Durham is a flourishing region that offers families a vibrant infrastructure of services, programs and amenities. Durham has something to offer families at every stage, whether you’ve got a young family with small children, are looking to retire, or anything in between – everything a family needs can be found in Durham Region. From rural settings to suburban neighbourhoods, families can find homes that suit their style and their needs. Thanks to the newly completed extension of the 407 toll highway, families living in this tranquil community have new-found accessibility to Toronto.
Families with Young Children
Durham Region features a well-funded and expansive network of preschools, elementary schools, childcare centers and playgrounds. Parents with young children will feel confident that their children are receiving top-notch childcare and education. Childcare subsidies are available for those who are both working and raising children. The Family Services Employee Assistance Program offers a safety net to help both children and parents should there be difficult times.
Families with Teens
Durham Region is also rich with opportunities for families with older children and teens. Secondary schools and colleges in Durham Region are plentiful and highly-regarded. As the area is poised to experience massive growth and expansion in the near future, more and more jobs will be created for young people. The region features dozens of entertaining day trip options for teens, including go-karting tracks, sports stadiums, entertainment and community centers and parks. The Oshawa Centre, the largest mall east of Toronto is a prime location for shopping and is loaded with popular retailers.
Durham offers a range of activities and social opportunities for busy seniors living in the community. Community centers and independent organizations like the OSSC (Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre) offer a wide variety of interesting and engaging leisure programs that enrich the lives of those 55+.
Durham Region is also rich with resources to assist the elderly. Independent living services, long-term care homes, specialized health professionals and hospice care facilities are all available. Seniors can also receive financial assistance for medications and home modifications, including wheel chair ramps and sitting bathtubs. There are highly-regarded care centers for individuals requiring specific treatment and care.
Creating a Place for Everyone
Durham Region is built on a strong commitment to creating healthy, vibrant neighbourhoods. A mix of rural farmland and denser urban settings come together to create a place where all kinds of families can find a place to call home. Confidence and pride in the budding communities of the area has never been higher. As the region continues to grow, Durham is poised to become the newest hot spot for families of all sizes and ages.