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Where are Meaford and Thornbury?
Meaford and Thornbury are located about two hours northwest of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and are situated on the western shore of Notawasaga Bay, part of Georgian Bay.
Meaford is a municipality east of Owen Sound comprised of the former Sydenham and St. Vincent Townships, but Urban Meaford, which is part of its larger municipal counterpart, sits on the shores of Georgian Bay about halfway between Owen Sound and Collingwood on Highway 26. Urban Meaford is located at the mouth of the Bighead River, where it empties into Georgian Bay, after snaking its way through the fields, forests and valleys of the most beautiful landscapes in Grey and Bruce counties.
Thornbury is also on the shores of Georgian Bay and is close-by to the Town of Meaford; slightly more towards Collingwood and closer to Toronto.
Real estate in Meaford and Thornbury has become increasingly more in demand over the last few years. With Toronto moving ever closer, and more people having the ability to work remotely, the area has become more open and available to seasonal and “full-time” buyers from afar. There are plenty of houses for sale and farms for sale in Meaford and Thornbury with many chances for a quiet, rural lifestyle. Looking to buy or sell a home in Meaford or Thornbury? I am a real-estate agent in Meaford with RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc, Brokerage. Contact me to find out how I can help sell your home in Meaford, or to find that dream home to call your own!
Nature, Outdoors & Activities
The possibilities for activity in the Meaford/Thornbury area are endless and it is a true playground in some of Canada’s most beautiful terrain. Its rolling hills and large Niagara Escarpment outcroppings and cliffs provide spectacular views of the water and Georgian Bay. The area is busy and bustling each fall with a huge apple harvest taking place in the many apple orchards that dominate the countryside. You will also find many cuts of the Bruce Trail throughout this region as well as ample opportunity for marine sporting thanks to the gorgeous Meaford Harbour as well as the Thornbury Yacht Club and Harbour.
To buy real estate in Meaford and Thornbury is a great opportunity for those that love the outdoors. For those that love spending time outside, the Bruce Trail snakes it’s way through the nearby countryside and an old, 34km rail-trail called the Georgian Trail runs along the water and is perfect for biking and walking. Blue Mountain Resort is within a few minutes drive and is Ontario’s largest winter destination for skiing and snowboarding with over 43 runs open during the winter. In the summer, Blue Mountain is home to great outdoor activities such as an incredible spa, a climbing wall, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, their Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, and so many more! Along with Blue Mountain, there are also several other public, private and semi-private ski clubs in the vicinity and each offers spectacular views of the water and surrounding countryside.
If you are looking to buy land or real estate in Meaford, but have children and need access to education – look no further. Urban Meaford is home to St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School which provides classes to children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3. Classes are available in both French and English. For those in grades 4-12, Meaford is also home to Georgian Bay Community School. Approximately $24.1 million has been approved by the province for the building of a new Georgian Bay Community School that will house students from JK all the way to Grade 12. Planning of this brand new school is currently underway, with construction projected to begin sometime in 2018.
Students in western Rural Meaford, and Catholic school students, are served by schools in Owen Sound. Owen Sound is home to four great Elementary Schools, Owen Sound District Secondary School, along with several other Catholic elementary and secondary schools and multiple private schools.
For post-secondary education, residents of Meaford have the option of attending Georgian College at its Owen Sound campus, or the South Georgian Bay Campus in Collingwood. Driving distance is approximately the same either direction.
Local Amenities & Attractions
If you are looking to live in a place with year-round attractions, and all the all the amenities required, you need not look any further than properties for sale in Meaford. Meaford is booming in the summer months due to tourism. Local shops, restaurants, as well as the Meaford Factory Outlet and The Barn Co-operative Network provide provide many opportunities for food, shopping, and meeting people and spending time with loved ones and friends. The Meaford Farmer’s Market runs <<>> and is a great place to find local, seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. Local meats, preserves, honey & maple syrup, along with yummy baked goods and beautiful arts and crafts, are just a few of the things you’ll experience on a visit to the Meaford Farmer’s Market. In the fall, the apple harvest takes centre-stage as it is the main pillar of Meaford’s economy and there are many apple festivals and fall fairs in Urban Meaford and the surrounding areas and small towns.
Meaford is home to the Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford which is a Canadian Forces training facility operated by the 4th Canadian Division. While is has has many uses over the years since it’s formation during the Second World War, it is now used mainly for training of Primary Reserve and Regular Force stationed within the 4th Canadian Division. It also provides sniper training for Toronto’s Emergency Task Force.
Who am I?
My name is Shannon Deckers and I am a real-estate agent in Owen Sound and Meaford with RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc, Brokerage. I have lived in the Municipality of Meaford for many years, and have come to know and love many of the wonderful, unique opportunities that living here has to offer. If you are looking for real-estate to buy in Meaford, be it a townhouse, a small home in the countryside, or even larger properties like many of the farms for sale in Meaford, I will help you every step of the way. My goal is to help you find your dream home, and nothing would make me happier! Let’s talk and begin looking for that perfect place to call your own.