Collingwood is a place for Families

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.

Collingwood Real Estate - For Families
Collingwood Real Estate – For Families

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 There are lots of great areas to live in in Collingwood and you and your family will love it here.