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~ Neighbourhood Market Review ~
~ Living Here ~
~ Home Styles and Neighbourhood Character ~
~ Schools ~
~ Parks and Recreation ~
~ Services, Amenities and Transportation ~
~ Neighbourhood Map ~
Neighbourhood Market Review
There were 33 homes sold in Queens Common ~ The Meadows in 2014, down from the historical high of 40 in 2013. Unit home sales were down year over year in every quarter with the exception of Q4. The Oct-Dec time period was more active than usual, likely from pent up demand.
The highest sale price in the neighbourhood was $816,000, the lowest was $424,000, with an overall average of $598,362; up 10.4% from the year prior.
Days On Market
Days on market trended lower throughout the year as inventory declined against steady demand. On average homes sold within 20 days of being on market, a historical low eclipsing the previous record of 21 days in 2012.
Sale To List Price
Buyers remained aggressive in their behaviour with sale price coming in at 98.5% of list price.
Nestled in the Lynde Creek valley, the community of Queen's Common ~ The Meadows is blessed with a rich history and natural beauty. A mature, upscale community, home owners here share a sense of pride in their neighbourhood. Sweeping streets meander through parks and protected green space to reveal numerous courts and ravine properties. This lush green space along with extensive walkways and boulevards add to the quality of life for area residents.
Home Styles and Neighbourhood Character
Properties here in Queen's Common ~ The Meadows display a visible sense of pride in ownership offering well maintained homes with manicured landscaping and grounds. The neighbourhood offers a variety of home styles including bungalows and bungalofts with main floor bedrooms; traditional two storey layouts with main floor office; and open concept California styles over 3600 square feet. Desirable lot features include 60 foot frontages, 200 foot depths, court locations, ravine and park lots.
Area schools include three elementary (Colonel Farewell Public School, E.A. Fairman Public School, and St. John The Evangelist Catholic School) and two secondary schools (Henry Street High School and All Saints Catholic Secondary School) as well as the renowned Trafalgar Castle School (private school for girls grades six to twelve).
Parks and Recreation
There are two area parks within Queen's Common ~ The Meadows neighbourhood, D'Hillier Park and Guthrie Park. Combined they cover almost 60 acres of green space and host a baseball diamond, two soccer fields, tennis courts, and Jr. and Intermediate play gym equipment as well as extensive bike and walking paths which wind along scenic Lynde Creek.
The neighbourhood is located just 10 minutes from Whitby's waterfront and Yacht Club, Iroquois Park Sports Centre with indoor pool facilities and home to 6 ice pads, as well as the 125,000 square foot state-of-the-art Abilities Centre. Less than 5 minutes away residents enjoy convenient access to both the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex and the 54,000 square foot Whitby Public Library and Civic Square.
Services, Amenities and Transportation
Residents here in Queen's Common ~ The Meadows enjoy the benefit of being within walking distance of to a plaza offering grocery shopping and a late night pharmacy. Quaint shopping and entertainment can be found close by in Whitby's downtown and Pearson Lanes area which offers numerous fine dining options, comfortable pubs, boutique shops and the Farmer's Market. Less than 6 km away area residents have access to big box shopping at the Ajax Durham Centre and a multitude of restaurants and entertainment options at the Whitby Entertainment Centrum. Health and medical services in the area include Whitby Urgent Care walk-in clinic less than 2 km away, as well as being conveniently situated mid-way between Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital & Cancer Centre and Rouge Valley Ajax Hospital. Nestled into the Lynde Creek valley on Whitby's west side, this neighbourhood offers all the amenities of urban living in a tranquil setting. Commuters will enjoy quick and convenient connection to Hwy 407 to the north and Hwy 401 to the south upon completion of the 407 Link. The neighbourhood is also serviced by Durham Transit and connects with the Whitby GO Station, 5 km away.