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Wasaga Beach is a town in central Ontario, located north of the Greater Toronto Area on the waters of the Georgian Bay. The name of the town is shared with the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, a large area featuring beaches and trails usable both on foot and by ski and snowshoe in the winter. Wasaga Beach was incorporated as a town in the 1970s, but had been a popular tourist spot long before that point. The community has a reputation for its beaches and getaway amenities, but it has just as much to offer those seeking a new community or a place to buy a cottage.
Real Estate For Sale in Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Wasaga Beach is a town of over 20,000 people in Simcoe County. The County encompasses much of the southern point of the Georgian Bay, with Wasaga Beach occupying nearly 60 square kilometres along the water. Nearby to Wasaga Beach are the Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Midland, and Barrie.
Real Estate in Wasaga Beach has been experiencing steady increases in pricing in the last 10 years, but the inventory has remained comparably low. Sales activity and listings had increased between 2018 and 2019 and the average property price has been on the rise since as early as 2009. By the end of 2019, the average price for a property in Wasaga Beach was about $446,000. This average is calculated by balancing the smaller, older properties, and those larger properties with waterfront views. There are properties listed for less than $250,000 in Wasaga Beach as well as several million-dollar properties on the water.
Living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Wasaga Beach is a popular destination 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Toronto for those looking for an escape. Public transportation operates at two levels in town, the first is the Wasaga Beach Transit which runs two routes around town, seven days a week. The second option is the Simcoe County LINX bus service that connects Wasaga Beach to Barrie and Collingwood. By car, Barrie and Collingwood are 35 and 20 minutes away respectively.
Wasaga Beach has a few different options for elementary schools. In the Simcoe County District School Board, students can attend either Birchview Dunes Elementary School or Worsley Elementary School. In the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Elementary School is the only option in town. Wasaga Beach has no high school, so students are bused out to Collingwood or Elmvale for secondary grades.
Wasaga Beach’s namesake, the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is a major asset to the town. It attracts tourists and seasonal residents to enjoy the many perks of the “Blue Flag” designated area. The beach itself is one of the longest freshwater beaches in the world with most public water access being shallow, warm, and great for families. The park is also home to the Nancy Island Historic Site, a site dedicated to the HMS Nancy which participated in the naval battles of the War of 1812. The area is also enjoyable in winter with the Blue Mountain Resort and ski hill near Collingwood and the cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing available at the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.