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 neighbors are connected to downtown Toronto by two major highways, – the 401 and 407.
Oshawa Condos and Real Estate Developments
Looking at a list of new condos in Oshawa, the city has currently over 30 different real estate developments in the planning, for sale, or construction. Developer on developer has been attracted to the area. Oshawa is a great location for new condos and is the right place for an investment.
Oshawa mainly has townhomes and freehold type homes in the real estate market. The average price for an Oshawa home or property is less expensive so buyers tend to search for a larger townhome in the area. Just a bit north of Dundas near the Oshawa / Whitby board is where the second phase of the Ross Towns will be. The average price of a townhouse starts around the mid $500,000. The floor space of property units start around 1800 square feet with a variety of different layouts, but most homes have three bedrooms in their floor plan. These modern townhome units are great for anyone on the search for an Oshawa townhouse development at a good price. Your city home will have rooftop terraces – a good place for entertaining people.
Top Neighborhoods in Oshawa
If you’re on the search for a list of traditional Oshawa high rise condo units, Nahid on Harbour on 80 Harbour Road might be the address for you. While these projects 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. This developer has a good reputation, which is what you need from any developer company.
Park Ridge is also a great Oshawa community with over 140 contemporary homes and pre-construction condos for sale ranging from 2000 to 3300 square feet. With great average prices and better construction quality from Tribute Communities, 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 favorite development projects in Oshawa, The Uplands, blends a modern aesthetic with contemporary floor plans built for young families looking to get a home in this address. It has eighty house units ranging in size from 1200 to 3200 square feet. Minutes away from downtown Oshawa is 401 and 418, so this address is great for the price.
Simcoe Street is another popular development located in North Oshawa for a new condo unit. There’s a list of great condo developments on Simcoe Street, North Oshawa, including the U.C Tower and Ironwood Towns.
Going Around Oshawa
Many daily activities will require a car or a bus ride. Outside of enjoying the outdoors in the summer, there is little to do in the area. However, if you’re on the search for a peaceful place to live in Canada, then Oshawa is a great address. Oshawa is an ideal place to start a family with great schools, plentiful amenities, and easy access to hospitals and work areas. This makes pre-construction condos and new listings very attractive. The completion of projects from any developer is expected in the address, too.
Transit options like GO Transit and Durham Regional Transit are nearby too, but more on that later.
Places to Dine
There is a list of top places available to eat in Oshawa City, including Ciao Amici – a traditional simple Italian, restaurant. We also have MATHILDA’S and Teddy’s Restaurant & Deli, known for its deli sandwiches.
The White Apron Restaurant is another great option on our list.– It’s a fancy boutique coffee and crepe shop. And of course, there are some bigger chains available in Oshawa too like The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Oshawa, Mandarin Restaurant. Oshawa has hundreds of places to eat.
Residents are limited when it comes to the available entertainment, but Oshawa City has the Regent Theater and the Tribute Communities Centre available. 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 entertainment centre for Canada, gives residents something available to do. Whether it’s 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.
Traveling in the opposite direction of Oshawa along the 401 take you 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. With this list of amenities available to residents, it’s no surprise that new condos in the region gain more residents year after year.
Like downtown Toronto, Oshawa is a place with great access to a list of public transit options. The second busiest line of Go Transit travels through the city. The trains also leave the station frequently, so you don’t have to search far for transit. The Oshawa train station can get you to downtown Toronto fast.
With the Oshawa GO Station floor always busy, one can expect seamless travel to Union Station. Aside from Go Transit, residents can use the Durham Regional Transit serving different areas in the Durham Region in Oshawa.
Oshawa’s Continuous Growth
The city was synonymous with General Motors  and it was the automotive capital in Ontario, Canada. But General Motors has scaled back and now the plant is closed. It was difficult to imagine how Oshawa would cope with losing so many high work skills and high paying manufacturing jobs. There were fears of the average price of real estate plummeting so low, that hasn’t been the case with 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 centre. With three post-secondary educational facilities – Trent University Durham, Durham College, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the future looks bright in Oshawa as does the real estate market. As such, students and staff at Durham College, Trent University, and other universities will find this address accessible.
While the new listings are low in price, developments in Oshawa continue to increase and the demand for urban living in the city is growing. Areas such as Simcoe Street in North Oshawa and Harmony Road have developed and will continue to grow with a list of condos such as U C Tower, but more are coming to Simcoe and other areas since most of the city remains underdeveloped. And with that view in Lake Ontario when you’re in Oshawa, new condos for sale will sprout and prices will rise with the completion of living spaces and amenities in this address. Developer after developer will flock to Oshawa. New buildings will be up soon.
Speaking of prices, they’re very reasonable in Oshawa. The prices are not as expensive as Toronto. But remember that with the completion of new buildings in the city centre, one could expect the prices and sales of units to rise year after year.
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 home.