In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Lakeview is a peaceful and family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Homes in Lakeview are mainly older single-detached houses, bungalows, and townhomes with some waterfront properties.

Community Canvas

Lakeview is home to a diverse community of families, professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

You'll love the proximity to Lake Ontario, the abundance of parks, and the great schools.

Have a look around Lakeview.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. 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.

People & Families in Lakeview

Families with kids make up 44% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 27% of households are one person living alone. People in Lakeview come from 102 different ethnic origins, and 11% are first-generation immigrants, while 17% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,130

Neighbourhood Population

15,020

Household Size

  • 1 person - 27%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 7%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 27%
  • Non-family households - 6%
  • Families with children - 44%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 35%
  • 2 children - 22%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 18%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 11%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 43%
  • English - 28%
  • Irish - 21%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • French - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 17%
  • 35 to 44 years - 17%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 11%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 15%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 5%

Lakeview Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 12 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving Lakeview. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

12

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Lakeview

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, swimming, skating, and water access. There are 14 parks in this neighbourhood, with 62 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

14

Number of Recreation Facilities

62

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 9
  • Pool - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Volleyball Courts - 4
  • Basketball Courts - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 14
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centres - 2
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Beach - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Trails - 9
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
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Getting Around in Lakeview

There are 104 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Lakeview, there are mostly vehicle commuters and a mix of commuting within and outside the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 41%
  • Commute to another city - 57%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 82%
  • Transit - 11%
  • Walk/bike - 5%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 15%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 17%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 27%

Work and Education in Lakeview

In Lakeview, 7% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 41% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 23%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 11%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 10%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 4%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 2%
  • $200,000 and over - 1%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 29%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 15%
  • Manufacturing - 12%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 51% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 8% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 39% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Lakeview Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. Lakeview has a consistent population, with 39% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 29%
  • Semi-detached house - 17%
  • Duplex - 8%
  • Row house - 11%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 15%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 17%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 7%
  • Not condominium - 91%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 8%
  • 2 bedrooms - 30%
  • 3 bedrooms - 44%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 15%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 49%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 12%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 3%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 32%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 52%
  • Renter - 46%
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