Barrie Real Estate

Prices from $210,000 CAD to $799,900 CAD Listings last updated 08/22/2017
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Houses for Sale in Barrie

$469,000 CAD
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.126 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
8 days on Point2 Homes
$210,000 CAD
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • Condo
3 days on Point2 Homes
$645,000 CAD $55K
  • 1 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.305 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
19 days on Point2 Homes
$765,000 CAD $75K
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.233 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
27 days on Point2 Homes
$589,000 CAD $30K
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • Condo
50 days on Point2 Homes
$368,900 CAD $10.1K
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • Condo
81 days on Point2 Homes
$699,000 CAD
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • Residential
27 days on Point2 Homes
$305,000 CAD
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • Condo
27 days on Point2 Homes
$649,000 CAD $16K
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.124 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
83 days on Point2 Homes
$669,888 CAD
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • Residential
83 days on Point2 Homes
$610,000 CAD $14.9K
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.099 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
7 days on Point2 Homes
$699,900 CAD
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,196 Sqft
  • 0.105 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
7 days on Point2 Homes
$414,900 CAD
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.083 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
2 days on Point2 Homes
$599,900 CAD
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.125 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
7 days on Point2 Homes
$479,900 CAD
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • Residential
25 days on Point2 Homes
$475,000 CAD $10K
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,225 Sqft
  • 0.25 ac Lot Size
  • Single family
Sat, 26 August 01:00:00 PM to 03:00:00 PM
$600,000 CAD $35K
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,750 Sqft
  • Single family
Sat, 26 August 01:00:00 PM to 03:00:00 PM
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CITY GUIDE
BARRIE, ONTARIO

Barrie is the 34th largest city in Canada. Its population is about 136,063. The city is located in central Ontario, Canada on the western shore of Lake Simcoe.

Interestingly, even though the city is located in Simcoe County it’s politically independent.

The city is located in what is known as the "The Greater Golden Horseshoe" which is a densely populated and industrialised area of Ontario.

This section makes up 68 percent of the population of Ontario and 26 percent of the population of Canada. Barrie originally started as a set of houses and warehouses at the foot of the Nine Mile Portage from Kempenfelt Bay to Fort Willow. It also played a vital part in the war of 1812 because British forces used it as a supply depot.

The economy is well-rounded with several different industries offering vital employment for the city residents. A notable fact is that about 14,800 commutes into Barrie for employment.

Tourism plays a major role in Barrie’s economy. The city has many historical buildings downtown that has been well maintained over the years.

These buildings are major tourist attractions. Also, downtown Barrie is becoming well-known for fashion boutiques.

KEY FACTS:

Barrie, Ontario

Barrie, Ontario
  • Country: Canada

  • Province: Ontario

  • Population: 136,063 

  • Area:

    City: 76.99 km2 

    Urban: 171.53 km2 

    Metro: 897.47 km2 

In the News

  • Home Sales in Barrie Wind up 2016 on a Very Strong Note
  • With the astronomical sales figures and prices that have been observed in the country’s biggest real estate markets, it should come as no surprise that outlying centres near to these major hubs are also starting to see record breaking growth. The Barrie real estate market has certainly enjoyed the overflow .....read more

  • Barrie Real Estate Market Sets New High in July
  • The sale of private homes in the month of July set a new record in the Barrie real estate market. 6.6% more homes sold in Barrie and its surrounding district during July 2016 compared to the previous year. This was a total of 578 homes, which set a new highest total number of sales for the month. However, this perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise.....read more

  • Best Real Estate Deals in Barrie
  • With a shortage in supply and a growth in asking prices, finding a great property for a fair price in the city is becoming increasingly difficult. But even so, a few good real estate bargains can still be found in Barrie, .....read more

Lifestyle

Lifestyle & Culture

Barrie is home to some of the best performing and fine arts venues in all of Canada.

Their notable live performing companies are Theatre by the Bay, Talk Is Free Theatre and the Huronia Symphony.

The Strolling Youth Players, and the Kempenfelt Community Players also perform in Barrie. Georgian College puts on a circuit of concerts for local music lovers. The two main performing art venues are the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Georgian Theatre. Mady Centre is located in downtown Barrie, at the Five Points intersection. The Georgian Theatre is located in Barrie’s north end right on the campus.The city also has many independent galleries and studios which are mainly located in Lakeshore Mews which is behind Dunlop Street. Local,Lakeshore Mews, artists organize the” Arts Ce Soir” which is an all-night celebration of contemporary visual, musical, theatrical and literary art. Barrie has many rich and colorful events for those with an artistic flair.

Lifestyle

Entertainment and Tourism

Barrie is home to some of the best performing and fine arts venues in all of Canada. Their notable live performing companies are Theatre by the Bay, Talk Is Free Theatre and the Huronia Symphony. The Strolling Youth Players and the Kempenfelt Community Players also perform in Barrie. Georgian College puts on a circuit of concerts for local music lovers.

The two main performing art venues are the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Georgian Theatre. Mady Centre is located in downtown Barrie, at the Five Points intersection. The Georgian Theatre is located in Barrie’s north end right on the campus.

The city also has many independent galleries and studios which are mainly located in Lakeshore Mews which is behind Dunlop Street. Local,Lakeshore Mews, artists organise the” Arts Ce Soir” which is an all-night celebration of contemporary visual, musical, theatrical and literary art. Barrie has many rich and colourful events for those with an artistic flair.

Entertainment and Tourism
Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

Some notable neighbourhoods in Barrie are The Grove, Queen’s Park, Downtown, West Village, Brock Park and Allandale.

The Groove

Specifically, "The Grove" encompasses Grove Street, Davidson Street, Queen Street and Owen Street are some of its roadways. This neighbourhood blends newly constructed homes with historical homes. The streets are well maintained and are lined with lush trees. There is a mixture of professionals and artists living in the neighbourhood. The houses are very well kept in this area.

Neighbourhoods

Real Estate Market

The Real Estate market looks very bright and promising for Barrie moving into 2016. The housing starts will increase by 4 percent to around 1,200-1,300. The reasons for the increase are growth in migration and employment which will support the increased new housing starts.

Another positive sign for the real estate market is that existing house sales will remain strong in 2016 which translates to 4,800 houses for sale in 2016. The prices of existing homes are at an average of $ 450,000 dollars. Sales of single-detached homes will increase as well in 2016. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment will be at $1158 a month a slight increase over 2015.

The inventory for available housing was down to 1.7 percent which is unprecedented for the Barrie area. Promising signs that houses are being sold rapidly as new residents move in. The new house listings will have some impact on this issue but the results are yet to be seen.

The prices for homes have risen sharply recently increasing from $50,000-$100,000 showing a healthy demand for homes in Barrie, Canada. The housing market promises to remain healthy over the next year or so.

Home Style Average Price
Home $420,000
Rent $965.00
Detached Home $426,613

The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available).

Education

Education

Barrie is rich in elementary schools with about 42 located within its city limits. The city has one public school board and one Catholic school board. The Simcoe County District School Board administers public education in Barrie and Simcoe County while the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board administers to all the Catholic schools in the Simcoe and Muskoka areas.

There is no shortage of k-12 schools in the Barrie area so parents have many choices to select from. According to the Fraser report for EQAO math tests, as well as the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Tests. Barrie High schools ranked at 6.0 on a scale of 1-10. This is above average overall. The schools seem to be in pretty good shape. Specifically, Eastview scored a 6.8, Barrie North scored 6.5, and Nouvelle Alliance scored 6.2, as did Barrie Central. RoméoDallaire scored a 6.1 and Bear Creek netted a 5.8. So for the most part, these schools rated above average on these 2 batteries of tests.

Georgian College is a shining light in the educational system of Barrie. It has a full-time student body of over 10,000 and part-time student bodies of about 25,000, which are very healthy numbers overall. The college has a splendid reputation within Barrie and globally. They have many fine quality programs and they are very well-known in Canada. They also boast a 94 percent graduation rate which is the highest in Ontario. Their student and employment ratings remain very high as well.

Education

Economic Highlights and Overview

These are some of the prominent employers in Barrie’s economy: Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Georgian College and the associated University Partnership Centre and Centre for Health and Wellness, City of Barrie, County of Simcoe, Simcoe County District School Board, TD Canada Trust and TD Waterhouse Regional Centre, TD Canada Trust Technology and Operations Centre, Scotiabank Regional Centre, BMO Data Centre, IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre, The Source Distribution Centre, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Sun Media Central Ontario Production Hub and The Barrie Examiner newspaper, Hydro One Ontario Grid Control Centre. The economy is well-rounded with several different industries offering vital employment for the city residents. A notable fact is that about 14,800 commute into Barrie for employment. Tourism plays a major role in Barrie’s economy. The city has many historical buildings downtown that have been well maintained over the years. These buildings are major tourist attractions. Also, down town Barrie is becoming well-known for fashion boutiques. Some notable neighborhoods in Barrie are: The Grove, Queen’s Park, Downtown, West Village, Brock Park and Allandale. Specifically, “The Grove” encompasses Grove Street, Davidson Street, Queen Street and Owen Street are some of its roadways. This neighborhood blends newly constructed homes with historical homes. The streets are well maintained and are lined with lush trees. There is a mixture of professionals and artists living in the neighborhood. The houses are very well kept in this area.

Economic
Economic