About Northwest Ajax
Northwest Ajax neighbourhood in Ajax. Popular communities include South East, Northeast Ajax, Central East, South West, Central.
Northwest Ajax has 69 homes on the market. Of the 464 total properties listed in Ajax, Northwest Ajax makes up just 14.9%. The average asking price of a property in Northwest Ajax is $1,087,958, with an estimated mortgage of $3,686 per month. That is 1.2 times of the average asking price of $881,946 in Ajax. Properties listed in Northwest Ajax are an average of 994 square feet, with 2.9 beds and 2.8 baths. Northwest Ajax has 0% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Northwest Ajax is bounded by Concession Road 5 on the North, Harwood Avenue North on the East, Rossland Road West to the South, and Church Street North on the West. Although most of the area used to be primarily rural, Northwest Ajax real estate listings include many new housing developments.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of Northwest Ajax real estate is the picturesque natural beauty of the community. Wide-open green spaces, trees, meadows, and ponds usually border homes for sale in Northwest Ajax.
There are parks in the major neighbourhoods in Northwest Ajax, including Paulynn Park, Nottingham Central Park, Meadows Park, and Telford Parkette. Greenwood Conservation Area is also located in the northwest area of Northwest Ajax.
Located less than an hour from Toronto via Highway 401, the downtown area of Ajax itself is a busy, fast-growing economic centre. Northwest Ajax real estate is becoming increasingly popular with young professionals of many ethnic backgrounds looking for a child-friendly and safe yet convenient town to raise their families.
Desirable neighbourhoods in this area include Nottingham and Wyndham Manor. Many of the real estate listings in Northwest Ajax consist of spacious, detached single-family homes built in the 1980s or later. New and updated townhouses can also be found along Harwood Avenue and Rossland Road.
Prior to the Second World War, Ajax was a completely rural area, part of the township of Pickering. When a shell plant was built in the area in order to supply munitions for the war, the town began to grow up around it as people came from all over the country seeking work.
In 1954, the growing town officially elected its first town council and school board, and it was finally incorporated as a town in 1955.
Northwest Ajax still reflected the past rural character of the city until quite recently, when housing developments began to spring up to accommodate Ajax’s burgeoning population.
Northwest Ajax is primarily accessible by car. Durham Region Transit does operate several bus routes in the city of Ajax, and all connect to the Ajax Go Station, which is located at 100 Westney Road South. Ajax is bisected by Highway 401, which is easily accessible from Northwest Ajax, and the Highway 407 Express Toll Route is also located just north of the area.
There are several shopping centres located just minutes from Northwest Ajax. The Rio Can Durham Centre, which includes clothing and shoe retailers, is just north of Highway 401. South of Highway 401, the Harwood Avenue shopping district in downtown Ajax is another popular destination for shoppers, as is the nearby Harwood Place Mall.
There are plenty of schooling options in and around Northwest Ajax. These include the Nottingham Public school (50 Segger Avenue), which serves kindergarten through eighth grade. Also on Segger Avenue is the Brother Andre Catholic School, which also serves kindergarten through eighth grade.
Two secondary schools, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate (1355 Harwood Avenue North) and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School (1375 Harwood Avenue North) are located within the area.
The Greenwood Conservation area is one of the top destinations for family relaxation and recreation in Northwest Ajax. This park offers thirty-eight kilometres of trails to explore, including one scenic six-kilometre ramble along the banks of Duffins Creek. There are also picnic areas, soccer fields, and play structures.
There is always something different to do in Greenwood, as the activities change with the seasons: spring is rainbow trout fishing season in the crystal clear creek, fall is the time for leaf viewing and school camping trips, and in the winter cross-country skiers flock to the park.
Also in the fall is the popular Pumpkinville festival, which includes family activities such as a pumpkin carving contest, a haunted house, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a spooky trail walk.
For golfers, there is the Fox Run Golf Centre (560 Taunton Road). This facility features a beautifully maintained golf course, target greens, and putting greens, as well as lessons for all ages.