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Quality of Life

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Prosperous

A lively, vibrant community with a population of nearly 17,500, the Township of Selwyn ranks outstandingly high on the quality of life scale. With a broad economic base that includes technology, information services, healthcare, education, retail, finance, and agriculture, its home to one of the County of Peterborough's most stable economies. The Township literally hums with activity, and is known for being clean, safe, friendly, and not particularly stressful. In short, it's easy to live, work and play here.

Safe & Family-Friendly

There are tangible reasons why the Township of Selwyn is considered a wonderful place to raise a family. The County of Peterborough boasts an overall low crime rate. The air and water are clean, housing is plentiful and affordable, and schools and medical facilities are outstanding. But there are other reasons - not so measurable but just as important: a sense of community, a focus on families, solid values, and a genuine concern for others - all of which you'll find here in abundance.

Exceptional Education Opportunities

With some of the best schools and research facilities in the province, this is where we really shine. The area is a regional center for learning and is home to two post secondary institutions, Fleming College and Trent University. Further, world renowned research facilities are also situated in the area, namely, SGS Lakefield Research Limited and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. Further, high quality elementary and secondary education is a priority.

Entertainment - Alive and Thriving

The Township is home to a number of golf courses, elegant and rustic restaurants, luxurious hotels and resorts, bed and breakfasts, distinctive boutiques, cafes and galleries. It's all here - dazzling culinary adventures, arts and entertainment. The Township offers entertainment and recreation which caters to all ages - students, young professionals, families and retirees. The Township has a variety of options for enjoying culture, a night out on the town or a fun-filled day of sports and recreation.

Outdoor Recreation

And don't forget the great outdoors - the Township has a number of public parks, beach areas and recreational trails. Further, the Township is home to softball, baseball, tennis, speed skating and cross-country skiing facilities.

At any location in the Township you are just minutes away from one of the Kawartha Lakes. Many Township residents have lake homes and cottages that serve as a peaceful getaway on a hot summer weekend. Fishing, boating and water sports are popular activities, as is putting your feet up and watching the spectacular sunset.