8 Reasons to Move to Barrie - Erin and Aaron RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brkg.

Erin and Aaron RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brkg.

REALTOR®️ | Entrepreneur | MCNE Specialist | SRS | MRP

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

8 Reasons to Move to Barrie


When it comes to affordability, Barrie has some of the most affordable housing prices north of the GTA. 

As of today, current MLS stats report the average price of a home in Barrie is $453,328.

Considering the average price of a home in Toronto, according to a recent report is $824,336, Barrie is excellent for first-time home buyers who are looking to get into the market and for buyers who are looking to get more home for their money.

The Beautiful Outdoors

If you love nature, Barrie boasts beautiful parks and is abundant with hiking and biking trails.

With access to over 88km of public trails, which are naturally beautiful throughout all four seasons there is no excuse to not get outdoors.

Fun filled Waterfront

Barrie’s waterfront has three beaches, parks and a gorgeous waterfront trail.

You can relax on the beach, play beach volleyball, go for a swim, enjoy a kayak ride, or go boating.

With something for everyone, children especially will love the playgrounds and splash pads!

Winter Activity Haven

If you love outdoor winter activities, or always wanted to try them, this is your chance!

Barrie is a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling tubing and snow-shoeing.

With choices like Horseshoe Resort, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Snow Valley and Blue Mountain - the possibilities for winter fun are endless! 

Fantastic Shopping

If you love to explore local boutiques, downtown Barrie has some great independent and unique shops.

There are also excellent shopping malls with international retailers, as well as flea markets and local farmer markets.

There is something for everyone and every budget!

Foodies Unite

If you love exploring cuisine, Barrie has an eclectic array of restaurants. You'll find everything from authentic international foods to trendy, stylish restaurants with casual to fine-dining options.

Getting Healthy and Pampered

If you love health and wellness Barrie has an excellent selection of yoga and meditation studios.

There are also a few fantastic world-class spas where you can get pampered with Scandinavian baths and massages.

Excellent Schools

Barrie offers public and Catholic schools, including private schools, French immersion programs and a French Language School.

Post-secondary education choices include Georgian College and Lakehead University: Orillia Campus.

Programs such as data science, digital media, hospitality and automotive technologies, including integrated diploma/degree programs in electrical engineering and environmental sciences offer cutting edge options for a top education.

The City of Barrie is one of Canada's fastest growing and dynamic cities. Easily accessible to the GTA, living in Barrie allows for easy commuting to the city for work or fun.

If you're looking for the best options for you and your family, I'd love to answer any questions and help you navigate the possibilities!

For a full directory of local business, check out this page!

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