There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Whitby. There are 322 houses, 7 townhouses, and 22 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Whitby sold listings and Whitby expired listings The average listing price in Whitby for all home types is $832,692, which is 5% higher than March 2018. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $810,902, $436,070 for a townhouse, and $476,740 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 with 360 active rental listings and an average lease price of $2,560.
Whitby is home to 11 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Whitby, with 163 active real estate listings, Brooklin, with 72 active real estate listings, and Williamsburg, with 39 active real estate listings.
Residents of the Town of Whitby 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 Whitby 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%|
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|
As the headquarters of Durham Region, the Town of Whitby is located in Southern Ontario, east of Ajax and west of Oshawa. Known for its rich heritage and historic downtowns, Whitby offers plenty of recreational and educational programming. The suburb is part of the Greater Toronto Area, where many residents commute to work. Notable hot spots include Port Whitby Marina, Dagmar Ski Resort and Downtown Whitby.
As of the Canada 2016 Census, there are 128,377 people residing within the town of Whitby. This represents a 5.2% growth from the 2011 Census population of 122,022, outpacing Ontario’s growth rate of 4.6% and Canada’s growth rate of 5.0%. Majority of Whitby’s population is of white ethnicity at 72.9%. The largest groups of the remaining visible minority population are Black Canadians, South Asians and Chinese.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) provides public education for 24 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools. Catholic education in Whitby is provided by the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), which oversees 12 Catholic elementary schools and 2 secondary schools.
Whitby also houses the Trafalgar Castle School, an independent school for women in grades 5-12 and the Skills Training Centre of Durham College.
There are two heritage streets in Whitby, known as Downtown Whitby and Downtown Brooklin, which serve as the go-to for historic architecture, shopping, restaurants and a mix of businesses and services. Both places offer upscale or casual dining establishment, fashion boutiques, cafes, studios, sport stores and more.
Occasional Town activities and events can be found here, including the Harvest Festival and Christmas in the Village.
The Town of Whitby maintains 125 parks with 950 acres of active parkland, over 1,000 acres of open space and beaches, and 60 km of trails. Notable parks and trails include Waterfront Trail, Lynde Shores Conservation Area, and Heber Down Conservation Area.
Whitby is home to the Whitby Dunlops, an ice hockey team and winner of the 1958 World Ice Hockey Championships.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the town of Whitby.
The main form of transportation in Whitby is serviced by Durham Transit Region (DRT) and GO Transit, with buses operating throughout the town.
Residents are also able to commute to the Greater Toronto Area via the GO train along the Lakeshore East rail line and to major cities in Canada on VIA Rail.
Located 65 km to the west, Whitby 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.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Whitby is Circle 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 Whitby is Uber. Currently, Uber offers an expansive selection of options in Whitby including UberX, UberXL, UberSELECT, UberBLACK, and UBERSUV.
The backbone to Whitby’s road transportation is Highway 401 and runs from Windsor all the way to the Quebec border on the east side of Ontario. Other notable highways in the area include the Ontario 407, 412, 12 and 7.
In connection to Lakeridge Health, Ontario’s largest community hospitals, the largest clinic in the town of Whitby is Lakeridge Health Whitby, which provides residents with local hospital services. Another notable facility is the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, located on the lakefront.