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Oshawa, ON

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Storage Locations in Oshawa

Moving to Oshawa, ON

Living in Oshawa, ON

Oshawa is a city in the Durham region of the Toronto Metropolitan Area. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, with easy access to main transportation corridors, the city has become especially popular with commuters who want to leave urban stress behind and bask in nature's beauty and serenity. The city combines affordability — it's one of the 10 most affordable cities in the country — with convenience and amenities tailored to both young families and elders, making it an ideal "bedroom community" to raise kids and retire into an active, fun-loving lifestyle.

What’s the Cost of Living in Oshawa? 

Oshawa's cost of living is 7% lower than the national average, and housing costs are 45% lower than the national average.

  • Median Salary in Oshawa: $70,211
  • Median Home Sale Price: $740,000
  • Average Rent (monthly): $1,738
  • Average Utilities (monthly): $205.68
  • Cost of Living in Oshawa vs. Toronto: 16% lower
  • Cost of Living in Oshawa vs. Vancouver: 9.25% lower

What Are the Best Neighbourhoods in Oshawa? 

Oshawa comprises 21 neighborhoods, each with a distinctive atmosphere. From gritty industrial waterfront to tree-lined streetscapes, these are the best neighbourhoods in Oshawa.

  • Taunton. With high marks for schools, low crime rates, and affordable housing, Taunton is one of the top family neighbourhoods in Oshawa. The neighbours are a lively and diverse mix, and take full advantage of the community's wealth of outdoor rec spaces — and excellent family-style restaurants.
  • Farewell. With a name that's fit for a quirky comedy title, Farewell is one of the smallest, least dense neighbourhoods in Oshawa. Located on the waterfront, its eclectic mix of housing styles and post-industrial chic make it popular with young singles, professionals, and artists.
  • Vanier. With lots of affordable housing choices, excellent schools, a university, and lots of convenient shopping, Vanier is a comfortable middle-income family neighborhood, far enough from downtown to be quiet, close enough to be accessible.
  • Northglen. An established neighbourhood, Northglen was developed in the 1970s, and many of the suburban-style homes date from that era, along with a mix of recent upscale brick-faced homes tucked here and there. Tree-lined streets, quiet neighbors, and beautiful surroundings attract families, retirees, and young professionals.
  • Samac. One of the newest neighbourhoods in Oshawa, Samac features modern construction, lots of parks and greenspace, and a thriving arts scene. It's the perfect spot for the family who enjoys outdoor sports and modern conveniences. 

Regardless of which neighbourhood you decide to move to, SmartStop Self Storage offers storage units in Oshawa within 10 kilometres of Taunton, Farewell, Vanier, Northglen, and Samac to suit all your storage needs, including an all-weather loading bay as well as climate-controlled units to protect your belongings throughout the year.

What Are Iconic Things to Do in Oshawa? 

There's something to keep everyone busy and entertained in Oshawa, whether you’re a visitor or resident. Here are four things to do any time of the year:

  • Canadian Automotive Museum. As you'd expect from a city that was an early hub of the automobile industry, Oshawa is home to a world-class auto museum. There are activities for all ages, but one of the most popular — selfies with Herbie the Love Bug and Lightning McQueen.  
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Featuring contemporary works and focusing on Canadian artists, the RMG features 20 exhibitions annually across 6 gallery spaces. There's always something new and interesting to see.
  • Lakeview Park. The scenic waterfront park is the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic. After lunch, you can hit the bike trail to burn off some calories.
  • Courtice Flea Market. With more than 200 vendors — and a farmers market in season — Courtice Flea Market is a weekend must for bargain hunters, thrifters, and anyone who enjoys digging into some local flavor.

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