Moving To Peterborough

Fast Facts about Peterborough and the Kawarthas

  • Located an hour's drive northeast of Toronto, Ontario in the beautiful Kawarthas lake region, the Greater Peterborough Area is comprised of the City of Peterborough and eight municipalities within the County of Peterborough.
  • Located on the historic Trent-Severn Waterway.
    Peterborough is home to the highest hydraulic Lift Lock in the world.
  • Over 134 lakes within the Peterborough Region.
  • Peterborough’s downtown core features more than sixty restaurants.
  • In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, there are over 300 festivals and events in the summer months

Our Community

The Greater Peterborough Area is a unique community known for its exceptional quality of life and beautiful setting in the Kawarthas tourism region. The Greater Peterborough Area has everything - a multitude of recreational opportunities, a diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural base, quality health care and excellent schools - including two post-secondary institutions. The Greater Peterborough Area is just one hour from the Greater Toronto Area. Real estate is affordable, the air is clean and communities are safe.

With a population of approximately 135,000 (increases substantially in the summer season) the Greater Peterborough Area is the regional centre for East Central Ontario and draws from a market population of 350,000. Peterborough's proximity to major markets in Canada and the northeastern United States, combined with an effective transportation system that includes the largest commercial airport between Toronto and Ottawa, and four-lane access to the Greater Toronto Area, makes the Greater Peterborough Area an unparalleled setting as a business location.

The County of Peterborough consists of the following Townships: Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Selwyn, Trent Lakes as well as Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.


On the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawarthas tourism region. One hour to Canada's largest market (Toronto). Six million people reside within a 320km (200mi) radius. Approximately 60% of Canada's population and 40% of the United States' population live within a 800km (500mi) radius.

Our Quality of Life Really is Exceptional

  • A safe, clean, waterfront community - close to the big city yet far enough away to enjoy a distinct character.
  • Identified by a national outdoors magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live, Work and Play in Canada."
  • Numerous festivals and events year round for residents and visitors to enjoy such as The Festival of Trees, Little Lake Music Fest, SnoFest, the Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival and Lakefield Literary Festival just to name a few
  • Recreational opportunities abound: boating, swimming, fishing, golf, parks, zoos, camping, hiking, festivals, skiing, snowmobiling, theatre, cultural experiences, farmers markets… to name a few.


  • Four-lane divided highway (35/115) to Highway 401 and Greater Toronto Area
  • New four-lane highway (7) to Ottawa
  • Major trucking company routes
  • Full rail service capabilities
  • Municipal Airport with 7000 foot lighted runway and published GPS approach
  • No noise restrictions
  • Toronto airport is 90 miles (140 km) by major highway
  • On Trent-Severn Waterway linking Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay


Crystal Edwards

Crystal Edwards

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CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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