Pickering Average Selling Price in January 2019: $655,500
- Detached: $782,000
- Semi-Detached: $545,000
- Townhouse: $572,800
- Condo: $371,250
Welcome to Pickering!
Pickering, ON is a connected community where you’ll find the perfect balance between living, working, and playing. The City is saturated with natural beauty and small town charm. Its lakefront backyard, miles of pristine hiking trails, and countless neighbourhood parks and green space are pleasantly balanced by an emerging modern downtown surrounded by a wealth of amenities. It is a City of opportunity. Whether you're looking to raise a family or start a business, Pickering is your place to grow.
Whatever you are looking to get out of your community, Pickering has it.
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Why Do Residents Choose Pickering?
Things to Do
There’s plenty to see, do, and enjoy in Pickering! A local favorite is the Nautical Village, where you’ll find a charming waterfront village of scenic homes, local shops, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries, and plenty of entertainment. You can stroll the boardwalk along the Lake Ontario waterfront, grab a bite at a waterfront cafe, listen to live music at Millennium Square, or even take a hike on the Waterfront Trail.
Pickering is also home to a large mall, the Pickering Town Centre, as well as plenty of local bars and restaurants offering nightly entertainment. The Pickering Museum Village is a living history pioneer museum, and there are plenty of community events to enjoy throughout the year, like seasonal farmers markets, concerts in the park, or the annual Artfest.
Parks & Outdoor Enjoyment
Get outside and explore some of the most beautiful beaches and parkland in Ontario! Pickering is home to over 5 kilometres of public beachfront on Lake Ontario, as well as numerous parks and scenic nature trails around Frenchman’s Bay. Over 22 hectares of parkland, including 85 parks and three conservation areas, can be found throughout the community, offering plenty of lovely trails to explore, sports fields to run, and more. Boating is also big, as numerous marinas dot the Frenchman’s Bay waterfront, providing the perfect opportunity for sailing, kayaking, yachting, and more.
Recreation & Facilities
Even when it’s cold and snowy outside, there are still plenty of ways to get active in Pickering. The city offers numerous recreation facilities, including the Pickering Soccer Centre, two public pools, racquetball, squash, and tennis courts, and several ice arenas for youth and adult hockey, public skating, figure skating, and other events and activities. The Pickering Recreation Complex is a one-stop destination for fitness, health, racquet sports, swimming, skating, and recreational programs, sports, and activities for all ages.
Location & Access
Located immediately east of Toronto, Pickering is Durham Region’s closest suburb to the big city. That means you’re never more than a quick car ride or train trip from urban employment, entertainment, and more. Pickering is served by GO Transit at the Pickering Go Station, which offers east and west transportation throughout the area. Durham Region Transit provides bus transportation throughout the city and region.
Employment & Economy
Though it’s just a quick drive or Go train ride from all the employment options of Toronto, Pickering is home to several of its own major employers, including the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, which is operated by Ontario Power Generation. Other large employers include manufacturing companies, such as Yorkville South, Purdue Pharma, Hubbell Canada, PSB Speakers, and Eco-Tech.
Pickering public school students are served by the Durham District School Board, which operates 17 elementary schools and two secondary schools—Dunbarton High School and Pine Ridge Secondary School—in Pickering. Students are also served by the Durham Catholic District School Board, which operates eight elementary schools and the Saint Mary Catholic Secondary School in Pickering. Other schools in town include the Blaisdale Montessori School, the Montessori Learning Centre, and Durham Secondary Academy & Middle School.
Pickering at a Glance
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Growth Since 2006: 1%
Toronto: 30 min
Public Transit: GO Transit
Airport: Toronto Pearson
Major Roads: 401, 407
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