Northumberland County Real Estate Neighbourhoods
Northumberland County is a wonderful place to live. There’s so much more to a property than the property itself. With such a varied landscape, Northumberland has a lifestyle for everyone—From 50-acre hobby farms, to Century homes, to waterfront townhouses and everything in between.
Tony prides himself on knowing every hill, dale, farm, riverbank, and community in Northumberland—he says his car knows every road! Combined with his extensive network, his established reputation and hard-working team, Tony strives to find you the right property with all the information you need to make the move to Northumberland.
8 Unique Neighbourhoods
The rolling hills of Northumberland County are home to eight attractive, welcoming neighbourhoods, and to the dozens of picturesque villages and hamlets within them. From the best-preserved heritage main street in Port Hope to the Cobourg waterfront harbour, from the charms of Presqu’ile Provincial Park in Brighton to the laid-back lifestyle on Rice Lake, each area has its own unique history and offers something special to those who call it home.
Keep reading below for an overview of the lifestyle each area provides. Click on the neighbourhoods that appeal to you to learn more about life in Northumberland County.
Stretching from Rice Lake across the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario, the verdant hills of the municipality of Alnwick/Haldimand make for stunning views in every direction—including the beautiful Northumberland forest, with walking and cross-country ski trails. The villages nestled throughout this rural landscape offer lifestyles ranging from peaceful to active. The decision is yours to make!
Brighton retains the spirit of the area's early settlers, who established some of the finest apple orchards in Canada. (The town still enthusiastically celebrates the apple harvest every fall with its "Applefest" event.) Glimpses of the town's agricultural past can be seen everywhere. Truly charming, and long known as a summer resort town, Brighton although surrounded by farms, is now growing with many new homes and interesting shops.
The largest town in Northumberland County, Cobourg, has that “home town” feel that has appealed to many people from all over, adding to the diversity and uniqueness of this thriving community while preserving its small town atmosphere.
Cobourg is home to an eclectic variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and its spectacular waterfront with its soft sand beach, picturesque boardwalk and popular boating marina. In the Town, there are many park areas including the Cobourg Conservation Area, an off-leash dogpark, as well as the waterfront trail, farmers’ market, the Ecology Garden and annual events like the Waterfront Festival, Sandcastle Event, Winterfest and Rotary Ribfest.
Home to the villages of Colborne and Castleton, Cramahe Township is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the heart of apple country, just an hour and a bit, east of Toronto. Like so much of Northumberland County, Cramahe Township is set amid rolling hills and tree-lined vistas. A community filled with colour and life, the rustic and the sophisticated, the historic and the modern, exist here in easy harmony. The region has seen steady growth and remains home to both thriving business and a pleasant and unique way of life.
Bordered by Lake Ontario to the south, and Rice Lake to the north, the rural communities nestled within Hamilton Township offer a unique, laid-back way of life. Only minutes from the nearest town centres ie. Cobourg, and an hour’s drive from the Greater Toronto Area, this region offers the quiet of a rural lifestyle, with the ability to reconnect with urban society at any time.
Balancing the charm and friendliness of a small town, with the vibrance and sophistication of a modern community, Port Hope offers a rare and appealing way of life to those who call it home.
Port Hope regularly hosts many attractions like the All-Canadian Jazz Festival, and the Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny river race, to name a few.
Rice Lake lies amid rolling farmland and hills wooded with maple, oak and pine. It’s deeply indented shore, and in many places marshes rich with wildlife extend into the waters. A popular tourist spot renown for its fishing, Rice Lake is bordered by a number of quaint villages and hamlets, providing a quiet & peaceful lakeside life.
Strategically located along the Trent Severn Waterway, just north of Highway 401, Trent Hills offers an ideal location both for businesses and rural living. With some of the most picturesque farmland and rural landscape in Ontario, it also offers a vibrant rural lifestyle with many properties on rivers, lakes and with most are situated in comfortable driving distance to Peterborough, Cobourg and Belleville.