Durham Region is conveniently situated just beyond Toronto’s eastern border. It includes the municipalities of: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Scugog, Clarington, Brock and Uxbridge. Real estate in Durham is more affordable than in the City of Toronto which has made Durham popular with first time homebuyers and young families. In addition to its growing and vibrant urban centres Durham is known for its vast expanse of agricultural farms and conservation lands.. Durham is blessed with spectacular waterfront locations on the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Scugog and Lake Simcoe, providing an abundance of recreational opportunities. Durham is experiencing tremendous growth in its urban centres with revitalized downtown cores featuring vibrant main streets, institutes of higher learning and recreational and cultural hubs.