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About the Kawartha Lakes Lifestyle

Jump In to Kawartha Lakes!

young couple overlooks locks in Fenelon Falls

In the last 20 years, our communities have matured into Ontario’s second largest single-tier municipality and home to some of the most vibrant downtowns, abundant green spaces and diverse opportunities.

We are made up of several communities, each with its own unique personality and together we offer a network of experiences unlike anywhere else. From the downtowns of Coboconk, Norland, Omemee, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon to our strong agricultural heritage, here in Kawartha Lakes is where urban meets rural.

Opportunity. Community. Naturally.

As our population continues to grow, we’re evolving into something bigger—a place of opportunity.  Our culture complements our economy and today we’re seeing more growth than ever before.

Defined by our natural environment, we remain committed to protecting the land that surrounds us. With over 250 lakes and rivers winding through our towns, trails and abundant farmland, there are endless opportunities for exploration all connected by water. It’s no wonder we’re called Kawartha Lakes.

Working together towards our vision of thriving and growing communities within a healthy and natural environment, there’s no telling what the next 20 years will bring.

Kawartha Lakes Opportunity - featuring Matt Geraghty, Music by Warren Frank

Matt and his family have found the ultimate work-life balance in Kawartha Lakes. Watch him share why he Jumped In to Kawartha Lakes and hasn't looked back.

Kawartha Lakes Community - featuring Tim Wisener, Music by Warren Frank

When Tim Wisener and his husband and business partner, Chris Van Lierop, Jumped In to Kawartha Lakes, they had three questions about whether they'd fit into the community. Watch and see the answers they got and the way they feel about their life in Kawartha Lakes.

Kawartha Lakes Naturally - featuring Julia Taylor, Music by Adam Crossman

Join Julia Taylor as she shares her family's connection to nature. She loves how people across Kawartha Lakes are Jumping In to support the environment.

People Jumping InFamily walking down main street Fenelon Falls

People of all generations are flocking to Kawartha Lakes, and for good reason. From the picturesque natural beauty and relaxing atmosphere, to the vibrant downtowns and busy social calendars of each community, there is a lifestyle for everyone. And still conveniently located within an hour driving distance to the Greater Toronto Area.

Kawartha Lakes is attracting entrepreneurs, business owners, artists, and young professionals who are making the switch from big city life. Here they’re finding a world of possibility with a gorgeous natural backdrop. A relaxing place to call home while continuing to advance their careers. A safe and close-knit area in which to raise their children and become part of the community.

We’d love for you to meet some of our residents who made the jump. Here are just a few of the many stories that make up the unique fabric of Kawartha Lakes.

Erica Ehm
Erica Ehm
Canadian icon and entrepreneur Erica Ehm has found a new home base for production and broadcasting—her lake house in the Pleasant Point area.
Matt Geraghty
Matt Geraghty

Matt Geraghty is raising his young family, growing his digital marketing business, and establishing roots in the Lindsay community.

Monique Renaud
Monique Renaud

A move to Kawartha Lakes uncovered a thriving art scene and supportive community for Monique Renaud, who now serves as General Manager of Globus Theatre.

Paulette Sopoci
Paulette Sopoci
Paulette Sopoci returned to her roots in Kawartha Lakes, purchasing her childhood dream home and establishing it as home base for both her work and her family.
Rupinder Dhaliwal and his wife Kiran
Rupinder Dhaliwal
Young dentist Rupinder Dhaliwal and his wife Kiran relocated their dental office in Kawartha Lakes, finding a welcoming community and a better work-life balance.
Sandra Langford
Sandra Langford
Returning to Bobcaygeon to be closer to family, Sandra Langford’s entrepreneurial spirit has thrived with support from the Kawartha Lakes business community.

Kawartha Lakes Lifestyle in the medianewspaper article titled "Move from big city to small town means a step up in work-life balance

Check out some of the many new lifestyle choices people are making in Kawartha Lakes.

For businesses and entreprenurs

Attracted by the Kawartha Lakes Lifestyle and our recent innovations, more entrepreneurs and businesses are choosing here. There are many programs for businesses and entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes, as well as resources for job seekers.
Kawartha Lakes is within about an hour driving distance to the Greater Toronto Area, surrounded by agricultural lands and connected by the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Kawartha Lakes Family Doctor Recruitment

The Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) welcomes you. Are you a doctor looking to jump into the Kawartha Lakes lifestyle? Contact Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, Cindy Snider, at


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