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Home Prices in Oshawa

The asking price of homes for sale in Oshawa has increased 5.19% since June last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -57.55%. See more Oshawa Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$699K
212 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$544K
46 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$289K
44 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in Oshawa

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of Oshawa real estate listings. Right now, Oshawa has 214 homes for sale, including 212 houses, 44 condos, and 46 townhouses listed for sale. The average sold price for all home types in Oshawa is $530K, which is 2% higher than June 2019. See our Oshawa housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

Oshawa is home to 18 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the fastest selling Oshawa neighbourhoods, the top schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

If you’re looking for rentals instead of listings for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 74 Oshawa rental listings, including 45 houses and 8 apartments for rent. Most residents in the city own their homes, while 30% live in rentals with an average lease price of $871.

MLS® Listing data for Oshawa is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our Oshawa real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

Oshawa City Guide

150K
Population
5.7%
Population Growth
11%
Unemployment

Oshawa is a city in southern Ontario. It’s 60 kilometres east of downtown Toronto. It was once known as the gem of Canada’s auto manufacturing sector. In the last decade, however, the sparkle has worn off as car manufacturing moved to offshore facilities. But Oshawa reached beyond its blue-collar roots and over the last decade re-created itself as an educational and health sciences hub.

Today, Oshawa is home to three post-secondary institutions and three prominent health clinics. Each school and facility attracts young talent, offers great jobs and creates opportunities in the city.

Oshawa’s revitalization was made possible, in part, by the Government of Ontario. The city’s downtown core is an Urban Growth Centre, which means it gets provincial help to update, grow and redevelop. One way Oshawa did this was to create a Regional Innovation Centre. The centre provides start-up facilities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, which helps shape the city as a centre for small business innovation.

That doesn’t mean large employers have left Oshawa. General Motors Canada is still the largest local employer in Oshawa, even though it’s winding down some of its operations. There are also entire divisions of the Ontario Ministry of Finance located in Oshawa.

On the flipside, Oshawa’s gritty, working-class feel certainly attracts its fair share of attention.  Quite a few big blockbuster Hollywood films have used the city as a backdrop. On any given day you can probably spot a film crew running around on the city’s streets. For those that want to see the city on the big-screen check out Billy Madison, Chicago and X-Men, all filmed portions scenes in Oshawa.

Neighbourhoods

Given that Oshawa has 12 neighbourhoods, it’s easy to find a community that suits your needs and lifestyle.

For the most affordable homes, consider looking at the communities in close proximity to the GM Oshawa car plant, particularly the neighbourhoods south of Highway 401. There will be more rental units in these areas but the residential properties will also be more aggressively priced.

Older, character homes can be found closer to the lake. The community of Farewell is closer to the lake while Cedar Dale is closer to Highway 401. Both have family homes that offer easy access to the revitalized walking and biking trails along the lakefront.

Homeowners who want to spend a bit more on luxury homes or on family-oriented new-builds look north of Highway 401. Quite often the new-builds are suburban homes built by well-known home builders who specialize in mass-produced subdivisions. If this is what you’re looking for check out the communities of Windfields, Pinecrest, Northglen and Northwood, among others. More upscale homes, often found in the Rural Oshawa community, can either be custom-builds or larger homes on larger lots built by developers that specialize in high-end homes. These homes sell, on average, for $1.2 million.

If you’re a commuter who wants quick highway access consider Central Oshawa, where you’ll find a lot of post-war bungalows. Homes in this neighbourhood sell for about $445,000, on average.

Almost 30% of Oshawa residents are renters. To accommodate these residents, there are entire communities of rental housing. While many of these complexes continue to exist many of them are also being redeveloped into new build multi-family homes that include townhouses and condos.

For more options, talk to your local Oshawa Realtor. If you really want to see what the city is like spend eating in the local restaurants and checking out a few open houses. If you want to narrow down your list, check out the neighbourhood hot-list, which ranks the all the communities based on the number of homes for sale, the average sale prices and how long homes stay on the market.

Neighbourhood
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Centennial 58% 65% $612K 19
2Vanier 57% 63% $450K 16
3Pinecrest 60% 43% $619K 14
4Mclaughlin 50% 52% $557K 7
5Donevan 52% 46% $527K 28

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Oshawa’s downtown core. Good options include Whitby, Courtice and Brooklin. Look for neighbourhoods that are closer to the highway or commuter train stations, such as West Lynde or South Courtice. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as Ajax, Pickering and Bowmanville are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

City
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Whitby 42%45%$782K202
2Oshawa 37%42%$529K315
3Clarington 36%31%$653K280

Demographics

Before buying a house in Oshawa consider whether or not the city meets your needs and matches your lifestyle. One quick way to do this is to examine the city’s demographics. The information is collected by Census Canada. It provides a snapshot of who lives in the city, based on information such as median age, ethnic background, and educational skills, among others.

30%
Rent
70%
Own
$871
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,267
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
40,355
Total Families
$63,136
Family Income (Median)
41
Age (Median)
47%
College Educated

Schools

Elementary Schools

7.8 Norman G. Powers
6.9 St John Bosco
6.8 Sherwood
6.7 Pierre Elliott Trudeau
6.6 John XXIII

Secondary Schools

6.2 R S Mclaughlin
5.0 Oshawa Central
5.0 Monsignor Paul Dwyer
4.8 Monsignor John Pereyma
3.7 G L Roberts

Commuters

Getting around in Oshawa is easy and can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending on where you want to go. The city’s downtown core is accessible by bike and public transit. Walking is also an option if you live in a nearby community. Car travel is exceptionally easy within the city and very easy if you’re a commuter that travels to and from Oshawa on a daily basis.

To get a better idea of how city residents commute, consider the data collected by Statistics Canada.

87%
Drive
8%
Transit
0%
Bike
4%
Walk

Local Scoop

If you want to feel like a local, you’ll have to explore what Oshawa offers. Start with the Canadian Automotive Museum on Simcoe Street South. The collection of cars ranges from the McLaughlin Buggy, built in 1905, to the futuristic looking ‘83 DeLorean. There’s a kids’ zone where kids can make crafts or learn about the evolution of the car.

On the first Friday of each month, hundreds gather at downtown Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The event celebrates local creative talent. There’s live musical performances, interactive art experiences, open gallery spaces and lots of social mingling. The event is open to all ages.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the city starting in May up until the end of October. That’s when the city comes alive with patios and sidewalk cafes. Check out Berry Hill Food company’s patio for great breakfast and brunch options; the Bulldog Pub offers British pub food, while Buster Rhino’s provides great southern BBQ options.There’s also an annual Hot Roots Soup Festival. The event promotes locally grown food and usually held in February at various eateries throughout the city. The menus are all soup-based and cater to local food ingredients.

If you’re a gardener, you’ll want to check out the city’s Peony Festival held every year in June. The city has one of Canada’s largest contemporary peony collections. There are over 300 varieties on display.

FAQs About Oshawa Real Estate

According to current Oshawa MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Oshawa, ON is $643,000. Based on Oshawa housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 32 days and has a 98.7% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Oshawa MLS© data, the average detached house in Oshawa, ON has a listing price of $717,000. In Oshawa, detached houses are on the market for 31 days on average.

According to current Oshawa MLS© data, the average condo in Oshawa, ON has a listing price of $326,000. In Oshawa, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $382,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $0.

In Oshawa, ON, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Northwood, Columbus, Kedron and Taunton. Northwood is the most expensive neighbourhood in Oshawa with an average home price of $1,072,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in Oshawa include Central, Lakeview, Stevenson and Vanier. Central is the most affordable neighbourhood in Oshawa with an average home price of $479,000.

The closest cities to Oshawa, ON include Whitby, Ajax, Prince Albert and Pickering. Out of the nearby Oshawa cities, Pickering has the highest average home price of $1,235,000 and Prince Albert has the most affordable average home price of $232,000.

The average townhouse in Oshawa has an average listing price of $604,000, which represents a 9% change in price from last year. There are currently 50 townhouses for sale in Oshawa, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Oshawa is $63,136 per year, which is slightly below the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Oshawa, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 29.7% rent versus 70.3% own. The median monthly rent price is $1,800 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $4,500 per month.

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