Brooklin is one of the more rural communities in the Durham Region, giving it a small town charm while remaining close to the exciting opportunities the nearby cities offer. Surrounded in rolling hills covered in pristine forest, Brooklin is a quiet but steadily growing community in Whitby, nine kilometers north of the town center. It is also the proud home of the annual Brooklin Spring Fair. Thousands of homes have been built here in the past 30 years, creating a residential community with a modern feel, and it now has a population of about 25,000.

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Brooklin Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.2M
Lowest Listing Price $699K
Highest Listing Price $3.4M
Total Property Listings 63
Avg. Price/SQFT $631

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Because Brooklin is one of the more rural communities in the Durham Region, there is an abundance of space. The Brooklin real estate market offers luxury homes on large estates with plenty of privacy. In the past thirty years, thousands of homes have been developed here to take advantage of the incredible real estate opportunities.

The homes for sale in Brooklin are also available at more modest prices, generally in the residential area rather than closer to the countryside. Homes style here are typical for the Durham Region, most commonly cottage, craftsman, and colonial. Additionally, Brooklin features both multi-storey properties and bungalows for sale for interested buyers. There are also brilliant options to purchase a townhome, and even vacant land for anyone hoping to design and build the home they’ve always wanted. Brooklin would be an ideal community to do it!

Brick-built homes are the common exterior in the homes here, for a strong foundation and beautiful neighbourhood aesthetic. The extra room in Brooklin allows for double garages and large yards for amenities that often include a ground pool, manicured lawns, porch space, garden area, and more. Make your new home your oasis!

Many of the interiors were built with an open concept, taking full advantage of the generous square footage available. Features found in many Brooklin homes include gleaming hardwood floors, large kitchen islands, finished basements, custom cabinets, and spa-like bathrooms with glass showers and soaker tubs.

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

Discover Life in Brooklin

Brooklin is a popular community for those who love the amenities and entertainment of city life, but also don’t love the idea of giving up a quieter lifestyle. Brooklin is just north of both Whitby and Oshawa, a short drive to Lake Ontario, and only a 45 minute drive to Toronto. Brooklin gives residents the opportunity to enjoy all of it -- all at once.

As if modest community living wasn’t enough, especially with nearby cities and the beautiful Lake Ontario, Brooklin is also bordered by forest. To the north is the Southern Slope of the Oak Ridge Moraine, a scenic area with a network of trails and paths to explore.

The vibrant real estate market, ideal population, and convenience of location has made Brooklin a popular choice for families looking to settle into a new home. Another considerable factor is knowing there are eight different elementary schools to choose from, as well as five high schools, and Durham College nearby.

Things to Do in Brooklin

Residents and visitors have a wide range of things to do and see in Brooklin, within the town, and in the nature that surrounds it.

Brooklin might not be directly on Lake Ontario, but it’s less than a 20 minute drive to the beautiful beaches and shores. Here, you can enjoy paddleboarding, fishing, swimming, sailing, or simply take in the stunning water views. In the forests to the north, there’s a series of trails to explore during the summer months, whether you’re walking, running, hiking, biking, or even horseback riding. In the winter, the wonderful season change means opportunities to snowshoe, snowmobile, cross-country ski, and more!

Within Brooklin, there’s an incredibly popular social hub to appeal to many interests. The Brooklin Community Centre and Library is a 40,000 square foot facility that includes a gymnasium, crafts room, preschool space, youth centre, banquet facilities, and more. You can also engage in the many arts and cultural festivals held annually, or visit Baldwin Street, a historic district with amazing options for restaurants, shopping, and offices.

Schools in Brooklin

Brooklin is a town located in Whitby, Ontario. The heart of Brooklin is only a ten minute away from downtown Whitby, and between the two communities is a scenic, rural area. It’s small town life in Brooklin, with its own schools, and many more close by.

All of the best schools in Whitby are available to the students in Brooklin, but there’s amazing schools right here.

Many of the most popular schools that provide students with ana amazing education in an amazing place to live include:

Public Schools

  • Chris Hadfield Public School
  • Brooklin High School
  • Blair Ridge Public School

Catholic Schools

  • St. Bridget Catholic School
  • St. Leo Catholic School
  • St. John Paul II Catholic School

Why Hire a Brooklin Realtor?

If you’re thinking about buying or selling property in Brooklin, ON, you might be asking, "Do I really need a Brooklin Realtor?" The short answer is, yes, and here's why.

One of the biggest advantages of hiring a Brooklin realtor is their deep understanding of the local real estate market. Brooklin has a unique charm, and no one knows it better than a local realtor. Our team can offer insider knowledge and show you neighborhoods and properties that you might not find on your own.

Then there's the whole process of buying or selling a home. If you've never done it before, you should know that it can get pretty complicated. Our Brooklin realtors will handle everything from finding the right property or buyer to negotiating the deal and managing all the paperwork so that you’re free to plan your move instead of trying to figure out real estate laws and regulations.

And speaking of negotiations, that's another area where our Brooklin realtors really shine. They know how to work with other realtors, sellers, and buyers to get the best deal for you. They can save you money and make sure your rights are protected.

Finally, when you work with a Brooklin realtor on the Dan Plowman team, you're not just another client. We take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and we’ll be there every step of the way to provide personalized service that will make the whole process a lot more enjoyable.

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Brooklin FAQs

Is Brooklin part of the GTA?

The Greater Toronto Area includes the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel, York, and Halton. Brooklin is part of the Durham Region, so it is part of the GTA. It is a community in the town of Whitby, which lies east of Toronto.

How far is Brooklin from Toronto?

Depending on traffic, the drive from Brooklin to downtown Toronto takes about 45 minutes on the 401 Express, or one hour on the 407-W and Don Valley Parkway South. There is a GO Transit Station in Whitby with frequent trains and buses to downtown Toronto.

What is Brooklin known for?

Brooklin is known for its heritage homes and rural beauty. This is a designated heritage district, so much of the historic architecture has been preserved. The community is surrounded by forests and hills, making it a great place for nature lovers. Although the community is growing at a fast rate, it still retains its small-town charm.

Is Brooklin a safe place to live?

Brooklin is a quiet community made up of young families, working professionals, and retirees. It tends to attract people who like a slower pace of life and opportunities for outdoor adventures. The crime rate is very low here and break-ins and violent crime are virtually unheard of.

What are housing prices like in Brooklin?

Due to its mostly rural setting, Brooklin tends to have much lower housing prices than other communities in the Durham Region. You can find large lots where you can build your dream home, single-family homes with ample square footage for a fraction of the price of a single-family home in Toronto, and reasonably priced townhouses.

Is Brooklin a good place to invest in real estate?

Right now is a great time to invest in real estate in Brooklin because housing prices are affordable. Home buyers will find that they have access to all the amenities they need in the downtown area, as well as beautiful green spaces right on your doorstep. Brooklin is growing at a steady rate, so you can expect to see quite a bit of development over the next few years.

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