Zoocasa has 426 active house listings throughout Whitby. For past listings, search our Whitby sold listings and Whitby expired listings The average listing price in Whitby for a house is $818,156, which is 7% higher than April 2018. The average list price differs significantly for other property types. The average listing price of a house is $818,156, $422,477 for a townhouse, and $456,932 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Whitby, including Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Markham, Toronto, Richmond Hill that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Whitby also has many options for renters looking for a house with 385 active rental listings and an average lease price of $2,378.
Looking to buy house in one of Whitby"s great neighbourhoods? Whitby is home to 11 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Whitby, with 194 active house listings, Brooklin, with 89 active house listings, and Williamsburg, with 44 active house listings.
Residents of the Town of Whitby are expected to pay property taxes on all homes that they own. The tax rate consists of the rates as set by three government agencies: Town, Regional, and Provincial. For a home that is for sale, the property tax is usually displayed on the property’s listing page on the Zoocasa website/app.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Whitby, but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases. First-time home buyers in Ontario may qualify 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%|
Whitby 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|
Whitby currently holds the second highest population of all towns in Durham region, falling close behind Oshawa. Whitby is becoming an increasingly popular place to live as it obtains a rich heritage and natural environment, while providing residents with an easy commute to the General Toronto Area.
According to the Canadian 2016 Census, there were 128,377 individuals residing in the town of Whitby. This represents a 5.8% increase from their population of 109,600 in 2011. Visible minorities make up 25.0% of Whitby’s population, with the largest groups being African, South Asian, and Chinese.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) governs a total of 39 elementary and secondary schools in Whitby.
There are several shopping centres and plazas located throughout Whitby. However, the largest and most popular mall within the area is the Oshawa Centre. With a growing retail mix of up to 260 stores, it has become a highlight of the region and a place of social activities.
Whitby offers a number of maintained parks, playgrounds, trails, and conservation areas. Some of their popular parks include the Kiwanis Heydenshore Park, D’Hillier Park, and Peel Park. Whitby is also known for their Lynde Shore Conservation Area which offers scenic trails perfect for running, hiking, and birdwatching.
There are currently no professional sports teams that belong to Whitby. Being close to Toronto, residents often commute to the city to cheer on teams such as the Raptors, Maple Leafs, and Blue Jays.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the town of Whitby.
The main forms of transportation in Whitby are serviced by Durham Transit Region (DRT) and GO Transit. Residences can easily explore the town of Whitby using any of the DRT buses, while workers can take GO Transit’s reliable and frequent train services to Toronto using the Lakeshore East rail line.
Residents looking to travel by air can visit the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which is just a 45 minute drive from Whitby. Handling over 45 million passengers annually, Pearson is the busiest airport in Canada.
The Oshawa Executive Airport (YOO), located just outside of Whitby, is a full-service commercial and general aviation facility with aerial services limited to ambulance, police operations, and passenger charter services.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Whitby is the Durham Rapid Taxi service. Other taxi services include Circle Taxi and Keys To Us. Since 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 additional option in Whitby includes Uber or Lyft. Currently, Uber offers a more expansive selection of options including UberX, UberXL, UberSELECT, and UberBLACK.
The backbone of Whitby’s road transportation is Highway 401, which runs from Windsor all the way to the Quebec border on the east side of Ontario. Other highways in this region include the Ontario 12, 2, 412 and 401.
Lakeridge Health Whitby is the main destination where residents can obtain hospital services. General area hospitals are also available in surrounding regions such as Ajax, Bowmanville, and Oshawa.