Wasaga Beach Retirement Community
More retirees are choosing Wasaga Beach for their retirement community. With house prices skyrocketing in the GTA it is no surprise. The average single detached house is $739,082, up about 16.3 per cent in a year. See the Huffington post article here http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/04/house-prices-toronto_n_9841878.html.
Wasaga Beach has many Wasaga Beach retirement community’s where you can buy your house and pay a monthly land lease fee. These fee’s include lawn maintenance, snow removal and all other general maintenance and community clubhouse. The unfortunate issue with these land lease’s are the monthly costs associated with them running upwards of $400/month for the lease alone. Here is a current listing in the Park Place retirement community.
61 Pennsylvania Avenue,Wasaga Beach
|Residential – Spacious Home in Popular Park Place Adult Community. Spacious, Customized Victoria `B` Model [Home was custom-built for these original owners and was made larger (totals 1,200 sq. ft.) by adding a Den, a 2pc. Ensuite bath, larger (side-by-side) laundry area, breakfast bar in dining area, walk-in closets, man door from den to deck and custom window placements]. This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home offers a nice Open Concept Design and has hardwood throughout (except in the Bright Eat-In Kitchen with upgraded cork flooring). Another upgrade is the 4’ high crawl space with slurry concrete floor. Rear yard is landscaped with a berm & green space area for extra privacy. Enjoy the lifestyle that Park Place has to offer, including free use (by home owners, family & visitors) of Rec Centre, indoor pool, walking trails and more! Fees for new owner: Land lease: $380 + Maintenance: $115.60 + Taxes: $116.21 = Total of $611.81|
Wasaga Beach Real Estate is still very affordable
The average house price in 2015 for Wasaga Beach was $275,000. The average home owner from the GTA could sell their home for substantially more than they would pay in Wasaga Beach leaving them with extra money for retirement.
Wasaga Beach amenities for Senior’s
Wasaga Beach has plenty to offer with regards to amenities for seniors. For shopping there is Walmart and Foodland at the East end and The Superstore at the West end. There is also Home hardware, Castle and Canadian tire. There is a transit system that runs from one end of town to the other from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm making frequent stops. Here is a link for more information on routes and stops. http://www.wasagabeach.com/transit. Wasaga Beach also offers a lot in the way of dining. Swiss Chalet,Boston Pizza, West River Cookhouse and Harvey’s just to name a few.
The Longest Fresh Water Beach in the World
Wasaga Beach’s claim to fame is that we boast the longest freshwater beach in the World. Thousands of people from all around flock to Wasaga Beach to enjoy the sand,music and great event’s offered all Summer long. We also have miles of walking trails and cross-country trails for the Winter. It is easy to understand why Wasaga Beach has become one of the best retirement communities in Ontario with all it has to offer.
Andrew Weaver is a licensed Realtor® With Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty and a member of the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Board.