Pickering real estate guide & listings for sale
Pickering is quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder areas, especially closer to Highway 401, Highway 407 or one of the railway lines. Parks are distributed sporadically, making it rather difficult to access them. Despite that, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to discover, including Rouge Park and Rouge Beach Park.
Commuting by car is very convenient in Pickering. Parking is quite easy. However, residents using public transit may have limited options in this part of the Toronto metropolitan area due to the infrequent service. Thankfully, commuters can rely on the Pickering Station on the Lakeshore East Line. The city is linked by about 20 bus lines. Pickering is not very convenient for those who travel by foot since running daily errands is difficult by walking. Pickering is also not very amenable to bicycling because there are few bike lanes, and bicycling is made arduous by the typically sloping topography.
Homeowners occupy roughly 85% of the dwellings in Pickering and the remainder are rented. Single detached homes and townhouses are the predominant housing type in this city. This city did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in Pickering was spread throughout several decades in recent history. This part of the Toronto metropolitan area is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Pickering and therefore they can be a rather long walk away. Furthermore, families may find it challenging for their schoolchildren to access daycares as a pedestrian. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. When it comes to food, getting to one of around 30 supermarkets by walking is possible for some, but not all, home buyers in Pickering. A limited number of restaurants can be found in Pickering as well.