Living in Ajax, Ontario

Fast Facts About Ajax, Ontario

Population (2021): 126,666

Distance from: 

  • Oshawa, ON: 20min
  • Markham, ON: 30min
  • Toronto, ON: 1hr 15min

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • After-tax: $83,633
  • Before-tax: $96,949

Region: Durham

Type of location: Suburban

Why is Ajax a Nice Place to Live?

The city of Ajax is a suburb outside of Toronto. It’s one of the fastest-growing areas in Ontario. Many people are spreading out to places like Ajax to escape urban crowds and prices. Real estate prices and cost of living are significantly lower than in most other areas of Ontario. It has a livability score of 81/100, and residents enjoy crime rates 34% lower than the national average.

Ajax has a diverse population, and the median age is 38.4. It’s a commuter-friendly town and many people use the train and bus system to travel to work in Toronto. There are two school boards: the Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board. You can also send your kids to one of three French-language schools.

What is Ajax Known For?

Ajax is known as the home of Ontario’s only quarter-horse racing track, which was established in 1969. It’s a great attraction offering food, slot machines, and lots of fun. In addition to checking out the races, there’s lots of great nature in Ajax. If you’re a cyclist, enjoy scenic bike routes, visit the lake, or take hiking trips.

A lot of people move to Ajax to get prime locations near the lake. There are also community and cultural events that create a sense of togetherness. The town hosts things like walks, bike rides, and runs. There are also yearly events with entertainment and a free BBQ.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Ajax?

To check out some of the local food, you can visit these well-rated restaurants. It’s also not too far into Toronto for even more options:

  • Good Pho You serve delicious Asian food and Pho with plenty of vegetarian options as well.
  • Lena’s Roti & Doubles is a Caribbean restaurant with “doubles,” which are a popular street food from Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Angelique’s Family Restaurant has breakfast and brunch options like eggs benedict, potatoes, bacon, and french toast.
  • Debbie’s Boutique Café is the place to go for European-style café dining with delicious French vanilla lemon curd cake and cinnamon buns.
  • Churrasco of Portugal has traditional Portuguese cuisine, including soups, fries, chicken, and ribs

If you’re considering a move to Ajax

and want to learn more about real estate prices in the area, get in touch with Matt Cooper

You see the median home price and all available Ajax real estate inventory here or call 905-440-0505 to get immediate help.

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