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THE BASICS

Pickering Homes for Sale


Average Home Price: $1,014,626. Pickering is a suburb directly to the east of Toronto which borders Rouge National Urban Park and Ajax to the east. Like many of the cities beside Toronto it stretches north from the shores of Lake Ontario towards the farmland and green space of the Oak Ridges Moraine. This city is a popular destination for young families looking for recently built, detached homes with lots of space to live and grow. Residential lots tend to be large and built on relatively wide streets with driveways and garages.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Larger Accommodations

Due to the ease of commuting into Toronto’s downtown core this will be a popular destination for people currently renting who want to purchase property and move east into larger accommodations. Neighbourhoods in Pickering include Liverpool, Dunbarton, Highbush, Rougemount, Rouge Park, Rosebank, Town Centre, Village East, West Shore, Altona, and Woodlands. Many homes were built in the mid 1990s in well-planned neighbourhoods and have sizeable backyards as well as garages and driveways which can accommodate multiple vehicles. This makes Pickering a desirable destination for potential homeowners.

Condo Developments

New condo developments are booming as well. Among one of the developments is Universal Condos, just steps away from the Pickering GO Station, where residents can get to Union Station in downtown Toronto in 45 minutes.

GETTING AROUND TOWN

Commuting from Pickering to a variety of locations is very straightforward given the town’s excellent access to Highway 401 and 407 ETR. People who work in downtown Toronto can be at work in under 40 minutes by car. It is a short train ride from the Pickering GO Station to Union Station. Traveling to the other eastern suburbs of Toronto is easier given that commuters will be going against the flow of traffic. From the GO Station in Pickering to stations in Ajax, Whitby, or Oshawa, it is under a 25 minute ride. Each of these locations has sizeable parking lots which commuters often use for an entire day when traveling to other cities.

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THINGS TO DO

The Pickering Markets provides a fun shopping experience on Saturdays and Sundays. Originally a flea market, it has transformed to include 500 small vendors and is now the biggest marketplace of its kind in the Great Toronto Area. Hiking in the Rouge Valley and the Seaton Trail are popular past times, as is exploring the waterfront area around Millennium Square and Frenchman’s Bay. Only a short drive west is the Toronto Zoo, which covers more than 700 acres and is currently home to 5000 animals. The Rouge National Urban Park provides a great escape from a hectic work life with its various hiking trails and opportunities to observe wildlife, and residents can drive into the countryside in just a few minutes. The three ski resorts of Dagmar, Lakeridge, and Skyloft are just a 25 minute drive from Pickering, and you can be on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe during the summer months in less than hour.

Markets

Pickering Markers provides a fun shopping experience on Saturdays and Sundays. Originally a flea market, it has transformed to include 500 small vendors and is now the biggest marketplace of its kind in the Great Toronto Area.

Hiking

The Rouge National Urban Park provides a great escape from a hectic work life with its various hiking trails and opportunities to observe wildlife. In addition, The Seaton Trail stretches nearly 13km throughout forested area, located along the West Duffins Creek.

Boating

Frenchman’s Bay Marina is a convenient mooring location just minutes from Toronto with over 200 boat slips. A one-minute walk to the Nautical Village gives you access to a wonderful mix of shops and services down by Lake Ontario.

Baseball

At Pickering Playing Fields, you can “step up to the plate” instate-of-the-art batting cages and swing batter, batter, batter, swing! Pickering Playing Fields is unique, as it offers the only batting cages in Durham Region.

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LOCAL FAVOURITES

The Baird Team recommends the Pickering Town Centre as a great destination shopping centre with a variety of stores for the whole family. For a great meal and an excellent patio with a view of Frenchman’s Bay, check our PORT. It’s recognized as the best restaurant experience in the East GTA with a strong foundation rooted in the “scratch cooking” that’s a strong part of the North American culinary explosion of the past decade. While down in Frenchman’s Bay, the local Marina has emerged as a leader in revitalizing the waterfront for the benefit of the larger community, and provides a sense of tranquility in an otherwise busy suburb. Lastly, for an experience inspired by the vibrancy and traditions of Mexico, Chúuk is certainly worth visiting.

Pickering Town Centre

Pickering Town Centre

PORT Restaurant

PORT Restaurant

Frenchman's Bay Marina

Frenchman's Bay Marina

Chúuk | Bar and Restaurant

Chúuk | Bar and Restaurant

For more guidance on the Pickering real estate market

Contact one of top Pickering 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