Welcome to Barrie, the gateway to cottage country! During the winter months residents of the city have easy access to amazing ski resorts and during the summer months, festivals, beautiful beaches, and waterfront trails. The historic downtown core offers residents local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy. Its proximity to downtown Toronto makes it a great place to call home.
Over the last few decades, Barrie has been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, quickly becoming a bedroom community for Toronto. In 2017 its population sat at 147,000 residents and by 2031 the population is expected to hit 210,000 residents.
The city of Barrie has been designated an Urban Growth Centre by the Ontario government and has seen extensive developments occurring, especially in the south end of the city where residents have easy access to lifestyle amenities at Park Place, Georgian Bay and the waterfront, and transit options.
In 2018 the average price of a 2 bedroom plus den condo in Barrie measuring 1,400 square feet cost a homebuyer $500,000. Now compare that price to Toronto and with $500,000 a homebuyer will be able to purchase a 1 bedroom 520 square foot condo. Definitely a great option for families and investors as you can get more space for less money.
Barrie is serviced by Barrie Transit, offering residents regional bus service throughout the city. Barrie also has access to GO Transit in the form of train and bus services, connecting riders to downtown Toronto and cities and municipalities in between. Motorists have direct access to Highway 400, which runs north towards cottage country and south towards Toronto, eventually merging into Highway 401, making it very easy for commuters to travel to work.
Isn’t it time you made Barrie home? Contact a CondoNow Certified expert today! We can help make that dream a reality!