Uxbridge, Ontario is composed of the communities of Zephyr, Victoria Corners, Siloam, Sandy Hook, Sandford, Roseville, Leaskdale, Goodwood, Coppins Corners and the Village of Uxbridge. Located in northern Durham County, the Township of Uxbridge is about 64 kilometres northeast of Toronto.Uxbridge real estate is favored by commuters to Toronto and other commercial centres such as Pickering to the south and Whitchurch-Stouffville on the west because homes are mostly affordable and quality of life is commendable.
Uxbridge Township has been designated as Trail Capital of Canada because the area has 220 kilometres of trails covering 32 square kilometres of greenspace. This trail system includes parts of Canada’s major trails such as the Trans-Canada Trail and the Oak Ridges Trail. These trails run through historic villages, parklands, wetlands and some commercial Uxbridge real estate.
Other attractions include the Uxbridge-Scott Museum and Archives that houses artifacts important to the area’s heritage. Other historic buildings include the East Indian-inspired Thomas Foster Memorial Temple and the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of “Anne of the Green Gables.”
The cultural calendar of Uxbridge and environs consists of juried art fairs, craft shows, a Studio Tour and Sale to meet local artists, and the annual gastronomic event called Ribfest that never fails to draw large crowds.
Uxbridge is served by the York Durham Heritage Railway. The Durham Region Transit operates buses through Uxbridge hourly.
The interest in homes for sale in Uxbridge is affected by the quality of the public school system in the area. There are five public elementary schools and one Catholic school serving the children of Uxbridge. Uxbridge Secondary School is the only high school. The schools are managed by the Durham District School Board.
Uxbridge is home to many companies including industrial giant Koch-Glitsch Canada, Pine Valley Packaging and spice manufacturer Hela Canada.
The township believes in preserving its natural environment and historic legacy while promoting managed growth. With policies like these, homes for sale in Uxbridge will continue to interest prospective homeowners seeking a small town atmosphere and a progressive lifestyle.