Bowmanville was first incorporated as a town in 1858, and as of 2021 it has a population of about 55,000 people. It's gone through a few different townships and communities over the past 160+ years, but it remains quintessentially Bowmanville. Today, it's a modern town on the lake, with a love for art and entertainment, and a rich history to cherish and celebrate. It safety and its number of schools makes this town a great place for growing families to call home.

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Bowmanville Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1M
Lowest Listing Price $556K
Highest Listing Price $4.5M
Total Property Listings 142
Avg. Price/SQFT $571

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The Bowmanville real estate market offers a wide variety of properties, which appeal to a range of homebuyers. Increasing in popularity and population over the years, Bowmanville is a desirable community for people longing for lake life with a sense of small town charm, while still remaining close to the city.

The homes for sale in Bowmanville can be found on residential streets within the town, on large properties in the more rural areas, or on the scenic lakefront. Cottage, bungalow, and Colonial constructions are the most common style of home in Bowmanville, some of which are historic. Other popular styles include the popular suburban Craftsman and luxury Modern.

Townhomes in Bowmanville typically have open main floor layouts with large kitchens to make the most of the space. Most of the country homes here are found on extremely large plots of land that are kept beautifully landscaped. Spectacular luxury homes are located in Bowmanville as well, whether you’re looking for farmland or lake access.

Interiors of the homes here vary from home to home, but many of them include granite or quartz countertop kitchens, hardwood floors, new windows, and upgraded cabinetry. Character homes here will have unique features, such as a wood burning stove, Kitchen-Aid appliances, and spa-inspired bathrooms.

Bowmanville home prices vary, with excellent affordable options offering the chance at living in this sought after community, as well as multi-million dollar estates.

Interested in learning more about Bowmanville real estate? Contact us online or call 905-668-1511 for more information about buying and selling a home in Bowmanville and other communities in the Durham Region.

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Bowmanville, located within the Municipality Clarington in the Durham Region, is 76 kilometres east of Toronto via the Ontario 401 Express.

On every side of Bowmanville that isn't the beautiful Lake Ontario shoreline, is rural country. Farmland surrounds the community, giving it a unique charm that is unique to the area. The residents of Bowmanville appreciate the tight-knit community filled with amenities, while remaining close to other communities, including Oshawa, Pickering, and Toronto. There’s even an approved GO line that will run all the way from Bowmanville to Toronto for easier transportation.

With eight public and three Catholic elementary schools, Bowmanville is an ideal place to start and raise a family. There’s also secondary, alternative, and French-immersion schools to ensure every kid gets the education they need and deserve.

Things to Do in Bowmanville

All of the expected summer outdoor adventures on the lake, like paddleboarding, swimming, sailing, boating, fishing and more, are all readily available in Bowmanville. With so much surrounding area, there’s plenty of hiking trails and biking routes to find as well. During the winter months, many residents enjoy things like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Because Bowmanville is such a close community, they have many events throughout the year for residents to look forward to.

Girls Night Out is an annual day of shopping and fun for ladies looking to meet new people and explore the historic downtown boutique shops. Celebrating Canadian-culture the Maple Festival, held every year in May, offers live jazz music, sweet treats, and kid-friendly activities. There are many other events and attractions in Bowmanville, such as:

Bowmanville loves to celebrate its culture and be celebrated by its people. Its Farmers Market is also a big hit with locals and those in the surrounding area. This is a family community with so much to offer for the entire Durham Region to enjoy.

Schools in Bowmanville

The students of Bowmanville are served by a few different school boards.

For families that need public schools, Bowmanville is operated by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. There are eight elementary schools and two secondary schools in Bowmanville.

As for the Catholic schools in Bowmanville, that school board is the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. These students are served by four Catholic schools in Bowmanville:

  • Holy Family Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School (French Immersion)
  • St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School

There are also options for private schools in Bowmanville, like the Blaisdale Montessori School for young children.

Why Hire a Bowmanville Realtor?

Planning on buying or selling a house, condo or townhome in Bowmanville, ON? Let's chat about why getting a Bowmanville realtor on your team is one of the smartest moves you can make.

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Bowmanville is a town full of charm, with a sense of community that’s hard to beat. It also offers a ton of real estate opportunities. As Bowmanville realtors, we know the ins and outs of this market. We can help you make sense of property values, neighbourhood vibes, and the latest market trends so that you can make well-informed decisions whether you're buying or selling.

Taking the Stress Out of the Process

Real estate transactions can sometimes feel like a whirlwind. But that's where we step in as your Bowmanville realtor. We've got the roadmap to a smooth real estate journey, managing everything from finding your dream property to handling all the paperwork. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and look forward to what's next.

Championing Your Interests in Negotiations

Let's be honest, negotiations can sometimes be tough. But don't sweat it—we're here to play hardball for you. Our job as your realtor is to ensure you're getting the best deal possible. We bring our negotiation expertise to the table to help you hit your real estate goals.

Customized Service for Your Unique Journey

Your real estate journey is one-of-a-kind, and we believe your service should be too. We're not just here to close a deal, we're here to help make your real estate dreams a reality. We'll work closely with you to understand what you want and need, providing personalized service every step of the way.

So, why hire a Bowmanville Realtor? Because we’re not just agents – we’re your neighbours, your advocates, and your guides in navigating the Bowmanville real estate market. We’re here to make your journey not just successful, but also enjoyable and downright fun.

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Bowmanville FAQs

Is Bowmanville part of the GTA?

The Greater Toronto Area includes the City of Toronto, as well as the regional municipalities of Durham, York, Peel and Halton. Bowmanville is part of the Durham Region, so it is part of the GTA. Bowmanville is located east of Toronto in the eastern part of the Durham Region.

How far is Bowmanville from Toronto?

Bowmanville is about an hour’s drive from Toronto along the 401-W and 401 Express. You can also take a GO Transit  bus to Oshawa and then the GO Train to Toronto. The trip takes about two hours. GO Transit is planning to build a train station in Bowmanville that should be completed in 2024.

Is Bowmanville a safe place to live?

Close to the shores of Lake Ontario and surrounded by farmland, Bowmanville has a peaceful, rural feel. Crime rates are very low here compared to other parts of the GTA. Violent crimes and property crimes are virtually non-existent, and most residents report feeling safe walking down the streets at any time of day or night.

What is Bowmanville known for?

Bowmanville is known for its beautiful countryside, small-town charm, and well-preserved historic architecture. It is also known for the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which has a Grand Prix circuit. In addition, the Ontario Power Generation has announced plans to build its corporate headquarters in Bowmanville, which will add another landmark to the area.

What are housing prices like in Bowmanville?

Housing prices in Bowmanville are very affordable compared to Toronto. For the same price as you might get a condo in Toronto, you may be able to find a waterfront home or even an acreage in Bowmanville. There are homes to suit all budgets in Bowmanville, from luxury estates to modest bungalows and cottages.

Is Bowmanville a good place to invest in real estate?

Now is a great time to invest in real estate in Bowmanville because housing prices are lower than in many neighbouring communities and the area is seeing significant growth as more people are choosing to move out of busy cities and into more suburban and rural areas. And with the Bowmanville GO Station and Ontario Power Generation headquarters slated to open in the next few years, home values in the community are expected to rise.

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