Jen Dsouza | 1o Dec 2021 | 6 min read

Beauty of Ontario

Ontario is a culturally diverse and beautiful province. There are countless job opportunities and the majority of cities are extremely safe. Whether you are looking for a quiet town or the busy rush of the city, there is truly a city for everyone. Ontario is also home to stunning provincial parks, Niagara Falls, and is surrounded by 4 of the Great Lakes. Many Newcomers come to Ontario for Toronto, however, there are so many other great cities that often go unnoticed.

Toronto

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and the 4th largest city in all of North America. In this city, you can find countless shopping centers, restaurants, and parks. Some of the best attractions include the CN tower which is 553m, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley's Aquarium, and the Toronto Zoo. There are also many amazing universities such as the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, and more. You have access to public transport in every part of the city and there are many hospitals. The average selling price for condos in Toronto for 2021 is approx $721,109 according to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. The average listing price in Toronto for a townhouse is approx $946,151. The average semi-detached home was sold for approx $1,045,519 this year. Finally, the average price of a detached home in Toronto is $1,750,518.

Mississauga

Mississauga is a fast-growing city with a population of over 730,000. Mississauga is also home to the largest airport in the GTA - Pearson International Airport. It is an incredibly safe city and a great place to settle down and raise a family. There are great schools, parks, malls, and recreational centers! There is also public transit available for everyone. The average condo price for Mississauga in 2021 is $578,173 according to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. The average townhouse cost is $880K and the average semi-detached cost is $1,045,519. Finally, the average detached price is approx $1.5M.

Brampton

Brampton was the first city in the GTA! There is a welcoming community of people which makes it a great place to live. One of Brampton’s most popular tourist attractions is the water park, Wet'n'Wild Toronto. Brampton is surrounded by nature and is home to many gorgeous parks. You have access to many hospitals and public transit. The average condo price is $507,729 while the average townhouse price is $859K. The average detached home costs approx $1.3M.

Caledon

Caledon Ontario is known for its breathtaking landscapes and conservation lands. The Cheltenham Badlands is a must-see tourist attraction because of the amazing views. Caledon is a relaxing place to live and a great place to raise a family since everyone is so friendly! There are once again public transit and health care centers. The average condominium price in 2021 is $816,450. The average townhouse price is $887K and the average detached home costs $738,000.

Georgetown

Georgetown is a gorgeous city in Ontario that includes multiple small villages such as Norval, Limehouse, and Stewarttown. The cost of living is relatively inexpensive which is a great bonus. It is the perfect city if you work in Toronto but want to live in a quiet town. There are parks, trails, places to horseback ride, and more! The average condo costs approx $656K while the average townhouse costs $822K. Finally, the average detached home costs $1.2M.

Halton Hills

Halton Hills was in the top 10 places to live in Canada last year. It is extremely safe and a great place for everyone of every age to live. There are bike trails, conservation areas, and stunning waterfalls. There are also amazing public schools and real estate in the area. The average condo costs approx $526,313. The average townhouse costs $761K while the average detached home costs $1.2M. It is truly an amazing place to live.

Markham

Markham has a perfect mix of modern and heritage buildings. There are all of the amenities that you would find in a city, however, you still have that small-town feel. Locals enjoy the Pacific mall and local farmer's markets. You can also find the Markham Stouffville Hospital and public transit all around. Marham also has phenomenal elementary and secondary schools. The average condominium price is $675,100 while the average townhouse price is $1.1M. The average semi-detached home costs approx $1.03M and the average detached home costs $1.7M.

Oakville

Oakville is a great place to live! You are near Lake Ontario, community hospitals, shopping districts, and quality schools. It is the ideal place to live if you work in the city yet want the quietness of a small town. You can enjoy theatre, dance, music, and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The average condo price is $749,350 and the average townhouse price is $1.0M. The average price of a detached home costs $2.0M!

Milton

Milton is the perfect city for those who love the great outdoors. There are fantastic parks and trails. Residents enjoy the hike to Rattlesnake Point and Hilton falls. Everyone is extremely friendly which truly makes you feel at home. You are also in close proximity to Milton District Hospital, local schools, and Toronto! The average price of a condo in 2021 is approx $597,676. The average townhouse price is approx $896K while the average semi-detached price is roughly $924,700. Finally, the average price of a detached home is $1.3M.

Orangeville

Orangeville is surrounded by rural landscapes, local amenities, and infrastructure to make for great quality of life. You have access to Headwaters Health Care Centre and great schools. Downtown Orangeville is a must-see as there are a collection of charming shops and restaurants. Orangeville has one of the cheapest average condo prices in Ontario at $370,573. The average townhouse costs approx $701K while the average detached home costs around $909K.

Hamilton

Hamilton Ontario is filled with community amenities and tourist attractions. The city is known for the African Lion Safari, treetop trekking, the Dundurn Castle, and local heritage sites! There are also amazing post-secondary schools such as the famous McMaster University and Mohawk College. You can find the Hamilton General Hospital and other health care centers as well. There is a perfect mix of nature and city life which makes it the perfect city for everyone. The average condo price is $466K while the average townhouse price is $721K. The average cost of a detached home is $879K.

Burlington

Burlington has great employment opportunities, low crime rates, and many urban amenities. There is fabulous dining, luxurious shopping centers, and local parks. It is a family-friendly city which makes it the perfect place to raise kids. You have access to public transit and have a short commute to Toronto. The average condo price is $617,870. The average townhouse costs $830K while the average detached home costs approx $1.4M.

Oshawa

Oshawa is a booming city that has an abundance of career opportunities. There are several post-secondary schools as well including Durham College, Trent University, and Ontario Tech University. There are relaxing parks for the whole family, community centers, public transit, and more. The housing is relatively inexpensive as the average condo costs $379,687. The average townhouse costs $682K and the average detached home costs $862K.

Whitby

Whitby is a smaller town with a population of approx 111 184 people. They are constantly updating the infrastructure and adding community amenities making it a great place to live. The quality of life is high while the cost of living is low which is another great bonus. There are parks, restaurants, and even health care centers. The average condo costs $574,230 and the average townhouse costs $788K. Finally, the average detached home costs $1.1M.

Ajax

Ajax is an economically booming town that makes for a great place to raise a family. There is a low crime rate and many local amenities including skating rinks, gyms, restaurants, parks, and more. Residents and even tourists enjoy the beautiful beaches that are on lake Ontario. There are many newly built homes to look out for as well! The average condo price is $576,186 and the average townhouse price is $790K. The average detached home costs approx $1.0M.

Pickering

Pickering is a great place to live for commuters since you have access to major freeways that take you to big cities. You can enjoy parks, petting zoos, antique stores, and other local shops. There are hospitals and other healthcare centers that are only a short drive from Pickering. The average condo costs approx $568,936. The average townhouse costs approx $773K while the average detached home costs approx             $1.2M.

Barrie

Barrie offers a low cost of living and is very attractive to newcomers. There are even two GO train stations and highways that take you to many other cities in Ontario. Barrie is home to several beaches and waterfront trails which provides you with a mini vacation. It is a great city to raise a family as there are many schools, community centers, and health care centers. The average condo costs $460K while the average townhouse costs $644K. The average detached home costs approx $883K.

Scarborough

Scarborough is one of the best coastal locations in the province. One of the most popular tourist attractions is the Scarborough Bluffs. The Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore and offer spectacular views. In addition, Scarborough has many parks, schools, public transit, and health care facilities. The average condominium price is $415K while the average townhouse price is $465K. Lastly, the average detached home costs approx $1.5M.

Conclusion:

As can be seen, Ontario is home to an abundance of beautiful cities. There is something for everyone. You can find spectacular tourist attractions and local amenities everywhere you go. Hopefully, today’s blog opened your eyes to all of the amazing cities that you could reside in. Toronto is a beautiful city yet Ontario has so many more options to consider!