Part of the Greater Oshawa metropolitan area, Williamsburg is a neighbourhood within Whitby, Ontario.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Williamsburg is an important part of its character. Roughly 40% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed after the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s. This part of the town offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 90% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 10% are renters.
The car is often the favoured method to get around in Williamsburg. It is straightforward to access a place to park. In contrast, getting around by public transit is very hard in Williamsburg. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is linked by a few bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily a short walk away. Williamsburg is not particularly convenient for those who travel by foot since carrying out daily needs is at times difficult.
Families will appreciate the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most houses for sale in this part of Whitby. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. However, daycares are not very plentiful and consequently not always within walking distance. With respect to food, a fraction of residents in this part of Whitby may be able to purchase their groceries by walking, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available.
Williamsburg is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be peaceful.
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