From searching for “cheapest houses for sale” to “luxury homes,” prospective buyers are looking for their next home. We pulled the top ten searched cities to find where people want to move. We’ve sorted them in order of most to least searched.
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Toronto Real Estate
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and has a vibrant culture that attracts visitors from all over. The city features numerous attractions, such as the world-renowned CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and bustling entertainment districts like The Danforth.
Toronto offers a wealth of shopping opportunities as well. From trendy boutique stores on Queen Street West to bustling flea markets in Kensington Market, there’s something for everyone. The city also offers an impressive range of restaurants serving worldwide cuisines. With its buzzing nightlife scene and exciting events throughout the year, Toronto truly offers something all year round!
However, the GTA offers neighbourhoods in incredible school zones and luxury listings. You can view currently available homes in Toronto here.
Oshawa Real Estate
Oshawa is a city located in the GTA known for having a rich history and culture. The local economy is bolstered by the automobile manufacturing industry, as well as by food processing and healthcare businesses.
Oshawa is home to several parks where residents can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, skating and fishing. The city also offers cultural attractions like Parkwood National Historic Site, the Canadian Automotive Museum, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The city even has its own harbourfront area exhibiting scenic views and plenty of opportunities for kayaking or canoeing. With its exciting mix of attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Oshawa!
Oshawa has made it in our hidden gems and cheapest houses for sale series this year. Here are the listings currently available in Oshawa.
Richmond Hill Real Estate
Richmond Hill is a vibrant city located in the center of the Greater Toronto Area. It is home to many prominent landmarks, including the picturesque Mill Pond Park and Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park. The city also features two distinct shopping centres: Hillcrest Mall and Richmond Heights Shopping Plaza.
With its mix of local businesses, world-class attractions, and stunning natural beauty, Richmond Hill offers plenty of activities for visitors and locals alike. From family-friendly attractions like Canada’s Wonderland to popular cultural events like the Great Canadian Music Fest, you’ll never run out of things to do in Richmond Hill. The city also boasts numerous green spaces that offer ideal picnic spots and scenic views of Lake Simcoe and the surrounding areas.
Zoocasa readers love homes in this area, as they are often included in our monthly roundups of the most viewed homes! Overall, homes within Richmond Hill are on the market five days less than the Toronto Region’s average of 40 days. Check out Richmond Hill properties here.
Whitby Real Estate
Whitby is a town located in the eastern part of Durham Region, home to one of the oldest harbours in Canada. The city boasts a well-preserved heritage district with charming 19th-century architecture. The harbourfront area offers plenty of attractions like museums, galleries, restaurants, shops and a lively marina.
Whitby offers a variety of outdoor activities and is mainly known for its two stunning beaches, which provide visitors and locals with breathtaking views over Lake Ontario. Whitby also has plenty to offer in culture, like several theatres, including the musical theatre center Whitby Lyric Theatre and live music venues like the historic Opera House. Whitby is a fantastic place to live with its vibrant attractions and stunning scenery!
So far in 2023, homes in Whitby are selling for an average price of $1,037,531 – far below the GTA’s average price of 1,439,735.
As well, homes typically sell 12 days faster than the Toronto Region average, too! View homes for sale in Whitby here.
Scarborough Real Estate
Scarborough is a vibrant city in the east of Toronto. It’s home to an expansive waterfront coastline and numerous parks and green spaces. From upscale restaurants to shopping districts and museums, Scarborough has plenty to offer for nature lovers and foodies alike..
Scarborough’s many beaches make for the ideal summertime destination – perfect for swimming, sunbathing, geocaching, and volleyball. The town also features cultural activities such as music festivals, theatre performances, art exhibits, etc. Other attractions include Scarborough Bluffs Park with its stunning views of Lake Ontario, the lush Rouge National Urban Park, the scenic Glen Stewart Ravine Nature Reserve, and so much more! With its urban sophistication and natural beauty, there’s no wonder why people search for homes in Scarborough.
Check out Scarborough real estate listings here.
Hamilton Real Estate
Hamilton is a beautiful city in the Niagara Escarpment region of southwestern Ontario. With an eclectic mix of cultural attractions, quaint historic sites and modern-day amenities, Hamilton is a family-oriented city.
Hamilton is renowned for its awe-inspiring waterfalls, the most impressive being Webster’s Falls and Tew’s Falls, located within the city limits. Hiking trails can be found just outside the city or along one of the many rail trails, including The Bruce Trail or The Waterfront Trail. Those who prefer to stay closer to town can explore art galleries, attend theatrical performances at The Studio Theatre, or sample local food at one of Hamilton’s many restaurants.
Due to its mix of outdoor activities and urban sophistication, Hamilton was our first featured city of 2023! Whether you’re deciding between a Hamilton condo or a home with a large backyard, browse some available options for you here.
Vaughan Real Estate
From cultural activities such as concerts or theatrical performances at McMichael Canadian Art Collection to outdoor activities like skiing at Mt. St Louis Moonstone Resort, Vaughan is a bustling city. Its mix of modern amenities, lush parks and friendly people makes it an excellent destination to call home.
Vaughan is rich in culture and history, with many local attractions like Black Creek Pioneer Village or Boyd Conservation Area. There are ample opportunities for outdoor recreation such as golfing on one of the six Championship Golf Courses or fishing on one of the 14 nearby lakes. The city also boasts a vibrant nightlife with plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to explore.
If you’re wondering how to live lavish in this area, or find a neighbourhood filled with excitement for your family, check out homes for sale in Vaughan here.
Brampton Real Estate
With a mix of natural beauty, modern amenities, and plenty of attractions, Brampton makes for a great place to call home. Visitors and residents can look forward to attending concerts at The Rose Theatre or exploring the shops and restaurants in downtown Brampton – no matter what you’re looking for, Brampton has something for everyone.
Brampton is home to an array of cultural attractions, including the Peel Art Gallery & Museum, the Flower City Arts Complex, historic sites like Bovaird House and beautiful gardens such as Garden Square or Eldorado Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will find something to enjoy with hiking trails along the Etobicoke Creek or bike paths that link to other communities.
People are drawn in by the affordable homes in Brampton, and the fast selling rate proves that! Brampton homes sell four days faster than the Toronto region average. That means you should secure your home in Brampton sooner rather than later. Find Brampton homes here.
Ajax Real Estate
In Durham Region, east of Toronto, sits the thriving city of Ajax. Ajax is a wonderful location to call home due to its combination of contemporary conveniences, nature, and various activities.
Adventures include canoeing or kayaking on Lake Ontario, fishing in a neighbouring river, or exploring the area’s trails. The McLean Community Centre and Theatre Whitby are just two of the many cultural attractions. Four golf courses can be found in Ajax, allowing tourists to take advantage of the scenic surroundings while playing golf. Ajax has plenty to offer everyone, whether you’re searching for an outdoor adventure or just a day out!
Ajax made it on our list of million-dollar homes in Canada this year, but many affordable options still exist. Check out available listings in Ajax here.
Mississauga Real Estate
Because of its wide range of attractions, Mississauga is well-liked by both residents and tourists. If you’re looking for a home that encourages more time outdoors, or you want to be on the outskirts of Toronto, Mississauga is the place for you.
There is much to see and do in Mississauga, including cultural sites like the Bradley Museum or the Pearl Art Gallery. There are several paths in the area that are ideal for riding or hiking for those who enjoy being outside. Nature enthusiasts may visit Rattray Marsh Conservation Area or enjoy Credit Valley Conservation Park’s breathtaking vistas.
Mississauga offers neighbourhoods in incredible school zones and secluded areas to make your own oasis. Browse homes for sale in Mississauga here.
If you’re one of the many people searching for homes in these cities, here are their average prices:
No matter what kind of home you’re searching for – from budget-friendly to luxury properties – you’ll find vibrant cultural areas with great schools and parks nearby. If you’re ready to buy, these top ten cities have plenty of available homes for sale. Give us a call today to begin your home search.