Our Whitby mortgage brokers aren’t surprised when people comment that Whitby is considered one of the best places to live in the Durham region. Whitby is a stable, economically viable Toronto suburb where your money can get you much farther than it can in Toronto. This may be why Whitby has ranked high as one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the Durham region.

If you’re looking for an upscale neighbourhood to call home in Whitby, we’ve broken down the top four wealthiest areas to call home, starting with Brooklin East. Made up of the northeast portion of Whitby, Brooklin East is north of Conlin Road with the western border running down Baldwin Street and Ashburn Road. The after tax median income in this area is about $93,800 and its population has grown by 28% in the past ten years, and will continue to do so with the influx of young families. In fact, more than 30% of Brooklin East’s population is under 14 years of age!

Next up is Dryden Anderson with a median household income after tax of $94,000. Made up of the area within Rossland Road, Garden Street, Taunton Road, and Thickson Road, this little wealthy enclave is a great place to raise children. In Dryden Anderson alone, there are three elementary schools and Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School.

Next up is Williamsburg. Not to be confused with the newly trendy area of New York, Whitby’s Williamsburg is still coming up in the world. With a median household income of $90,900 after tax, this area is a healthy, happy and fitness focused part of town. 41% of the residents eat 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruit a day and 46% consider themselves to have a high rate of physical activity. Want to live in this fit, friendly past of town? Chat to one of our Whitby mortgage brokers about mortgage pre-approval so you can start shopping fast!

Finally, there’s Cochrane South. With a median household income of $88,700, Cochrane South is comprised of the Ajax border north of Highway 2 and south of Rossland Road, extending to Brock Street. The average resident here has a healthy work-life balance and only commutes for about 30 minutes each day.

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