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"It's worth the drive to Acton."  That's a well known saying about Acton, the community immediately next to Georgetown.  Acton certainly draws people its famous leather store, the Old Hide House, and Acton has all the amenities you need for the perfect small-town lifestyle.

Acton, a town of fewer than 12,000 people, is actually the smaller part of the bigger municipality of Halton Hills. It's just 72 kilometers west of Toronto and has easy access to the big city via Toronto's suburban train network, at the Georgetown station, or the GO bus network. Although the town is growing quickly, as city residents seek lower-cost housing and a quieter setting, Acton has long thrived as a commercial, industrial, and residential core in its own right. It was founded in 1823 as a mill town and grew quickly toward the end of the 19th century. Many of the stately buildings that bring so much charm to Acton's streets date back to this period.

Downtown Acton also has action. The Leathertown Festival, for example, fills the downtown thoroughfares with street theater, concerts, and vendors selling unique goods. The Harvest Festival, in Georgetown, on the other hand, salutes the end of summer as farmers and craft merchants show off their wares. The town also has abundance of arts activities. Arts Alive has long brought rich culture to the town through dance, music, and comedy shows at the John Elliott Theatre and the Cultural Centre Gallery located in nearby Georgetown (just minutes away).

Acton is set apart with several natural amenities. close at hand is the famous Bruce Trail that passes through the Niagara Escarpment. The trail, combined with the Credit River Valley, will give you ample of opportunities to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, cycling, and fishing. In many ways, Acton offers the best of rural and urban living. The country is at your doorstep, but you're always close to stores and services in town or in the big cities of the Greater Toronto Area and Toronto itself.

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