Central neighbourhood in Oshawa. Popular communities include Lakeview, O'Neill, Farewell, Vanier, Eastdale.
Central has 92 homes on the market. Of the 781 total properties listed in Oshawa, Central makes up just 11.8%. The average asking price of a property in Central is $493,642, with an estimated mortgage of $1,672 per month. That is 1.4 times less of the average asking price of $668,262 in Oshawa. Properties listed in Central are an average of 157 square feet, with 1.5 beds and 1.4 baths. Central has 1.1% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Central is a mature, family-friendly community located in the heart of Oshawa. The downtown core of Oshawa is centred near the northern part of Central, at King Street and Simcoe Street.
Central real estate listings feature homes situated along peaceful streets lined with mature trees. There are many parks within minutes of Central homes for sale, including Eastview Park, Cowan Park, Huron Park, Chopin Park, and several others.
Because Central real estate is located so close to downtown Oshawa, families in this area have easy access to amenities such as shopping, entertainment, schools, and recreation. The area is also relatively affordable, which makes it ideal for families seeking an entry-level home.
MLS listings for Central include a wide variety of detached homes, such as bungalows and two-story homes. Townhouses and condos are also available, as well as commercial real estate.
The small town that would become Oshawa was known until the 1840s as Skae’s Corners, after the postmaster at the time. However, when Skae applied for official post office status, he was told that the name of the town had to be changed to something more suitable. Natives had long referred to the area as “Oshawa”, and so this name was chosen as a replacement.
Oshawa became notable for its crucial role in the Canadian motor industry, as the city was the headquarters of General Motors Canada starting in 1918. Interestingly enough, “oshawa” translates roughly to “where we must leave our canoes”, or “where we must get out and walk”—a bit inappropriate for a city known for its automotive industry.
Major roads near Central real estate include Highway 401, King Street, Bond Street, Wilson Road, Simcoe Street, and Ritson Road. The area is also served by public transportation.
There are many local shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses to explore in Oshawa’s downtown core.
Schools available to Central families include Village Union Public School (240 Simcoe Street South), Ritson Public School (300 Ritson Road South), and Oshawa Central Collegiate Institute (155 Gibb Street).
There are many ways to have fun in downtown Oshawa. Residents can unwind at the end of the day at bars and nightclubs and enjoy yearly festivals, parades, and other events.