The Town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada

The Town of Whitby is the seat of government in Durham Region and has a population of around 122,000 people. The southern part of Whitby is mainly an urban economic hub, while the northern part is more rural and suburban and includes the communities of Ashburn, Brooklin, Myrtle and Myrtle Station.

Whitby has been adding many new affordable home subdivisions in the Brooklin community in particular. These were built in cooperation with the town planners to blend in with the historical influences of old Ontario. The homes have Victorian influences with gabled roofs and classic front porches. Attention to the streets has also been given with old fashioned street lamps, quaint landscaping, and public spaces. Well planned and designed, these new neighbourhoods are a great place to raise a family.

Whitby has not one but two downtown areas: Downtown Whitby, the “heart of the town”, with over 470 businesses, and the more historic Downtown Brooklin. They both have many upscale and casual dining establishments, cafés, fashion boutiques, and a variety of businesses offering an array products and services. The Town of Whitby website describes living in the community as “an opportunity to savour a culinary adventure with tastes from around the world, and to discover distinctive shops and services in two charming Downtowns.”

Other notable features of Whitby include:

  • Easy access to other Greater Toronto Area communities
  • Highly Rated Schools
  • A new Downtown Shopping District
  • Year-round sports and recreation activities and amenities
  • A breathtaking Waterfront and Award-Winning Marina
  • Seasonal Farmer’s Market
  • A vibrant Arts and Culture scene
  • Art Galleries, Museums, and Theatres
  • Beautiful Parks and Trails

 

Many families are discovering the positive things that this flourishing and charming Durham Region town has to offer. If you are looking for a new home, there is a wide variety of incredible real estate for sale and lease including single family homes, condominiums, town houses and vacant land.

Whitby may well be the perfect setting for you and your family. Why not visit and see for yourself. Your new home may just be waiting for you here in Whitby.

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