Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (29) F
Entertainment (4) F
Food and Drink (106) F
Fitness (9) F
Groceries (24) F
Parks (281) A+
Shops (145) F
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commute A

Of all people who commute, 6.8% take public transportation in Whitby.
Public Transit Stops (171)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Whitby is 99/100 - which is 11% lower than Ontario.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime A-

Whitby crime rates are 2,477 per 100k, which is 20% lower than Ontario
Property Crime
1,841 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
636 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Whitby is $119,855 - which is 37% higher than Ontario.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health B+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (39)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A+

Whitby home prices are $1,003,000 - which is 22% higher than Ontario
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
8.4x (home price to income ratio)
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schools B+

The Whitby graduation rate is 87% - which is 4% higher than Ontario
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (41) F
High Schools (10) F
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ratings A+

Whitby has an overall rating of 100% from 1 reviews.
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      Whitby, ON

      Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario just a 45 minute drive away from the Greater Toronto Area, Whitby a popular commuter suburb for those who choose to work in downtown Toronto. While the southern portion of Whitby is the urban business and commercial centre of the Durham region and offers many employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical and transport industry, the northern region is largely rural. The town is the ideal choice if you want to live within easy commuting distance of the GTA and this Whitby Livability guide will make it easy to see why.

      Whitby has a number of new developments and you’ll have a good choice of house styles and sizes to choose from. And because it’s a little further off from downtown Toronto (and a longer commute), your choices are a lot more affordable. Additionally, living spaces tend to be larger and set in safe, municipally maintained communities. Many professionals, particularly those with young children, prefer to live in this family friendly suburb and take the GO train which offers convenient access between Whitby and Toronto. The Durham Region transit also offers a number of bus services within town and to neighbouring communities. Part of the reason Whitby is so popular with families is the large number of good public and catholic schools in the area. Amongst these is the upmarket Trafalgar Castle School, an independent school for women. However, one thing that this robust infrastructure of the town lacks is comprehensive health care options. Although Whitby is one of the bigger towns in the country, with many clinics and specialized private practices, it lacks a full service hospital. For this, you’ll have to travel to nearby Oshawa or Ajax.

      Whitby offers the best of both worlds in terms of lifestyle – easy access to Toronto’s commercial centre as well as beautiful nature that includes tranquil paths along the Waterfront Trail. The community is a warm and welcoming one with a tight knit population of mostly European descent. After English, Italian is the most commonly spoken language. As any Whitby resident will tell you, the best place to get a glimpse of this proud local culture is at the Whitby Farmers’ Market, a must attend for fresh produce and hand crafted products. For your everyday necessities and groceries, you’ll have plenty to choose from at one of the big box stores in Brock Street and Taunton. Downtown Whitby also offers a range of retail options, from boutiques to big brand stores, as well as a range of restaurants and pubs that are popular resident hang out spots. Downtown Whitby is also home to cultural and educational institutions, including he Whitby Public Library and the Whitby History Museum, which offer great resources and make for a productive field trip for children and their families.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Whitby? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


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      Ontario Regiment Museum
      The Travelling Stage

      Food & Drink

      Sunrise Caribbean Kitchen
      Pita Pit

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Whitby? Of all people who commute, 6.8% take public transportation in Whitby.
      Drive to Work

      2% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      equal to the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      2% lower than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Whitby a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


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      Durham Obgyn Clinic
      Impexxus Medical Imaging