Why you'd want to live in Barrie
Barrie is located North of the GTA and is connected by the Highway 400 series. Situated on Kempenfelt Bay, boaters enjoy full access to Lake Simcoe. Over the past 20 years the city has dramatically grown in both size and population and the city remains a popular place to live for all walks of life. The current population is approximately 147.000. The city's population is estimated to reach over 250,000 within the next decade. Barrie continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. The City of Barrie is a safe and modern city with all the amenities. There are big box retailers, boutique shops, fine dining, ethnic cuisine, parks, recreation centers, libraries, bus service and the Go Transit. The city offers a selection of schooling which includes; Private, Public, Catholic and French. The heart of the city is the Lakeshore which hosts ongoing events like Kempenfest, Rib Fest, Ice Fishing Derbys, Fun Fairs, Concerts, Marathons and other social activities. For outdoor living there is no shortage of things to do with walking/hiking trails, beaches, marinas and plenty of recreation centers. Connected to the GTA by daily GO Transit by train and bus service, the City of Barrie is a popular commuter community. Located between Muskoka and the GTA many people visit Barrie on the weekends on the way to the cottage or to simply enjoy a day at the beach.