Why the Sunshine City is the place to buy!
I’ve lived most of my life in Orillia, aside from the brief hiatus I took when I moved to the booming metropolis of Barrie, and what I can say with all certainty is that Orillia living is worth a second look.
Whether you’re looking to downsize, find that perfect home on the water or just begin home ownership, Orillia has all that you need to put down roots and feel at home.
Now stay with me on this one. While that may seem like a bad thing, it has allowed a more stable growth in house prices which makes it an affordable place to live. A place where you can get into the housing market without sacrificing size, space and quality. For example, townhomes in Orillia span a range of $234 000 - $324 000 while in Barrie similar townhomes will start at $439 900. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want a little more bang for your buck!
Four Season Community
When you purchase a home, you want to have more than just a place to hang your hat, you want a community that offers recreational opportunities. Orillia has that in spades. Nestled on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe and a 20 minute drive from two major ski resorts, Orillia is a four season play ground. Pristine lakes that offer swimming, boating and fishing in the summer to trails for hiking enthusiasts in the fall, Orillia has more than enough to keep you and your family active and happy!
Arts and Culture
Orillia is home to a vibrant arts and culture community. Each year Orillia is host to many events that celebrate local talent through music and art. Starry Night allows you to experience downtown Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists at their studio as well as host galleries, all while under a canopy of lights and the starry sky. Streets Alive is an annual summer long outdoor art exhibit in downtown Orillia. It attracts locals, cottagers and tourists to Orillia’s downtown streets, stimulating the local economy and getting people excited about our arts-friendly city. The Orillia Opera House is an historic venue with a wonderful tradition of hosting wonderful concerts, plays and entertainers. Located downtown, the Orillia Opera House is a beautiful venue that is sure to please. The Orillia Jazz Festival is a fall tradition. Wander downtown to the various host spots to discover a new-found love or to reignite a passion for all things jazz! Whatever your scene, Orillia has something for you to discover.