A rural community steeped in heritage, Uxbridge is ideally situated between Oshawa and Toronto in the Oak Ridges Moraine. An artistic and cultural town of 16,000, the major industries here consist of farming such as dairy, beef, poultry and crops, and at the south end of the town is one of the largest mineral aggregates (sand, gravel, and stone) for the Ontario Construction Industry.
Uxbridge offers a number of opportunities for outdoor recreation year round. Plenty of local and nearby golf courses, ski resorts and baseball diamonds. Several tracts of the Durham Regional Forest are ideal for cross-country skiing and hiking.
Culture and heritage play a large part in Uxbridge's community feeling. Settled by Quakers from Pennsylvania in 1808, this town has grown slowly but surely from hamlet to village to town, preserving its history with every step. The Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society and Museum preserves and displays the history of Uxbridge. The Quaker House, built in 1820, has been recognized as one of the oldest existing buildings in Durham Region. The former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, is showcased as well as the York Durham Heritage Railway, which now runs between Stouffville and Uxbridge.
New housing starts have taken off in Uxbridge in recent years, in such developments as Quaker Village and Barton Farms. Uxbridge caters to family life with a selection of new homes and resale opportunities. Some Century homes line the older, core of the town's main streets.