Pickering Homes for Sale

About Pickering Real Estate:
Immediately east of Toronto, the fast-growing City of Pickering is set along Lake Ontario in southern Ontario’s Durham Region.  First settled in the late 1700s, Pickering today is a culturally interesting community with a vibrant business sector – including large and small businesses.  Pickering is home to approximately 90,000 but healthy projections boost that figure to 190,000 by the 2030s.
Bordered by Ajax and Whitby on the east, Uxbridge to the north and Toronto on the west, Pickering encompasses a comfortable area of 231 square kilometers. Highway 407 Express Toll Route is being constructed through northern Pickering with connectors to Highway 401.  Pickering’s Go Transit system runs east to west.  A new airport will be added in the future.

Pickering Homes for Sale East of Toronto
A large selection of neighbourhoods in the Pickering real estate market accentuate the long history of this Toronto suburb.  Most of these neighbourhoods are in the southern portion of Pickering.  Older neighbourhoods like Dunbarton, Fairport Beach, Liverpool Market, and Rouge Hill sprang up in the mid-1900s.  Newer subdivisions around Frenchman’s Bay joined them later in the 1900s.  Old Taunton and Oakwood Manor are a couple of the new home developments in Pickering.  Townhomes and condos are also popular in the southern part of the community, including urban-style high rises.
To the north, Pickering real estate has remained agricultural and rural, with most of the homes situated in Brougham, Claremont, and Whitevale.  Very slowly, farmland is being developed, satisfying the need for additional new homes in Pickering.
Pickering home prices range from the $300,000s to $2 million.  Condos and townhomes begin in the mid $200,000s.

Amenities in Pickering Ontario
Waterfront Trail passes along the lake and through Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering.  There charming Nautical Village attract visitors and tourists to the friendly summertime waterfront atmosphere and unique shops, galleries, and restaurants.  Destination shopping at the Pickering Town Centre and First Pickering Place brings in shoppers from the entire region.

Schools in Pickering
Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board are the primary administrators of public education in Pickering.  Private schools including Durham Secondary Academy & Middle School are in the area.  The local Joint Learning Site offers graduate programs with accreditation by Durham College and Centennial College.  Note: Pickering High School is located in Ajax.

Pickering’s Economy
Diverse sectors of the economy provide stability in Pickering.  Profit Magazine selected the Canadian city as one of the top 10 places to grow business.  One of the major players is the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station which opened in 1971.  It has been joined many other energy companies including Ontario Power Generation, Veridian, Siemens/Trench, and Eco-Tec Inc.  Well-known manufacturers such as Yorkville Sound, Purdue Pharma, and Hubble Canada are also present.

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