Central neighbourhood in Ajax. Popular communities include South East, Northeast Ajax, Central East, Northwest Ajax, South West.
Central has 64 homes on the market. Of the 370 total properties listed in Ajax, Central makes up just 17.3%. The average asking price of a property in Central is $702,664, with an estimated mortgage of $2,380 per month. That is 1.1 times less of the average asking price of $788,607 in Ajax. Properties listed in Central are an average of 616 square feet, with 2.7 beds and 2.6 baths. Central has 1.6% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Central is bounded on the north by Rossland Road West, on the east by Salem Road North, on the south by Highway 401, and on the west by Westney Road North.
Central real estate can be found on reasonably sized lots on quiet, tree-lined streets. There are plenty of parks to be found near Central homes for sale, the largest of which is Millers Creek Community Park. Other parks in the neighbourhood include Roland Michener Park, Cedar Park, Lord Elgin Park, and Denis O’Connor Park.
Commuter families seek out Central real estate listings for the area’s accessibility and relative affordability, as well as for its various schooling options for elementary-aged children.
There are many types of Central homes for sale, ranging from the small “Victory Houses” built for returning World War II veterans to larger multi-level houses from the 1970s and 1980s and onward. Most Central MLS listings are detached homes, but townhouses are also available.
Since Central is bordered by Highway 401 and bisected by Highway 2T, Toronto is easily accessible by car. The downtown area of Ajax is also only a quick drive away, centred around Bayly and Harwell. For those who wish to commute to Toronto by rail, the Ajax GO station (100 Westney Road) is just across Highway 401.
Cycling to work or to the grocery store is also simple in Central, where there are shared roadways and paved paths.
There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat in Central. Along Kingston Road, one can find an assortment of chain restaurants such as Applebee’s, as well as more diverse fare such as the Island Soul Caribbean Restaurant.
Shopping is just a few minutes’ drive away in more than one direction, from the charming local shops and quaint restaurants of Pickering Village in neighbouring Central West, to the big-name retailers of the downtown-shopping district to the south along Harwood Avenue.
Central boasts a fairly number of elementary schools, including several public schools and a few Catholic schools. There are also two secondary schools in the neighbourhood, including the private Durham Secondary and Middle School Academy.
For those looking to stay active, Central offers not only its parks and paths, but also boasts the McLean Community Centre (95 Magill Drive). As well as a fitness centre and gymnasium, this facility includes a 25-metre lap pool (plus water slide), a sauna and whirlpool, and a tot pool. Its outdoor facilities include a skate park and a splash pad.
Of course, the real appeal of Central real estate is its close proximity to the waterfront. Lake Ontario is just a few minutes’ drive away, along with all of the beautiful trails and parks that Ajax has to offer.