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8 Great Reasons To Move To Barrie, Ontario

17 Jan 2020

Looking for a new place to live is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. It will affect proximity to family, where you work, where your kids play and go to school, and what activities you’ll spend your time doing. 

If you’re wondering if Barrie is the right choice for you, we’ve rounded up eight top reasons why this city is a great place to live and raise a family!

Barrie waterfront

1. City Life On The Lake

All the perks of living in the city, but in the suburbs! Barrie offers an incredible abundance of amenities for families to entertain, enjoy, and appreciate, all while sitting on the shores of Lake Simcoe! 

With a wide variety of restaurants offering everything from BBQ brisket to Vietnamese Pho, there are plenty of eats to be discovered in the city. Not to mention, the nightlife touts a large stadium for concerts and shows, pubs, and nightclubs.

2. Beautiful, Picturesque Lake Simcoe

Barrie’s waterfront stretches the lake’s shore and offers a scenic harbour, boardwalk, bicycle paths, and downtown core. If you’re looking for additional lake and beach options, you’ll be spoiled for choice. 

Barrie offers many beaches within city limits, such as scenic Centennial Beach, or don’t miss the beautiful drive to the world’s longest freshwater beach: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.

Enjoy boating, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and swimming in the summer, or ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Concept render of homes from streetview

3. Multi-generational Living With In-Law Suites

Are you looking to split the cost of a new mortgage? Maybe you want to make sure your kids grow up with a close bond to their grandparents? If you’re looking for a home with co-habitation options, our Bear Creek homes are the perfect fit for your family!  

Both the Harmon and Madden models offer unique floor plans featuring high-ceilings, open concept living spaces, and large windows. All of this, and the option of adding an in-law suite for multi-generation living. Want to learn more about why an in-law suite is a great investment? Check out our recent blog post on the benefits of purchasing an in-law suite

4. Highly Rated Schools

Your child’s future is everything. That’s why it’s important to consider school districts when purchasing a new home. Living in Bear Creek Ridge, you’ll have access to high-ranking, safe, public and catholic schools recognized by the Fraser Institute.

Protect your child’s future with dependable and well-established schools that offer an abundance of programs, including athletic programs, art programs, and before- and after-school options minutes from home. 

A gazebo on the water

5. Lush Outdoors and Green Space

Our new Bear Creek Ridge development is within minutes from environmentally protected land. Enjoy stunning walking and hiking trails with access to the Ardagh Bluffs right in your own backyard. Of course, there are also two off leash parks nearby for your furry friends!

You can enjoy unique experiences with family and friends with exciting adventures just outside of the city limits. Don’t miss out on Tree-Top Trekking, the Barrie Sunset Triple Drive-In, and the nearby Burl’s Creek, Scandinave Spa, and Scenic Caves and Adventures just to name a few!  

Not to mention, all of the fun, outdoor activities to do in Barrie during the winter! 

6. Top-Notch Medical Facilities

Barrie offers a large medical support system through an abundance of walk-in clinics, a hospital that is continuously working towards the best patient care and support, and a network of family doctors. 

You can rest easy knowing the health of you and your family is well looked after.

Barrie skyline across water

7. Location, Location, Location! 

What’s one of the most important factors that homebuyers consider when purchasing a new home? It’s all about location, location, location! 

With a lower cost of living compared to other municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area, Barrie is conveniently located just minutes from Highway 400, and is considered the gateway to cottage country. 

With two GO Transit stations within the city limits, you’ll always have public transportation options. Whether you’re visiting the city for a weekend or need to commute to Toronto for work, Barrie’s train and bus services will get you where you need to go. 

8. Luxury Living At Bear Creek Ridge

If you’re looking to live in a beautiful community, surrounded by environmentally protected green space, then Bear Creek Ridge is perfect for you. 

Only minutes from the Mapleview exit on Hwy 400, located in Barrie’s South end with quick access to the Park Place Shopping Centre, the Holly Recreation Centre, and convenient access to all of Barrie’s amenities!

Two renders of Bear Creek Ridge Homes next to each other

Contact Bradley Homes Today

At Bradley Homes, we love connecting with homeowners, and strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in all that we do.

Are you ready to learn more about the City of Barrie and Bear Creek Ridge? Have questions about our Grand Opening in February? 

Contact us today for more details at 1-866-404-6142 or visit our Bear Creek Ridge page to sign up for updates, learn more about our model homes, and explore our floor plans.