Thus far we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the amazing life you’ll be able to live at Lakebreeze, and all the great things our homes have to offer. We’ve also introduced you to the builder, and told you about some of the ways you’ll be able to live an active lifestyle along the shores of Bowmanville. This week we thought we’d take some time and introduce you to the wonderful town you’ll be living in. Bowmanville is the largest community in the Municipality of Clarington in the Durham Region. Roughly 10 minutes away from Oshawa, the town has a long rich history.
Bowmanville’s history dates back over 200 years with the arrival of the first European settlers in 1794. They were attracted to the area by the farmland, and creeks for water mills. Over the years the town grew, attracting not only settler families but industry as well. Remnants of the past are still found throughout the town, not only in the street-scape of the downtown area, but in the number of large picturesque houses, built by the merchants and businessmen over 100 years ago.
Today Bowmanville is home to roughly 44,000 residents. It has a thriving downtown, a plethora of independent business and franchise stores, restaurants and services available. It’s home to the oldest private zoo in Canada, The Bowmanville Zoo, which boasts the largest stable of trained animals in North America and has become a leading supplier of animal talent to the television, movie and entertainment industry. Bowmanville also has lots of amazing annual community events and festivals, such as the highly anticipated Maple Syrup Festival, Summerfest, the annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony and the BluesBERRY festival, which is new this year. On top of all that, there are plenty of parks and places for you and the family to play and explore.
Bowmanville has lots to offer, with both the sensibility of a small town, and the amenities of a larger city. You’re going to love it here.