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Pickering, ON

Looking for clean and secure storage units in Pickering, Ontario? SmartStop Self Storage has convenient locations and storage options near Frenchman's Bay, Liverpool, Rosebank, Town Centre, and Amberlea.

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Moving to Pickering, ON

Living in Pickering, ON

Pickering is a small city in the Toronto Metropolitan Area, located just east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. Its picturesque location and close proximity to four major highways make this small suburb a popular choice for commuting professionals who enjoy the slower, family-centred pace of suburban living. Despite its small size, Pickering has a vibrant and diverse cultural life, as well as boasting more than 500 acres of groomed parks, with hiking and biking trails, as well as recreational complexes that provide a wealth of outdoor and entertainment events throughout the year.

What’s the Cost of Living in Pickering? 

Pickering’s cost of living is about the same as the national average, though it's about 10% lower than the average for Ontario, and housing costs are 20% lower than the national average. 

  • Median Salary in Pickering: $98,405
  • Median Home Sale Price: $818,700
  • Average Rent (monthly): $1,938
  • Average Utilities (monthly): $191.67
  • Cost of Living in Pickering vs. Toronto: 14% lower
  • Cost of Living in Pickering vs. Vancouver: 36% lower

What Are the Best Neighbourhoods in Pickering? 

Pickering consists of 14 neighbourhoods, loosely divided between the eastern and western areas of the city. Its small geographical footprint — only about 230 square acres — packs far more diversity and entertainment than you'd expect to find, and the low crime rates and excellent school systems make nearly every neighbourhood a prime choice. These are considered some of the best neighbourhoods in Pickering. 

  • Frenchman's Bay. This crescent-shaped neighbourhood located on the harbour at Frenchman's Bay offers an eclectic mix of townhouses, condos, and detached homes in a serene, waterfront setting that's a five-minute walk from Pickering's vibrant downtown.
  • Liverpool. The largest neighbourhood in Pickering offers full access to the city's shopping, recreation, dining, and entertainment amenities while maintaining a family-friendly, suburban atmosphere — making it a popular choice for families with school-age children.
  • Rosebank. An older, established neighbourhood, Rosebank is bordered by both the Rouge River and Lake Ontario, and includes generous swaths of Rouge Urban National Park and Petticoat Creek Conservation Area, which provide both gorgeous scenery and bountiful outdoor recreation activities.
  • Town Centre. Located in the middle of the city just north of the 401, this neighborhood's convenience and abundance of rental and condo units make it the ideal neighbourhood for singles, young professionals, and others who enjoy walkable city living.
  • Amberlea. This neighbourhood's high-quality schools, multiple parks, and easy access to commuting make it a popular choice for young families who enjoy outdoor activities and laid-back family living.

Regardless of which neighbourhood you decide to move to, SmartStop Self Storage offers storage units in Pickering within 10 kilometres of Frenchman's Bay, Liverpool, Rosebank, Town Centre, and Amberlea to suit all your storage needs, including covered loading and accepted deliveries as well as climate-controlled units to protect your belongings throughout the year.

What Are Iconic Things to Do in Pickering? 

There’s something for everyone to explore in Pickering, whether you’re a visitor or resident. Here are four things to do any time of the year:

  • David Farr Park. With paved hiking trails, a children's playground, and four tennis courts, this centrally located park offers a plethora of activities and events year-round.
  • Altona Forest. Hiking, wildlife photography, and birdwatching are encouraged in the environmentally protected Altona Forest, which also offers many volunteer opportunities for those who want to help preserve this unique urban wildlife greenspace.
  • Frenchman's Bay Marina. Spend an hour on the waterfront or live aboard your boat at Frenchman's Bay Marina, one of Ontario's largest full-service marinas, with picturesque shops, a variety of restaurants, and a range of waterfront activities suitable for all ages. 
  • Esplanade Park. The Esplanade Park is a cultural and recreational hub for the city of Pickering, with events and programming happening throughout the year. Enjoy concerts, picnics, public art, and even yoga in the park with friends, neighbours, and family.

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SmartStop Self Storage has more than 157 facilities across 118 cities in the U.S. and Canada combined. If you live outside of the Pickering area, take a look at all our storage facilities in the Toronto Metropolitan Area to see if there’s a location closer to your neighbourhood.

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