With the rise in home prices in the GTA, it is no wonder families are moving north. The average home price in Toronto is over one and a quarter million dollars, while the average home price in Wasaga Beach is $352,000. That’s quite a steep difference. But, as I said, people are realizing that Wasaga Beach is a great family-friendly destination with affordable homes, so the prices are only going to go up as more people realize it. This means now is the time to buy in Wasaga Beach, as both an investment (home prices will go up) and to get in while you can.

Once seen as a resort town, just an hour and a half north of the big city, many people have visited the area to enjoy our beautiful and world-famous freshwater beach. That is just one of the many perks of living in this town. While you may think the beaches are overrun by tourists, you may have only visited the bustling Beach 1. Many of the locals use Beaches 5 and 6 for their quieter recreation purposes.

There are a number of waterfront and cottage properties in Wasaga Beach, but there are also a number of new home developments in family-friendly subdivisions, close to schools and parks. Recreational opportunities abound as well and kids can pick a sport and do it in Wasaga Beach. With hockey, dance, tennis, soccer, baseball, karate and more on offer, your kids will not be bored here. The recreational facilities include:

  • Library
  • The YMCA
  • 30 community parks
  • 14 playgrounds
  • 12 soccer pitches
  • 8 tennis courts
  • 6 horseshoe pits
  • 5 ball diamonds
  • 4 pickle ball courts
  • 2 off-leash dog parks
  • BMX park
  • Splash pad
  • Toboggan hill
  • Skateboard park
  • Outdoor skating rink
  • Indoor skating rink

Working Here

While you can find a job in Wasaga Beach or create your own business, if you don’t, you also have vast opportunity in Wasaga Collingwood and in Barrie, which are both about a 30-minute drive. Since most people are driving to Toronto, your commute will definitely not be as harried as a GTA commute.

Restaurants

There are so many places to eat and drink in Wasaga Beach, so you won’t miss your Toronto lifestyle one bit. There are even many cultural offerings, so there really is something for everyone. The nightlife is also grand, with quite a few places to get your party on, even in the beach’s off-season.

Be sure to contact me if you are ready to give up your Toronto lifestyle for something more peaceful, fun and affordable.