Maclean’s rates Whitby among the top 100 communities in Canada. Many people like Whitby because it’s not as fast paced as the city, but you do still get a city feel when you arrive. The town has nearly 137,000 residents and it’s growing rapidly. Many rate the quality of life as ‘superior’ and see it as a great place to raise a family. Many residents enjoy the beautiful waterfront and the award-winning 420 slip marina.
The key business sectors in Whitby include manufacturing, clean technology, information and communications technology, logistics and professional services. Whitby’s labour force is very educated, with 68% of the working age population having college, university or apprenticeship educations. Whitby provides access to more than 13 million people within an hour’s drive and an additional 135 million people within a day’s drive. Most recent reports show the average Whitby home price to be $832,000 and many buyers are jumping at the chance to acquire a sizable home where there are plenty of employment opportunities within the city, but also have the option to commute into the GTA.
If you currently live in Whitby and would like to access the equity in your home, contact us today to get started.