South Georgian Bay real estate embraces the essence of cottage country living in combinination with quaint, small-town feelings and a connection to the outdoors.
Recreational real estate and waterfront properties are abundant. Whether you’re seeking slopes for skiing, lush forest trails, sprawling farmland, or waterfront living, this bayside region – a UNESCO biosphere reserve – will suit your lifestyle desires.
For outdoor enthusiasts, The Blue Mountains could be called a dream place to call home. Here, swimming, golfing, hiking, cycling, and even caving are common pastimes, while strong winter snowfall offers a backdrop for skiing and snowshoeing. The town – located on Nottawasaga Bay, a sub-bay of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay – is also known for relaxing (and beautiful) spas, boutique shopping, and resorts. Summer evenings and weekends here call for vineyard visits and patio dining.
Sitting a short trek south-east of The Blue Mountains, Collingwood is hugged by multi-use trails, and is home to stunning architecture, impressive live theatre performances, and a burgeoning local culinary and craft brewing community. Meanwhile, the world’s longest freshwater beach, as well as the province’s most popular ski resort, are both just minutes away – indeed, this town is an all-season haven.
Waiting on the other side of Nottawasaga Bay’s southern curve is Wasaga Beach, known as Ontario’s essential sandy summer destination. Home to the aforementioned world’s longest freshwater beach, Wasaga’s shore stretches more than 14km along the bay. For summer lovers, Wasaga is ideal, as the town’s main strip boasts ice cream, food trucks, and boutique shops galore. Beyond this popular central hub, Wasaga Beach also serves several hiking and cycling trails, small and calm beaches, and ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.
Located just two hours north-west of Toronto, the region of South Georgian Bay is easily accessible, whether travel is via car, boat, or plane. And, as the bay’s southern shores give rise to the Niagara Escarpment’s highest point, much of the route is scenic. Multiple major highways lead directly into the region, while several harbours on the shoreline welcome boats, and the Collingwood Regional Airport can accommodate a range of aircraft types.
Where professional matters are concerned, small business operations are an integral part of South Georgian Bay’s character and charm. Such endeavours are supported by access to loans, coaching, and counselling services. The region boasts many success stories; the famed (not to mention delicious) Miss Vickie’s chips originated in Collingwood, where the food and accommodation sector booms, as do retail, construction, healthcare and social assistance, and professional, scientific, and tech services.
With housing types ranging from waterfront cottages and beach-side villas through to agricultural properties, plots of land, and neighbourhood family homes, South Georgian Bay real estate truly offers the best of every world.
Whether you’re seeking a year-round bayside lifestyle, a reliable investment property, or a combination of both, your search can end with South Georgian Bay real estate.