Average Home Price: $720,000. Whitby is located in Southern Ontario east of Ajax and west of Oshawa, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is home to the headquarters of Durham Region. While the southern portion of Whitby is predominantly and urban and economic hub, the northern part of the municipality is more rural and includes the communities of Ashburn, Brooklin, Myrtle and Myrtle Station. Whitby is a mix or urban and rural communities. Being close to Toronto which has experienced high real estate prices, the town has benefitted by being a more affordable option for families who still want to live in the GTA.
GETTING AROUND TOWN
Whitby is known as a commuter suburb in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. Served by multiple major highways including the 401, 407 and 412, you can quickly get around to where you need to go. In terms of regional and local public transportation, the Whitby GO Station is served by multiple GO bus routes as well as several Durham Region Transit routes, which can be used for local commutes as well as trips to places as far flung as Port Perry to the north. The Toronto–Montreal Megabus also departs from Whitby. The station is a stop on GO’s Lakeshore East line, and commuters can make daily trips to Toronto’s Union Station.
Located in Historic Downtown Whitby, Brock Street Brewing Company is one of the largest craft breweries in the Durham Region. Producing numerous award winning premium craft beers, Brock Street Brewing Company also has a full service restaurant on-site, 12welve. Reptilia Whitby is a 31,000-square-foot reptile zoo, education centre, and playground. You’ll find over 250 animals on display throughout the zoo. Reptiles are their specialty, but look out for colorful amphibians, and fluffy arachnids as well! For specialty coffee n Downtown Whitby, Brock Street Espresso offers various specialty caffeinated beverages made with the finest fair-trade beans. Finally, for a fine dining experience, The Baird Team recommends Chatterpaul’s Restaurant. The elegant decor and sophisticated ambiance compliments the masterfully crafted dishes for an elevated culinary experience.
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