The city of Clarington has 550 listings on the market. The average price for all property types in Clarington is $862,441
Clarington is located within the Regional Municipality of Durham. It was established in 1973 with the amalgamation of the Town of Bowmanville, and the townships of Clarke and Darlington. It got its current name in 1994 after having been referred to as the Town of Newcastle from 1974-93.
The name change was meant to ease long-time misunderstanding between the municipality as a whole and the incorporated village of the same name. The name "Clarington" is a combination of the names of the two historical townships, Clarke and Darlington, which made up the bulk of the geographic area.
Real estate in Clarington is among the fastest growing communities in Durham Region. Its main urban centres consist of: Bowmanville, Courtice, and Newcastle, all of which are located at the south-end of the town, north of Highway 401. The key employers in this region include: Ontario Power Generation, Blue Circle (previously St. Mary’s) Cement, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as well as Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville. The farming business is another major source of work in Clarington.
This town has the largest land area in Durham Region, taking up 608 square kilometres. The Clarington rural area seems to go on forever. The relatively flat topography of this community rapidly changes at the northern ends of the town where the dramatic hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine offer a beautiful setting to this mostly rural municipality.
Clarington real estate includes full municipal services in Bowmanville, Courtice, and Newcastle Village. Newtonville and Orono have municipal water service, though Clarington’s other small rural villages and hamlets do not have municipal services, yet instead depend on their own wells and septic systems.
Bowmanville is the largest neighbourhood in Clarington and features a big selection of heritage homes and new housing subdivisions. Newcastle Village is also being revived by new home subdivisions; primarily among these is the “Port of New Castle,” situated on the shores of Lake Ontario. This development features a restaurant and a marina. Courtice also has many new and emerging subdivisions consisting mostly of modest detached homes and townhouses.
One of the best features of purchasing a home for sale in Clarington is the close proximity to many amenities. For example, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, the Mosport International Raceway, the Bowmanville Zoological Park and the Bowmanville Museum can all be found within the area.
John Graves Simcoe, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, established the Townships of Clarke and Darlington in 1972. These two townships would soon merge and become the municipality of Clarington. Within these past townships, various rural hamlets and small villages were formed, including: Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle and Orono.
The Town of Bowmanville was the home of the Dominion Organ and Piano Company whose merchandise were shipped around the globe. In 1910, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company launched their headquarters in Bowmanville and they remain a significant part of the local economy.
In 1974, when the province of Ontario updated local government, the Town of Bowmanville along with the Village of Newcastle, merged with the greater Clarke and Darlington Townships to form the current day municipality of Clarington.
When it comes to getting around in Clarington, it is good for potential homebuyers to know that city transit is not available. However, Go Bus service is available to shuttle commuters along the Highway 2 corridor. Motorists in Clarington enjoy quick access to Highway 401, which goes around the southern end of the region. The Toronto City limits are roughly a 30 minute drive from Clarington.
Real estate in Clarington is popular because the Town of Bowmanville, and the Village of Newcastle both have downtown heritage shopping districts. Here, local residents can find a large selection of retail stores, antique shops, and restaurants The Durham Region Highway 2 shopping corridor features plenty of shopping plazas, fast food restaurants, and retail chains.
The Courtice Flea Market and Auction Barn (1696 Bloor Street) is open year round and Bowmanville flea market (243 King St. East and 182 Wellington Street) are also within close proximity.
The Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery (6275 Liberty Street) offers tours and tastings. Furthermore, the gift shop sells unique preserves and candles, as well as their award winning wines. Farm fresh produce is sold on a seasonal basis at 12 designated farms located throughout the town.
In Clarington, real estate agents may inform potential homebuyers of the entertainment attractions available to them. For instance, the Waterfront Trail in the Municipality of Clarington which starts near McLaughlin Bay in Darlington Provincial Park is perfect for walking and cycling.
What’s more is that Clarington features many conservation areas which include trails ideal for hiking, and cross-country skiing. The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a well liked spot for mountain biking, motorcycling, snowmobiling and horseback riding.
Golfers also adore Clarington with its five golf clubs and two driving ranges. Water lovers also enjoy the Bowmanville Harbour and the Port of Newcastle Marina which both have boat launches. Numerous community centres and swimming pools can also be found in the district. The annual Durham Central Fair is held in the Village of Orono.