Clarington is a municipality of Durham that was once two townships: Clarke and Darlington. In 1993 the two towns merged, along with their names, to become Clarington. Today Clarington consists of numerous communities with unique characteristics and charm. You can find a diverse mix of real estate in Clarington including affordable, mid-range and luxury homes in both rural and low-key urban areas, which makes it particularly attractive for those looking to transition out of the larger cities in the Durham Region.  

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Clarington Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.3M
Lowest Listing Price $556K
Highest Listing Price $14.9M
Total Property Listings 345
Avg. Price/SQFT $678

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The Clarington real estate market offers an array of options for home buyers. No matter what type of home you're searching for, you'll find that living in beautiful Southern Ontario next to Lake Ontario provides a gratifying lifestyle for the entire family.

There are several urban communities within the municipality of Clarington, including Bowmanville and Courtice, which offer a range of amenities including shopping and dining. Head outside the downtown areas and you'll soon find yourself in rural areas with wide open spaces and countryside scenery, perfect for a more tranquil property. That's the great thing about Clarington real estate—you can choose your preferred setting, whether that’s a residential area close to urban amenities, a scenic lakeview property, or a quiet rural home.

Because there are so many options, Clarington homes for sale vary greatly in location, style, and price. Architectural styles in Clarington include cottage and Craftsman style homes, with Cape Cod designs and bungalows closer to the lake. Farmhouse style homes are more common in the outer rural areas of Clarington.

Some typical features of Clarington real estate include large windows, spacious rooms, and vaulted ceilings. Homes' comfortable interiors are often open concept floor plans, which true of many homes in the Southern Ontario area. Quartz or granite countertops, laminate or hardwood flooring, and stainless steel appliances are other features you may find in many of the available listings. Property features may also include fully-fenced yards with exposed aggregate driveways, extended balconies, and attached garages. These allow you to make great use of outdoor space year-round.

As the municipality of Clarington continues to grow, more modern developments are popping up including many condo and townhouse properties. These types of homes often spacious living areas and suites, contemporary features like stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, and attractive amenities such as garages, rooftop patios, and storage spaces.

Clarington luxury homes include executive estates on sprawling lots with mature trees and meticulous landscaping, as well as large rural homes that offer the utmost peace and privacy. These homes often have attractive features such as hot tubs, swimming pools, wine rooms and gourmet kitchens.

The Clarington real estate market also includes lots and land for sale. Although most lots are residential, you can also occasionally find land for sale that is zoned for commercial use, as well as rural land that can be used for farms or agri-tourism. 

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

Explore the Clarington Community

For a city of just over 100,000 people, Clarington manages to retain its peaceful and residential charm. For residents here, it offers the quiet lifestyle they appreciate with all of the services and job opportunities they need.

There are more than 30 kilometers of shoreline to explore in Clarington for some of the best views you could hope to see on Lake Ontario. The waterfront accessibility, along with country hills and forests, allows those that call Clarington home quick access to adventurous trails, fun parks, and spots at the beach.

A few favourite trails, parks, and beaches in the Clarington area include:

Clarington has several museums and archives that showcase and honour the history of the municipality. And with two acclaimed art galleries, people can admire, learn, or take part in the arts and culture here.

With its small communities offering small-town charm, picturesque Southern Ontario scenery, and convenient location just an hour's drive from Toronto, it's easy to see why Clarington real estate is so highly sought after.

Clarington Attractions and Amenities

Clarington's ideal setting near forests, rolling hills and Lake Ontario provides plenty of options for outdoor activities year-round. In the summer, residents are able to swim, paddleboard, sail, boat, and have access to excellent golf courses. When winter comes, there’s ample opportunities snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, skating, and much more.

There are also several entertainment venues in Clarington including:

Schools in Clarington

Families will be happy to know that there are numerous schools for children of all ages in Clarington. The municipality has four school boards that serve elementary, junior high, and high school students including:

  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
  • Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (French-Language Separate School)
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French-Language Public School)

Residents who own real estate in Clarington will find a wide range of schooling options including Catholic, French, alternative, virtual and private schools. In addition, Clarington is home to two highly regarded post-secondary institutions: Durham College and Ontario Tech University.

Why Hire a Clarington Realtor?

When it comes to navigating the Clarington real estate market, having a dedicated and knowledgeable realtor by your side can make all the difference. Our skilled Clarington realtors offer more than just knowledge of the local market, they provide a comprehensive, personalized service designed to make your real estate journey as seamless and successful as possible. Here's why you should consider hiring a Clarington realtor for your next real estate transaction.

Local Expertise

Our Clarington realtors live and breathe the local real estate market. They have their fingers on the pulse of the community, providing you with invaluable insights into market trends, neighborhood specifics, and hidden opportunities. With their expert understanding of the local area, they can help guide you towards properties that align perfectly with your needs and lifestyle.

Streamlined Processes

The real estate process can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you're new to it. We can help simplify the process by handling everything from property searches to negotiations, paperwork, and closing. We’ll ensure that every step is taken care of, leaving you free to focus on the excitement of your new home.

Exceptional Negotiation Skills

When it comes to negotiation, our realtors have the skills and knowledge necessary to get you the best possible deal. We’re well versed in the intricacies of real estate transactions, and will ensure that your interests are best represented. With our extensive experience and strong negotiation abilities, we can help you achieve your property goals while potentially saving you thousands of dollars.

Tailored Support

Every home buyer and seller has unique needs and goals. The Dan Plowman team is committed to providing personalized service tailored to your specific circumstances. Whether you're buying your first home, investing in real estate, or selling a property, we’ll work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver results that exceed your expectations.

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Clarington FAQs

Is Clarington part of the GTA?

The Greater Toronto Area consists of the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Durham, York, Peel and Halton. Clarington is part of the Durham Region, so it is part of the GTA. It is located east of the city of Toronto and is one of the easternmost municipalities in the Durham Region.

How far is Clarington from Toronto?

The drive from Clarington to downtown Toronto takes about one hour on the 401-W and 401 Express, depending on traffic. GO Transit has a bus route that serves Clarington and a train station in Oshawa. A trip using a combination of the bus and train takes approximately two hours.

What is Clarington known for?

Clarington has a small town feel and parts of it are very rural with farmlands, vineyards, forests, and wide open spaces. It sits on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, so it is also known as a great spot for fishing. Some of the attractions here include the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Jungle Cat World.

Is Clarington a safe place to live?

The municipality of Clarington consists of a number of pleasant suburban and rural communities including Bowmanville and Courtice. Life here is slower paced than in the city of Toronto, and there tends to be far less crime. Many of the communities are tight-knit, so neighbours often know each other and look out for each other.

What are housing prices like in Clarington?

You can find some great deals on real estate in Clarington. Although it is part of the GTA, it is farther from downtown Toronto than other communities in the Durham Region and housing prices reflect this. That being said, you can still find luxury homes in Clarington with price points to match.

What communities are in Clarington?

Clarington is a municipality within the Durham Region municipality. It consists of numerous suburban and rural communities including Courtice, Bowmanville, Orono, Newcastle, Enfield, Brownsville, and Port Darlington to name just a few. 

Is Clarington a good place to invest in real estate?

When it comes to investing in real estate in the Durham Region, Clarington is a hidden gem. Housing is very affordable here compared to Toronto and other municipalities, and home values have been increasing over the past few years. Add to that safe communities that offer a great quality of life, and it’s easy to see why Clarington real estate is a great investment.


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