Durham Region is located east of Toronto and makes up an area of about 2,500 square kilometres. It includes the Towns of Pickering and Ajax, as well as the Township of Uxbridge. Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington are also part of this region.
Get More Bang for your Buck when Buying a Home
Once you move out of Toronto, you’ll find that you can get more home for your money. Prices will be less expensive as you distance yourself from the City proper. In March, the average price of a home in Durham region was $430,291.00, while the average MLS price in Toronto was $613,933.00.
Waterfront Big Draw for Families
The Durham area is popular with potential home buyers who are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the City of Toronto and are looking for a place to raise a family. Several communities are located close to Lake Ontario’s waterfront, which means access to activities such as kayaking and canoeing. Parks and playgrounds make for a great day to have a picnic, walk on the numerous boardwalks or explore various shops that have sprouted up close to the water.
Durham Offers Amenities Home Buyers Want
Along with places to have fun and get close to nature, Durham communities can offer good schools, access to community centres, shopping and restaurants. Close to a dozen golf courses are nestled in the area for those who want to test their skills on the links, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa welcomes visitors to view its permanent collection of more than 4,000 works.
GO Transit Offers Reliable Transportation to Toronto
For residents who wish to commute back and forth to Toronto, GO Transit service offers reliable service with connections to Toronto’s Union Station. You don’t need to live in the City of Toronto to work there.
Durham Region has a lot to offer buyers who are looking for a good quality of life, as well as significant savings over Toronto home prices. As a professional realtor who is familiar with the area, I would be happy to help you find the right home for you and your family. Please contact me today to schedule your personal consultation.