Neighbourhoods
Ballantrae

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

A small and peaceful community with a mix of older and newer homes.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, some with attractive features like dens and open concept layouts.

Community Canvas

A small community with a high percentage of retirees and a range of ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks with playgrounds, and a serene atmosphere away from the city.

Have a look around Ballantrae.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 50s, people in their 60s, people in their 70s, and people over 80. Ballantrae is a hamlet in the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. Named after the village of Ballintra in County Donegal, Ireland, the community is centred on the intersection of Aurora Road (York Regional Road 15) and Highway 48. The hamlet was first settled in the early nineteenth century.

People & Families in Ballantrae

Families with kids make up 20% of households in Ballantrae, while couples without children make up 59% of households and 17% of households are one person living alone. People in Ballantrae come from 49 different ethnic origins, and 31% are first-generation immigrants, while 23% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,280

Neighbourhood Population

2,848

Household Size

  • 1 person - 17%
  • 2 persons - 61%
  • 3 persons - 8%
  • 4 persons - 7%
  • 5 or more persons - 4%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 17%
  • Non-family households - 0%
  • Families with children - 20%
  • Couples without children - 59%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 13%
  • 2 children - 8%
  • 3 or more children - 4%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 64 years - 39%
  • 65 years and over - 53%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 31%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • Irish - 19%
  • Italian - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 0%
  • 35 to 44 years - 3%
  • 45 to 54 years - 9%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 35%
  • 75 to 84 years - 24%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 1%
  • 5 to 9 years - 2%
  • 10 to 14 years - 2%
  • 15 to 19 years - 2%
  • 20 to 29 years - 4%
  • 30 to 39 years - 3%
  • 40 to 49 years - 6%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 25%
  • over 70 years - 35%

Ballantrae Schools

Ballantrae has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 4 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Montessori, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

4

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Ballantrae

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 4 parks in Ballantrae, with 16 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

4

Number of Recreation Facilities

16

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Sports Fields - 3
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Driving Range - 1
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Getting Around in Ballantrae

There are 0 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Ballantrae, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 25%
  • Commute to another city - 75%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 89%
  • Transit - 4%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 26%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 22%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 14%

Work and Education in Ballantrae

In Ballantrae, 30% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 71% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 3%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 14%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 16%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Management occupations - 25%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Sales and service occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 15%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 12%
  • Construction - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 36% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 1% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 61% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Ballantrae Homes

In Ballantrae, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 27% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 6% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 100%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 60%
  • Not condominium - 39%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 49%
  • 3 bedrooms - 30%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 19%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 5%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 3%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 45%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 24%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 7%
  • 1960 or before - 3%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 97%
  • Renter - 2%

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