Average Home Price: $575,000. Oshawa lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 km east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham, and is one of the fastest growing areas in the GTA. Oshawa is a diverse community, comprised of many smaller neighbourhoods. With the emergence of Ontario Tech University, Oshawa became a university city in the 2000s. With two other colleges in town, Oshawa is populated with over 20,000 students.
GETTING AROUND TOWN
Oshawa real estate 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.
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.
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