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Home Prices in Oshawa

The asking price of homes for sale in Oshawa has increased 1.81% since May last year, while the number of homes for sale has increased 8.41%. See more Oshawa Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$619K
493 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$452K
140 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$217K
24 Condos

Oshawa MLS® Listings & Real Estate

Zolo has the most comprehensive, up-to-date set of Oshawa real estate listings. Find homes listed on the Oshawa MLS® system, including nearby cities, property types, and neighbourhoods. Right now, Oshawa has 651 homes for sale, including 493 houses, 24 condos, and 140 townhouses listed for sale. The average sold price for all home types in Oshawa is $505K, which is -5% lower than May 2017. 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 17 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. See the upcoming open houses in Oshawa to tour homes in person. 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 107 Oshawa rental listings, including 63 houses and 6 apartments for rent. Most residents in the city own their homes, while 30% live in rentals with an average lease price of $871.

Our Oshawa MLS® Listing data is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Contact one of our Oshawa REALTORS® 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 create 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 owner, 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
1Mclaughlin 50% 36% $515K 33
2Vanier 49% 29% $412K 32
3Central 42% 27% $379K 61
4Lakeview 42% 26% $458K 59
5Centennial 40% 28% $517K 31

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
1Clarington 40%24%$514K389
2Oshawa 36%26%$506K670
3Whitby 37%22%$648K400

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

Families who want to buy a house in Oshawa should consider the top-rated elementary and secondary schools in the city. To help you narrow down your housing market search, here are the top five schools in each category. (Learn more in our Oshawa school guide.)

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.

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