Hi, I just needed your advice, from anyone who is familiar with brampton and/or cooksville area in Mississauga. I am looking to lease an apt (high rise) or town home. I have little kids under age of 5. Due to high rent we are moving out from current rental. We moved to Canada few months back that's why we are not familiar with the areas yet. The reason I choose the above areas is due to distance it will take us to get to work. My main concern is safety/crime rates? We are looking for rental approx $1000-$1200 with two bedrooms atleast. Plus we are not sure if we should hire an agent or approach rental units on our own?
Anyone who can give their 2 cents?
I cannot promptly comment on how safe Brampton/Cooksville would be for living as I never lived there. GTA is growing fast and so is crime rate. I can give you a hint: when the place offers comparatively cheaper rents, it has higher chance of being not the safest. In GTA, you would find Scarborough, Markham, Brampton cheaper to live and you can guess the rest.
FYI, agents wouldn't charge to you if you're looking for apartments to rent.
Here's a list of Macleans ranking of Canada's Most Dangerous Cities