Moving to Oshawa, Ontario home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers

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WHY MOVE to Oshawa Durham?

Once nothing but early colonial farmland, this area grew rapidly after World War II into both a bedroom community for Toronto and as a manufacturing center straddling Highway 401. Residents enjoy the wide vistas of the Lake Ontairo lakeshore to the south, pretty Prince Edward County jutting into the lake, as well as the cottage country of the Kawartha Lakes extending up to Algonquin Park to the north
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Oshawa has a population of over 140,000 and lies 60 km east of downtown Toronto, and is part of Durham Region which has 560,000 residents living along Toronto's eastern edge. Oshawa sits on Highway 401 connecting Toronto to Quebec and the Maritimes, and is the doorway to Ontario's Kawartha Lakes cottage country.

This area has recently become urbanized and has a number of communities in close succession, travelling east from Toronto are Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge. These communities are both "bedroom communities" for Toronto and manufacturing centers in their own right.

East of Oshawa are Bowmanville, Port Hope, Cobourg, Trenton and Belleville. Just south of Trenton and Belleville is the Prince Edward County, a tourist mecca also becoming famous for its vineyards.

To the north, in the Kawartha Lakes region, which forms the backbone of the Trent-Severn waterway are the communities of Scugog-Lindsay and Peterborough. These communities are both manufacturing centres, regional shopping clusters and doorways to nearby recreational cottage country. In between these communities is farmland prized for its access to Toronto markets and area highways.

Old heritage house in Oshawa

The area began to be settled by European immigrants after the American Revolution, when many British loyalists were granted land in Upper Canada along the shores of Lake Ontario. Later immigration of Irish followed by relocated French Canadians was supported by early industrialization.

By 1853, the Port of Oshawa was established, followed shortly by the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway connecting Toronto and Montreal. In 1858, the Oshawa Manufacturing Company grew into the largest producer of agricultural implements in Canada, followed in 1876 by McLaughlin's carriage works, which grew into todays' General Motors of Canada. The area developed into a significant industrial region during World War II, and has never looked back.

Harwood-Apartments in Ajax When the 401 and the St Lawrence Seaway were built in the 1950s and 1960s, market access let to further economic growth. More recently the addition of GO Train enabled these communities to be affordable bedroom communities for those working in downtown Toronto.

Away from Lake Ontario, along the recreational Trent-Severn Canal, lies a large "cottage country" region, which encompasses Lake Scugog, Rice Lake, and the Kawartha Lakes. Homes along or close to waterways and lakes have high recreational value to nearby city dwellers.

Today the Oshawa-Durham region has lots of variety in employment, with both blue collar and white collar options, and has excellent access to public and post-secondary education in the community. Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods

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Oshawa, Durham & Kawartha Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Here are some of the Oshawa-Durham Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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More info on New Awalingings Rehab Centre Oshawa-Durham BuildersNew Awalingings Rehab Centre

New Awakenings is a Canada-based wellness center that helps individual & families heal from addiction and discover the freedom of being well. They conduct programs that offer the hope, strength & knowledge needed in order to make the right choices.

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More info on Alair Homes Peterborough Oshawa-Durham BuildersAlair Homes Peterborough

Alair Homes Peterborough is an entirely new brand of contracting company.

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More info on Fourteen Estates Ltd Oshawa-Durham BuildersFourteen Estates Ltd

Custom Home Builders with a focus on quality in upscale residential communities and executive country estates.

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More info on Mortlock Construction Inc. Oshawa-Durham BuildersMortlock Construction Inc.

Mortlock Construction Inc. is a construction company that engages in the construction and renovations of Industrial, Commerical and Institutional Buildings, all Conventional, Pre- Engineered, and Factory Maintenance Fields

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More info on J Blackbourn Construction Inc. Oshawa-Durham BuildersJ Blackbourn Construction Inc.

J Blackbourn Construction Inc., is a Buckhorn, Ontario based construction company and continues to be an industry leader in New Home & Cottage Builds, Armourstone, Excavating, Septics and Landscaping.

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More info on Lyn Lewis Team, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate Oshawa-Durham RealtorsLyn Lewis Team, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate

If you are looking for a house for sale in Ajax Ontario, call a team of real estate agents who are focused on the Ajax-Whitby-Brooklin area. Lyn Lewis and Beth Burleigh are top agents in Durham Region. Call (416) 678-8003 today.

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More info on Anwar Alam: Royal LePage Connect Realty Oshawa-Durham RealtorsAnwar Alam: Royal LePage Connect Realty

Local Ajax and Durham region realtor. Helping homeowners in Toronto Durham area in the process of selling their homes and buyers that are looking for Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering homes for sale.

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More info on Dennis & Kim Downey, Sutton Group Oshawa-Durham RealtorsDennis & Kim Downey, Sutton Group

Dennis and Kim Downey are Full Time, Full Service Real Estate Professionals with Sutton Group serving the Durham Region and surrounding areas. They pride themselves on their professionalism, dedication, knowledge and experience.

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More info on Steve Hudson  with RE/MAX Ability Real Estate Ltd. Oshawa-Durham RealtorsSteve Hudson with RE/MAX Ability Real Estate Ltd.

I sell Real Estate in the Durham and surrounding area. Residential, vacant land or Condos. Use my web site for a free home evaluation.

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More info on Dawnell Werner, Realtor Oshawa-Durham RealtorsDawnell Werner, Realtor

Looking for a better way to purchase and sell real Estate? Give me a call... My objective is to help you achieve your real estate goals in a manner in which you will have no reservation about referring others, who have similar needs as yours, to me.

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More info on Capital Credit Canada Oshawa-Durham MortgagesCapital Credit Canada

Finance & Loan Company For both Businesses and Consumers. Services Include: * Residential Mortgages * Rent to Own * Reverse Mortgages * Loans * Small Business Loans

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More info on Tangible Place (A Mortgage for yours) Oshawa-Durham MortgagesTangible Place (A Mortgage for yours)

What's of value to you - a home, your lifestyle, or prosperity? We're here to help you realize your life's plan - whether that's through:_Property ownership, _Recurring rental income, or, _Investing in mortgages.

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More info on The Mortgage Emporium Corporation Oshawa-Durham MortgagesThe Mortgage Emporium Corporation

As an Oshawa mortgage broker, Justin Davidson of Mortgage Emporium is proud to offer his clients a variety of mortgage products and services.

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More info on Durhams Best Mortgage Oshawa-Durham MortgagesDurhams Best Mortgage

Whether you're seeking a new home mortgage, home equity loan or mortgage renewal,Durham's Best Mortgage can help you navigate it's numerous options and find you the lowest possible mortgage rate!

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More info on Mortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages Oshawa-Durham MortgagesMortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages

With 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, we bring you the Choice, Convenience & Counsel. We provide customized solutions to get YOU the Right Mortgage! Brokerage Licence # 10845 Independently Owned & Operated

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Movers Listings

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More info on Best Ajax Movers Oshawa-Durham MoversBest Ajax Movers

Ajax movers realize that your belongings have got emotive and money value. Ajax moving company is professional and careful approach to your property. Use Best Ajax Movers and minimize your problems.

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More info on Two Men And A Truck Oshawa-Durham MoversTwo Men And A Truck

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides residential and business moving services, storage services, and packing supplies. We take pride in our "Movers Who Care" reputation and our 96% referral rate.

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More info on Durham FROGBOX Oshawa-Durham MoversDurham FROGBOX

FROGBOX rents reusable plastic moving boxes as a convenient, affordable and eco-friendly alternative to cardboard moving boxes. We deliver clean, strong and ready to pack boxes to your current address, you pack and move, then we pick up the boxes.

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More info on J Blackbourn Construction Inc. Oshawa-Durham MoversJ Blackbourn Construction Inc.

J Blackbourn Construction Inc., is a Buckhorn, Ontario based construction company and continues to be an industry leader in New Home & Cottage Builds, Armourstone, Excavating, Septics and Landscaping.

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More info on Oshawa Movers - Hercules Moving Company Oshawa Oshawa-Durham MoversOshawa Movers - Hercules Moving Company Oshawa

Oshawa Moving Company is a local company which offers you only high quality moving services. Our local movers Oshawa will do household and office moving for you, as well as piano moving and packing.

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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Oshawa-Durham

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Cobourg  (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)Cobourg (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)

ON: The town of Cobourg lies on the north shore of Lake Ontario 60 miles east of Toronto on Hwy. 401.

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Oshawa  (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)Oshawa (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)

ON: City of Oshawa is about 60 km east of downtown Toronto, with east commuting using GO Transit or via highways 401 and 407. the city hasa solid industrial base, and great educational institutions.

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Whitby  (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)Whitby (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)

ON: Whitby is just east of Oshawa, has heritage homes dating back to the mid 1800s. The town has a strong industrial base focused on automotive, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and telecom manufacturing.

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Ajax  (Oshawa-Durhamneighbourhoods)Ajax (Oshawa-Durhamneighbourhoods)

ON: Ajax is nestled between Pickering and Whitby, and became urbanized during and after World War II to ecome a popular bedroom community for Toronto

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Pickering (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)Pickering (Oshawa-Durham neighbourhoods)

ON: Pickering is ust east of Toronto, with access to Highway 401, Highway 407 and Go_train service for both residents and business. The community has an excellent hospital and fire service.

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