Oshawa has a wide variety of housing in different styles. When looking for homes for sale in Oshawa, you will find Tudor houses, converted colonial buildings, modern townhouses, and detached suburban houses.
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Find out everything you need to know about Oshawa below: real estate trends, infrastructure, demographics, and more.
Oshawa is a city in the Regional Municipality of Durham in Ontario, Canada. Its name comes from the Ojibwa term “aaz haway,” which means “the crossing place.” Once the birthplace of the automotive industry in Canada, Oshawa is now also a hub for education and health sciences. It has a population of 170,071 and is 31st on the list of the largest municipalities in Canada.
Out of 159,458 Oshawa residents, 16% belong to the visible minority group represented by people of Black, South Asian, Chinese, Filipino, and other origins.
Religious-wise, the Canadian Census shows that the vast majority of the population are Christians (78.8%). Other religions include Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism.
The largest age group in Oshawa is people of 50 – 54 years old. The median age is 41, and 66.81% of residents are in the working age group.
Oshawa consists of 20 neighbourhoods, including industrial, rural, commercial and residential areas. The oldest districts – O’Neill and Lakeview – represent the historic part of Oshawa with their Tudor and Edwardian houses. Central, or Downtown, Oshawa can offer to newcomers repurposed landmark buildings that were changed into condominiums. If you’re looking for a newer area that still has a 70s’ vibe, then check out Eastdale with its two-storey and split-level houses. The desire for quiet suburban life will be fulfilled in such neighbourhoods as Pinecrest and Taunton. Northglen charms its visitors with tree-lined streets and cozy bungalows. Samac is like a breath of fresh air thanks to more modern builds. Donevan and Vanier will give you a chance to live in a nice ranch-style house.
Lakeridge Health Oshawa is responsible for health care services in the city. Not only is it a full-service hospital, but it also houses the RS. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.
Public transport in Oshawa is represented by GO Transit buses and trains, as well as by intercity buses of TOK Coachlines.
Private general aviation and charter flights are operated by Oshawa Executive Airport. There are also two airports nearby that provide scheduled services: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Four school boards provide elementary and secondary education in Oshawa: The Durham District School Board (public-secular; first language – English) The Durham Catholic District School Board (public-separate; first language – English) The Conseil scolaire Viamonde (public-secular; first language – French) Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (public-separate; first language – French)
Oshawa also offers post-secondary education at Durham College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Trent University Durham.
Oshawa has a lot of places for outdoor activities: parks, promenades, walking trails, and swimming pools. As for indoor entertainment, there are Oshawa Museum, Canadian Automotive Museum, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and other cultural spots. Sports fans will find it interesting to visit the Tribute Communities Centre, home to Oshawa Generals, the local hockey team.