If you have never been to Meaford, you’re missing out on a real gem of an area! With a population of almost 11,000, it’s situated in Grey County, northwest of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and Thornbury, and only a 30-minute drive from Owen Sound. While “Meaford” can refer to the larger municipality (including Georgian Bluffs and Grey Highlands), it also is the name of the small urban centre which is situated right on the shores of gorgeous Georgian Bay! Let’s learn more about this fabulous little town and why it’s a great place to live, work, relax and play.
We all know that there is plenty of downhill and cross-country skiing in this area, but there’s also a lot more to keep you busy. If you like hiking, be sure to check out the Bruce Trail, Beautiful Joe Park, Bighead River Conservation, and Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve…just to name a few. There’s boating, sailing, golf, snowmobiling, apple picking, live music, festivals, shopping (the Meaford Factory Outlet is fun), curling, kids’ sports teams, various clubs, a ton of daily activities going on at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre, and so very much more.
• Downtown area
Meaford has such a quaint downtown core that’s reminiscent of days past, but with busy shops, bakeries, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, a library, and a museum…you name it, it’s got it. It’s nice not to have to drive around to big box stores when you can support local business owners, feel like part of a true community, and find everything you need in one amazing downtown area!
• Home Values
Home prices in and around the GTA are pricing many people out of the housing market. However, in Meaford, you can get a whole lot of house (and acreage) for a lot less than you’d think possible. There are many options for properties, ranging from luxury waterfront, century homes, townhomes, condos, farms, commercial, and even vacant lots.
• History and community feeling
There’s a lot of interesting history in Meaford, with settlers first arriving here in 1837. Steamships, railways, mills of all kinds, tanneries and even a carriage factory helped this town to grow, and today it continues to thrive with industries such as agriculture, tourism, construction, manufacturing, service, retail, and more. There is no shortage of stately old homes and buildings, which are carefully preserved and cherished. Meaford also boasts a special sense of community. It’s a big enough town that there’s lots to do, but small enough that you can slow down that busy pace, get to know your neighbours, and feel truly connected. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Here at Clairwood Real Estate, we live and breathe this gorgeous area, from Wasaga Beach to Collingwood, the Georgian Triangle and of course…Meaford! We are local residents too, and we love calling this region home. If you’d like to learn more about Meaford or nearby areas and what real estate might be for sale, we’d love to talk to you and show you some properties you’ll fall in love with! Connect with us at 705-445-7085 and our knowledgeable Realtors® will help you find the home of your dreams.