THE BASICS

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.

$699,900.00
sold

719 Coldstream Drive, Oshawa

2 + 2
3
$399,900.00
sold

228 Verdun Road, Oshawa

2+1
$630,000.00
sold

1376 Glaspell Cres Oshawa

3
2.5
3
$599,990.00
sold

313 Surrey Drive, Oshawa

2
2
$863,990.00
sold

1470 Dunedin Crescent, Oshawa

4
3
2
$449,000.00
sold

171 Nassau St. Oshawa

2
1
$829,900.00
sold

1513 Greenvalley Trail Oshawa

4 + 2
4
6
$749,000.00
sold

998 Ridge Valley Drive, Oshawa

4
2.5
4
$799,990.00
sold

1477 Dunedin Cres Oshawa

4
2.5

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Mixture of Homes

When it comes to Oshawa real estate, there are a mixture of homes 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 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.

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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

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TESTIMONIALS

  • We lost our Mom a year ago and Michael was the reality that sold the house to her. Michael and his Son Paul and Craig are absolutely all genuine and loved helping us through it all, a design team that was able to tackle all our needs, including Painting, Carpet, lighting, switches devices, countertops, door knobs and kitchen cabinet hardware, I swear when they finished I thought it was a brand new Home , they then put it on the Market , the offers just kept coming , they worked with us from many miles apart, and made it possible for us to sign contracts online and they always explained everything and the house sold so fast we couldn’t believe it. These guys are the real thing they are seasoned professionals, they know what it takes and how to do it , and they all have a great smile and that means so much to us very trustworthy and just need to say thank you so much Michael, Paul, Craig Your the best.

    Anna Fedele

  • Michael showed up at my door this past fall in september 2019. He was selling my neighbors home (which he sold in under a month). I was really apprehensive because he had been the third realtor who had come to my home to offer services. At the time I knew I needed to sell but I wasn't ready. But he was patient and very kind about it. 2 months later I took a chance and contacted him and his team. He and Paul (his son) showed up that night (November 4) and instantly felt supported and helped. They helped with the Reno's, negotiating a new dishwasher, moving boxes and removing the junk out of my home. They painted, fixed the walls, cleaned and photographed all under one week. The house was ready by December 16 2019. Under the advice of Michael, We listed my home on january 6 and it was sold by january 20 2020 due to their strong work ethic and ability to showcase a good product. The Baird team goes the bat for you. You will NOT be disappointed and I'm glad God led me to chose them. They really made me feel a part of the Baird team!

    Victoria Jean-Pierre

  • The only person to trust In Clarington with your home is Paul Baird. The knowledge and deep roots the Baird family has in Clarington make them the number 1 choice. Paul’s calm and educated approach both on a buying and selling standpoint is the best! When it comes to negotiating he’s the best to have in your corner. would give them a 5000-star review if I could!

    Matthew Raco

  • What a great experience working with these wonderful gentlemen!

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  • We were really impressed with Michael and Paul. They made the process of finding a house as stress free as possible and helped us to find the perfect home ?Would definitely recommend them.

    Amy Geisberger

  • Professional, generous and a man who values family, friends & customers.. He is a pleasure to work with!

    Patty Wood

  • To everyone who is looking for an honest and genuine real estate agent, Michael Baird is your man.Last year we were so lucky to be introduced to him. He helped us to get our dream home.The experience from start to finish was seamless and enjoyable. I recommend Michael to everyone for peace of mind.Michael, thank you again for everything.

    Abir Souri

  • 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.

    Simon Timperley

  • We have bought two new homes from Michael Baird and sold four homes with Michael. We have had very good results with Michael and his team. He has been very helpful with the listing and selling of my mothers’ home, my aunt’s home and my mother and father-in-laws home. We would recommend him and his team to anyone.

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