Pickering, Ontario

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Situated within the much coveted Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario, the City of Pickering is part of the Greater Toronto Area and falls under the Regional Municipality of Durham. Located only a few kilometers east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, Pickering presents its residents with the unique blend of small-medium city living with convenient access to big city excitement. Whether one travels via Highway 401, HWY 2 or GO Transit, the city of Toronto and all it has to offer is merely minutes away.

Pickering has experienced rapid growth in the post-war period. Between 1996 and 2009, the municipality experienced a growth rate of 12 percent (78,989 people to 100,273). However, population growth has slowed off somewhat in recent years, increasing only slightly between the 2001 and 2006 census, to a current population of 100,273. That said, the city has estimated that by 2023, Pickering will be home to nearly 170,000 residences as the province of Ontario has designated Pickering as one of two municipalities in Durham Region, as an urban growth centre.

Pickering is home to the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, which plays a strong part in energizing the city’s economy as Ontario Power Generation, the plants’ operator, is the largest single employer in the city. But, while OPG may be the city’s largest employer, it is not the only one. A number of other well-known manufactures are also located in the city. Major employers include Yorkville Sound, the Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma, Hubbell Canada, PSB Speakers and Eco-Tec Inc. also play a large part of Pickering’s local economy.

But, Pickering is not a city that is all about work, work, work; it also knows how to play. The city offers a wide array of local activities and attractions, which cater to both residents as well as out of town guests, who venture in, to check out all the sights and sounds that Pickering has to offer. Some of the more popular attractions to be found in Pickering include: scenic biking and hiking trails; restaurants that cook up a wide array of cultural experiences; historical tours of the town; endless sports and recreation opportunities as well as convention and meeting facilities.

Thinking of selling your home? One would be encouraged to explore their options, especially selling through private real estate, via a flat fee listing with MLS®. With an extensive knowledge the Pickering real estate market, our highly qualified sales representatives can help home-sellers complete sales quickly, all while saving home owners as much time, money and stress as possible. Homes for sale by owner is a growing trend, one which thousands of Pickering residents are taking advantage of, many via a MLS® real estate listing. If a sale-by-owner sounds like your home selling solution, contact one of our representatives today and inquire about how you can get started with a flat fee MLS® listing, today.

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