June 29, 2020

The Best Neighbourhoods In Ajax, Ontario | 2020 Edition

The best neighbourhoods in Ajax, Ontario

There are plenty of reasons why buyers are choosing Ajax, Ontario when moving to or around the GTA. Along with the more affordable real estate options, Ajax offers beautiful views of Lake Ontario, ideal commute times for those who work in Toronto, as well as a handful of amenities and services within its city limits. 

From well-kept parks, beautiful walking trails, stunning shorelines, and much more, Ajax is a quieter, calmer city than many of the areas around Toronto. 

Ajax is full of well established neighbourhoods that feature a wide variety of homes styles, sizes and prices. Due to its affordability, especially when compared to other cities around the GTA, Ajax is an ideal location for a range of buyers. From first time homeowners to those looking to settle into their golden years - Ajax has a neighbourhood for you! 

Here is a snapshot of some of the best neighbourhoods in Ajax.

Duffins Bay

Duffins Bay is a beautiful and family friendly neighbourhood. It is bordered by Westney Road S to the north, Harwood Avenue S to the east, Finley Avenue to the west and the shores of Lake Ontario to the south. 

Real Estate:

Homes located in the Duffins Bay neighbourhood are mainly detached single family dwellings with a few townhomes and townhome style condominiums. Closer to the waterfront, high rise condominium developments have been built. 

A primarily family oriented neighbourhood, Duffins Bay saw its original residential development between 1960 and 1980. 

The vast majority, nearly 95%, of residents that live in Duffins Bay are homeowners. 

Homes for sale in Duffins Bay generally feature between 3 and 5 bedrooms and 2 and 4 bathrooms. The median list price of homes for sale in Duffins Bay is roughly $625,000. 

Schools: 

The city of Ajax, Ontario is served by the Durham District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. 

Schools in the Duffins Bay neighbourhood are:

Duffins Bay Public School

What’s Nearby:

One the main attractions in the Duffins Bay area is the Waterfront Park and Veterans Point Garden. Residents of Duffins Bay routinely enjoy visits to the park which includes strolling through well cared for flower gardens, wide, paved trails, waterfront vistas and a war memorial. 

Within the Duffins Bay neighbourhood is also the St. Francis Center which hosts a number of art and cultural events and activities such as live theatre, film screenings, concerts, music recitals and art shows. 

Along the northern border of the Duffins Bay neighbourhood, residents have easy access to a number of restaurant options, services and retail stores. 

Commutes:

The neighbourhood of Duffins Bay is 4.5 kilometers from the downtown Ajax area. 

Travel to Toronto, Ontario:

Toronto - 49 kilometers via Ontario 401/Don Valley Pkwy S (41 minutes)

Toronto International Airport - 55 kilometers via Ontario 401 (38 minutes)

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Riverside

Riverside is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Ajax, and arguably the Durham Region. Full of well established homes and well rated schools, Riverside has been a sought after area for many buyers. 

Real Estate:

Homes within Riverside are mainly large, single family dwellings that are situated atop expansive lots. 

High homeownership rates, nearly 95%, is evident as the streets are lined with manicured lawns and well maintained properties. 

Riverside is an ideal neighbourhood for those with large families as many of the properties are two storey homes with 3 - 6 bedrooms and 2 - 5 bathrooms. Residents enjoy attached single or double garages and large private laneways. 

Homes for sale in Riverside generally fall between $700,000 and $1.2 million depending on size, exact location and amenities. 

Schools: 

The city of Ajax, Ontario is served by the Durham District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. 

Schools in the Riverside neighbourhood are:

What’s Nearby:

The Riverside Golf Course is set in the heart of the neighbourhood and provides avid golfers with a chance to test their skills and enjoy a round with family or friends. 

Also meandering through the neighbourhood of Riverside is the Duffins Trail System which hosts a large section of the trans canada trail network. Residents can enjoy a break from city life and escape to nature on one of the many trail networks. 

Just south of the Riverside neighbourhood is Kingston Road West which offers quick and easy access to all areas of Ajax as well as neighbouring cities. Along Kingston Road West is a selection of restaurants, shops and services. 

Commutes:

The neighbourhood of Riverside is roughly 6 kilometers from the downtown Ajax area. 

Travel to Toronto, Ontario:

Toronto - 45 kilometers via Ontario 401/Don Valley Pkwy S (38 minutes)

Toronto International Airport - 51 kilometers via Ontario 401 (34 minutes)

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Discovery Bay 

Nestled in the south west pocket of Ajax is the beautiful neighbourhood of Discovery Bay. The neighbourhood is bound by nature with Lake Ontario to the south and Duffins Creek greenbelt and marshlands to the west. 

Real Estate

Real estate throughout Discovery Bay is a mix of residential styles. Single family homes, townhomes and condominiums are mixed throughout the landscape, however detached single family properties are the primary style. 

Discovery Bay underwent most of its residential development throughout the 1980’s and many of the homes for sale are from that time period. 

The area is great for large families as many of the homes for sale in Discovery Bay feature between 3 and 5 bedrooms and 2 and 4 bathrooms. 

Pride of ownership is evident as over 90% of residents of Discovery Bay own their property. 

Prices for homes for sale in Discovery Bay range depending on size, age and amenities can fall between $600,000 and surpass $1 million. 

Schools:

The city of Ajax, Ontario is served by the Durham District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. 

Schools in the Discovery Bay neighbourhood are:

Lakeside Public School

What’s Nearby:

Discovery Bay is home to a number of parks and recreational areas. Having the shores of Lake Ontario border its south side, Discovery Bay residents enjoy access to waterfront trails and scenic lookouts.

The main park in the Discovery Bay neighbourhood is Rotary Park which is located along the shoreline. Visitors will enjoy the pathways, picnic areas, paved trails, pavilions and playgrounds. 

Within minutes of the Discovery Bay neighbourhood residents will have access to a large number of dining and restaurant options, shopping and retail stores and services of all types. 

Commutes:

The neighbourhood of Riverside is roughly 3.6 kilometers from the downtown Ajax area. 

Travel to Toronto, Ontario:

Toronto - 46 kilometers via Ontario 401/Don Valley Pkwy S (37 minutes)

Toronto International Airport - 53 kilometers via Ontario 401 (33 minutes)

These are just a few of the many well established and friendly neighbourhoods that make up the city of Ajax. Whether settled into your first home, moving up or downsizing, our team is ready to help you find your perfect property! 

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Posted in Ajax
June 2, 2020

The Best Neighbourhoods in Pickering, Ontario

The best neighborhoods in Pickering

There are many reasons why buyers have gravitated towards the City of Pickering, Ontario as a potential option to put down roots and purchase their next home. One of the most obvious reasons is its ideal location near the City of Toronto.

For those who work in Toronto but wish to enjoy a quieter, calmer lifestyle, Pickering checks that box - and so much more!

From the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario to some of the most well kept urban parks, Pickering is an obvious choice for those who wish to escape the noise and settle into suburbia.

Pickering, Ontario is full of neighborhoods that boast family-friendly streets, close proximity to nature and forestry as well as necessary amenities. Here is a glimpse at some of the best neighbourhoods to call home in Pickering!

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Posted in Pickering
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Ajax Ontario

The Best Elementary Schools in Ajax Ontario

Finding the right home to purchase in Ajax can be challenging enough as it is but finding the right school along with it can be even more so. Have no fear, below is a list that Durham Region Property Search has compiled of all the best elementary schools throughout the Town. This list will help you settle in a family-friendly neighborhood with a great home, as well as an exemplary elementary school that will set your kids up for academic excellence for the future. 

Schools should be located in convenient locations and offer opportunities for students to think critically so they can grow beyond the classroom. Luckily, Ajax offers parents and guardians many options in a variety of neighborhoods! 

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Posted in Ajax
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Whitby Ontario

The best elementary schools in Whitby Ontario

Looking for a great school catchment in Whitby before deciding where to purchase your next home? You’re in luck! Here at Durham Region Property Search we understand the importance of settling in a comfortable home surrounded by a quiet neighborhood, with solid schools to help your kids grow academically, in sports, and other school club activities that may pique their interests. 

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Posted in Whitby
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Oshawa Ontario

The Best Elementary Schools in Oshawa Ontario

So you’re thinking of moving to Oshawa. You’ve done your research about important things like the neighborhoods, the types of homes, the distance to the highway or GO train station to get to work, and all that fun stuff. You’ve got a couple of kids (maybe more), and the quality of the schools and settling in a great neighborhood that meets the school catchment area is important to you.     

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Posted in Oshawa
April 15, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Pickering Ontario

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For parents with kids just starting school or transferring schools due to an upcoming move, the quality of schools are an important factor in the decision-making process when finding the right home to purchase. Schools should have a convenient location, a great curriculum and staff, as well as offer opportunities for students to grow well beyond the classroom. Luckily, Pickering offers parents many options in a variety of neighborhoods for just that!

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Posted in Pickering
April 8, 2020

Moving To & Living In The Region of Durham - The Definitive Guide

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Living in Durham Region has a lot of advantages for its residents. Proximity to Toronto, with a lower real estate price tag, beautiful parks, ample recreation spaces and loads of art and cultural centers provides a number of well-rounded cities. 

Located within the Golden Horseshoe, the Regional Municipality of Durham, is a mix of rural, residential, agricultural and commercial areas. The municipalities that make up the region are varied, however, many see a mix of all areas throughout each town. 

This guide serves as an informative look at what Durham Region offers and why it has been a growing destination for those looking to settle down and establish roots. Cities such as Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Pickering feature family-friendly neighbourhoods, well-rated schools and city amenities that cater to all walks of life 

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Posted in Durham
June 13, 2019

10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

You’re convinced. This home is it. It’s the one. 

But wait - is it? Here are 10 questions you’ll want to ask yourself before buying a home:

1. How old are the roof, windows, siding, guttering, and other replaceable structure pieces? 

You’ll want to find out. When will you have to fork out that money to replace them? It’s a good thing to know, especially when it comes to financial planning (and especially when you’re already spending money on the home itself). "This is something we see far too often," says Allan Lewis of Search Cape Coral Homes, "buyers not paying attention to items they may need to replace in a few years. It can become a large burden down the road."

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Posted in Buying
May 27, 2019

Moving To & Living In Ajax, Ontario - The Definitive Guide

Moving to Ajax, Ontario comes with a number of benefits. The town offers residents a scenic view of Lake Ontario, close commute to Toronto for either work or play and reasonably priced homes for anyone wanting to establish some roots. 

This guide serves as a quick overview of all Ajax has to offer, and why so many people in recent years have come to the area and settled in to build a life. 

History

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Ajax was a mainly rural area until 1941 when a Defence Industries Limited shell plant was constructed and the town was established around it. 

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Posted in Ajax
May 27, 2019

Moving To & Living In Oshawa, Ontario - The Definitive Guide

Whatever drives your consideration for moving to Oshawa, Ontario, this lakeside town will be sure to meet and exceed your expectations. Nestled approximately 60 kms east of Toronto, this scenic town lies on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Here are a number of reasons so many people have come to love living in Oshawa and why they’ve decided to call it home. 

Oshawa Real Estate

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Compared to its counterparts in the area, Oshawa is an affordable option for those who work in Toronto. Real estate is roughly 60% less than that of the city. 

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Posted in Oshawa