Do you want to know more about neighbourhoods in Orillia?
If you’re thinking of moving to Orillia, this guide will help you decide which neighbourhood may be the best one for you to begin your home search in. We’ve broken Orillia down into four categories with various neighbourhoods featured within each category. This blog features South Ward and South Waterfront Neighbourhoods.
Ranked in 2018 as one of Ontario’s Top 10 Cities for Real Estate Investment by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), Orillia has consistently been recognized as one of the top cities expected to outperform other rental and housing markets in the province. The City of Orillia has made some significant investments such as the downtown waterfront development, a cutting-edge recreation facility and the Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Program grants which are expected to help increase tax assessment, employment opportunities and housing options int he City’s core.
Parks and recreation in South Ward & South Waterfront neighbourhoods
Tudhope Park (beaches, playground and splash pad, baseball diamonds and volleyball courts)
Barnfield Point Recreation Centre (curling facilities and host to many excellent summer camps run by the City of Orillia)
Splash-on Waterpark at Moose Beach
Kitchener Park (baseball diamonds, soccer park, dog park)
Brian Orser Arena
TransCanada trail along the waterfront
Port of Orillia
Blue Beacon Marina
Pride Marine Group – Bridge Port
Bridge Port Marina
Access to OFSC snowmobile trails
Mnjikaning Fish Weirs National Historic Site
St. Bernard’s Catholic School
Regent Park Public School (French Immersion)
Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School
Twin Lakes Secondary School
Orillia Secondary School
Samuel de Champlain Christian School
Keystone Montessori & Elementary School
Stellar Montessori School
Orillia Christian School
An established, sought-after area, Couchiching Point provides an excellent opportunity to own waterfront property on Lake Couchiching and canals. This is a small, one-entry community bordering Tudhope Park that hosts the Mariposa Folk Festival, has multiple beaches, the Perch Festival and Rib Fest, and features baseball diamonds and volleyball courts.
This neighbourhood boasts numerous high-end dwellings on the water and is located near Barnfield Point Recreation Centre. There are seasonal boat slips available for rental, as well as a community centre and community pool.
If you’re looking for maintenance-free, waterfront living close to year-round recreation and amenities, look no further. Orchard point condos overlook Lake Simcoe at The Narrows and are perfect for mature couples looking to downsize or just make the most of what this community has to offer without the hassle of home maintenance.
About 75% of the prestigious homes in this respected neighbourhood are located on the waterfront of Lake Simcoe. Naturally, the distinction of owning a high-end waterfront home comes with a larger price tag, but buyers coming from cities located further south won’t fail to notice how much more you’re getting in Orillia than you would in the GTA or elsewhere.
This is the perfect neighbourhood for first-time home buyers who will find affordable living in the South Ward. Ideally located near downtown, Kitchener Park, Lake Simcoe, and schools, finding home here has many benefits.
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