Why you'd want to live in Clarington (including Courtice, Bowmanville)
Clarington is a municipality at the eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Until 1993 it was known as the Town of Newcastle, but it was renamed in 1994 to remove confusion with a village of the same name (now a town) which lies within its borders. The largest community in the municipality is Bowmanville, which is also home to its municipal offices. Besides Bowmanville, the main urban communities in the municipality are Courtice, Newcastle and Orono. These towns are surrounded by over a dozen rural communities, farmlands and forests. According to the 2011 census, Clarington has a population of 84,548 people. It’s also one of the municipalities in the GTA with the highest proportions of residents who speak English as their mother tongue, at 91 per cent. Having both urban and rural communities, homes for sale in Clarington consist of many fine real estate properties suitable for all kinds of uses, including residential, commercial and industrial. Clarington is a great place to live and raise a family, as there are lots of employment opportunities, community and cultural events, and venues for entertainment and recreational activities. There are also many schools, colleges, libraries and museums, theatres and cineplexes. The Bowmanville Zoo is the oldest privately run zoo in Canada and the old parts of the town are a part of a living history themselves. Major events in the municipality include the Canadian Historic Grand Prix and other exciting races at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville. The annual Clarington Winter WonderLearn Festival and Long Sault Flyers Annual Scale Rally are events that you can attend with your whole family. The four urban areas of Clarington are surrounded by rural villages, farmlands, forests, streams, hills and Lake Ontario. Because of the increase in business and commercial activities, several new housing and infrastructure development projects are in progress to accommodate the rapidly growing population and cater to their needs.