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Why Peterborough

Peterborough combines the benefits of an urban center in a beautiful natural setting. With an ideal mix of city and country living, Peterborough has something for everyone.

Located in an area known for its beautiful rivers, lakes and forests, Peterborough is also known as the gateway to “cottage country.” People come from around the world to hike, swim, ski, and relax while enjoying the natural beauty of the Peterborough area.

Complementing the natural environment that surrounds it, Peterborough is a vibrant urban centre that celebrates its rich culture and heritage. The city boasts a thriving art scene that reflects its diverse cultural history. The city has a rich sporting heritage that is reflected in the many sporting facilities, teams and leagues and the available recreational opportunities.

In this section, you can learn more about what makes Peterborough a great place to live.