The Town of Ajax, Ontario is about 25 kilometres east of Toronto in the area known as the Durham Region. It is the fastest growing area in Ontario in terms of economic growth. Ajax is adjacent to the Town of Whitby and the City of Pickering.
Highway 401 running east-west bisects the town. Four major roadways crisscross Highway 401 to link the north and south end. The Durham Region Transit operates public transportation within Ajax linking the town to the rest of Durham.
Families with school-age children favor Ajax homes because of quality schools in the district. The Durham School District runs a number of elementary schools and three high schools. Durham Catholic School Board runs two other high schools.
To add to the desirability factor of Ajax homes for sale, indoor and outdoor recreational options abound in this town. The Greenwood Conservation Area has hiking trails, playgrounds, and skiing and picnic facilities. The town operates a number of skateboard parks, splash pads, winter rinks, and tennis and basketball courts. Ajax also boasts of a seven-kilometre waterfront trail along Lake Ontario. This park is easily accessible by the public for jogging, skating and cycling.
Quiet and well-maintained neighborhoods are the hallmarks of the town’s residential communities. Affordable Ajax homes come in an interesting variety of styles although most are single family detached homes on fairly large tracts. Neighborhoods are diverse yet most are considered safe as the Durham Regional Police patrols the community.
The Town of Ajax takes great pride in the vitality of its business community. Of the 2,000 or so registered businesses, 95 percent are small to medium scale enterprises. The town continues to attract new businesses through its customer-friendly government and investments in infrastructure.
As a result, Ajax has an enviable mix of retail options from national brands to unique boutiques in shopping centers like the expansive Durham Center, the historic Pickering Village and other Ajax neighborhood centers.
When it comes to entertainment, Ajax Downs is Ontario’s top venue with live and simulcast races, slots and a full service restaurant all in the same complex.
Ajax homes for sale will continue to interest buyers because the town is a progressive, business-friendly and family oriented community in a great location.