Courtice, Ontario rock welcome sign

The small Durham Region community of Courtice is located in between Oshawa and Bowmanville, and, like the latter, is part of the Clarington municipality. 

Courtice is known for its quaint, suburban atmosphere. This community is composed of both residential areas and untouched farmland, specifically in the southern and eastern regions. A large part of the appeal of Courtice, Ontario is its safety and livability, all while being located roughly seven kilometers outside of downtown Oshawa—the largest municipality in the Durham Region.

It’s urban meets rural, and Courtice is a great alternative to life in the bigger cities in the area. Families in particular like this community for the large, beautiful homes, quiet streets, and high number of schools.

Safe, Sound, Suburban

Originally settled by Europeans as early as the late-1700s, the area of what is now Courtice has a long history. Now Courtice is a growing suburban community in the Durham Region, close to the city of Oshawa and to the Lake Ontario waterfront. 

Combining both safe, residential areas with lush, undeveloped land, this community may be considered “sleepy” by those used to the big city, but it still packs in enough excitement for many. Properties in Courtice are typically larger in size and built on bigger lots than homes in Oshawa—and more affordably priced. As suburbs grow in population and popularity, specifically west of Toronto, this is becoming more and more difficult to find.

Courtice real estate is primarily newer construction single-family homes, although there are few gorgeous townhomes for buyers to select from. Some properties in this community back onto green spaces, which many—especially those who love to entertain in the backyard—will love.

Get Out—Enjoy Nature!

Because the area around Courtice, Ontario is still relatively untouched, there is a lot to discover and explore for nature-lovers. 

Around the area you’ll find McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve, which is located right by the water. Here you’ll find family-friendly trails and plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching. The neighbouring Darlington Provincial Park, however, is the area’s most popular attraction. This waterfront park has trails, a beach, camping areas, and more—but it is best known for its clean, sandy beach that’s great for swimming in the summertime.

Pebblestone Golf Course, which is located just north of Courtice, is an option for golf enthusiasts. But there are also many other courses in the Durham Region: Kendron Dells Golf Club and Stonehenge Golf Club are just two great options.

North of Courtice are even more nature preserves and conservation areas. As well, many who live in Durham Region (and all around the Greater Toronto Area!) like to spend summers in the Lake Simcoe or Muskoka Lakes area.

Friendly For Families

There are a number of reasons why Courtice attracts families in particular—especially young families with the possibility of growing.

Like many of the suburbs in the Greater Toronto Area, living in Courtice means that you can enjoy the slower-paced lifestyle and still have short commute times to work. But unlike other suburbs, Courtice is still small and quiet.

Residential streets are safe for kids to play on, and there are numerous neighbourhood parks for the kids. Within Courtice, you’ll find a large community center and the South Courtice Arena—which has a large ice rink.

Families also like the selection of schools in the area. Courtice is served by Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, but the community has numerous Public and Catholic schools to select from.

If you’re considering moving to the Courtice area, contact the professional team at Dan Plowman today. Finding your Durham Region dream home starts with just one click!

Tammy Napier Durham Region Realtor

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