Clarington consists largely of sparsely populated rural communities where farmland and unspoiled open space reign supreme. If you’re in the market for a house for sale in Clarington in a quiet – like, really quiet – neighbourhood that’s free of any hint of hustle and bustle, rural communities like Enniskillen, Newtonville, Hampton, or Mitchell Corners may be your cup of tea (chamomile, most likely).
Clarington’s three most densely populated areas, on the other hand, are Newcastle, Courtice, and Bowmanville. Newcastle sits on the eastern edge and has seen a large influx of residents in recent years, especially in the Port of Newcastle area. Featuring large, newly-constructed, Cape Cod-style homes on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Port area is a popular choice for families with children, retirees, and couples alike.
Situated on the western edge, Courtice has the look and feel of a well-kept bedroom community and is ideal for Clarington residents who make the daily commute to Oshawa or Toronto. New real estate in the Courtice neighbourhood can be found largely in the southern half, while well-established houses, townhomes, and condos are spread throughout the central and northern sections.
Bowmanville is the city’s largest community and features a mix of well-established and brand-new real estate. The northeast and southwest corners have seen the biggest housing boom in recent years, while the neighbourhood also includes a variety of older, more historic homes near its quaint downtown core.
The tiny village of Orono, meanwhile, is perhaps the city’s most pastoral area and bristles with old-world charm. Orono also has a walker-friendly downtown that features numerous eclectic shops, eateries, and historic buildings. If the idea of living in a home that even remotely resembles a cookie-cutter displeases you, check out the MLS listings for Orono, where practically no two houses are alike.