Hello Pickering

Located immediately east of Toronto along the shore of Lake Ontario, Pickering is a mid-size city made up of both suburban neighbourhoods in the south and rural areas in the north.

Pickering is currently home to approximately 90,000 people. It is bordered by Lake Ontario to the south, Scarborough to the west, and tracts of undeveloped land to the north.

The city features a nice mix of freehold homes and condos. Over the years, homebuyers have recognized Pickering as an excellent area to live for its great value, accessibility to downtown Toronto and quality of life. As a city that offers both a vibrant urban atmosphere and a quaint rural abundance, all with convenient access to Toronto and other GTA cities, Pickering is a wonderful choice for buyers who would like a little more space with close proximity to the city.

Neighbourhoods vary greatly in terms of price, home style and lot size. But compared to Toronto, the prices in Pickering are relatively reasonable with the average home approximately $700,000 (June 2017.)

One of Pickering’s nicest features is the waterfront community. Recently revitalized with the development of the Pickering Millennium Waterfront Trail, the community borders Frenchman’s Bay. Well-known Nautical Village is a tourist attraction that features a scenic boardwalk, boutique shops, restaurants and cafes, and an outdoor playground for kids.

Pickering Town Centre is the main commercial venue with a two-storey shopping mall that offers a variety of stores.

The city has easy access to Toronto by way of several highways and the GO Transit system – which is ever expanding. Durham Regional Transit links Pickering with surrounding communities, making local commutes and recreational travel easy. There are also plans to open a regional airport near Rouge National Park by 2027.

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