Why you'd want to live in Uxbridge
Uxbridge is a suburban township located just 65km northeast of Toronto. Tucked into the Oak Ridges Moraine, it is known for its picturesque scenery and natural beauty. This combination of rural landscape and proximity to Ontario’s largest city make Uxbridge a highly desirable location for many. Just over 22,000 people call Uxbridge home. While many residents commute either to Toronto or one of the nearby Durham Region municipalities for work, there’s plenty of opportunity locally. Over 1,700 businesses contribute to Uxbridge’s thriving economy in industries like agriculture and manufacturing. Many Uxbridge residents find work at manufacturing plants local to the area. Pine Valley Packaging is one of the township’s largest employers, servicing large multinational clients from its 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Other residents take advantage of Uxbridge’s close proximity to Toronto and commute. Highways 404 and 407 are just a skip away, allowing for less than an hour-long drive. Many who buy homes in Uxbridge are attracted to the area’s access to education. There are 5 Durham District School Board institutions serving the area. St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Uxbridge Montessori serve those outside the DDSB. Durham College operates a post-secondary site in Uxbridge, which the college’s president has committed to further developing in the coming years. When work and school are done, Uxbridge residents flock to the outdoors. Officially dubbed the “Trail Capital of Canada”, the township offers over 220 kilometers of scenic hiking, biking, and general-purpose recreational pathways. The area’s strong community feel has fostered a vibrant festival scene, with Art in the Park, Ribfest, and the famous Uxbridge Fall Fair increasing in popularity each year.