Whitby

Located along the northern shore of Lake Ontario just a 45-minute drive from Toronto, Whitby is one of the most sought-after communities in the Durham Region. With plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, access to essential services, excellent schools and a vibrant arts and culture scene, it's easy to see why so many people seek out Whitby real estate. This dynamic community attracts a diverse array of home buyers, from young professionals to families and retirees. View all homes for sale in Whitby or click to read more about Whitby real estate.

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Whitby Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.2M
Lowest Listing Price $599K
Highest Listing Price $4.5M
Total Property Listings 374
Avg. Price/SQFT $634

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The Whitby real estate market is experiencing incredible growth right now, with new neighbourhoods and subdivisions popping up all across this Durham Region town.

For prospective home buyers, the market in Whitby offers a range of choice—from more affordable, single-family starter homes to large, luxury estates. The town, considered a great alternative to Toronto living, has seen some significant expansion over the years. As a result, there are several new communities and neighbourhoods being planned or in the process of construction, in order to keep up with the high demand for real estate in such a sought-after location.

Homes for sale in Whitby include a variety of property types, including stunning luxury estates with price points well into the million (or millions) of dollars. Luxury homes in Whitby can be found within popular and affluent residential areas, in the northern suburbs with substantial rural acreage attached to lots, and (in some of the most exclusive properties on the market) right on the lakefront. But Whitby also experiences some very hot summers sometimes. Whitby homes with pools provide the perfect solution: an oasis in your own backyard that can cool the whole family off on warmer days—and this feature is not limited to luxury properties.

Typical home styles in Whitby include bungalows, cottages, Craftsman, and Colonial style architecture. Whitby home buyers can expect top-of-the-line furnishings and full renovations thanks to the housing boom in recent years.

Beautiful, solid-brick homes for sale are also common in Whitby, especially within the luxury sphere. These types of homes often have professional landscaping and are expertly well-maintained. Single-family home floor plans feature layouts with open interiors, and plenty of square footage for multi-purpose living areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Brand new laminate or hardwood flooring is standard in many Whitby new construction homes, with other possible upgrades including stainless steel appliances, double-sided gas fireplaces, or even 360-degree balconies.

Whitby condos and townhomes for sale are great alternative real estate options for those looking for a low-maintenance home. HOAs typically take care of tasks such as snow removal, trash removal, landscaping, and lawn care. Condominium developments in Whitby often have attractive amenities for the modern resident, such as indoor pools, bike rooms, and party or meeting rooms. Townhomes often have garages, balconies or patios, and backyards.

If you're considering building your custom dream home or opening your own business, there is plenty of Whitby land for sale for the smart investor or the forward-thinking homebuyer. Properties for sale in this town include vacant lots with acres of undeveloped land, rural lots that can be converted into farms, commercial lots next to main roads, and land with existing structures that can be renovated or removed to make way for a modern home or structure.

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

Discover Life in Whitby

Not only is Whitby surrounded by other fantastic Durham Region communities such as Oshawa and Ajax, its only 40 minutes by car from Toronto. Because of its excellent location, Whitby is known as a commuter suburb. This town is ideal for those who need or want to be able to get to downtown Toronto easily, but also want a quieter, more affordable community to settle in. Professionals, growing families, and investors are usually the main buyers of Whitby real estate. 

As a whole, Whitby suits a number of different lifestyles. Its close proximity to Toronto means that Whitby residents don't have to give up shopping, dining, and entertainment that's only found in the big city. Additionally, commuters who work outside of Whitby can take the various highways (the 401 or the 407) or public transit (the GO train, bus) to get to Union Station or anywhere else they need to go to. Whitby's Lake Ontario location offers fresh air, stunning views, and fun outdoor activities throughout the entire year. The southern part of the city itself is the economic hub and a great place to work, live, and enjoy the entertainment scene. The north is more rural, offering a tranquil atmosphere with more space.

Whitby is a charming town that has a population now well over 100,000—nearly double what it was just 20 years ago. Yet despite its rapid growth, the community has preserved its historical buildings and landmarks, which adds colour and character to the streets in the downtown core.

Convenient accessibility to other communities in the Durham Region, the affordable housing market, and the booming economy have all contributed to the continued growth of and interest in Whitby real estate.

Things to Do in Whitby

Whitby is a city that takes full advantage of its prosperity, great climate, and wonderful surroundings. Because Whitby real estate offers so much for so many lifestyles, the population here has become increasingly diverse. This is the main reason Whitby is also a city that loves food, celebrates its arts and culture scene, and has a wide array of entertainment options.

Port Whitby is a popular destination within the community that features a seawall where you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Ontario. There are also incredible places to shop, grab a quick bite, or have a picnic. Residents can also head out onto the water in a kayak, on a paddleboard, or in a boat. Don't worry—there are plenty of places to rent a non-motorized watercraft if you don’t have your own.

Exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding Whitby is an absolute must for those visiting or living here, but there’s so much to explore within the city limits, as well. Whitby has over 60 kilometres of trails to take a stroll, walk the dog, or go for a run. Along the way, check out any of the 125 city parks found in Whitby.

And it isn’t just outdoor fun to be had in Whitby. The Lynde House Museum is a great place to appreciate the heritage of the community, while the Station Gallery and Whitby Courthouse Theatre are two great venues for discovering local art, talent, and music. The Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy is an annual event where people can enjoy the eclectic tastes of Whitby all in one place. It’s a representation of how rich Whitby is in choices and community spirit. The community also hosts one of the top farmers markets in the Durham region.

There are so many exciting reasons to live here, and Whitby welcomes everyone.

Schools & Education in Whitby

There’s more than 50 schools in Whitby, many of which are among the highest rated schools in the Durham Region. Depending where you hope to live, there’s bound to be a great school right around the corner—another reason why Whitby homes are so popular with families.

The highest rated school in Whitby is the Earl A. Fairman Public School, located in the heart of downtown Whitby. Other top-rated schools are located all over the town, with many different kinds of schools including private and language immersion schools.

Why Work With a Whitby Realtor?

Thinking about buying or selling a home in Whitby, ON? A local Whitby realtor can make a big difference in ensuring your experience is as hassle-free as possible. From finding the perfect home that suits your criteria to pricing your house to sell for the best possible price, a local realtor can guide you through the process step-by-step.

Our local Whitby realtors know this town like the back of their hands. They've got the inside scoop on market trends, and they know all about the neighbourhoods, including which ones are up-and-coming, which ones are hot right now, and which ones are just plain perfect for families, young professionals or retirees.

Second, real estate transactions can be complex and, let's face it, a bit overwhelming. A realtor will deal with all the paperwork and coordination, so you can relax and focus on the exciting stuff, like choosing your dream home or planning your move.

What's more, your Whitby realtor has a whole network of local professionals at their fingertips. Need a reliable home inspector, a mortgage broker, or even a good local mover? Your realtor can connect you with the best in the business.

And don't forget about negotiations. A seasoned Whitby realtor can haggle like a pro to get you the best deal, whether you're buying or selling.

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Whitby FAQs

Is Whitby part of the GTA?

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

How far is Whitby from Toronto?

It takes about 45 minutes to drive from Whitby to Toronto on the 401 Express. Whitby has a GO station with frequent trains running to Toronto. The train ride takes about one hour. There are also GO bus routes to Toronto.

Is Whitby a safe place to live?

Despite its relatively large size and close proximity to Toronto, Whitby is a very safe place to live. Reports put the crime rate as over 30 percent lower than the Canadian national average. Very few people worry about break-ins, attacks, or property damage. In addition, most Whitby residents report feeling safe walking the streets in the day and night.

What is Whitby known for?

Whitby is known as a vibrant suburb of the city of Toronto and a rapidly growing urban centre in its own right. The town is the seat of government for the Durham Region and is home to the Durham Region headquarters and HQ of the Durham District School Board. It is also home to the prestigious Trafalgar Castle School for girls and a 430-berth marina on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

What are housing prices like in Whitby?

The Whitby real estate market is booming right now, so housing prices have risen accordingly. However, you can still find homes that are relatively affordable compared to Toronto prices. Whitby homes for sale range from luxury waterfront homes to modern condos and new constructions in master-planned developments.

Is Whitby a good place to invest in real estate?

Whitby has a number of things going for it including a great location with easy commutes to Toronto and a good mix of urban and rural areas. Right now there are still some good Whitby real estate deals to be had, especially when compared to the Toronto real estate market. The community is quickly expanding, so it is not unreasonable to expect home values to continue to rise.

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