“The Quality of Life is Simply Superior”

 Cobourg, Port Hope and area offers physicians and their families a wonderful place to live, work and play.  Imagine a community with safe and friendly neighbourhoods, first-class schools, heritage downtown shopping, year-round activities, a thriving arts and cultural scene, a strong business sector and a state of the art hospital.

About West Northumberland

West Northumberland is comprised of the Town of Cobourg, the Municipality of Port Hope and the townships of Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand. A mixed urban and rural population of approximately 60,000 residents nestled among the rolling hills of Southeastern Ontario and along the lakeshore of Lake Ontario and Rice Lake.  West Northumberland offers a lifestyle unlike any other.

Located approximately one hour east of Toronto and approximately one hour west of Kingston, the area is easily accessible by vehicle from highway 401.  Residents also enjoy daily VIA Rail service.


  • Cobourg is home to Ontario’s finest white sand beach and a first class marina facility.
  • The area has a spectacular natural environment offering a wide range of four season outdoor adventure activities for all to enjoy.  Biking, hiking, swimming, sailing, boating, golfing, fishing and skiing are all accessible within minutes of work or home.
  • Affordable home ownership with houses ranging from century homes, to modern condominiums and stunning waterfront properties.
  • West Northumberland is diverse in its primary, secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities, with schools that include French Immersion programs and an International Baccalaureate program.  Private schools include Montessori, Christian school and Trinity College School in Port Hope.
  • Exciting festivals and cultural events.
  • Vibrant heritage shopping districts, outdoor markets, and fine dining.
  • A strong local economy allowing opportunity for spousal employment.

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