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03Jan
Our Step by Step Guide to Relocating to Durham Region
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Relocating to Durham Region

Packing up your current life and moving to a new location can be a challenge, but it also opens up a new world full of opportunity and excitement! Durham Region is one of the best locations in Ontario for taking the next steps in your life, so to help you feel more even comfortable with your new surroundings, here is our step by step guide to relocating to the area.

Don’t Fret About Education

With a wide selection of public and private elementary as well as secondary schools, the Durham Region is guaranteed to provide your children with an education that will prepare them for life and guide them towards a successful adulthood. The Durham District School Board is committed to ensuring that each and every one of their schools is dedicated to fuelling a passion for learning, and providing your children with a prestigious and prosperous education. If public school is not what you are looking for, there are also more than 30 private schools in Durham Region to choose from, each offering a carefully selected curriculum to ensure your child’s future is successful.

Enjoy a Variety of Shopping Options

Covering Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, and all areas in between, the Durham Region has a fantastic selection of places to shop. With 7 significant malls and many local shops, you will find everything you need from furniture to luxury clothing items. If you are looking to move to the Durham Region, the Oshawa Centre, Pickering Town Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and Whitby Shores Smart Centre are only some of the many options, offering everything you need to make your shopping simple and efficient!

Stay in Shape

Relocating to Durham Region

Durham Region is home to more than 50 different fitness facilities, with everything from crossfit classes to boxing gyms. With a variety of both municipally-run facilities and franchised companies, it is easy to stay in shape in the region! Spend some time enjoying classes or working on your muscles at one of the many Goodlife Fitness Locations, or beat your winter blues by getting in shape by swimming at the Oshawa Community Centre. If you are searching for a more budget friendly gym, try Planet Fitness or Fit4Less. Regardless of how you choose to stay in shape, Durham Region is the perfect location with a variety of options.

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Relocating to Durham Region

Dining out is a fun and exciting experience for you and your family.! It can be a special treat when you gather everyone together to enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner; and in Durham Region, it is easy to please everyone with of all the options to choose from! Whether you choose something like Italian Pastas from Ciao Amici in Oshawa, sit down for a fancy 5 star experience at A Tavola Bistro in Whitby, or opt for traditional fast food, like Smoke’s Poutinerie in Oshawa,  your family will find something to delight your taste buds in the Durham Region!

Keep Yourself Entertained

Relocating to Durham Region

Friday night planning is easy and fun in the Durham Region because there is such a variety of activities. With multiple movie theatres like Cineplex Odeon in Oshawa and Landmark Cinemas in Whitby, you can see all of the newest movies on a huge screen with recliner seats! If you are feeling more adventurous, try axe throwing or climbing high in the trees at Treetop Eco Adventure Park in Oshawa. There are also many museums like the Canadian Automotive Museum, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame if you are searching for a more educational evening. Overall, the Durham Region is perfect for spending your down time!

The Durham Region is home to over 50 prestigious schools, hundreds of restaurants and shopping options, as well as a wide selection of fun and exciting activities to keep your weekends busy. Using this step by step guide will make your transition to the area simple, and you’ll quickly find your new life here fun and exciting! For more information about the Durham Region, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.

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06Dec
The Coziest and Best Cafes in Durham Region to Visit this December
Community & Lifestyle

Cafes in Durham Region

 

With winter in the air and the spirit of the holiday season approaching, there is no better way to spend your afternoon than getting cozy in a small cafe while drinking one of your favourite hot beverages. Durham Region is known for its quaint villages, some of which have cafes that are perfect for spending an afternoon in. So take some time to enjoy these places, and visit one or all of the coziest and best cafes in Durham Region this December!

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22Nov
Events and Activities Taking Place in Whitby this Winter the Whole Family is Sure to Enjoy!
Community & Lifestyle

 

Events and Activities Taking Place in Whitby

 

The snow is falling, and the excitement of winter and what the season has to offer is in the air. Embrace the cold and take your family out for some winter fun with these events and activities happening in Whitby this year.

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02Nov
Our Favourite Outdoor Places in Durham to Hike and Visit This Fall
Community & Lifestyle

Favourite Outdoor Places in Durham

 

Autumn air is fresh and sweet, providing the perfect temperature to get out into the forest and enjoy the beauty of nature while getting some exercise with your family and friends. Durham region is known for its rolling hills and picturesque landscapes with hiking trails for people of all ages. This year, enjoy the great outdoors by visiting one of our favourite outdoor places in Durham to hike or visit this fall!

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19Oct
Our Favourite Outdoor Spaces to Enjoy in Oshawa and Whitby This Fall
Community & Lifestyle

Oshawa and Whitby This Fall

 

The long, hot days of summer have passed, leaving cooler temperatures that offer you and your family the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together. Surrounded by natural landscapes and breathtaking views, Oshawa and Whitby are the perfect locations for you and your family to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Spend some quality time with the ones you love and be sure to check out some of our favourite outdoor spaces to enjoy in Whitby and Oshawa this fall.

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28Sep
Our Favourite Places for Thanksgiving Shopping in Whitby
Community & Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Shopping in Whitby

Not far from the busy rush of Toronto is the smaller, quainter community of Whitby. The charming downtown area and variety of shopping options make it the perfect spot for you to enjoy the fall colours while checking items off your list and avoiding the busy crowds of the city. If you are searching for some shopping inspiration, these are some of our favourite places for Thanksgiving shopping in Whitby.

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31Aug
Construction Update: The Residences at Pebble Creek and Mulock Vistas
Mulock Vistas Townhomes in Newmarket

The Residences at Pebble Creek and Mulock Vistas

In January of 2018 the beginning phases of construction started for many developments in the GTA and surrounding areas. With the end of this year approaching, the Mulock Vistas and The Residences at Pebble Creek projects are well underway, and nearing completion. To keep you updated on the progress of these two sites, here is a construction update on The Residences at Pebble Creek and Mulock Vistas.

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17Aug
Outdoor Sports Located Close to Old Colony Estates in Whitby
Community & Lifestyle

Outdoor Sports Located Close to Old Colony Estates in Whitby

The City of Whitby, Ontario is surrounded by nature and the great outdoors. This ideal location makes it the perfect place to spend some of your summer days enjoying the outdoor recreation offered in the surrounding area! Here are some of the outdoor sports located close to Old Colony Estates in Whitby.

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13Jul
Our Top Picks for Schools Near Old Colony Estates in Whitby
Community & Lifestyle

Schools Near Old Colony Estates in Whitby

Ensuring that your child receives the highest quality education is an important factor in raising them to be successful later in life.Choosing the correct school can have a major influence on their education, so it is important that you are aware of the best schools in your area. Here are our top picks for schools near Old Colony Estates in Whitby.

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08Jun
Our Favourite Patios in Downtown Brooklin
Community & Lifestyle

Patios in Downtown Brooklin

The patio season is finally here, and with the warmer weather, Whitby is the perfect location to enjoy some of the best locations for after work drinks, late night partying, or relaxing summer dinners. With two downtowns, (Downtown Whitby, and Downtown Brooklin), the options are endless. Here are our favourite patios in downtown Brooklin.

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