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THE BASICS

Oshawa Homes for Sale



Oshawa is booming, and this city is becoming more and more desirable. Families are looking for homes because it’s a great place to raise kids, and individuals in the business sector are also looking for properties in Oshawa because of the growth this city is experiencing. If one thing is certain, it’s that Oshawa is becoming more and more popular, so if you’re considering moving to this city, the following guide will provide you with a better understanding of the area.

In terms of real estate, there are different property types you can consider, including houses, townhouses, and condos. The average listing price in Oshawa is $637,891, and this refers to all home types but this price will change when you break it down by home type. The average listing price for a condo is $355,708 and $467,542 for a townhouse. The average listing price for a house is roughly $815,000. This will provide you with an idea of what you can expect in terms of pricing if you decide to purchase a home in this area.

If you prefer to rent, this, too, is an option you can explore because there are several rental units in Oshawa, and the average lease price is $1,989. There are 38 beautiful neighbourhoods in Oshawa, and every one of them has unique characteristics that you would enjoy. Durham, Cedar Ridge and Windfields are three of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city.

You will be expected to pay property tax if you are a resident of the city of Oshawa and own a property, so this is something you need to consider so that you can incorporate this fee into your budget.

Oshawa is the largest municipality in the Durham region and is conveniently located just 60km east of downtown Toronto. Durham College, Trent University Durham and the University of Ontario - Institute of Technology are all located in Oshawa, which is very impressive as the city offers students three post-secondary institutions they can choose from. There are 131 schools governed by the Durham District School Board, with approximately 46,000 elementary students and 24,000 secondary school students.

The population of Oshawa is growing very fast, and there are currently approximately 379,848 people living in this city. If you’re interested in shopping, the Oshawa Centre is the major shopping mall in the area, and there are a number of shops and restaurants located throughout Oshawa.

Whether you’re looking for beautiful trails, safe communities, great schools, newer homes, or houses with character, Oshawa is the answer. The city will be able to provide you with all of your needs, and you will be very happy with your surroundings and lifestyle.

Check out the homes we have for sale in Oshawa:

$799,900.00
For Sale

1490 Dunedin Cres Oshawa

3 + 1
2
$599,900.00
sold

619 Central Park Blvd N Oshawa

2+1
2
2
$949,900.00
sold

1965 Walreg Drive Oshawa

3+2
3
2
$599,900.00
sold

1384 Rennie St. Oshawa

3 + 1
1
$369,900.00
sold

44 Bond Street West Oshawa

1 + 1
$699,900.00
sold

1029 Southport Drive Oshawa

4
3
$499,900.00
sold

1349 Fenelon Crescent Oshawa

3 + 1
2
$949,900.00
sold

88 Samac Trail, Oshawa

4+1
4
$499,990.00
sold
Oshawa Neighbourhood Facts

209 Gibbons St Oshawa

3+1

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Mixture of Homes

When it comes to Oshawa, there is a mixture of houses and townhouses with varying price ranges and neighbourhood features as Oshawa is comprised of many smaller neighbourhoods. North Oshawa is comprised of Windfields, Kedron, Samac, Taunton, Northglen, Centennial, and Pinecrest. Central Oshawa includes McLaughlin, Vanier, O’Neil, Central, Eastdale and Donevan. South Oshawa encompasses the neighbourhoods of Lakeview and Farewell.

Educational Institutions

The concentration of educational institutions in Oshawa and its student population provide an opportunity for first-time homebuyers in the city. A basement apartment can be a mortgage helper, and with student housing in demand, finding a tenant shouldn’t prove difficult. With a healthy pace of new development, Oshawa homebuyers have plenty of pre-construction options as well as an affordable resale market to choose from.

GETTING AROUND TOWN

Oshawa has a lot to offer for commuters. In addition to quick access to the east-west links of the 401 and 407, Oshawa also has a GO Transit and VIA Rail hub located near the Stevenson Road. The Oshawa GO Station is a transit hub for GO and Durham Region bus routes as well as GO and Via rail lines. The station is a stop on a Via corridor route linking Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. GO buses from the Oshawa hub serve Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle Peterborough, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Toronto. In addition, two new GO Transit train stations are to be built by Metrolinx, one in Central Oshawa and one at Thorton Corners.

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THINGS TO DO

When you are in the Oshawa area, a family trip down to Lakeview Park is ideal on a warm sunny day. Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lakeview Park is a great spot for outdoor activities. For dog lovers, Harmony Valley Conservation Area is a 28-hectare nature park featuring plenty of trails & off-leash areas. For shoppers, the Oshawa Centre is it is the largest mall in Durham Region and the largest in Ontario east of Toronto. With over 230 retail stores, a massive food court and public services, you can easily spend a full day here. The city is home to the Oshawa Generals, a long time member of the Ontario Hockey League, which play downtown at the Tribute Communities Centre. Along with hockey games, you can also watch concerts and other live entertainment. The City of Oshawa also has several public facilities: Arts Resource Centre, Civic Recreation Complex, Delpark Homes Centre formerly Legends Centre, Donevan Recreation Complex, Northview Community Centre, and South Oshawa Community Centre. 

Picnics

A family trip down to Lakeview Park is ideal on a warm sunny day. Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lakeview Park is a great spot for outdoor activities, with playgrounds for kids, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and lots of green space.

Shopping

The Oshawa Centre is it is the largest mall in Durham Region and the largest in Ontario east of Toronto. With over 230 retail stores, a massive food court and public services, you can easily spend a full day here.

Hockey

The city is home to the Oshawa Generals, a long time member of the Ontario Hockey League, which play downtown at the Tribute Communities Centre. Along with hockey games, you can also watch concerts and other live entertainment.

Dog Walks

Harmony Valley Conservation Area is an off-leash park, located in Oshawa, featuring 25+ acres where dogs and their owners have a great space to meet and socialize. If you’re not a dog owner, it’s still a great place to connect with nature.

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LOCAL FAVOURITES

For an authentic Italian dining experience, The Baird Team recommends Avanti Trattoria. Located in downtown Oshawa, it’s a premier Italian restaurant offering a traditional menu and warm atmosphere. Harmony Valley Conservation Area is an off-leash park, located in Oshawa, featuring 25+ acres where dogs and their owners have a great space to meet and socialize. If you’re not a dog owner, it’s still a great place to connect with nature. For kids, Neb's Fun World has everything for family entertainment in Durham Region: birthday parties, bowling, rides, play centre, arcade and more! For adult fun, live music, wine, craft beer, whiskeys, coffee and artisan foods is what you’ll find at the Cork and Bean in downtown Oshawa. It’s a great local hangout any day of the week.

Avanti Italian Restaurant

Avanti Italian Restaurant

Harmony Valley Conservation Area

Harmony Valley Conservation Area

NEB’s Fun World

NEB’s Fun World

The Cork and Bean

The Cork and Bean

For more guidance on the Oshawa real estate market

Contact one of top Oshawa real estate agents now - The Baird Real Estate Team.

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Baird Real Estate Client Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

  • After poor experiences with competing agents, we decided to give the Baird team a call. They were quick to answer the phone and presented a clear knowledge of current market conditions and pricing. They were prompt to visit our residence, providing consultation and overviewing their listing process. The diversity of the team offers a unique advantage for both purchasing and selling. Paul and Craig were able to provide both insight and resources critical to ensure that our house sold for top dollar. Leveraging top contractors and a strong staging team, we were blown away by the exceptional presentation of our home. During the offer period, the team was both firm and strategic, ensuring that we received the best price for our sale. When purchasing, Paul and Craig were extremely patient and did not make us feel pressured to close a deal. We viewed several properties prior to submitting an offer. In a multiple offer environment, Paul and Craig still managed to negotiate a fair price. We have shared the Baird team with friends and family. Highly recommended!

    Paul M

  • Paul, Craig and Michael are consummate professionals. With a keen focus on strategy, these kind gentleman employed strategic measures based upon the current market conditions which not only got our home sold within 5 days of listing, but also $250k over asking. We received 22 offers on a home that we thought would be immensely difficult to sell. Due to their sound knowledge and expertise, we had a smooth experience and transaction with the buyer as well. Paul and Craig maintained the highest level of ethics during the entire process; showing us that there is no one we would prefer to work with for such a large and impactful transaction in our family’s life. We highly recommend working with the Baird Realtor Team. They are the real deal. I imagine other agents will take note of their successes for many years to come.

    J Papadakis

  • The entire Baird team Michael, Paul, and Craig were amazing to deal with. They quickly assessed our home, identified what could be done to ensure maximum selling price, and then assisted with the required changes, (bringing in painters and staging our home). we were kept informed throughout the entire process. Our home sold quickly and for an amazing price. The whole team were genuinely excited for us! thanks for helping make this entire experience as stress-free as possible. We highly recommend the entire Baird Real Estate team. Thanks very much!! Janice and Bob

    Bob Warren

  • Paul, Craig, and Michael were all so amazing. They were very responsive, and able to arrange viewings at a short notice. Super friendly team, and we got lots of insights as we were in the process of looking. Most importantly they made looking for a home a really fun process. Couldn’t recommend enough!

    Moazzam Pathan

  • We were very nervous about selling the home we have lived in for 25 years. The Baird Team came highly recommended by another family member so we hired them to sell our home. We are so happy we went with them. They met with us a few times to explain the process and were always available to answer our many questions. Mike, Craig and Paul were very easy to talk to and put our minds at ease several times throughout the process. A special shout out to Craig for all of the work he did on our behalf . Thank you for making such a major life decision run so smoothly. Karen and Greg Noel

    Karen Noel

  • We can't say enough about the Baird Real Estate Team. They truly went above and beyond the call of duty for us. We were in the process of walking away from our dream home; when collectively, Paul, Michael and Craig came up with a creative solution that resulted in us being able to realize our dream. When it came time to sell our home, they did an outstanding job with the presentation of our house, and organizing an effective sales strategy, resulting in a better than expected final outcome. They are the utmost professionals and we would urge anyone looking for a real estate agent to look no further than the Baird Real Estate Team. We will be forever grateful. Bob & Sue Hollaway

    Bob Hollaway

  • An incredibly professional and supportive team. Selling your home is a very personal experience. Whether we were purchasing or selling we had complete confidence our needs were being met. We had the pleasure of working with Paul, Craig & Michael over the past year and highly recommend any member of the team when looking for guidance and support during a purchase or a sale of your home or property. Thank you to the whole team for helping us realize our dream property/home purchase and for selling our current home with the very best outcome.

    P Schmid

  • It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michael and his son Paul.
    Within minutes of meeting them I knew they were the right real estate agents for my family.
    They made the entire experience of purchasing a new home a complete pleasure and I had complete trust that they had our best interests in mind.
    I would recommend them to anyone in need of an agent and will work with them again when my family is ready to move again.

    Maja Samborski

  • Paul, Craig and Michael were amazing to deal with when our late parent’s home had to be sold. They were knowledgeable, sincere, and understanding. I can't emphasize enough how their warmth and compassion helped make this emotional transaction relatively stress free. When help was needed with a specific concern, they told us not to worry and to leave it to them. They followed through and easily dealt with the issue. Whether you are buying or selling, I strongly encourage you to give Paul, Craig and Michael a call. They are absolutely terrific!

    Nancy van Alebeek