Living in Barrie
County of Simcoe
Ideally situated in Central Ontario, between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay, Simcoe County is considered by many to be Ontario’s four-season outdoor playground. Residents enjoy breathtaking views, a vibrant arts and cultural community, walking trails, parks, marinas, shopping, dining, and a variety of entertainment ranging from world class shows at Casino Rama to local theatre productions, snowmobiling, skydiving, horseracing, lounging on the beach, boating, and skiing are just some of the activities you can do in our County.
Several hospitals and numerous health care providers are located throughout the local municipalities and Georgian College, the Georgian College University Partnership Program and Lakehead University provide a number of post-secondary educational opportunities for youth or those wishing to upgrade their skills. The area attracts residents looking for a high quality of life without the high cost of living.
City of Barrie
A vibrant and attractive city with swimmable beaches and challenging ski opportunities on our doorstep. An abundance of parkland, totaling over 90 parks, comprising in excess of 300 ha. are scattered throughout the city. Several of these parks line beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. The City of Barrie is growing and so are local businesses. This is a great time to explore the many benefits of living and working in the same community, starting with eliminating the long commutes.
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