Collingwood Ontario Real Estate
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Collingwood is a smaller town on Nottawasaga Bay (A Southern sub-bay of the larger Georgian Bay) with a legacy of shipbuilding that began in the late 1800s and continued production into the Second World War. Just around the bend from Wasaga Beach, Collingwood is popular among year-round residents, seasonal residents, and tourists alike.
Real Estate For Sale In Collingwood, Ontario
Collingwood is a part of Simcoe County, located about 150km North of Toronto. The town is home to 21,793 people which makes up only 5% of the total population of the county. The region of the Georgian Bay containing Collingwood has seen a steady increase in units listed and sales from 2018 to 2019. Compared to other areas in Southern Ontario, overall real estate activity is lower with homes being listed less frequently, but staying on the market for less time as they are quickly snatched up when they do become available.
Homes for sale in Collingwood range from single family, detached homes to row-style and smaller condominium units. Older detached properties are listed all throughout the $300,000s and $400,000s depending on age, updates, and amenities. These properties make up the lower end of an average list price of $750,000. Luxury condos and million-dollar views of the Bay are responsible for the high average. A variety of homes and condo units are also available for rent throughout Collingwood.
Living in Collingwood
Collingwood is about a 2 hour drive away from Toronto using country roads and highways which serves as a connection to a large metropolis and an international airport. Public transit is available for certain journeys via the Simcoe County LINX which has several key stops in Collingwood before going to nearby towns in the county. Another city on the Simcoe County LINX route, Barrie, Ontario, has GO Stations with access to Toronto by bus or train.
Collingwood is home to a handful of schools servicing elementary and secondary students across both the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. Elementary students might attend Admiral Collingwood Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, Connaught Public School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, or Cameron Street Public School. Secondary Students attend either the Collingwood Collegiate Institute or Jean Vanier Catholic High School. Outside of the above boards, Collingwood also has a couple of private schools as well.
Recreation in Collingwood takes advantage of the town’s fantastic natural surroundings. Summers in Collingwood open the waters of the Georgian Bay up to residents and tourists to enjoy self-guided water sports like swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing or tours over the water on charter boats. For those who want to enjoy the green scenery around Collingwood, there are plenty of golf courses, hiking trails, cycling trails, and ATV parks. In the Winter, many of the outdoor parks in Collingwood allow cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In addition, the neighbouring Blue Mountain Village and Resort offers four-season activities like trails, beaches, golf courses, and a ski hill in the winter with 365 acres of slopes, trails, and parks.