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.

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Whitby Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.2M
Lowest Listing Price $600K
Highest Listing Price $4M
Total Property Listings 130
Avg. Price/SQFT $637

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The Whitby real estate market is experiencing incredible growth right now.

Prospective home buyers will find beautiful family homes at affordable prices, as well as many luxury listings. In recent years, Whitby has developed homes and neighbourhoods rapidly to keep up with demand for real estate in this community with such a fantastic location.

Real estate in Whitby includes stunning luxury properties that are well over a million dollars. Luxury homes in Whitby can be found right on the lake, within residential areas and in the northern suburbs with access to rural land. There are also plenty of Whitby homes with pools that are perfect for families and those who want an oasis in their own backyard for cooling off on hot summer days.

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

Beautiful, solid-brick homes are also common in Whitby. These types of homes often have 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 Whitby homes, with other possible features being stainless steel appliances, double-sided gas fireplaces, or even 360-degree balconies.

Whitby condos and townhomes are great 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 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 dream home or business, there is plenty of Whitby land for sale. Properties include large 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. This is why Whitby is known as a commuter suburb. The community is ideal for those who need to be able to easily access Toronto, but also want a quieter, more affordable community to settle in.

Whitby offers many different types of lifestyles. 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 and a great place to work, live, and enjoy the entertainment scene. The north is more rural, offering a quieter lifestyle with more space.

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

Convenient accessibility to other communities in the Durham Region, the affordable housing market, and 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.

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. 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 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.

Because Whitby real estate offers so much for 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, many of which 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. Other top-rated schools 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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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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