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Bowmanville - The Drive To Affordability

Wednesday February 28, 2018

There are a multitude of reasons people consider when deciding where to live: cost, proximity to work, transportation and education options, demographics, and growth of the area are just a few. Where someone lives can have a huge impact on their lifestyle, as well as their ability to save and spend.  Many new homebuyers are looking to the outer suburbs (the outer ring of the 905 not directly adjacent to the City of Toronto) for affordable single family living.

Fortress is currently working with Tercot Communities to bring a new low-rise community to Bowmanville. Why move to Bowmanville? We are so glad you asked!

Why Live in Bowmanville?

Bowmanville is a community with true small town character and charm, as well as a thriving downtown which offers all the amenities of a big city. It’s the perfect place for young and growing families, as well as those who just want to enjoy the tranquility and peace of a beautiful community.

The Town of Bowmanville is located in the Municipality of Clarington. Clarington is in the lower part of Durham Region, fronting Lake Ontario and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. It is just 25 km east of Toronto on the 401, and is minutes away from Oshawa. Almost 40 thousand people call Bowmanville home, and this number has increased 12% over the past five years.



Bowmanville Fast Facts


Bowmanville has 11 elementary schools and 3 high schools and numerous private facilities.


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is the largest employer in Bowmanville, providing about 20% of Ontario’s electricity needs.

Transit Expansion

GO Transit plans to extend the Lakeshore East line train service to Bowmanville by 2024.

For more on Bowmanville and Clarington see this report from the municipality.

What’s there to do in Bowmanville?

Home to many family-friendly attractions such as Canada’s largest motorsport complex – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Cedar Park Resort, a myriad of annual festivals and golf clubs, or whether it’s merely the stunning natural surrounding green space that piques a buyer’s interest, Bowmanville just makes sense. If you’ve never seen it before its worth checking out Old Scugog Road for the Christmas lights display each holiday season.

Fortress along with partners Tercot Communities and Cityzen Developments, has recognized the allure of this prime location. A single-family housing development comprising of approximately 178 single-detached and townhomes is currently in the development stage and will be located in the prestigious Brookhill neighbourhood, just north of Highway 401 on the west side of Regional Road 57. For a scenic drive to affordability, check out Bowmanville.


In its study of where to buy GTA real estate in 2018 Money sense magazine rates the top 25 neighbourhoods and Bowmanville has ranked number 1.

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