Community Shorts - Clarington

By: Rebecca McGarvey

Community Shorts - Clarington

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Clarington, Ontario is a collection of smaller communities surrounding the larger towns and villages of Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle and Orono and is the eastern gateway to the GTA.
A barn in a field in Clarington OntarioTravel through the area is via several major east-west highways, including the 401, Hwy 2, Taunton Rd and the soon to be completed 407 which will link Hwy 115 to the west, making this area a great choice for commuters who want to have quick access but not live in the larger urban cities.

Relatively affordable housing, safe close-knit communities and quality of life are just a few of the other reasons that more and more people are choosing Clarington to live, work and raise their families in.  Clarington offers the charm of the country without sacrificing the convenience of the city.
Clarington offers a wealth of recreational and cultural activities with at attractions like Canadian Tire Mosport Park raceway, multiple golf courses and driving ranges, 5 arenas, 17 community centres, older adults centre, skiing, libraries, museums, marinas, a visual arts centre and more than 200 annual community festivals and events.
Bowmanville is home to Lakeridge Health Corporation Bowmanville Hospital, a 90 bed community hospital where staff and volunteers put “patients first”.
Business is booming in Clarington. Clarington offers a unique blend of rural and urban living and provides a diverse quality of life and business opportunities.  
A bench at Bond Head Beach Newcastle OntarioOver time, many small hamlets and villages within Clarington have been absorbed by larger towns near them, some only leaving a street named after them and perhaps a tiny cemetery.  Trulls, Providence, Bragg, Bethesda...and the tiny town of Stephen’s Gulch is now a conservation area.
Despite the places that time has forgotten, there are others that have survived, and in some cases, thrived. Burketon (Burketon Station) is the northmost hamlet in Clarington and sits near Hwy 57 and Boundary Rd. Enniskillen offers a vibrant general store serving THE BEST ice cream cones and can be a very busy spot on warm summer evenings as families gather to enjoy a sweet treat.
Other places of note include Enfield, Haydon, Tyrone (check out the Tyrone Mill for home made apple doughnuts!), Leskard, Kirby, Kendal, Solina, Hampton, Mitchell Corners, Maple Grove, Wilmot Creek, Brownsville and Newtonville.
A 2011 census put the population of Clarington at 84,548, but you can be sure that number is steadily increasing with many new home construction sites underway, particularly along the Hwy 2 corridor from Courtice to Newcastle.
Clarington is part of the Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board.
Currently, the average price of a detached home in Clarington is $638,252 (as of April 2017), however it’s important to note that that number can be pulled up by the sale of large country properties that sell in the $1 million + range.  The average price for a semi-detached home was $419,388 and a townhome was $476,621.

Rebecca McGarvey with a sold signTo learn more about Clarington, and the amazing communities within, contact Rebecca McGarvey at 905-260-4305!