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Covering 13.78 square kilometres in the southeastern portion of the province, Huntsville is home to over 7,000 people.
The city is located near the communities of Kearney, Rosseau, Dorset, and Bracebridge, and lies to the north of the larger city of Toronto.
Many lakes can be found in and around the city, as can small rivers and streams. Highway 11 runs through the city and provides access to larger communities both north and south of Huntsville.
Huntsville is part of the Muskoka Region of Ontario, as well as part of the Canadian Shield, and its mix of bodies of water and hilly and rocky terrain make it a desirable area for tourism.
Area: 710.01 km2
Huntsville’s northern section features Arrowhead Provincial Park, rural residential areas, a golf course, rivers and lakes, camping areas, accommodations, and a few small businesses.
Among the residential areas of the town’s central section, residents can find a sports complex, restaurants, service providers, retail stores, accommodations like hotels, churches, schools, a campground, beaches, parks, lakes, a library, a fire hall, a recreation centre, a museum, a bowling alley, and a hospital.
The southern section of town is mostly residential, with lakes, schools, parks, small businesses, churches, and accommodations. This section is less densely populated than the central section of town.
Algonquin Provincial Park is located in the northeastern area of Huntsville and offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including camping, biking, snowmobiling (winter), dog sledding (winter), swimming, canoeing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, hunting and trapping, skiing (winter), and fishing. The park has a visitor centre, a museum, an arts centre, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, cabins, beaches, boardwalks, and boat launches. Some of the animals found in the park include bears, wolves, deer, beaver, moose, snakes, turtles, frogs, gray jays, loons, chickadees, grouse, bass, pike, perch, and walleye.
Muskoka Heritage Place has two museums, a pioneer village with 18 authentic buildings, and an open-air train that visitors can ride. The Muskoka Museum features displays that tell the story of the area’s history, with various artifacts, photographs, documents, and informational signage. The Steam Museum has exhibits and interactive displays in a recreated 1920s train station that showcase the history of trains and the railway in the area. The pioneer village has a number of buildings that allow visitors to explore what life was like as a pioneer here many years ago. Costumed narrators explain things like candle-dipping, blacksmithing, pioneer schooling, and pioneer baking.
Much of Huntsville’s economy is tourism-based, and the summer months bring an influx of both tourists and those who work seasonally in the tourism industry here. Accommodations such as hotels, motels, inns and lodges, as well as restaurants/cafes, shops, and service providers increase the number of employees during the summer months to keep up with the increase in demand. Manufacturing, construction, and educational services are also major economic contributors, and the largest employers in the city include Deerhurst Resort, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Kimberly Clark.
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce provides a variety of services and resources for businesses in the community, as well as promoting local businesses and encouraging investment in the local economy.
The majority of the real estate in the northern section of town is single-family homes that range from being affordable to mid-priced. The lot sizes are often very large and provide a rural feel. Vacant land and commercial properties are also available here and come at a range of prices.
Most single-family homes in the town’s central section are affordable, with a few newer built options coming with higher price tags. Lot sizes are sometimes smaller here than in the northern section. Vacant land tends to be higher priced, and there are also some commercial options available.
A mix of mid- and high-priced homes is available in the southern section of Huntsville, and lots provide a rural living feel. Vacant land is also common here, and comes at a range of prices.
Schools in Huntsville include Huntsville Public School, Huntsville High School, St. Mary’s School, Spruce Glen Public School, Muskoka Montessori School, Riverside Public School, and Pine Glen Public School. Other options can be found in nearby communities.
There are no post-secondary options in the town, so residents must travel to nearby communities to access options such as Georgian College, Haliburton School of Art + Design, and Fleming College.