  • Irish - 17%
  • Canadian - 16%
  • Scottish - 16%
  • Italian - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 5%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 34%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 10%
  • 75 to 84 years - 3%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 8%
  • 15 to 19 years - 9%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 7%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 8%
  • over 70 years - 4%

River Oaks Schools

River Oaks has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving River Oaks. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Montessori, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in River Oaks

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 16 parks in this neighbourhood, with 64 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

16

Number of Recreation Facilities

64

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 11
  • Rinks - 4
  • Tennis Courts - 7
  • Basketball Courts - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 8
  • Sports Fields - 5
  • Tracks - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Trails - 15
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in River Oaks

There are 156 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In River Oaks, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 35%
  • Commute to another city - 63%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 11%
  • 60 minutes and over - 19%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 19%

Work and Education in River Oaks

In River Oaks, 53% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 81% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 2%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 3%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 3%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 10%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 16%
  • $200,000 and over - 27%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Management occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 12%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 11%
  • Finance and insurance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 25% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

River Oaks Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 28% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 67%
  • Semi-detached house - 9%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 19%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 2%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 9%
  • Not condominium - 90%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 34%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 59%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 3%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 32%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 50%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 9%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 92%
  • Renter - 8%
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