Oshawa is the largest city in Durham Region, with a population of 170,000. It is the the largest urban centre in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to the city, it has several rural areas, including Columbus and Raglan.
Oshawa is rapidly growing with a number of major developments underway and planned in the north part of the city. It is also one of the least expensive cities in the GTA. As a result, it is one of the most desired ares for family homes and investors.
There are many options for new homes in Oshawa, including single family homes in the Taunton Road and Conlin Road areas. There are also a number of townhouse and condo projects, along the Simcoe Street North corridor near Winchester Road.
In North Oshawa, neighbourhoods include Windfields, Kedron, Taunton, Samac, Northwood, Northglen, Centennial and Pinecrest.
In Central Oshawa look for McLaughlin, O'Neill, Eastdale, Vanier, Central and Donevan.
In South Oshawa there is Stevenson, Lakeview, Farewell and Beaton.
Oshawa is home to Ontario Tech University, Trent University and Durham College. With growing campuses and student populations, it is also a strong area for investors geared to student rental properties.
Oshawa has a number of attractions, including Parkwood Estate, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Tribute Communities Centre - home of the OHL's Oshawa Generals, and the site of many concerts. Oshawa also hosts many events and festivals throughout the year.