No. 3: West Rouge

Average sale price: $833,045

West Rouge is easy to miss: the 401 passes right over it en route to Durham Region. But walking through the neighbourhood’s winding streets, you can see that something special is going on. Adorable ­bungalows sell for under $800,000. Two-storey detached homes are also gettable for six figures. And many houses luxuriate on enormous 50-foot lots, with lush lawns and massive trees. The place is ideal for families: the mouth of the Rouge River is good for fishing in the summer, the wetlands area has great birdwatching, and the local elementary school, West Rouge Junior Public, has excellent EQAO scores.

What’s selling?

544 Rouge Hills Drive
A detached bungalow with three bedrooms and one bath.
Listed at $589,900
Sold for $650,000


46 Tudor Glen Crescent
A two-storey detached with three bedrooms and three baths.
Listed at $799,000
Sold for $850,000


341 Friendship Avenue
A detached bungalow with three bedrooms and two baths.
Listed at $849,000
Sold for $820,000


One of West Rouge’s signature sprawling lots: