The City of Barrie is a beautiful waterfront community, situated around Kempenfelt Bay, on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. Home owners enjoy a variety of beaches, marinas, public walking, hiking and biking trails in the summer, and several nearby ski hills, snowmobile and cross-country ski trails and great ice fishing in winter. Its close proximity to the GTA allows for easy commuting, particularly now that daily Go Train service is available, while vacation destinations like Muskoka, Georgian Bay and Wasaga Beach are within a short driving distance.
The City of Barrie continues to be one of Canada’s fastest growing and dynamic cities. It’s home to a number of civil serving facilities and reputable institutions and schools like Georgian College, where students benefit from certificate, diploma and degree-based programs, Royal Victoria Hospital and Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
Barrie offers all of the amenities of a much larger city, while maintaining a small town feel to its community. With affordable housing, many parks and dog-parks, and a downtown surrounded by waterfront, it’s no surprise that Barrie was recently ranked the 3rd best place to invest in Ontario Real Estate by Real Estate Investment Network. The City of Barrie fits the profile for any lifestyle, and is a wonderful place to call home.