Wasaga Beach Real Estate
Featuring the world’s longest freshwater beach, Wasaga Beach is a great town for both year round & cottage living, for couples, families & retirees alike. Over the past 15 years many new subdivisions have popped up over town. Big box stores as well as chain restaurants have also arrived, making it a convenient place to live year-round.
In 2006 Wasaga Beach became one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities increasing it’s population by 21% in just 5 years. It also has low taxes and the house prices are the best value in the area. It’s close to Collingwood for great restaurants and golf courses, it’s also a short drive to Barrie and Midland for many job opportunities.
The town has a wide variety of homes, but the most common style of new home is a raise bungalow. In most other towns you’ll find a majority of 2 story homes, the raised bungalow is the most commonly found in Wasaga Beach real estate, likely with consideration towards the retirement community. The raised bungalow allows for 1 level living, with just a few steps to get into the house. It also allows for a raised basement that is a pleasant, useable space due to the larger sized windows. The layout also works well for families since the basements can accommodate 3rd and/or 4th bedrooms and large family rooms.
The cottages of Wasaga Beach’s history do still exist, with some starting around $170,000, you can get a small rustic cottage, a short walk or drive to the beach, one on the river will start around $200,000. The new cottages, many replacing the older ones, resemble full time residences equipped with all the conveniences of home. Big waterfront cottages or even full time homes are a normal sight now, beachfront typically starts at about $400,000 and goes up quickly from there. The average home found on the Wasaga Beach real estate market is $275,000.
There are many things to do for those living in Wasaga Beach too, there is a new YMCA that offers a variety of programs for the whole family including swimming lessons and a full gym for those wanting to workout. There are festivals both winter & summer, 2 sets of tennis courts one that turns into an ice rink in the winter for outdoor skating & hockey and an arena for the competitive hockey & skating. There are plenty of clubs for the young and old alike, you can have as busy of relaxed a lifestyle as you choose.