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Neighborhood Overview

Bowmanville, Durham

Bowmanville Neighbouhood Overview

From its rich history to its bustling businesses to its vibrant culture, Bowmanville is a great place to call home. Located just east of Toronto and west of Oshawa, the Bowmanville neighbourhood is perfectly situated between the two vibrant GTA (Greater Toronto Area) cities, making it a great choice for those looking for easy access to both. It also serves as a great starting point for exploring the rest of the Durham region. The homes in the neighbourhood of Bowmanville are a combination of old and new, with various styles ranging from Victorian to bungalow to townhouses. Homes are also reasonably priced, and there are plenty of amenities nearby. Bowmanville is one of the most desirable areas in the Greater Toronto Area because of its diverse population, welcoming atmosphere, and convenient location.

Livability & Lifestyle of Bowmanville

Welcome to the neighbourhood of Bowmanville, the quintessential small town with a livability and lifestyle that's hard to beat! This idyllic community is the perfect place for families, working professionals and more, offering a high quality of life and an array of amenities and attractions all within easy reach. Bowmanville has an exceptionally low crime rate. The cost of living is also reasonable, and employment opportunities are plentiful due to the proximity to major cities such as Toronto, Ajax and Oshawa. For pet owners, there are plenty of pet-friendly parks and trails to explore, guaranteeing that both you and your furry companions will enjoy living in Bowmanville. With a total livability score of 8.5/10, let's check out the livability and lifestyle rating of the Bowmanville neighbourhood.
Factor Rating
Employment 8.7/10
Pet Friendly 9/10
Cost of Living 8.2/10
Safety and Crime Rate 8.5/10
Parks and Outdoor Activities 8.5/10
Education 8.4/10
Transportation 8.3/10
Healthcare 8.5/10
The crime rate in Bowmanville is 8% higher than the Clarington average. To further depict the area's safety culture and statistics, here is a tabular representation of the same.
Index Bowmanville/ 100,000 people (approx) Clarington/ 100,000 people (approx) Ontario/ 100,000 people (approx) National/ 100,000 people (approx)
Total Crime 2,956 2,747 3068 4,223
Violent Crime 759 705 792 1,042
Property Crime 2,197 2,042 2,294 3,181

People and Culture of Bowmanville

Bowmanville is a lovely neighbourhood with a thriving feeling of community. With a median household income of $87,353 and a low unemployment rate of 4.2%, the city is ideal for families. Bowmanville's populace is highly engaged in their community and workforce, with an average participation rate of 57.4% of the population.



 Median Household Income $87,353
 Average Unemployment Rate 4.2%
 Average In Labour Force 57.4%
Bowmanville is no exception to the region's global mix, which provides fresh faces and cultural customs. 49.8% of the population was born outside of Canada, with Asia accounting for 36.3%. Bowmanville, Durham's primary language is English. The region's populace also speaks French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese, to mention a few.



English 49.8%
French 8.4%
Italian 5.7%
Chinese 5.0%
Spanish 3.3%
Portuguese 2.8%
Other languages 14.0%

Neighbourhood Nearby Bowmanville

Bowmanville has a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. For those craving something new, why not visit a local restaurant, grab a coffee from a café, go shopping in the local shopping complex, attend one of the many schools or healthcare centres nearby, or take a stroll through the neighbourhood?


The neighbourhood of Bowmanville has the school of your dreams! Whether looking for a fresh start or trying to find the perfect school for your kid, Bowmanville's schoolyards are a buzzing hive of laughter and learning!
  • Bowmanville High School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School
  • St. Stephen's Catholic Secondary School
  • Clarington Central Secondary School


Stop in for a cup of coffee and stay for the friendly vibe. With a variety of beverages, freshly baked goods, and tasty snacks, these cafes offer everything:
  •  Castleview Café
  • Java Café
  • Cornerstone Café
  • Epicurean Café
  • Barista's Delight


Bowmanville is home to restaurants serving every imaginable cuisine. Indulge your taste buds with some of Bowmanville's finest cuisine today!
  • Aladdin Mediterranean Grill
  • The Village Pub & Grill
  • Doc Magilligan's Irish Pub
  • For the Love of Cake
  • The Pantry Cafeteria

Shopping Complex

You can always be sure to find the perfect items at these amazing shopping complexes in Bowmanville. Happy shopping!
  • Sunderland Shopping Centre
  • The Mall at Bowmanville
  • Clarington Place Shopping Centre
  • Clarington Corners
  • Bowmanville Mall

Healthcare Centres

These five healthcare centres around Bowmanville, Canada, can suit your medical requirements. Each institution provides family health care and speciality treatment:
  • The Bowmanville Medical Centre
  • Bowmanville Hospital
  • Lakeridge Health Bowmanville
  • Morris Drive Medical Centre:
  • Certified Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Bowmanville

Bowmanville is brimming with incredible activities and places to explore! Here are some of the best attractions and places to see in Bowmanville during your next vacation:

Bowmanville Zoo

The Bowmanville Zoo's diverse animal population will awe any animal enthusiast. See the magnificent Bengal tigers, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, and more! The zoo promotes conservation and education to keep the world's species and plants safe.

Clarington Fields and Gardens

Clarington Fields and Gardens is another popular place in Bowmanville. It has year-round family-friendly activities and farms. The 140-acre region is a terrific spot to spend the day discovering all Canada has to offer, with fresh vegetables, farmers' markets, horseback riding, corn mazes, and more.

Bowmanville Museum

Learn more about Bowmanville's history, culture, and legacy by visiting the colourful and instructive Bowmanville Museum, which is situated in Historic Downtown Bowmanville. The museum is maintained by a volunteer team that provides specialised educational and interactive programmes and storytelling events.

Darlington Provincial Park

Visit Darlington Provincial Park for beach swimming, fishing, bird viewing, a playground, and a picnic area. With various pathways and activities, this lovely park allows visitors to explore and enjoy nature's splendour.

Bowmanville's Historic Downtown

If you're interested in history, stroll through Bowmanville's Historic Downtown and enjoy the unique atmosphere of bright lights and old-fashioned street vendors. Don't forget to sample local favourites like fish and chips, ice cream shops, and pubs!

Things To Do In Bowmanville

Travel back in time as you admire the timeless design of vintage structures, stroll along King Street's rich history, or take in the scenic Bowmanville Valley. Relax and enjoy a walk along the waterfront after a satisfying meal at one of the local restaurants serving fresh seafood and other delectable dishes. Those with a sense of adventure may choose from various activities, such as mountain biking and kayaking on Lake Ontario. Bowmanville is a special place to visit, whether it's your first time or your tenth!

Go Shopping

Bowmanville offers a shopping experience that can't be beaten! Stroll down King Street and explore Teaopia, The Lovely Boutique and Luv N'Style. For a fashion-forward wardrobe, head to Mojo, Closetology and Mosman's. Fill your home with style at Greige Home, Home Sense and Linens N Things. The Bowmanville shops – your one-stop shopping destination!

Enjoy the Nightlife

Bowmanville is the perfect destination for nightlife exploration! With some of the best pubs and clubs around, it's no surprise that Bowmanville has become a hotspot for nightlife entertainment. Enjoy the party atmosphere at venues like the Grand Vibe Restaurant & Lounge, Mardi Gras Pub & Nightclub, and DNA Nightclub. Get ready for an unforgettable night during your Bowmanville visit!

Distance & Commute From Popular Locations

With everything you need to know about distances and commute times from the Bowmanville location to popular areas with transit services, you can easily plan your next commute or travel.
  • Distance from the Airport: Located 69 km, Bowmanville is just a 44-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The fastest route to the airport would be to take the 401 West and the 427 South.
  • Distance from the Station: Bowmanville Station is a 23-minute drive from the city centre if you want to take the train. The drive is best taken via 401 East and HW-2/Hwy 401.
  • Distance from the Bus Terminus: If you are looking to take the bus, the Oshawa Bus Terminal is just 12 km away from the Bowmanville location, making the 22-minute drive quite fast and easy. The quickest way to get there is via 401 East.
  • Distance from Major Connecting Roads: Bowmanville is just minutes away from major connecting roads such as Highway 401(the longest highway in Canada), Highway 2, and Highway 401A. Conveniently situated near these major highways, the Bowmanville location is just 17 minutes from the 401, a 28-minute drive to the 2, and a 21-minute drive to the 401A.

Popular Markets in Bowmanville

No matter which market or vendor you choose, you can be sure you're getting the best of the Bowmanville shops! Get out there and explore all the delicious local market options Bowmanville offers!

The Bowmanville Market

This popular market is known for its fresh produce, local vendors, and great deals. Its friendly atmosphere and unique selection make it a favourite for locals and visitors alike.

The Farm Stand

This charming, family-run farm stand is the perfect place to pick up groceries and support a great cause. With a wide variety of fruits and veggies, this is a great place to get fresh produce.

The Green Grocer

This locally-owned grocer offers an impressive selection of organic, sustainably grown produce and locally sourced products. Their commitment to sustainability, affordability, and quality makes them a leader in Bowmanville's natural food scene.

The Butcher Shop

This old-school butcher shop is a favourite among Bowmanville's non-vegetarian connoisseurs. Whether you're in the mood for a steak or some ground beef, they've got everything.

Bowmanville Demographics

Bowmanville has a mix of urban convenience and rural beauty. This town is a great place to live due to its diverse population and growing economic development. It has great health care, education, transportation, and social services, so it's a great place to live. The town of Bowmanville is a diverse society made richer by the presence of many immigrants. To provide a comprehensive picture of the demographics of Bowmanville, we have included a data table below.
Statistics Delta
Area Code 905
Total Population 45,443
Population density (sq km) 1,272
Median age 36.5
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1
Married couples 67%
Families w/ kids at home 50%

Things to Do in Bowmanville With Kids & Pets

There is a wide variety of things to do in the Bowmanville neighbourhood with your family and pet, whether you are a resident or just passing through. The natural beauty of Darlington Provincial Park is one of the top things to explore in Bowmanville with kids and dogs. The park is perfect for walking, riding a horse, or riding a bike, and there are also several fun playgrounds for kids of all ages to enjoy. Bowmanville has several places that welcome dogs if you're searching for something fun with your furry friends. To get your paws dirty, check out Maddox Creek Dog Park or meet some local animals at the Bowmanville Zoo. You can also check out the Canadian Automotive Museum if you're curious about cars and want to further your knowledge. Visitors to the Bowmanville Museum can learn about the history of cars by looking at more than seventy restored and original cars and interacting with a number of interesting and educational displays. The annual Bowmanville Summerfest is our final recommendation for a day trip. This festival, which takes place every year in June and is open to the public at no cost, is a fantastic opportunity to sample the many delights of the local culinary scene and learn more about the city's rich cultural heritage. So, if you're seeking family-friendly activities, Bowmanville provides everything you want!

Average Cost of Living in Bowmanville

Living in Bowmanville can be surprisingly affordable. With rental prices lower than the provincial average and reasonable utility bills, you can live comfortably while keeping your budget in check. With careful planning and budgeting, you can make your money go a long way in the Bowmanville neighbourhood. Here is a quick look at the average cost of living in Bowmanville.
 Category The average cost of living in Bowmanville
 Avg. Rent: $1070
 Utilities: $166.59 (Basic); $0.87 (for mobile pre-paid tariff)
 Transportation: $1.08 (for gasoline/litre); $3.37 (for a taxi)
 Clothing: $65.65 (for branded jeans); $ 29.92 (for branded summer dresses); $83.47 (for branded running shoes)
 Grocery: $2.41 (for milk); $1.76 (for bread); $3.75 (for eggs)
 Dining Out: $15.21 (for pocket-friendly eateries)
Child Care: $897.89 (pre-school/kindergarten)

Real Estate Housing Market of Bowmanville

Bowmanville is a bustling city in the Greater Toronto Area with a diverse housing market. It's known for its affordable real estate prices and historic heritage homes. There are various housing types to choose from, with options ranging from townhomes, condominiums, semi-detached and detached homes. Regarding Bowmanville real estate trends, newer-built homes are becoming increasingly popular in Bowmanville. Lot sizes for properties vary but are usually around 0.2 to 0.4 acres (0.8 to 1.6 hectares). As for average unit sizes, depending on the type of housing, these range from 600 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Square Yards is here to provide you with all the latest Bowmanville real estate listings, whether it's a single-family house, townhome, condo or even a large lot for sale.

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What is the average home price sale in Bowmanville, Durham?

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How much does a rental home cost in Bowmanville, Durham?

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What are nearby neighbourhoods to Bowmanville, Durham?

Nearby neighbourhoods to Bowmanville, Durham, include Courtice, Orono, Newcastle, and Oshawa.

How many homes are for sale in Bowmanville?

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How quickly are homes selling in Bowmanville?

Homes in Bowmanville real estate are selling quickly, with an average market time of 18 days.

Where does Bowmanville rank among other areas in Durham?

Bowmanville ranks amongst the top 10 neighbourhoods in Durham.

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