08.14.23 | Peterborough

What Are the Top Reasons to Pack Your Bags to Live in Peterborough?

Today is a great day to talk about one of our favourite topics. And we will never get tired of discussing all of the reasons it’s so great to live in Peterborough! When you talk to anyone who has relocated, they’ll often mention how much more affordable it is here instead of the GTA, how much less traffic there is, and the fact that you can always get back to Toronto if you want to because of the convenient location. Of course, all of these are great reasons to pack up and move, and comparing Peterborough to Toronto is one of our favourite pastimes. 

But there’s more to this fantastic city than merely escaping the hassles of the even bigger city. Peterborough is a fun and dynamic place in its own right, not just because of its affordability and proximity to everywhere else. In this article, we’ll talk about a few of our favourite aspects of Peterborough life.

The Scenery is Stunning

In Peterborough, you have all of the conveniences of a major city right at your fingertips. However, you’re also surrounded by so many peaceful parks and stunning hiking trails that you may feel like you’re on vacation 365 days of the year. 

We’re talking about tranquil waterfront trails with views that will take your breath away and walking and cycling paths where you can explore marshes, forests, and grasslands. For outdoor enthusiasts, you couldn’t ask for a better place to put down roots. And even if hiking isn’t your thing, you’ll still appreciate the beauty of nature and fresh air every time you step out into your own backyard.

Speaking of trails and parks, check out our post, “All About Peterborough’s Stunning Green Spaces.

The Food is to Die For

Have you had one of those days where you just can’t imagine cooking at home? No matter what neighbourhood you live in, a fabulous meal awaits you practically just outside your door. Whether you’re looking for something fast to grab and go or to sit down for a fine dining experience, you won’t have to go very far. You’ll find cuisines from around the world, including Thai, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and more. 

There are also vegan and vegetarian options and lighter fare for health-conscious eaters. No one in the family will ever go hungry with such a wide array of culinary choices before you! As an added bonus, many of Peterborough’s lively pubs feature local bands and musicians that will get your toes tapping as you dine.

Comparing Peterborough to other places might not be fair, but it’s fun! Check out some of our previous posts below:

Water, Water, Everywhere

Few things are more desirable or appealing than living by the waterfront, and Peterborough delivers in a big way. With its location on the Otonabee River and Little Lake, you’ll find a plethora of waterfront trails, parks, restaurants, cafes, and unique little shops to keep you busy every day of the week. 

Del Crary is one of the top parks in the area, which is also the site of several exciting events throughout the year, including Peterborough Musicfest. If that’s not enough H2O for your tastes, the shores of Chemong Lake are a quick 23-minute drive away! An affordable lifestyle combined with waterfront beauty is one of the top reasons to consider relocating to Peterborough.

A Thriving Community

Technically, Peterborough is a mid-sized city located approximately 90 minutes east of Toronto. However, you’ll swear it was a charming small town once you begin to experience the warm and welcoming community. 

For families with children, you’ll find programs and activities that are both fun and educational at the local library and various museums. Best of all, many of these activities are low-cost or even free!

Children aren’t the only ones eager and excited about Peterborough. There is also an incredible support network for retirees, making it a top destination for those downsizing their homes in search of a lifestyle that is less stressful and more carefree. 

We are just scratching the surface of what Peterborough has to offer those from childhood straight through to retirement. Learn more in the posts below:

A Land of Incredible Opportunity

You may realize that Peterborough is home to Trent University, one of the most highly sought-after and prestigious post-secondary schools in the province. It is a leading institution in terms of research and leadership development. 

In fact, access to such high-quality education is one of the biggest draws to Peterborough! However, Peterborough also offers a thriving career market with high-paying opportunities and plenty of growth potential. 

All sectors are expanding, with an exceptional need for skilled workers in health care, construction, and professional services.

Education and outstanding opportunities make Peterborough a fantastic choice for families, single professionals, or anyone in search of a better life. It’s a place where you can put down roots and stay for a lifetime and never run out of things to do or new territory to explore.

Do you want to know more about the exciting opportunities Peterborough real estate offers? The following posts will get you started:

A Varied and Diverse Housing Market

Okay, we realize that we are cheating a little. We promised five reasons to pack up and move to Peterborough, and this is reason number six. But as we said, we simply cannot stop talking about how much we love it here! 

It’s not just that houses are more affordable than in the GTA, although they are by a mile. It’s the vast selection of housing and what you get for your money. Are you dreaming of a condo by the waterfront? You’ve got it! Do you want a newly constructed unit that has never been lived in before? Check with your Realtor® about some of the amazing pre-construction projects that are in the works. 

Are you searching for a family home with plenty of living space? Spacious homes abound, with quiet streets and expansive backyards to play and entertain in. From well-maintained, established homes to modern new builds you might see in a magazine, we have it all and more. With so many benefits of living in Peterborough, it’s hard to find anywhere else to compare!

Do you want to talk more about the endless possibilities that Peterborough offers? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out to team@jeffandkatie.ca or call 705-243-9797 to start the conversation today.