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Thanks to the General Motors Headquarters located in Oshawa, economic prosperity led to consistent real estate growth. The population continues to grow, creating the need for even more modern and exciting homes and neighborhoods.
Oshawa is a modern community with a rich history, featuring a wide variety of real estate opportunities. The Oshawa homes for sale are typically colonial, craftsmen, cottage, cape cod, and country homes. Oshawa real estate gives home buyers the opportunity to live in a small waterfront city that’s still close to Toronto.
Townhouses in Oshawa often feature plenty of square footage and amenities that makes the most of the space, like double-door entrances, four car driveways with a garage, and large yards with backyard patios for entertaining.
There are many newly built large family homes with updated interiors that include hardwood flooring, gas cooktops, quartz countertops with extra cabinet space, second-floor laundry rooms, and open concept layouts.
Whether you decide to live in South Oshawa on or near the lake, in the vibrant downtown core, or in the north closer to the rolling hills and boreal forests, there’s a property for you.
With over 30 elementary schools in Oshawa, including public, catholic, and private schools, Oshawa is also a great place for families. 22,000 full time students also call Oshawa home at one of the three post secondary schools in the city -- Durham College, Trent University Durham, and University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The ability to learn, live, and work at such a high level in a strong community is why so many prospective home buyers look to Oshawa.
Oshawa is continually growing and surrounded in prime real estate space. For those interested in commercial real estate, there is an abundance of investment opportunities in and around Oshawa. Various lots that can frequently be found listed include everything from apartment complexes, to spacious industrial plots within the city limits, to over 4 million square feet of land in one listing.
Discover Life In Oshawa
Following the shoreline of Lake Ontario, Oshawa is about a 40 minute drive from Toronto, heading north via ON-401 W and the Ontario 401 Express highways.
The drive is a spectacular one, through the Southern Ontario landscape and passing through incredible communities along the way, like Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax.
The city of Oshawa is visually stunning, which is why many films have chosen to shoot there, including 2003’s Best Picture Oscar winner Chicago.
It isn’t just the film industry that thrives in Oshawa. The city was once considered “The Automotive Capital of Canada”, “The City in Motion”, and “The City That Motovates Canada'', because of the automotive industry there. Now, Oshawa is better known for being a fast growing hub in the fields of education and science.
For aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, the Regional Innovation Centre in Oshawa provides support and start-up facilities.
Oshawa is a thriving community where opportunity lies in remarkable career opportunities, and the amenities and entertainment to enjoy it. It’s a city for balancing work and life.
Things to Do in Oshawa
The career and educational opportunities in Oshawa are vast, but it’s the incredible things to do in Oshawa that make it all the more worth it.
The surrounding area offers an array of summer activities you’d expect to find on a lake or in the country. There’s more than 400 hectares of parkland to explore and 27 kilometers of paved trails to make it easy to do so.
There’s over a hundred playgrounds in Oshawa, along with nine splash pads, eight ice rinks, and three skateboard parks for the opportunity to have fun at any age. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centres, community centres, sports facilities, sandy beaches, and conservation areas are all just a few compelling reasons to call Oshawa home.
Ontario is a sports loving province and Oshawa certainly has several sports teams to support year-round, like the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League and the Oshawa Power of the National Basketball League of Canada.
The spirited downtown of Oshawa offers substantial options for discovering the arts, culture, and entertainment of Oshawa. Not only are there galleries and museums like Art @ The ARC and the Canadian Automotive Museum, but there’s also a public art initiative to promote public works around the city.
There’s plenty to see and do for those that visit or live in Oshawa, but there are a few key attractions everyone must experience, such as:
- Parkwood National Historic Site
- Oshawa Regiment Museum
- All-or-Nothing Brewhouse
- Oshawa Zoo
- Treetop-Eco Adventure Park
Schools in Oshawa
Oshawa has a great variety of primary and secondary schools of all kinds.
The public schools here are served by the Durham District School Board, of which there are more than 30 elementary schools. The Catholic schools in Oshawa, more than ten of them, are served by the Durham Catholic District School Board.
So there are plenty of public and Catholic schools in Oshawa, some of which are french speaking, french immersion, private, charter, and more.
There are also three very popular post-secondary schools located in Oshawa, Durham College, Trent University Durham and University of Ontario Institute of Technology, attended by approximately 25,000 students.
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