This lower-tier municipality of Durham was once the townships of Clarke and Darlington. In 1993 the two towns merged along with their name, renamed as Clarington. Today, Clarington offers a balance of work opportunities, urban lifestyle entertainment, and the easy-going lifestyle that rural charm can offer.

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Clarington Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.2M
Lowest Listing Price $555K
Highest Listing Price $12M
Total Property Listings 177
Avg. Price/SQFT $748

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The Clarington real estate market offers an array of options for home buyers. For all of them, 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. There is an abundance of different options when it comes to living in Clarington, whether it’s directly in the residential areas of the neighborhoods, in a scenic lakeview property, or in a quiet rural home.

Because there are many options, the Clarington homes for sale vary greatly in location, style, and price.

The typical residential home in Clarington is cottage and craftsmen style, cape cod and bungalow style closer to the lake, and country style homes are more common in the outer rural areas.

Large windows allow for light to fill the spacious rooms in the house with vaulted ceilings. The comfortable interior is shaped by the open concept found in most homes in the Southern Ontario area. Quartz or granite countertops, laminate or hardwood flooring, and stainless steel appliances are a few features in many of the available listings.

Fully-fenced yards with an exposed aggregate driveway, extended balcony, and attached garage are another great use of space to enjoy during the notoriously pretty summer months.

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 hold onto it’s 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’s 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 favorite trails, parks, and beaches in the Clarington area include:

Clarington has three separate locations for their museums and archives, which allows them to showcase and take pride in their history in many ways throughout the year. With two acclaimed art galleries in Clarington, people can admire, learn, or take part in the arts and culture here.

Available and accessible education for those of all ages and from different backgrounds is incredibly important for any family. Clarington has multiple school boards to serve elementary, junior high, and high school students. Two highly regarded post-secondary institutions are also located in Clarington -- Durham College and Ontario Tech University.

Being an ideal size for many, surrounded by picturesque Southern Ontario views, and less than an hour drive away from downtown Toronto, Clarington is one of the most popular communities in the Durham Region.

Clarington Attractions and Amenities

Living near forests, rolling hills, and Lake Ontario certainly provides plenty of options for outdoor activities in the summer and winter. In the summer, residents are able to swim, paddleboard, sail, boat, and have access to excellent golf courses. When winter comes, there’s ample opportunity to head out for a snowshoe, snowmobile, ice fish, go skating, and much more.

A fantastic community like Clarington with a growing population also draws some pretty exciting attractions and amenities.

There are some definitive highlights of the area that any resident will quickly recommend as a must experience for all ages, such as:

Schools in Clarington

The schools in Clarington, of which there are many, are served by several different school boards:

In each of these four school boards are options for every type of student. In Clarington, there’s roughly 20 elementary schools, three intermediate schools, and four secondary schools.

There are so many other types of schools too, like Catholic, French, alternative, virtual, private, and more. It’s exactly why so many families look to Clarington as a great option to settle down.

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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 is an ideal place to invest in real estate.


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