Durham, Ontario Real Estate,
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Durham, Ontario Real Estate
The Regional Municipality of Durham, informally referred to as Durham Region, is a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario east of Toronto, Ontario. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. The towns of Pickering and Ajax, and the township of Uxbridge, make up part of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, with the communities of Oshawa, Whitby, and Clarington make up the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area. The regional government is headquartered in Whitby. The southern portion of the region, on Lake Ontario is primarily suburban in nature, forming the eastern end of the 905 belt of suburbs around Toronto. The northern area comprises rural areas and small towns.One of the fastest growing regions in the province of Ontario over the past 20 years Durham Region has become and bustling urban area north of Lake Ontario offering the same amenities as the city. Tansportation is excellent in this area offering a strong go bus or train route into many parts of the city. Driving in rush hour to downtown Toronto is teadious but outside of rush hour traffic it is only 30 minutes to the cities core areas. Each of the smaller towns in this region are very self sufficient and have grown at a similar speed. One of the difference in the growth of Durham region and many other nearby communities is that the amenities have grown at the same rate. Schools, parks, sporting associations and clubs are a plenty. Shopping, restaurants and malls are everywhere. Big box malls are a plenty ofering the residence everything to meet their needs. No reason to go further than Durham for all your needs.
Durham Real Estate
Made up of every type of real estate Durham has become very popular. You can save between 30 and 40% from the city and get larger lots in quieter communities. Durham region still offers great townhouse and condos communities for the 1st time buyer and a couple looking to downsize into a smaller community. From luxury houses, townhomes and condos by the lake to large lots and farms to the north Durham Region has it all. Prices vary from just under $200k's to over a million and more for luxury homes on larger pieces of land. Each community offers something different in real estate so I believe we should look at eah of the towns in the area.
Pickering Real Esate
Pickering has become a magnificient White Swan of Durham region from its ugly duckling days. The growth of the city as bubbling metro in the GTA and still maintaining its small town feel has attracted buyers from all corners.The domino effect of real estate prices from Toronto has also moved buyers to Pickering as it offers real estate at the best prices.Big bustling cities are magnets for adventure - seekers and ambitious young people. But the grit and flashiness that attracts singles to Toronto are not necessalrily what parents look for in a place to settle down. Young people looking to start a family might do well to look past the bright lights of the big city .
Pickering's size puts it in a kind of sweet spot, large enough to be a centre of industry and small enough to not be overcrowded
Pickering real estate is a collection of charming neighbourhoods where life harkens back to a simpler time when there was more time to truly enjoy family, friends and the joys of life. Explore the neighbourhoods of Pickering and you’ll find your dream home, in a beautiful neighbourhood that perfectly suits your lifestyle.Here you can search all the properties on the interactive map including ravine lots in Highbush and Rougemount, conservation properties, properties by the lake in West Shore and Condos around the Pickering Town Centre.
Pickering is comprised of small communities which includes Rosebank ,West Shore,Bay Ridges ,Woodlands, Highbush, Amberlea,Liverpool, Brock Ridge,Rouge Park, Duffin Heights.
Whitby Real Estate
Whitby, Ontario offers an unparalleled quality of life for families in Durham Region. Out of 190 municipalities in Canada, MoneySense magazine ranked Whitby as the 16th best place overall to live and the 12th best place to raise children. This town is easily accessible with Highway 401, Highway 12, Highway 7 and the future Highway 407 running through it. There are four railways that pass through the town. The Toronto-Montreal corridor main lines of the Canadian Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway pass through the south end of Whitby. A second line runs from Toronto to Havelock and passes through northern Whitby. The Via Rail travels through the town as well and GO Transit provides service on the Lakeshore East line.
Whitby, Ontario has, in recent years, catered to families with something for everyone. With more than 100 parks, two conservation areas, a spectacular waterfront with its own marina and yacht club, theatre, art gallery, sports and recreation complexes, and kilometres of trails and paths, Whitby will have something for those who love culture, sports and relaxation. The Iroquois Sports Complex is one of the largest minor sports center in North America and includes six ice pads, six tennis courts, a swimming pool, a skate park, five ball diamonds and a restaurant. The Abilities Centre is the newest addition to the recreation complexes and is an inclusive facility.
Whitby strives to be the Community of Choice for businesses and residents. Located just east of Toronto, it combines the best of urban and rural living, offering a variety of housing options – from stately Victorian homes, waterfront condominiums, estate homes in a country setting to newly-developed residential neighbourhoods that provide plenty of amenities, parks, schools and shopping.
Whitby’s growing economy, strong institutions, steady population growth and beautiful surroundings make the town a great place to live, work and play. Whitby’s population is projected to grow to 200,000 by 2031.
Ajax Real Estate
With more than 2,000 businesses and a population of nearly 110,000 residents, the Town of Ajax is Durham Region’s fastest growing municipality. The Town of Ajax offers a mix of natural greenspace, unique neighbourhoods, and diverse shopping and restaurants. Committed to meeting the needs of residents, visitors and businesses, Ajax is the first municipality in Ontario to achieve ISO 9001, an international customer service standard. The Town of Ajax is revitalizing the downtown area with the development of the Pat Bayly Square, a $300-million dollar urban, mixed-use development at the south-west corner of Bayly Street and Harwood Avenue. The development will feature a civic square, high quality residential, commercial and retail space, public transit, cycling, and pedestrian amenities.
Residents and visitors alike can enjoy community and cultural events, from the Ajax Waterfront Festival to the annual Pickering Village Jazz, Art and Music Festival. Also located in Ajax is the award-winning St. Francis Centre for community, arts and culture where theatre goers can enjoy world-class entertainment in an intimate and unique setting. With indoor and outdoor recreational amenities that range from swimming pools, squash courts, and rock climbing to skateboard parks, hockey arenas, soccer fields and fitness centres, staying healthy and active is accessible for everyone. A welcoming and inclusive community, Ajax sets the pace for being progressive, accountable, community-focused and eco-conscious. A bicycle-friendly community and known cycling destination, Ajax offers more than 90 kilometres of trails, including the popular Waterfront Trail. The pristine seven-kilometre trail spans the north shoreline of Lake Ontario and features scenic views and breathtaking vistas.
Ajax features a variety of homes from mature neighbourhoods with traditional homes to newer developments with modern layouts. There are also condominium buildings including several that overlook Lake Ontario. With accessibility to Toronto by GO train or on Hwy 401, many commuters enjoy the serenity of living in Ajax.
Durham, Property Values
|Market Watch 2014||Solds|
|Detached:||$445,000 - $2,500,000|
|Semis:||$422,000 - $785,000|
|Row/Attached/Townhouse:||$397,000 - $713,000|
|Condos & Lofts:||$195,000 - $935,000|
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