Zoocasa has 275 active house listings throughout Pickering. For past listings, search our Pickering sold listings and Pickering expired listings The average listing price in Pickering for a house is $1,229,144, which is 41% higher than March 2018. The average list price differs significantly for other property types. The average listing price of a house is $1,229,144, $458,293 for a townhouse, and $462,963 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Pickering, including Ajax, Whitby, Markham, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Newmarket that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Pickering also has many options for renters looking for a house with 212 active rental listings and an average lease price of $2,158.
Looking to buy house in one of Pickering"s great neighbourhoods? Pickering is home to 20 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Village East, with 45 active house listings, Bay Ridges, with 34 active house listings, and TBD36, with 26 active house listings.
Residents of the City of Pickering are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. The tax rate consists of the rates as set by the three government agencies: Town, Regional, Provincial. The property tax amount for a home that's for sale is usually displayed on the property’s listing page on the Zoocasa website.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Pickering but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases. First-time home buyers in Ontario may quality for a provincial land transfer tax rebate of up to $4,000.
See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.
|Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates|
|$0 - $55,000||0.5%|
|$55,000.01 - $250,000||1.0%|
|$250,000.01 - $400,000||1.5%|
|$400,000.01 - $2,000,000||2.0%|
Pickering Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $600,000
|Purchase Price||Subtract Tax Brackets||Rate||Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable||1st Time Buyer Tax Payable|
|$0 - $55,000||$55,000||0.5%||$275||$0|
|$55,000 - $250,000||$195,000||1.0%||$1,950||$0|
|$250,000 - $400,000||$150,000||1.5%||$2,250||$475|
|$400,000 - $600,000||$200,000||2.0%||$4,000||$4,000|
|Non 1st Time Buyer||1st Time Buyer|
Located in the Durham Region and east of Toronto, Pickering is a city bordered by Ajax and Lake Ontario. While the northern part of the city is mostly rural and used for agricultural purposes, the southern part of the city is mainly suburban, with industrial areas. With the charms of a small town and the amenities and services of a big city, Pickering offers arts & culture, recreation and entertainment opportunities and waterfront activities for residents.
As of the Canada 2016 Census, there are 90,995 people residing within Pickering. This represents a 3.5% growth from the 2011 Census population of 87,920, falling behind Ontario’s growth rate of 4.6% and Canada’s growth rate of 5.0%. Visible minority groups make up 42.9% of Pickering’s population, with the largest groups being South Asian, Black Canadian, and Filipino.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) provides public education for 17 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools. Catholic education in Pickering is provided by the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), which oversees 8 Catholic elementary schools and 1 secondary schools. French first language elementary and secondary schools in the city are served by Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.
Private school education is also available through Blaisdale Montessori School, a private school chain with several locations throughout Pickering.
Pickering is home to Pickering Town Centre, the largest mall in Pickering with over 200 stores.
There are over 85 parks and 4 conservation areas with over 220 acres of open space, featuring sports fields and trails maintained in Pickering. One of the city’s gems is the 7.6 km stretch of land alongside Lake Ontario. Aside from its waterfront, Pickering also has one of the largest parks in in an urban area in North America, the Rouge National Urban Park.
There are currently no professional sport teams that belong to Pickering. Residents often commute to the City of Toronto to cheer on teams such as the Raptors and the Blue Jays.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in Pickering.
The main form of transportation in Pickering is serviced by Durham Transit Region (DRT) and GO Transit, with buses operating throughout the city.
Residents are also able to commute to the Greater Toronto Area via the GO train along the Lakeshore East rail line.
Currently, there is no airport in Pickering. Residents looking to travel internationally will have to visit Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), the closest and largest international airport in the GTA. Handling over 45 million passengers annually, Pearson is the busiest airport in Canada.
Pickering Airport, a proposed second international airport is scheduled to be built and operating by 2027.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Pickering is Durham Rapid Taxi. Because taxis are difficult to hail on the go, it is best to book in advance or visit a train station or hotel where they are usually parked waiting for passengers.
An alternative to hiring a taxi in Pickering is Uber. Currently, Uber offers an expansive selection of options in Pickering including UberX, UberXL, UberSELECT, UberBLACK, and UBERSUV.
The backbone to Pickering’s road transportation is Highway 401 and runs from Windsor all the way to the Quebec border on the east side of Ontario. Another notable highway is Ontario 407, which runs through the mid-north of the city.
In connection to Lakeridge Health, Ontario’s largest community hospitals, the primary hospital for residents in Pickering is Ajax-Pickering Hospital.