Friday, 17 February 2017

Wasaga Beach Population Reaches New Heights

Wasaga Beach population reaches new high
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This Ain't no small town no more

When my family moved up to Wasaga Beach when I was 18 the population back then was below approximately 7,000. My how things have changed. Wasaga Beach has steadily grown over the years being the fastest growing town in Canada on several occasions. This comes as no surprise considering the towns close proximity to the GTA. Wasaga Beach offers so much for residents. Featuring the longest freshwater beach in World, cross country skiing and hiking trails, 20 minutes from Blue Mountain down hill ski hills and much more.

Housing shortage may stall population growth

There is currently a housing shortage in Wasaga Beach including all surrounding towns. The GTA is much too expensive so home buyers and retirees are looking north to buy their first home. Unfortunately we are seeing low new home construction and resale homes. We have been in a Sellers market for well over a year now and we aren't seeing this changing anytime soon. In my opinion this will stall the towns population growth unless new development begins soon.

New high school needed more than ever

With the new population being announced perhaps this will put the pressure on the Simcoe County school Board to approve a much needed high school for Wasaga Beach. Currently students are bused to neighboring towns of Collingwood and Stayner. Often home buyers will look to towns that offer high school for their children also affecting future growth.

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