This community of 80,000 has roots dating back to 1792, attractively priced industrial land, and is home to Ontario Power Generation's Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. This community has a mix of farming communities, hamlets and major population centres, including Courtice, Bowmanville, and Newcastle Village. The community is well connected with highway 401, highway 35/115, and highway 2.
The community has 23 Public: elementary schools, 3 secondary schools and 4 separate: elementary and a separate secondary school as well as a private: elementary and a private secondary school, and 4 libraries.
Bowmanville has a historic downtown shopping districts, and several new malls, and a weekly flea market,
Clarington has 7 conservation areas, and 88 parks downhill and X-country skiingm, a 17 kilometre stretch of the Waterfront Trail, 5 golf courses, 4 pools, and 4 ice arenas. There are also two multi-sport facilities, one in Courtice and in Clarington.
There are a variety of housing types from single-family residential ($around $255,000), link homes (around $170,000), semi-detached, townhouses ($165,000) , apartments, and condominiums($145,000) along with some rural executive estate lots