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As Pickering home buyers we are always curious to know what the Town has to offer, How are the schools, commute to Toronto, community centres, shopping, crime rate etc. So here is the information which I have collected for you.
Pickering is city in southern Ontario, east of Toronto in Durham region. As the eastern gateway to the GTA, Pickering is located where Toronto, York and Durham region meet.
The boundaries of Pickering town are Uxbridge - Pickering townline in north, York/Durham Line in west ( which become Scarborough Pickering Townline after Taunton Road ), Ontario Lake in south and Lakeridge Road in east . Now Ajax town used to be part of Pickering town . In 1941, the southeastern part of Pickering was converted to independent town of Ajax then in Ontario County but later named Durham region.
Pickering was initially settled by British colonists. Most of its growth has come since the end of World War II, and it has received immigrants from around the globe. Toronto’s continuing growth led to people moving into Pickering town. Though Pickering town hasn’t experienced rapid growth in population as compare to neighboring towns. It is not due to lack of interest in general population but due to city’s development restrictions on land in northern part of its area. That is expected to change in coming years with the development of Seaton Village, the Airport and 407 extension. The province of Ontario has designated Pickering as one of two municipalities in Durham Region that are urban growth centers, planned to receive more development and population.
Demographics : As per 2011 Census, 63.6% of population are Caucasian, 11% south Asian , 2.3% Chinese, 11.4% black and 3.3% Filipino.
Communities : Pickering is further divided into smaller very diverse communities :
In west, close to Scarborough are Rouge Park, Highbush, Rougemount & Rosebank.
In Centre one can find communities like Amberlea, Woodland, West shore, Dunbarton, Liverpool, Town Centre, Bay Ridges.
In east, towards Ajax Duffin Heights, Brock Ridge, Village East, Brock Industrial.
Each community has its own character, vibe and the style of homes available.
Schools, Hospital & Transportation :Pickering's Dunbarton High School with high ranking in Woodland community, Pine Ridge Secondary School in Liverpool community. Some of the good ranking elementary schools in Pickering are Rosebank Road P.S, Valley Farm P.S & Maple Ridge P.S.
As such there is no hospital with Pickering address but Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering serve both the townships.
The Pickering Go Station offers public rail transit on an east-west axis. Durham Regional Roads provide transportation service to city, north and south. Ontario Highway 401 runs near the south end of Pickering.
Pickering offers housing styles to satisfy needs or first time buyers, seniors, condo lovers, lake view properties etc. Here the Pickering MLS Listings are updated every hour to give you the fresh hot listings. Please call me if you like any property and I will be delighted to meet and show you the Pickering homes.