Collingwood Real Estate – Live where you play!
Sitting on the shores of Georgian Bay, Collingwood Ontario is a different type of small town. With just 20,000 people living here you’d expect a sleepy little town, well not Collingwood. It is a vibrant town with a constant flow of tourists, weekenders, day trippers, seasonal vacationers coming to enjoy the town for a multitude of reasons.
Originally a shipbuilding & auto parts manufacturing town, now according to the Financial Post, it is 7th in the Top 10 Small Cities ranking for strongest Entrepreneurial Activity in Canada. Why? People want to live here. Where else can you go for Ontario’s best skiing/snowboarding, world class golfing, mountain biking, boating, swimming, hiking, and high-end shopping at boutique stores, then go out for fabulous dining at a selection of restaurants and still find an affordable desirable home or even second home? It is a small town with great a outdoor lifestyle and it’s sophisticated at the same time. Collingwood is a town that attracts both young professional families, retirees and those in between, it’s safe, friendly and relaxed, while still just a short drive to the GTA.
Downtown Collingwood is a beautiful area with an historic feel. Sprinkled along the streets are a number of great restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores, everything to fulfill your urban desires on a small quaint scale. New arrivals to the downtown core include… An Italian restaurant and the old Terrace relocated from further up the street and two new cafes opened this fall. And close by an olive oil tasting bar & shop. Of course you there is a great cheese shop, chocolatier & deli.
The boutiques & stores offer an array of clothing, home décor, furniture, art, kitchen items, jewelry, books, kids toys, shoes, sports gear and more. “Shop locally” is a phrase often heard here, whether for the home, clothing or food. The weekly farmer’s market in the summer is a great way to connect to local farmers with fresh produce grown locally, as well as other local businesses. It is a constantly evolving community due to the strong entrepreneurial spirit with urban influences, within the rustic countryside setting.
The Collingwood Real Estate Market is widely varied since it caters to many different markets at the same time. There are condos & chalets for weekenders and as investment properties, century homes downtown, newer subdivisions, custom home neighbourhoods and townhouses for full time resident families, couples and retirees. Some people purchase real estate in Collingwood now as a weekend property, with the intention of living here full time after retirement. Within the Collingwood Real Estate Market 450 sqft condos can start in the low $100s, up to 3000 sqft waterfront condos for $1M+ generally used for weekends or as investment property for seasonal ski rentals. Single family homes start at around $200,000 for a fixer upper, move-in ready around $300,000 to $1.5M+.
Let me know what you are looking for and we can start your search today! Live where you play!