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Pickering is located in southern Ontario in Durham Region, about 40 kilometres east of Toronto.
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 by 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.
Houses for sale in Pickering Ontario have direct access to major highways and Pickering GO Station is on the Lakeshore East Line connecting it to Union Station and other major stations in the GTA.
Pickering has a population of 91,771 and an average median family income of $89,796.
The average price of a house for sale in Pickering Ontario is $1.1 million.
The average price of a townhouse for sale in Pickering is $978,000.
The average price for a house for sale in Pickering Ontario is $1.4 million.
Pickering has a high quality of life with a mix of cultural diversity, low crime rates, and many parks, making it a highly desirable area to live in. For these reasons and more, Pickering real estate agents are seeing demand for Pickering houses for sale increase.
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, homes for sale in Pickering have 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.
Most of the houses for sale in Pickering are detached homes with three or four bedrooms, with the rest being mostly made up of townhomes. Approximately one-third of the homes were built in the 1980s, and some were built in the 1960s and 1990s.
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 and 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.
While there are no post-secondary institutions in Pickering, its convenient location makes it easy to access colleges and universities in the GTA.
Despite its small size, there is a lot going on in Pickering. Many events and festivals are held at the recreational complexes and city parks throughout the year. There are many hiking trails and cycling paths, with the Waterfront Trail passing along the lake and through Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering. There are four golf courses available.
There are many excellent local restaurants and dining options, and food truck lovers will delight in the annual Pickering Food Truck Festival held every summer.
There’s a healthy appreciation for the arts, with many arts and cultural events held in Pickering throughout the year. The Pickering Museum Village features events and lectures and is a great place for people of all ages to learn about the history of the area.
The charming Nautical Village attracts 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 to check out the local boutiques.
There’s no better way to find new houses for sale in Pickering than by working with Pickering real estate agents that know the community. The team of real estate professionals at Shawn Lepp Group has deep roots in Whitby and can offer insight and guidance into the different areas of town and help you find the perfect Whitby home for you and your lifestyle.
We’d love to! At the Shawn Lepp Group, nothing makes us happier than helping our clients on their real estate journey. Get in touch and we’ll start out by discussing your real estate goals, determining your budget, and finding out what your must-haves are.
After that, we’ll get to work showing you houses for sale in Pickering that meet your criteria and be with you at every step of the journey. From visiting open houses to putting the final touches on the paperwork, our Pickering real estate agents are excited to help you find your dream home in Pickering.
We’re available to you 24/7 to chat or answer any questions you may have. Contact our team by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 905-409-6778. Let us help you find the perfect place to call home.