Central Ajax is a mixed-use area containing several smaller communities. Applecroft is a family-oriented neighbourhood in central Ajax. It is a culturally diverse, middle-income community, with most residents residing in detached homes. Midtown is an older, well-established neighbourhood in the southern part of Central, with a mix of residential areas, commercial areas, schools, and parks.
Carruthers Creek Business Area is on the east side of Central, and includes Salem Business Park and Ajax Business Park, and has ample, open space for further development.