Oshawa is the furthest of the four major suburb cities that border Lake Ontario, with the other three being Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. It’s the largest community in the Durham Region. Oshawa City and its neighbours are connected to downtown Toronto by two major highways, the 401 and 407.
Looking at a list of new condos, Oshawa has currently over 30 different real estate developments in planning, for sale, or construction stage. So if you think it’s a great location for new condos, Oshawa is the right place for you.
Oshawa mainly has townhomes and freehold type homes in the real estate market. The price for an Oshawa home or property is much less expensive so buyers tend to search for a larger home. Just a bit north of Dundas near the Oshawa / Whitby board is where the second phase of the successful Ross Towns will be. A townhouse in this community starts around the mid $500,000. Property units start around 1800 square feet with a variety of different layouts, but most home units have three bedrooms. These modern towns are a great option for anyone looking for an Oshawa townhouse development. Your city home will have rooftop terraces — a must for entertaining guests during the summertime.
If you’re on the search for a list of traditional Oshawa high rise condo units, Nahid on Harbour condos on 80 Harbour Road might be just the building for you. While these new condos on 80 Harbour Rd. will still be for sale in a few years’ time, the developer — Options Developments — has the reputation of completing big modern condo communities and developments across the greater Toronto area.
Park Ridge is also a great Oshawa community with over 140 contemporary homes ranging from 2000 to 3300 square feet. It’s an excellent example of what you could expect from Tribute Communities. With great price and even better construction quality, the upcoming Oshawa home community of Kingsview is something many people will search for. Located near the intersection of Shankel Road and Townline Road, the Oshawa project will feature many different freehold detached homes. One of our favourite development projects in Oshawa, The Uplands, blends a modern clean aesthetic with contemporary floor plans built for young families seeking a home. It has eighty house units that will be built range in size from 1200 to 3200 square feet. Just minutes away from downtown Oshawa are 401 and 418.
Simcoe Street is another popular development location in North Oshawa for a new condo unit. Some of the great condominiums on Simcoe Street, North Oshawa include the U.C Tower condos and Ironwood Towns.
Oshawa is the pinnacle of suburbia. Almost all of your daily activities and errands will require a car or a bus ride. Outside of enjoying the outdoors in the summer, there is little to do. However, if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place to live in Canada, then Oshawa might be the spot for you. Oshawa is an ideal place to start or grow a family with great schools and easy access to hospitals. Everything you need is not too far away.
There are a list of good places to eat in Oshawa City, including Ciao Amici — a traditional simple Italian, restaurant. We also have MATHILDA’S, which boasts vegan options, and Teddy’s Restaurant & Deli, known for its think deli sandwiches.
The White Apron Restaurant is another great option on our list. It’s a fancy boutique coffee and crepe shop that offers a great breakfast selection. And of course, there are some bigger chains in Oshawa too like The Keg Steakhouse + Bar — Oshawa, Mandarin Restaurant, Red Lobster. Oshawa has hundreds of places to eat so it might take you some time to try each of them.
You are limited when it comes to entertainment, but Oshawa City does have the Regent Theater and the Tribute Communities Centre. If you want to add to the list, the drive from Oshawa City to downtown Toronto is roughly 40 minutes long. Toronto, being the financial and entertained hub for Canada, always gives you something to do. Whether it be watching a sporting event — the Maple Leafs (Nation Hockey League), Raptors (National Basketball Association) or Blue Jays (Major League Baseball), catching a city live show, or enjoying a world-class meal.
Travelling in the opposite direction of Oshawa along the 401 takes you all the way to Ottawa, but along the way, you will find Prince Edward County — a region of Ontario, Canada known for its wine tasting and romantic atmosphere.
Like downtown Toronto, Oshawa is located in an area with great access to a list of public transit options. The GO Trains’ second busiest line travels through the city and because of how many riders it has. The trains also leave the station frequently, so you don’t have to search far for transport. There’s also the Durham Regional Transit which serves the different areas in the Durham Region in Oshawa.
At one point, the city was synonymous with General Motors and it was the automotive capital in Ontario, Canada. But General Motors has scaled back all the way to the point that now the plant is close. It was difficult to imagine how Oshawa would cope with losing so many high skills and high paying manufacturing jobs. There were fears of the price of real estate plummeting and the economy would be let in ruin, that has not been the case with condos and other developments.
Together with a booming real estate market, Oshawa City has adapted. One of its accolades is that in 2016, the city was ranked sixth in Canada for full-time employment and is now recognized as an education and health sciences hub. With three post-secondary educational facilities — Trent University Durham, Durham College and the University of Ontario Institution of Technology, the future looks bright in Oshawa as does the real estate market. While it is lower in price than some of its neighbours, developments in Oshawa continue to increase and the demand for new urban living in the city is growing. Areas like Simcoe Street in North Oshawa and Harmony Road have developed and will continue to grow with a list of condos, especially since most of the city remains underdeveloped.
You can use our map above to search for any home unit or development in the city. If you want a more in-depth search in the Durham region, please feel free to reach out and we’ll do our best to help you search for your new home.