Ajax

Located in the heart of the Durham Region, Ajax is a vibrant community on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. It's one of the fastest growing communities in the eastern Greater Toronto area, and with over 65 languages spoken, remains one of the most diverse. The sense of inclusion is a great appeal of living in Ajax, as is stunning nature, unique history, and developing downtown.

Single-family homes for sale in Ajax, Ontario

Ajax Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.1M
Lowest Listing Price $570K
Highest Listing Price $3.3M
Total Property Listings 154
Avg. Price/SQFT $623

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Over the past several decades, Ajax has been growing in population at a rate four times faster than the rest of Canada. This made the Ajax real estate market a highly desirable and competitive one, but with many opportunities as well.

Like other communities in the Durham Region, homes for sale in Ajax can be great for families at affordable prices, and they can be incredible multi-million dollar estates. If you’ve ever wanted to buy, or even build, your dream home in the country, next to a lake, and close to the big city -- then Ajax is for you.

Everything from heritage house estates, to residential two-story homes, to modern townhouses can be found for sale in Ajax. Whether you want to live in the urban core, closer to the countryside, or on the lake, is completely up to you.

Homes in Ajax are most commonly found in colonial, cottage, and bungalow styles, most of them with brick-built exteriors. These mesmerizing homes offer tons of square footage, with open concepts and vaulted ceilings for even more room inside the home.

In Ajax, look for newly renovated homes with hardwood floors, granite countertops, fresh paint from top to bottom, custom cabinetry, and plenty of windows for natural light and picturesque views.

Interested in learning more about Ajax real estate? Contact us online or call 905-668-1511 for more information about buying and selling a home in Ajax and other communities in the Durham Region.

Discover Life in Ajax

Ajax is located on the edge of Lake Ontario, Pickering, and Whitby. The Lake offers so much to the residents of Ajax, but so do the nearby communities. Even Toronto is only about 45 kilometers away -- an easy distance for a trip or a daily commute.

A point of pride for the entire Ajax community is their commitment to inclusion and equality. The city's quickly growing population is home to over 65 languages! Ajax is well known for its progressive thinking and their initiatives to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome, known generally as Ajax For All.

The growing community and incredible real estate market has allowed Ajax to invest in it’s future, which is exactly why they are currently redeveloping their downtown. Ajax has already promoted and celebrated public works of art by talented local artists that can be seen throughout the city.

Another way Ajax invests in their future is through their children, having several different public and private elementary schools and high schools within the town.

Things to Do in Ajax

In the summertime, there are so many enticing benefits to living so close to Lake Ontario. Ajax has a 7-kilometer stretch of publicly owned land and beach for fun in the sun. There’s also 400-hectares of land to run, walk, hike your way through. During the winter months, residents have just as many options for outdoor activities. Besides snowshoeing, skating, and cross-country skiing, there’s also the Oak Ridges Moraine ski slopes just 20 minutes north of Ajax.

Residents and tourists alike also enjoy the very popular Ajax Casino, which never closes throughout the year.

Schools in Ajax

The Durham District School Board is responsible for all public education in Ajax.

The map of Ajax is covered in elementary and secondary schools, including public, Catholic, and private schools. With roughly 30 different public schools available to the households and families in Ajax, you’re free to choose the best home to buy.

There’s also options for different private schools in Ajax, including the Cambridge International Academy, and french schools, like the École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse.

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Ajax FAQs

Is Ajax part of the GTA?

The Greater Toronto Area consists of the City of Toronto and regional municipalities of Durham, York, Halton, and Peel. Ajax is part of the Durham Region, so it is also part of the GTA. Ajax is located east of Toronto between Pickering and Whitby.

How far is Ajax from Toronto?

It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Ajax to Toronto on the 401 Express and Don Valley Parkway South depending on traffic. The Ajax GO Station is a train and bus terminal with frequent routes running to Toronto. The GO train to downtown Toronto takes just under an hour. 

Is Ajax a safe place to live?

Ajax has a very low crime rate compared to other cities and towns in Canada. Although it is a vibrant urban centre in its own right, the atmosphere in Ajax is much quieter than in neighbouring Toronto. The area attracts a number of young professionals and families who commute to the city during the day, 

What is Ajax known for?

Ajax is known for its lovely waterfront and numerous parks with walking and cycling trails. The Waterfront Trail runs through Ajax and offers fabulous views of Lake Ontario. The town is also home to the Ajax Downs horse racing track and Ajax Casino. 

What are housing prices like in Ajax?

There are homes for sale in Ajax to suit all budgets. Ajax homes for sale include beautiful multi-million dollar estates right on the waterfront, modern townhomes in the city centre, and single-family homes that are perfect for raising a family. Housing prices have risen over the past few years, but there are still good deals available.

Is Ajax a good place to invest in real estate?

Ajax real estate is in high demand thanks to the town’s ideal location on the northern shore of Lake Ontario and close to Toronto. The community is growing at a fast pace, which means more people are searching for Ajax homes for sale. Housing prices have gone up significantly over the past decade, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that if you buy a home in Ajax now, it could increase in value over the coming years.

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