Whitby real estate guide & listings for sale
Whitby is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be quite peaceful - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines or Highway 401.
Whitby is an extraordinarily convenient part of the Oshawa metropolitan area for getting around by car. Finding a parking spot is quite easy. In contrast, the public transit service in Whitby is fairly poor. Nonetheless, homeowners profit from the Whitby Station with access to the Lakeshore East Line. Property owners benefit from about 20 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly close by. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in Whitby as carrying out daily needs is difficult.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Whitby, and the remainder are mainly townhouses. This town is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 85% of the dwellings in Whitby whereas the remainder are rented. The buildings in this part of the Oshawa metropolitan area are very modern, since roughly one third of its dwellings were constructed following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Reaching one of about 40 supermarkets on foot is practical for some, but not all, house buyers in Whitby. Residents are served by over 300 restaurants and cafes as well. When it comes to education, primary schools are convenient to reach on foot from most homes for sale in Whitby. In contrast, there are only a few high schools and thus they can be an extended walk away. Families can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.