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The Centennial neighbourhood is in north central Oshawa. Centennial is largely residential, but the north end, along Taunton Rd., also features a number of restaurants and a commercial area, including a mall. There is plenty of park lands and green space, with the Oshawa Creek forming the eastern border of this neighbourhood. Housing is mainly single-detached homes in a real variety of architectural styles, from century homes up to roughly 1980, most of them on fairly generous lots. There are also both high-rise and low-rise apartment buildings and condos, and townhome complexes, in the north end, as well as new condo and townhome developments in the southeast area. Centennial has a number of schools, a library, and a community centre.


Central Oshawa is a mixed residential and commercial area with easy access to parks and greenspace as well as the many businesses along King Street. There are a wide variety of housing options, ranging from large apartment complexes to single-family homes.


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Donevan is in southeast Oshawa, on the eastern boundary. Donevan is a mature, well-established neighbourhood, with plenty of mature trees, green space, and a wooded conservation area along Harmony Creek, as well as generous park lands, and a golf course. This neighbourhood also features a recreation complex, a number of schools, retirement residences, and commercial areas, including restaurants and food stores, in various locations. Homes are older, from roughly the 1960s and up, and in varied styles, including bungalows and split-levels, and there are also townhome complexes. There is good access to Highway 401, which forms Donevan's southern boundary, and King St is a convenient, major artery.


The Eastdale neighbourhood is in southeast Oshawa and is predominantly residential, with plenty of green space, wooded areas, and waterways (Harmony Creek), and a trail that runs the length of the area. Eastdale has a number of schools and a community centre. There is a shopping centre in the southeast corner, retail and eateries in the southwest corner, and retail in the northwest corner. Housing is mostly single-detached and semi-detached homes from roughly the 1960s–1970s, as well as townhome complexes. Newer 2-storey homes have been developed in some areas east of Harmony Rd.


The Farewell neighbourhood is in southeast Oshawa, and is named for Moody Farewell, an early fur trader at a post established in the area in the 1760s. Farewell includes the Oshawa Harbour and Pier. Much of this neighbourhood is industrial/commercial, with residential pockets along the western boundary, which is Simcoe St. Housing is a mix of older, tidy, small bungalows, as well as a newer subdivision near the public school, with 2-storey homes, as well as newer townhomes. This area has good access into central Oshawa, and to Highway 401.


The Kedron neighbourhood is in northeast Oshawa and is predominantly an unbuilt, rural area. Kedron was a village until amalgamation with Oshawa in 1974. The residential area is in the southwest, and features a mix of older (c. 1960s), smaller homes on generous lots and newer (1990s–2000s), large, 2-storey homes on narrower lots. The area is bounded by rolling farm fields, the East Branch of the Oshawa Creek, and Kedron Hills Golf Club to the north. It is also close to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and to shopping districts in other neighbourhoods.


The Lakeview neighbourhood is in south Oshawa, bordering Lake Ontario. Lakeview is predominantly residential and has plenty of open, natural areas, with some pockets of commercial and industrial use. There are also schools, a community centre, health centre, arena, library, and restaurants, and other amenities. The Oshawa Museum is in the southeastern tip of this area. The Oshawa Creek flows through this area, which also features a conservation area, a wildlife reserve, and a popular park with beachfront access. Housing is a mix of older, mainly bungalow-style, single-detached homes, including a few waterfront homes, as well as co-op townhomes, low-rise apartment buildings, and townhome complexes.


The McLaughlin neighbourhood is in west central Oshawa, on Oshawa's western boundary. It is an older neighbourhood, predominantly residential, with commercial areas, including restaurants, along King Street West, the southern boundary. Housing in McLaughlin includes complexes of low-rise apartment buildings, townhome complexes, and single-detached homes from the 1950s-1960s, bungalow-style, as well as some older 2-storey homes from roughly the 1930s, and a southwest subdivision off of Thornton from roughly the 1980s.