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Old 06-27-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Ya so is this bad area or what? Thinking of moving up there? Why is RE so expensive another 1 hour north?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Ya so is this bad area or what? Thinking of moving up there? Why is RE so expensive another 1 hour north?
No, it's not a bad area. I'd say it's an isolated incident.

RE prices in Ontario are related to supply and demand. Many baby boomers are moving, or have second homes (for when they retire), up there . Plus, it's a nice area.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Yes it seems like a nice area but i still don't understand why cottages are more expensive further north? such as near parry sound. You'd think close to Toronto would be a plus?
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Yes it seems like a nice area but i still don't understand why cottages are more expensive further north? such as near parry sound. You'd think close to Toronto would be a plus?
Proximity to TO plays a role for sure but like I said before it's supply and demand. certain areas like Muskoka, that are further from TO than some other cottage country areas sell for millions because of supply and demand.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I spent half my life in Huronia. It's nice but if I were in the market for a cottage lifestyle, beach home I would for absolutely for sure buy one in Crystal Beach about 10 minutes from Ft. Erie. I just might do that too.We have been looking at some really nice houses with beautiful lots in The 250K range.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Crystal beach looks okay, i don't think lake erie is as nice as Georgian bay. Also lot of pollution coming from the states. I'm not sure about these border places, seem sketchy. Also the future growth does not look so promising. The north is much nicer and cleaner, prosperous from what i can tell. The hwy to Toronto gets very congested along the qew. the 400 is new and fast. Lots of 400k+ cottage around GB, crystal beach? Seems like a tourist town, which like NF nobody really wants to live in. What's so great about CB?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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So don't buy a cottage there, there are plenty of other places to go.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Crystal beach looks okay, i don't think lake erie is as nice as Georgian bay. Also lot of pollution coming from the states. I'm not sure about these border places, seem sketchy. Also the future growth does not look so promising. The north is much nicer and cleaner, prosperous from what i can tell. The hwy to Toronto gets very congested along the qew. the 400 is new and fast. Lots of 400k+ cottage around GB, crystal beach? Seems like a tourist town, which like NF nobody really wants to live in. What's so great about CB?
You should see the water in Lake Erie. It's crystal clear and unlike Georgian Bay it's warm. It gets warm lerly in the year and stays warm late. My family has always had a cottage on Georgian Bay and I hated the frigid water. Also, the part of Georgian Bay you were talking about is Hicksville center. There is no way I would be interested in that part of Huronia. It's worse than Wasaga Beach.

The beach living near to Ft Erie is very different. It's far more urban and it's close to any and all kinds of amenities. It's only 10 minutes to Buffalo for example. I love flying out of Buffalo and flights are so much less than they cost out of On. From Crystal Beach all the way into Ft Erie is NOT a tourist town to any degree like the entire Huronia area is. Most of the residents are full time except for the 5 million dollar and up lake front houses that are mostly owned by Americans.

I don't like the lake Erie area much any farther than 15 miles or so from Ft. Erie. It becomes like the areas from Wasaga all the way up to Midland. Just a kind of country bumkin beach culture. Lots of shacks, lots of white trash.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Proximity to TO plays a role for sure but like I said before it's supply and demand. certain areas like Muskoka, that are further from TO than some other cottage country areas sell for millions because of supply and demand.
This post was in response to a second crime in Midland that the OP posted, it was a link to a Toronto star article, it has since been removed so the post doesn't make sense anymore.
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