Positioned right in the heart of the Kawarthas, a region that is one of Ontario’s most desirable lake districts. Life in Peterborough combines cosmopolitan living with an exceptional natural environment.
MSN Canada Travel recently listed Peterborough as one of “Canada’s Most Secretly Awesome Cities” and with access to incredible schools, shops and restaurants as well as acres of parklands and walking trails all it takes is a quick look around to realize why.
1. Super Value
Why pay the sky high real estate prices in the Greater Toronto Area when you can opt for living in the incredible city of Peterborough, incredible value for an incredible home.
2. Close Knit Community
Peterborough is a friendly neighbourly community with a vibrant offering of local cuisine, art, culture, festivals and annual events for all ages.
3. Excellent Education
Learning opportunities are abound from elementary and high school to local post-secondary institutions such as Trent University, Hemming College and Seneca College.
4. Music & Entertainment
Peterborough has one of the liveliest music scenes in Canada from its popular nightclubs to its free outdoor MusicFests at Del Crary Park.
The area is home to many health care facilities including the Peterborough Regional Health Centre which has an extensive range of services and is the region’s largest employer.
6. A Balanced Lifestyle
Providing the perfect balance of urban convenience and outdoor activities, Peterborough invites you to live, work and play without ever leaving home.
7. Well Connected
Future plans for a VIA Rail system will allow for a commuter train to make its way through the region, providing commuter service out of Peterborough. The average commute in Peterborough is just 22 minutes, with Toronto just 90 minutes away. The upcoming 407 extension will make commute times out of the city quick and efficient.
8. Nature Pure & Simple
The city features a 1km network of pathways and walking trails through the lush Peterborough landscape. From rivers and streams to lakes and beaches, Peterborough and the Kawarthas boast an amazing abundance of natural attractions for families to explore and enjoy.
9. Sports & Recreation
Peterborough hosts a wealth of recreational opportunities from swimming, fishing or skating on the Trent Canal to hockey and lacrosse at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
10. Shopping & Dining
Downtown shops, big box stores, and retail centres offer big city selection while Peterborough’s country markets and restaurants promise something to suit every taste.