Brooklin is nice.. but add another 10 mins to your drive from the 401 if you are commuting (it is alread about 10 mins from where I suggested)
Unless you use the 407 then it is no issue as the 407 is expanding to Brooklin now -- "The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
Unless you're downsizing big time why not rent and watch your rent fall as hundreds of thousands lose their house to the bank in foreclosure? Prices should fall at least 33 percent in Whitby and much more as you get closer to Toronto.