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Whether you are looking for a rural retreat, a small town community, or simply want to downsize to a smaller urban centre, the municipality of Clarington has exactly what you’ve been looking for. Clarington is composed of charming towns, quaint country communities, and beautiful trails and parks along the shores of Lake Ontario. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider moving to Clarington today:

1. Nature:

Clarington is located right along the shores of Lake Ontario, and boasts some of the most beautiful bluffs and beaches in the Greater Toronto Area. Numerous cycling paths and a stunning waterfront trail along the lake are perfect for walks and bike rides. If you are interested in exploring the great outdoors then visit the Ganaraska forest, Southern Ontario’s largest forest, where you can hike, mountain bike, zip line or horseback ride through hundreds of acres of beautiful woodland. Clarington is also home to Darlington Provincial Park, one of the only parks in the GTA where you can camp overnight and experience the Canadian wilderness firsthand.

2. Festivals and Events:

Each year Clarington is host to dozens of festivals and musical events, which will keep your weekends fun-filled and busy throughout the year. It is also the home of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where you can watch exciting races take place throughout the summer months. Not to mention that Clarington is also home to more Christmas parades than any other town-sized municipality in Canada!

3. Proximity to Toronto:

Located on the eastern fringe of the Greater Toronto Area, Clarington is just 80 km from the heart of the city. It is easily accessible from the 401 and the future 407 Highway Extension. Commuting from Clarington to Toronto has never been easier with GO stations located in Oshawa, Newcastle and Bowmanville.

4. Activities:

Clarington is full of activities to keep you and your family busy every day of the year. You can be guaranteed that your kids will love a weekend trip to Cedar Park Family Campground and Waterpark in Bowmanville. Clarington is home to both the Bowmanville Zoological Park and Jungle Cat World, where you can view and learn about exotic animals firsthand. Enjoy the many golf courses offering 9 holes or 18 holes. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding in the GTA, few will find a better experience than at Brimacombe. Rated “The Best in the Snow Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe caters to the traditional skier as well as the snowboarder who wants to jib all day long in one of our terrain parks. If shopping is more up your alley then explore the charming downtown areas of Bowmanville, Newcastle and Orono, where you’ll find stylish stores and delicious restaurants. There are also dozens of antique stores and farmer markets throughout the countryside to explore on your lazy Sunday afternoon drives.

5. Affordability:

The average price of a home in Clarington is $398,891. Compare this to Toronto, where the average cost of a detached home recently exceeded a million dollars. Chances are you’ll be able to get a larger home and more land for far less than what you’d pay in the big city. Whether you want an old farmhouse with character or a modern urban abode, Clarington has a wide variety of homes for you to choose from.

The best of both worlds, Clarington allows you to enjoy peaceful, affordable small-town living with easy access to all that Toronto has to offer. If you are looking for a local realtor or are interested in learning more about relocating to Clarington or buying in the Durham Region, feel free to contact me today. I would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need to help make your move to Clarington as easy and stress-free as possible!

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