Living Here

Where natural beauty and urban life meet.

Sense of Community

Peterborough’s downtown bustles with young professionals, empty nesters, and former Torontonians drawn to the strong sense of community this city offers.

Natural Urban Setting

Immersed in nature, Peterborough is a gathering point for hikers, cyclists, backcountry campers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure. Contrast this with the city’s world-class dining, high-end retail, tech start-ups and thriving nightlife.

Thriving Real Estate

The Peterborough real estate market is booming as former Torontonians flock to the area. Options for living range from historic century homes to sleek luxury condos, and everything in between!

Bustling city surrounded by a beautiful countryside

Located in the heart of the Kawarthas, the city of Peterborough borders the province’s cottage country with placid lakes and scenic views only moments away.

The townships within the Peterborough county offer plenty of opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation, including: biking, fishing, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. You can also enjoy a decadent meal at one of the area’s most talked about restaurants.

The cost of living is also much lower than in nearby bigger cities like Toronto.

Low Cost Of Living

The Peterborough area is very affordable, with a 44% lower cost of living than Toronto, without sacrificing quality. Our local economy supports a luxurious lifestyle at a fraction of the cost.

Short Commute

Traverse the entire city in a matter of minutes, and access popular tourist destinations (like the Kawarthas) without sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Watch your stress levels drop, and your health improve, as you say goodbye to road rage for good.

Strong Academic Community

Benefit from an impressive (approximate) 30 public schools offering free, high-quality education and 4 post-secondary institutions with strong academic communities.

Close to local and international airport

If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to travel and explore, flying from Peterborough Airport is a convenient way to do so. The airport offers charter passenger flights to select destinations in Canada and the U.S. throughout the year. Details on future flights are available at bstvacations.

Peterborough is only a 90-minute drive from Toronto Pearson, Canada’s largest international airport.

We Would Love To Show You Around!

Schedule a community visit to learn about practice opportunities, tour medical facilities, learn about the area and meet area physicians. Your visit will be tailored to the needs of you and your family.