Moving to Barrie? What you need to know.

If you're moving to Barrie, or know someone who is - congratulations!  Barrie is a phenomenal city! 

Here are some things to know.


Barrie is a fast growing city which is family friendly, safe, clean, and has many opportunities for business and development.

Our current population is approximately 143,000 which is up 6% from 2011.

Considering our growth Barrie is one of the safest cities in Canada to live in.  According to Stats Can, our overall crime rate is low.

Barrie's housing is still considered one of the most affordable in Ontario.  And just last year we were voted the 3rd Best Place To Invest In Ontario Real Estate!

Outstanding healthcare right here in Barrie, including a recent expansion project that not only doubled the size of the hospital, it also added a specialized cancer care service through the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

Barrie is home to Georgian College, and Lakehead University partnership.  Our primary and secondary schools are available in public, Catholic, French, as well as many private schools.

Situated on Kempenfelt Bay, we are a sought after waterfront community with clean sandy beaches, fresh air, and a host of fun-filled outdoor activities and community events.  Boating, swimming, wind surfing, and fishing to name a few.

Commuting has never been easier with two Go-Train stations to service Barrie to Toronto Union Station.

And if you are looking for culture, Barrie offers many art galleries, museums, and theatres to keep you entertained all year long.


So if you are moving to Barrie, or know someone who is, what you need to know is.....

You are moving to an amazing city that is like no other!


Here are some helpful links:

The City of Barrie

Royal Victoria Hospital

Simcoe County District School

Simcoe Muskoka District Catholic School

Career Centre

Tourism Barrie


Contact me if you need referrals to services and/or businesses.  I am never to busy to help.

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CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
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