Innisfil houses for sale
Simcoe County has exploded in terms of the real estate market over the last 12-24 months due to the continually rising prices in the GTA pushing buyers out of that market. Costs there have skyrocketed this past year with the average detached home costing $1,016,145 as of December 2016 (according to TREB). Fortunately, buyers looking for Barrie or Innisfil houses for sale won’t be faced with the same challenges!
Innisfil has found it’s moment to shine with a major upswing in houses for sale over the last year. People have been drawn to it’s small town charm, but really benefit from the growing list of amenities being put in place by the Township.
Areas of Innisfil
Innisfil is a really unique town in that it is made up of a number of very distinct communities. While the majority of Innisfil is relatively rural (especially by Toronto standards), there are some larger, more well known neighbourhoods.
Alcona – The most populated community in Innisfil, Alcona is home to the new and inventive Innisfil Library & Idea Lab, many large stores and amenities, and the popular Innisfil Beach Park with a large sandy beach, picnic pavilions and playgrounds. It’s modern amenities make Alcona the first stop for most buyers when searching for Innisfil houses for sale!
Big Bay Point – Situated at the Southern entrance to Kempenfelt Bay, this community has slowly seen the transition from cottage vibe to trendy, up-and-coming resort destination. Many properties in the community sit right on the waterfront or have deeded beach access. A large collection of new and soon to be built properties at Friday Harbour Resort have expanded the population of Big Bay Point. This development includes North America’s largest inland marina, a Doug Carrick designed golf course, a nature preserve, restaurants, a clubhouse and more.
Cookstown – Located on the West Side of Highway 400, Cookstown touts itself as the coziest corner of Innisfil and we can’t disagree. The town still retains some buildings and much of the same charm from it’s founding in 1847. While it provides a throw back to yesteryears, modern additions such as the Tanger Outlets keep it relevant.
Gilford – One of the most Southern communities of Innisfil, Gilford provides its residents with easy access to Highway 400 for commuters, all while having the perks of lakeside living. This small community has a marina and beach to provide it’s residents with plenty of summer fun.
Lefroy – Located just south of Alcona and situated on the lake, Lefroy offers a plethora of options for waterfront fun. Lefroy Harbour Resorts offer boat slips, playgrounds, pools, a large sandy beach and the Harbour House Grill, which makes sneaking out for date night a breeze.
Stroud – Just South of Barrie’s bustling South East end is Stroud, a quaint community with friendly neighbours and all the necessary local amenities. It’s location allows buyers to be within a 10 minute drive to GO Transit, the newly built Innisfil YMCA and all of Barrie’s big city perks.
Sandycove Acres – This is an adult lifestyle community located approximately 10 minutes south of Barrie. Residents of Sandycove Acres have the luxury of all life’s little necessities virtually at their doorstep as the community has a restaurant, a variety of shops, swimming pools, exercise facilities, a library and a woodworking shop all on premises.
Innisfil’s Unique Offerings
Innisfil may be small compared to some of it’s neighbours, but it is definitely mighty in terms of it’s progressive planning. While originally Innisfil boasted mainly naturally occurring amenities like it’s many sandy beaches, it has grown to include many perks only found in larger, more populated cities. That package is what is increasing the number of people searching for houses for sale in Innisfil!
GO Transit – What once seemed like a far off lakeside town has become a great option for commuters with the addition of GO Transit. Services and speed are constantly improving to Innisfil, bringing in more than double the weekly trips by 2020 and as of December 31st, 2016, weekend service.
IdeaLAB & Library – The Innisfil Library has recently launched it’s ideaLAB, a spot for creativity to flourish. There is a hacker lab with 3D printers and materials to tinker as well as a Digital Media Lab with green screens for those looking to create their own film masterpiece.
Parks and Beaches – Virtually every community in Innisfil is a moment’s walk or drive away from an outdoor opportunity, providing places for snowshoeing and picnicing such as the South Innisfil Arboretum and Centennial Park or hiking the Trans Canada Trail and learning about the railway in South Simcoe County.
Fun and Adventure – Innisfil offers some fun ways to spend a day whether it be watching horse racing at Georgian Downs, checking out race cars at Sunset International Speedway or jumping out of a plane at Skydive Toronto. For those into less exhilarating pursuits, Innisfil has a thriving antique sales market as well as many contemporary shops.
Housing Costs in Innisfil
So we’ve sold you on Innisfil, but you are wondering what the cost would be for all these charming Innisfil houses for sale? We don’t blame you! Price plays a huge part in finding a new home and fortunately Innisfil has a wide range of price ranges to work with. While pricing has risen steadily, Innisfil is still well below the average GTA home price. As with all markets though, home & lot size, location, and condition of the home play a huge factor in determining market value.
Currently (as of December 2016), according to TREB, buyers can expect to pay $501,097 for a home. While this is the average sales price, we have seen plenty of value across Innisfil for less. We love the charm and neighbourly vibe Innisfil has to offer and we think you will too! With Innisfil being minutes from Barrie, beside Highway 400 and sitting lakeside, it really is the perfect place to call home.
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