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Pickering

Pickering is a city situated in the Greater Toronto metropolitan area, which is part of Ontario, Canada.

Housing

In Pickering, roughly 60% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly townhouses. This city is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Around 85% of the dwellings in the city are occupied by homeowners while the remainder are rented. Roughly 30% of homes in this city were built in the 1980s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1990s.

Transportation

Driving is a great means of transportation in Pickering. It is very convenient to find a parking spot. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is challenging in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area. Nevertheless, there is the Pickering Station on the Lakeshore East Line. There are around 20 bus lines traversing the city. Pickering is not very bicycling-friendly as riding is rendered arduous by the often sloping terrain, and the cycling network is fairly poor. Travelling on foot is also not very feasible for residents in Pickering since very few common errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle.

Services

There are only a few high schools and primary schools in this city and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. Moreover, families may consider it challenging for their kids to access daycares as a pedestrian. Families have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. In terms of food, getting to one of about 30 supermarkets by walking is feasible for some, but not all, home buyers in this city. A small number of restaurants and cafes can be found as well.

Character

Pickering is quiet, as the streets tend to be quite peaceful - although there are still several noisier sections, especially near Highway 401, Highway 407 or one of the railway lines. It is rather challenging to get to parks in the city since they are distributed sporadically. Still, there are a few green spaces nearby for residents to visit.

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