Parry Sound – An Exceptional Choice!
Located on the shores of the spectacular “inland ocean” of Georgian Bay, within the world renowned 30,000 Islands and an UNESCO Biosphere reserve, the charming waterfront Town of Parry Sound is welcoming and full of hospitality. The town is the commercial hub of the Parry Sound district and is ideally situated only two hours north of Toronto by road on the safe and comfortable four lane 400 highway, or 45 minutes by air to the local Parry Sound District Municipal airport.
The Town of Parry Sound is home to under 10,000 permanent residents with many more seasonal residents during the warmer months. Within the town of Parry Sound and throughout the many quaint and inviting towns in the district, restaurants, pubs & grills, cafes, bistros, waterfront patios and local resorts provide many great options for casual and fine dining. Quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and spas are nestled throughout the area and provide endless opportunities for shopping and browsing. Rich with heritage and culture, a number of museums, heritage sites, small theatres, art galleries, markets and local festivals, the well known Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame provide residents and visitors alike with plenty of options for a rich cultural experience.
From a practical perspective, the Town of Parry Sound offers all of the amenities a permanent or seasonal resident requires. The West Parry Sound Health Centre provides a full range of in-patient and out-patient services through an innovated approach which integrates regional hospital and community services. Veterinary services are readily available, and some of the larger stores such as Home Depot, Rona, Home Hardware, Shoppers Drug Mart, Wallmart , the LCBO and Sobeys provide a good selection of products and services. There is also a strong building and services industry in the district to support a wide range of building, maintenance and renovation type projects.
The district of Parry Sound is located north of Muskoka and covers approximately 9,322.80 sq kilometres of spectacular and diverse topography that is comprised of heavily forested areas, woodlands, gorgeous rolling hills, countless lakes, and unparalleled beauty. Options for enjoying outdoor activities are abundant in the area and include wilderness tours, fishing and diving charters, seaplane tours, charters and flights, ATV tours, and site-seeing boat cruises to name a few. For those who enjoy golfing, there are five beautifully appointed golf courses in the area, including the Parry Sound Golf and Country Club and the renowned The Ridge at Manitou. The multitude of unique and spectacular inland lakes also lend themselves to numerous water adventures and sports activities. The district is bordered by innumerable stunning lakes and spectacular Georgian Bay, each providing exceptional options for every type of cottage lifestyle.
Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands offers an experience with nature unparalleled anywhere else on the planet and is arguably one of the most spectacular bodies of water in the world. With its windswept pines, clear blue water and majestic towering cliffs, it is truly breathtaking. It is a boater’s paradise making it ideal for avid boaters and is known to be one of the world’s best fresh water sailing destinations.
Given the extraordinary diversity of this area, the real estate market in the district is reflective of a wide range of cottage, family and retirement lifestyles. The market provides opportunities for first time cottage buyers to enter the market, current property owners to upsize or downsize, vacant land to be developed, luxury, and exclusive island properties properties to be traded. With properties available at many price points, options for a variety of lifestyles are available in the Parry Sound district.