Why Collingwood is a great family town…
Collingwood is a great place to raise a family. There is a welcoming community feeling thorough out town. Most people that live here are from somewhere else and have moved here specifically for the outdoor lifestyle & the urban flavour of town. It is a safe, affordable place with fresh air and room to play.
There are a many of support systems and groups for new parents, as well as new social circles that will naturally develop from daily family outings to the park, coffee shops & baby swim class. Once the little ones are starting into programs there are lots of organized activities from the standard swimming, music & dance to soccer, science, trampoline & skiing. Living in Collingwood you can’t ignore the call to the outdoors that originally brought most here. You will find families out & about Collingwood with babies & kids in tow, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snow shoeing, biking, paddle boarding and every other outdoor activity there is… It is perfectly normal here to see a 3 year old with a ski pass.
The schools are great, with French language, French Immersion & Extended and English Public, Catholic Separate and Private, all the options are covered. As well as 2 high schools in town.
Between the town of Collingwood and Blue Mountain Resort, there is always something going on. It is a fun place to live, with family activities & events, from free skating, an evening Santa Clause Parade & tree lighting ceremony, holiday fireworks, live entertainment, festivals, tall ships, Elvisfest, tons of Summer & March Break camps, and more.
The Collingwood Real estate market is a family friendly market with a majority being two story homes in Collingwood, lots start at 40 x 100 on average and go up from there, so there are yards for kids to play. Through-out town there are kids parks, including a large one at Sunset Point. There are a number of newer subdivisions, so you will get a home with a 1 or 2 car garage, finished basements are likely, master with ensuite, often they will be fenced as well. With
lder homes you will generally get larger lot sizes, mature trees & landscaping, finished basements are likely but garages are hit & miss. The century homes will usually be on larger lots, many have been updated, a walk to downtown, mature trees & landscaping, basements & garages are less frequently found.
The town is a great size it is big enough for lots of amenities, activities and programs for families, but still small enough that there is a community feel and you will quickly start to recognize people.
If you are thinking of moving to the area I can send you listings of the newest properties as they come on the market, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are lots of great areas to live in in Collingwood and you and your family will love it here.