Travel through the town may be done on foot, but the increasingly sprawling nature of the town necessitates car travel. Durham Transit provides intermittent shuttle service between Uxbridge, Port Perry, and north Oshawa. GO buses connect Uxbridge to Stouffville, allowing access to Toronto. Some limited taxi service is available. The traditional 'downtown' is demarcated by an area known as the Four Corners, which delineates the intersection of Hwy. 47 (Toronto Street) with Durham Road 8 (Brock Street).
The Thomas Foster Memorial is a mausoleum built by a wealthy citizen, and was designed to replicate the famous Taj Mahal palace of India.
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Manse, in nearby Leaskdale, is the former home of the famed author responsible for the Anne of Green Gables character and novels.
The Roxy Theatres provides Uxbridge with first and second run movies. Uxbridge Bowl delivers both 5 and 10 pin bowling, and caters to birthday parties. The first weekend of September following Labour Day brings the Uxbridge Fair, housed at the Elgin Park fairgrounds. The Uxpool is the town's public pool, which also houses squash courts. During winter, free ice skating is occasionally available at Uxbridge Arena.
Uxbridge is becoming the familiar suburban blend of older, boutique-style stores in the traditional downtown, with larger, big-box type stores located on the periphery.
Near the downtown core, you will find small businesses such as Blue Heron books, Rutledge Jewellers, SugarFX candy and AudioVision electronics.
On Hwy 47, you will find a Zehr's supermarket which also sells electronics, books, housewares and clothing. Next door are both a recently renovated and expanded Canadian Tire franchise, and a medium-sized iteration of WalMart.
Other chain stores you will find in Uxbridge include: Sears, Blockbuster, M&M Meat Shops, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Coles bookstore, Hallmark gift shop, Home Hardware, Rona Hardware, Global Pet Foods, PetValu pet foods, Dollarama, Staples/Business Depot.
Uxbridge generally caters to family style restaurants with a few bistro-style fine dining establishments. There are numerous Pub 'n Grub style restaurants, including: Jersey's, the Fox and Fiddle, and the Hobby Horse Arms.