Cottages and Houses for Sale in Bayfield, Ontario
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Real Estate stats for Bayfield are part of the Huron Perth area, as the village is too small for its own stats.
The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) for all types of houses in the area was $553,100 in Sept 2022. For single-family homes, the price was $554,300, almost unchanged year-over-year with a 0.7% increase. The price for apartments is $516,100, up 18.8% year-over-year.
The average price of all homes sold in September 2022 increased 3.6% to $636,639.
Bayfield, Ontario Overview
Bayfield, Ontario, began as a port in the 1800s with its naturally sheltered harbor. The beautiful rocky coastline then gave rise to a quaint town, which has become a popular tourist destination.
Bayfield is part of Bluewater, Huron County, in southwestern Ontario, with a permanent population of only 1,112. However, the village is home to a great many cottages. It rests on the beautiful Lake Huron and has a beautiful heritage Main Street with many well-preserved buildings.
Living in Bayfield, Ontario
The heart of Bayfield is its historic Main Street. The scenic strip has been built up from its beautifully preserved heritage buildings. It has a variety of unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and artisan stores.
For example, there’s The Gravy Goat, a kitchenware shop, and The Hive, with its beachwear and home decor selection. Then, there’s the Village Bookshop, which has a curated selection of local and wide-ranging books.
For artisan stores, there’s Patina, a fine crafts store, the Bayfield Art Gallery, and the Marten Arts Gallery. And for those looking for the best bite to eat, there’s the Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro and an ever-popular ice cream shop down the street for dessert.
Most breathtaking is Pioneer park, which lies high above Lake Huron with a large area for picnics under beautiful old trees. The grassy bluff looks over the bay and provides spectacular evening sunsets, while the port offers a beautiful scene near the beach for day trips.
Of course, the Main Beach is most people’s reason for coming to Bayfield, with is family-friendly sandy environment and sailboats sailing in the distance. Boating enthusiasts come for the marina, which provides canoes for rent and boats to try.
Finally, you can support the farmer’s market, which runs every Friday from May to October. It has many fresh-made local goods and artisanal crafts, such as ciders and maple syrup.
Bayfield Community Highlights
- The historic Main Street is home to many wonderful boutiques and restaurants.
- The stunning Pioneer Park overlooks Lake Huron with a spectacular view.
- Multiple family-friendly sand beaches provide the main draw of the port town.
- Local artisans form a thriving community within the town
- The local marina has sailing ships and canoes for rent.
Bayfield Area Schools
Bayfield itself doesn’t have any elementary schools, so here are the top 5 schools in the immediate area.