Whitby real estate guide & listings for sale
Whitby is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite loud, especially closer to Highway 401 or one of the railway lines.
Cars are an excellent mode of transportation in Whitby. Parking is easy. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is challenging in this part of the Greater Oshawa metropolitan area. Thankfully, there is the Whitby Station on the Lakeshore East Line. There are about 20 bus lines traversing the town, and the closest bus stop is generally close by. Many of the houses for sale in this town are located in places that are not very conducive to those who travel by foot because running common errands is difficult.
About 85% of the population of this town own their home and 15% are renters. Single detached homes and row houses are the predominant housing type in this town. About one third of properties in this part of the Greater Oshawa metropolitan area were built following the year 2000, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This town is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Primary schools are easy to get to on foot from most houses for sale in this part of the Greater Oshawa metropolitan area. In contrast, there are only a few high schools and therefore they can be an extended walk away. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding food, getting to one of approximately 40 supermarkets on foot is feasible for some, but not all, home buyers in Whitby. There are also a few choices for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.