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Neighborhoods in Whitby, ON

If you are not a city person, there is nothing that even comes close to living in a laidback town that has all the amenities you need and still has a that low-key rural appeal and such is Whitby town. Despite being among the fastest-growing metropolises and one most popular towns in in the Greater Toronto Area, Whitby interests many people due to its rural charm. This semi-residential town is home to some high-profile neighborhoods as listed below:

Port Whitby

Though not the most affluent neighborhoods in Whitby, Port Whitby is increasingly becoming a popular neighborhood thanks to its proximity to the shore of Lake Ontario and several local parks. This tranquil neighborhood is dominated by family-friendly residential properties and extends from the northern section of Whitby’s downtown core to the shoreline. Port Whitby is also home to several small strips malls, shopping plazas, and restaurants and the streets are lined up with beautiful green trees and grass.

Despite lacking a vibrant nightlife, Port Whitby is mainly dominated by the young generation and has a higher percentage of young adults, young families, and children when compared to the Durham region. Other amenities within this beautiful lakeside neighborhood include public school, a sporting center, a dog park, a waterfront trail, Whitby GO train station and of course the Mental Health Sciences facility. Majority of the residential properties in this neighborhood are detached homes that are less than two decades old and over 80% of the residents own their homes with only less than 20% of the population living on a rent basis. With respect to the cost of living and quality of life within the neighborhood, Port Whitby is definitely one of the most livable neighborhoods in Whitby town and one that is yet to achieve its full potential.

Brooklin

This is a high-profile rural neighborhood in Whitby that is located just north of the town’s downtown core. Despite being covered by rolling hills and densely populated area, this scenic community holds one of the highest population percentages in the town with thousands of homes having been built within Brooklin in the last three decades. The most common house types are single-family dwellings. Brooklin is home to several major corporations but most of its residents work outside Whitby but within the GTA.

Other notable neighborhoods within this beautiful town include West Lynde, Whitby Shores, Dagmar, Macedonian Village, Myrtle Station, Ashburn, Coronation Gardens, Myrtle, and Meadowcrest among others.