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The Whitby real estate market is experiencing incredible growth right now.
Prospective home buyers will find beautiful family homes at an affordable price, but many of the listings here are over a million dollars. In recent years, Whitby has developed homes and neighbourhoods rapidly to keep up with demand for this community in such a fantastic location.
Homes for sale in Whitby include excellent luxury properties that are well over a million dollars, whether on the lake, within the residential areas, or in the northern suburbs with more access to rural land.
Bungalow, cottage, colonial are extremely common home styles in Whitby, typical for the area. Top of the line furnishings and full renovations are common in the area due to the housing boom in recent years.
Beautiful, solid-brick homes are common in Whitby, with professionally landscaped front and back yards. The layouts have open interiors with plenty of square footage for large living areas and bedrooms. Brand new laminate or hardwood flooring is standard in many of the Whitby homes, with other possible features being available, like stainless steel appliances, a double-sided gas fireplace, or even a 360 degree balcony.
Discover Life in Whitby
Not only is Whitby surrounded by other fantastic Durham Region communities -- Oshawa and Ajax -- it’s only 40 minutes away from Toronto. This is why Whitby is known as the commuter suburb, ideal for those needing to get to Toronto who are looking for a quieter, more affordable community to settle in.
Life in Whitby offers many different types of living. It’s close to Toronto for commuters and those looking to enjoy the urban big city atmosphere. Lake Ontario offers fresh air, stunning views, and fun outdoor activities that many people can only hope to enjoy a few times a year. The southern part of the city itself is the economic hub, a great place to work, live, and enjoy the entertainment scene in Whitby. The north is the rural area, offering a quieter lifestyle with more space.
Whitby is a charming city that has a population now well over 100,000 -- nearly double what it was just twenty years ago. The city preserves its historical buildings, adding colour and character to the streets in the downtown core.
Convenient accessibility to other communities in the Durham Region, with an affordable housing market, and a booming economy have all contributed to the continued growth in and interest in Whitby living.
Things to Do in Whitby
Whitby is a city that takes full advantage of its prosperity, great climate, and wonderful surroundings.
Port Whitby is a popular destination within the community, a seawall to enjoy the beauty of Lake Ontario. There’s also incredible places to shop, grab a quick bite, or have a picnic. You 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 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.
Because Whitby offers so much to so many types of people, 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.
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.
There are so many exciting reasons to live here, and Whitby welcomes everyone.
Schools in Whitby
There’s more than 50 schools in Whitby, and many of them are among the highest rated schools in the Durham Region.
The highest rated school in Whitby is the Earl A. Fairman Public School, located in the heart of downtown Whitby. The best schools in Whitby are located all over the city, with many different kinds of schools, including private and language immersion schools.
Some of the best schools in the Durham Region are here in Whitby, and these are just a few of them. Depending where you hope to live, there’s bound to be a great school right around the corner.
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