City of Pickering, just east of Toronto's municipal boundary, has a population: of 92,000. Highway 401 and the new Highway 407 provide efficient and effective transportation options for both residents and business. The community has an excellent hospital and fire service.
The community is served by the Durham District School Board with 17 elementary schools, and 3 high schools . In the community,with University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson Polytechnic University, nearby accessible by GO-Transit.
For shoppers, the PickeringTown Centre boasts more than 200 stores and services, and right nearby, the Pickering Home & Leisure Centre offers all the major furnishings and home products chains..
Pickering has rolling farmland to the north, with the huge Rouge Valley to the west, and Lake Ontario shoreline to the south providing recreation opportunities from the 10 kilometre Seaton Hiking Trail, the Waterfront Trail and Frenchman's Bay. The community has a full range of municipal recreation programs and sports fields, a recreation complex, a museum,several, golf courses, marinas, yacht club, sailing, beaches all within community boundaries/.
Pickering has apartment buildings, high-rise condominiums with a full range of family-sized townhomes, semi-detached and detached homes. Housing prices are higher than in nearby Ajax, but are significantly lower than in Toronto. Housing ranges $125,000 to $500,000+ , with single family detached homes averaging $330,000, semi-detached running $230,000 and condos running $190,000.