Barrie real estate guide & listings for sale
Barrie offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This city is quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially near Highway 400 or one of the railway lines. Finally, it is easy to access parks in the city, since there are over 200 of them nearby for residents to visit and the majority of properties for sale have a park close by.
The favoured approach to move around in Barrie is usually driving. It is very easy to find a parking spot, and it is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 400, from any home in Barrie. On the other hand, the public transit service in this city is not very frequent. Thankfully, commuters profit from the Allandale Waterfront Station and Barrie South Station with access to the Barrie Line. There are around 20 bus lines traversing the city, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. It is challenging for pedestrians to get around in Barrie as very few daily needs can be met without the use of a vehicle.
Roughly 30% of properties in Barrie were built after the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1960s. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing roughly 60% of dwellings in this city, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Homeowners occupy about 70% of the properties in Barrie whereas the remainder are rented. This city offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Reaching one of over 50 supermarkets on foot is feasible for some, but not all, property owners in Barrie. There are also over 500 restaurants and coffee shops in this city. When it comes to education, parents and their kids will welcome that wherever their house is located in Barrie, primary schools are nearby. However, it can be challenging to access high schools on foot. Families have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level.