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Why Blue Mountain is a Great Place to Call Home

Posted by Sherry Rioux on June 15, 2017

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Why Blue Mountain is a Great Place to Call Home

At Clairwood Real Estate, we’re very familiar with Blue Mountain and the surrounding area, and can confidently say that it is one of the best places to live in Ontario. With a thriving community and a wealth of natural attractions, this plucky town off the coast of Georgian Bay should absolutely be high on your list of potential places to move to, especially if you’re looking to raise a family or find a place to retire.

It’s Healthy Living At Its Finest

We all want our kids to be healthy, but getting them to stay active can be a challenge. Living in Blue Mountain, however, you’ll never be lacking for athletic options, since you’ll have access to Ontario’s best and largest ski resort. With over 40 trails to choose from, it’ll take a seasoned skier or snowboarder to enjoy every part of Blue Mountain Resort. The mountain has beginner courses, night skiing, and terrain parks, meaning there is truly something for everyone.

Blue Mountain isn’t just a winter resort either. During the summer months, the resort transforms into an outdoorsman’s dream. Opportunities for hikes through its gorgeous landscapes are aplenty, and there are a ton of other activities in the area. You can canoe and kayak the Beaver River, or explore the subterranean passages of the Escarpment. For the more adventurous among us, there is a zip line course that runs through the forest, as well as a high ropes course, and a climbing wall. For families looking for a place to raise healthy and active children, Blue Mountain is the ideal environment.

Tight-Knit Community

With so much to do, it’s no wonder that the citizens of Blue Mountain are a happy bunch. In a recent survey, 87% of residents said that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the services in the town, which is very high compared to similar municipalities. Even with two million people visiting the township every year, it is a very tight-knit community, with volunteers and friendly business owners fueling the many festivals and events organized throughout the year.

Cottage Country Retirement

The town is especially suited for seniors who make up almost half of Blue Mountain’s 6,500 permanent residents. As an amalgamation of urban and rural environments, Blue Mountain offers the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the bustling nightlife of the city without the traffic, pollution, and noise that characterizes large metropolises, while also enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside. With so many recreational activities to take part in, you’ll be able to make the most of your retirement years in Blue Mountain.

Families and retirees love this community, and for good reason. With easy access to one of Ontario’s greatest collection of natural attractions and a supportive and joyful community, Blue Mountain should absolutely be on your list of potential towns to settle down in when looking to buy a new home. If you’re considering moving to the area and would like to learn more, please feel free to give us a call at 705-445-7085. The Rioux-Baker Team are very knowledgeable about the Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Grey Highlands and Georgian Triangle area and real estate markets and can help you find the perfect house nestled away in your location of choice.

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