Characterized by its natural beauty and close-knit community, retirees, expats and families adore the lifestyle offered by the communities of Port Whitby, Myrtle Station, Brooklin and Ashburn. Majority of the residents in Whitby tend to commute to the economic hubs in the Greater Toronto Area, and many young professionals and families move to this scenic town in order to obtain employment at General Motors Canada, which is one of the greatest employer in Durham.
Over the years, Whitby has witnessed the emergence of major retail centres, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Patheon, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and many others, which have created a plethora of job opportunities. The robust economy of the town makes it an attractive neighbourhood for commuters, young professionals and families, but residents seek to enjoy the lavish amenities and rural landscape of the quieter communities in Whitby.
Whitby is popular amongst families for its safe and close-knit neighbourhoods, and one of the best education system in the entire Durham region. Whitby is home to twenty four elementary school and five secondary schools, including the Sinclair Secondary School, Donald A Wilson Secondary School, the Brooklin High School and Henry Street High School.
The Durham Catholic District School Board also operates twelve Catholic elementary schools and two secondary schools in town, and residents can also send their children to superior French language schools. The town of Whitby is also famous for its cultural heritage, and residents can access a wide range of cultural attractions, including the Durham Council for Arts, the Whitby Brass Band, Station Gallery, Whitby Courthouse Theatre, Camp X and many more. The Whitby Public Library is one of the most revered libraries with an impressive collection of prominent literary names.
The Lynde Shores Conservation Area is brimming with wetlands area that offer scenic hiking trails and boating, amongst other recreational activities. Investors and home buyers flock to Whitby to enjoy a modern lifestyle supported by innovative amenities and tucked in the heart of nature.