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Barrie ON

Barrie is situated in Central Ontario and surrounded by other towns such as Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Innisfil, and Essa, all of which are along the shore of Lake Simcoe. Barrie is a city of approximately 130,000 people and has a lot of opportunities to offer. The surrounding towns are smaller, ranging from 18,000 to 32,000, but all are excellent places in which to buy a new home. The Key Exchange Team is prepared to show you some great houses, condos, and cottages for sale in Barrie and its surrounding area!

In Barrie, there are plenty of things to do. Because of its generous size, Barrie offers an array of sports, youth programs, adult classes, arts and culture activities, and more exciting opportunities. There are even two live theaters in Barrie which host many exciting shows throughout the year. The City of Barrie is highly involved and encouraging of its residents to partake in the many activities available. For instance, a program called “Adopt-a-Class” allows students in elementary school to receive lessons from artists for free!

There are two school boards in Barrie: the Simcoe County District School Board, and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. Simcoe County District School Board has twenty-five elementary schools and four high schools in Barrie; many of which offer French Immersion or after-school care for students. There are three high schools and thirteen elementary schools in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board which also offer many benefits such as French Immersion, specialist high skills major programs, and after school programs. Barrie is also home to the campus of Georgian College.

Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Innisfil, and Essa are members of the same school boards, and house both elementary and high school of high caliber, as Barrie does. These towns provide an excellent region-wide community both for the schools and for other residents in the area. Springwater hosts a variety of events and fairs, such as the Fall Fair and the Maple Syrup Festival. Oro-Medonte is a diverse community that takes art and culture seriously. Notably, the town has recently reopened the doors of its African Church as of 2016. In Innisfil, there are numerous community programs in which to get involved, and a farmers’ market can be found every Thursday at the rec complex. Essa hosts a large salmon derby in the fall to engage fishers from near and far!

All over Barrie and its surrounding area, there are networks of trails giving hikers, cyclists, and walkers alike a place to explore. This region of Central Ontario is rich in nature and boasts beautiful shoreline views. Even those who do not tend to enjoy the outdoors cannot deny the beauty of nature found there! There is an abundance of parks in these towns: some recreation-centred, and others more nature-focused.

The Key Exchange Team is more than ready to find you a home in Barrie or the surrounding towns. There are a variety of lovely homes for sale, and we are excited to show you! Try our MLS® system on this site to simplify your search online. Our MLS® system can help you refine your search, and find a listing for sale that matches your specific needs. Contact us today to get started on your search!

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in The Barrie Area

Barrie Listingstown of barrie, ontario
Barrie is a city of just under 130,000 people. It is in Central Ontario, on the shore of Lake Simcoe. Barrie is a beautiful place with plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures, community involvement, and meeting new people! In addition to many elementary and high schools, Barrie even has a Georgian College campus located right in town.
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Essa Listingsessa township ontario
Essa is a township of around 18,000 residents and is in Simcoe County, near Barrie. In the township of Essa, the three largest communities are Angus, Thornton, and Baxter. All the communities are integrated with one another and participate in community events and programs together. There are several schools in the township including French and Catholic schools; this offers plenty of opportunity for a unique education.
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township-of-springwaterSpringwater Listings
Springwater is a township of approximately 18,000 residents. The township includes the communities of Anten Mills, Crown Hill, Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midhurst, and Minesing, plus it's very close to Barrie.  The Township of Springwater offers a variety of recreational programs and community activities to engage residents.  Springwater is a beautiful place to live because of its midsize population and proximity to a larger city.
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Angus Listings
Angus is a small town in Essa Township which is in Simcoe County. Angus is one of the major communities in Essa and neighbours Utopia and Borden. Angus is home to multiple beautiful golf courses, parks, and trails that community members enjoy. There are several schools in Angus which offer English, French, public and Catholic education, so there are many choices when deciding where children will attend school. Angus is a small town but is not far from larger towns and cities such as Barrie and Innisfil which have a variety of shopping, education, and entertainment options.
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Other Neighbourhoods in The Barrie Area

More Popular Neighbourhoods in The Barrie Area

clearview ontarioClearview Listings
Clearview is a Township in Simcoe County of around 14,000 people. Some of the communities in Clearview include Creemore, Stayner, Glen Huron and Websterville. Clearview is a short drive from both Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. The communities of Clearview come together to participate in recreational programs, events, and other exciting activities available to residents of the area. There are several schools from which to choose in Clearview in both the Catholic and public school boards. The towns in Clearview are small, but they have a lot of character and are a great place to live!
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innisfilInnisfil Listings
A town of just over 32,000 people, Innisfil is in Simcoe County on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. Innisfil is very close to Barrie, and a mere 80 km from Toronto. Because of its proximity to the water, Innisfil residents enjoy many aquatic activities. There are other outdoor opportunities thanks to trail systems, as well as a variety of recreational programs run by the town. For schools, there are several options from which to choose both in the public and Catholic boards. Innisfil is an excellent place to live.
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thornton, ontarioThornton Listings
Thornton is in the township of Essa in Simcoe County. It is a small town of approximately 1,000 people. The Thornton community is very close-knit because of its small size, but the size does not reflect its spirit! Living in Thornton allows you to become good friends with your neighbours and other community members. Residents of Thornton participate in Essa Township community events and recreational programs and attend schools throughout Essa Township.
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oro-medonte, ontarioOro-Mendonte Listings
Oro-Medonte is a midsize township with a population of around 20,000. The township is in Simcoe County on the northwestern shores of Lake Simcoe. Some of the communities in Oro-Medonte are: Barrillia Park, Hobart, Warminster, Horseshoe Valley, and Martinville. The Oro-Medonte community is close-knit and hosts many events that a vast majority of residents attend. There are several schools to choose from in Oro-Medonte, and even colleges nearby, such as in Barrie. Living in Oro-Medonte allows plenty of opportunity for outdoor and water activities.
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