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Home Prices in Whitby

The asking price of homes for sale in Whitby has increased 0.01% since October last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -14.13%. See more Whitby Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$780K
263 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$549K
56 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$467K
30 Condos

Whitby MLS® Listings & Real Estate

Zolo has the most comprehensive, up-to-date set of Whitby real estate listings. Search for homes listed on the Whitby MLS® system, including nearby cities, property types, and neighbourhoods. At the moment, Whitby has 393 homes for sale, including 263 houses, 30 condos, and 56 townhouses listed for sale. The average sold price for all home types in Whitby is $647K, which is 4% higher than October 2017. See our Whitby housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

Whitby is home to 10 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the most popular Whitby neighbourhoods, the best schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. See the upcoming open houses in Whitby 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 homes for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 49 Whitby rental listings, including 29 houses and 2 apartments for rent. Most locals in the city own their homes, while 14% live in rentals with an average lease price of $974.

Our Whitby MLS® Listing data is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Contact one of our Whitby REALTORS® to get started on landing your dream home today.

Whitby City Guide

122K
Population
9.7%
Population Growth
7%
Unemployment

Whitby is a city in southern Ontario. It sits between Ajax, to the east, and Oshawa, to the west.  Whitby is considered a significant economic contributor to Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe area, which is a major economic driver of the Canadian economy.

Like much of the Durham region, the population of this city grew rapidly over the last decades. According to Statistics Canada, the number of residents more than doubled since 1986. Today the city’s population is just over 128,000 people.

Many current Whitby residents commute to work. Those commuting travel west to Ajax, Pickering and Toronto, or east to Oshawa and Bowmanville. The biggest employers in the city are General Motors Canada, Gerdau Ameristeel, Sobeys and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The median household income in Whitby is quite high at just over $115,000, according to 2013 statistics.

More than 83% of the city’s residents speak English as their mother tongue. The remaining 17% of residents are visible minorities—mostly South Asian, Chinese and Black.

One big advantage is that Highway 401 runs right through the southern end of the city. This is where most of the urban, residential development and retail spaces exist. While the northern part of the city is still under development much of it remains in large plots of empty land, acreages, as well as rural forest and farmland.

Neighbourhoods

There are 10 official communities in Whitby, each one ranging in population from 8,700 to 15,800 residents.

To find the right community for you and your family, consider talking to a local Whitby real estate agent. To get you started here are a few suggestions:

Commuters may want to start their house-hunting search in the Taunton North community. This neighbourhood consists mostly of large suburban-style family homes with double-car garages. One big advantage is how accessible this community will be to the newly built 407 Express Toll Route.

For waterfront living check out Port Whitby. South of Highway 401, the houses for sale in this area of Whitby are built for families, although there are some condo developments now being built near to this community.

For a more affordable neighbourhood with a bit of a small-town feel check out Brooklin. The new addition to the 407 Express Toll Route will make this neighbourhood far more accessible for commuters and the house prices are a bit more reasonable.

The most expensive properties can be found north of Winchester Rd in Rural Whitby. The average home sells for $1.1 million, but usually gets you a much bigger lot and a tremendous amount of privacy.

To find out what neighbourhood is best for you, spend a weekend checking out open houses in Whitby. You can narrow down your must-see spots by using our hot-list. The list ranks all of the city’s neighbourhoods, based on a formula that takes into consideration the number of listings available, the average sale price, and the number of days homes for sale stay on the market before being sold.

Neighbourhood
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Williamsburg 35% 26% $603K 34
2Brooklin 29% 18% $716K 82
3Taunton North 26% 15% $683K 21
4Lynde Creek 26% 15% $640K 25
5Downtown Whitby 29% 3% $557K 32

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 Whitby’s downtown core. Good options include Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as Port Perry, Uxbridge and Bowmanville are good options as they offer more affordable detached houses.

City
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Clarington 27%14%$551K386
2Oshawa 25%17%$500K686
3Whitby 25%14%$629K395

Demographics

Before purchasing a real estate in Whitby check out the city’s demographics. Collected by Statistics Canada, this data offers a glimpse into what the city and its residents are like. Consider it a tool to help determine if the city is right for you and your family.

14%
Rent
86%
Own
$974
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,595
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
32,665
Total Families
$94,685
Family Income (Median)
38
Age (Median)
58%
College Educated

Schools

Those interested in buying real estate in Whitby will want to consider where the local school is located. Here are the top five elementary and top five secondary schools in Whitby.

Elementary Schools

8.1 Colonel J E Farewell
8.0 Jack Miner
7.5 St Luke the Evangelist
7.2 Fallingbrook
7.2 Sir Samuel Steele

Secondary Schools

7.5 Sinclair
7.1 Donald A. Wilson
6.9 Father Leo J Austin
6.4 All Saints
6.1 Anderson

Commuters

Whitby offers an easy commute for those heading west into Ajax, Pickering or Toronto or east into Oshawa. Highway 401 offers direct access to all four neighbouring cities, as does the rapid commuter train run by GO Transit. The city also offers public transit buses that reach into the more urban areas of the city. Cyclists will find dedicated bike lanes, but mostly in communities with larger parks or connected green space.

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

86%
Drive
11%
Transit
0%
Bike
2%
Walk

Local Scoop

Despite being nestled amidst a large urban area, Whitby offers an abundance of outdoor green space and protected parkland. Locals love to walk the Waterfront Trail—a series of interconnected trails mainly along the shores of Lake Ontario. The trails begin in Niagara-on-the-Lake and extend past Whitby to Brockville, Ontario. (Through Toronto the trail is called the Martin Goodman Trail.)

For bird-watching go to Lynde Shores Conservation Area. Locals report seeing deer and bucks roaming close to the hiking trails. You can even spot wild turkeys, a bird that is often very skittish. Chickadees and chipmunks will often eat peanuts from the hands of visitors. There are also flocks of blue jays and cardinals. In the evening, the park is a great place to watch hundreds of geese landing on the water. Just remember to bring your rubber boots as many of the trails are wet and muddy for most of the year.

For more relaxed walking trails, where only sneakers or sandals are required, go to Heber Down Conservation Area. Many locals walk their dogs here or go for a run. The chipmunks in this park are very friendly and love eating the seeds and nuts visitors bring as treats.

If the weather won’t cooperate take the fun inside at one of the many recreational and indoor play centres in the city. Kids Zone has a large indoor play centre where you’ll find a large climbing structure with multiple levels of tubes, bridges and slides. Then there’s Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Kids and adults can bounce, jump and leap their way into blissful exhaustion in this large warehouse space converted into a go-to jump centre.

If you want to check out the city’s downtown core, don’t be surprised if a local suggests two options. The official Downtown Whitby is located close to the Dundas St West and Brock Street South intersection, close to where the city’s Central Library is located. However, the historical downtown—a cool looking heritage district—is actually north of Highway 407, near the intersection of Winchester Road East and Baldwin Street North. This area is known as Downtown Brooklin and it still has that old-world village feel.

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