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Bayshore Real EstateThe city of Barrie itself (heart of the same-name municipality due to Barrie being politically independent of the rest of Simcoe County) started as a simply collection of warehouses and homes that marked a trade point for the Aboriginal peoples that also became a star of the War of 1812. Barrie was a critical resupplying point for the British forces before they gallantly went into battle. Another point of interest is that Barrie was the end of the road for one branch of the Underground Railroad; likely a point many Black slaves fleeing America saw as the light at the end of the tunnel.If you are looking for a municipality right on the shores of Lake Simcoe that can offer to you phenomenal living conditions amongst plenty of detached homes, family homes, bungalows, and sizeable executive homes, as well as the ability to experience an influence of local hospitality and culture, then living in Barrie is just for you.Barrie is a municipality of great art and even greater location, as not only do you have all of the wonderful greenery in the area (as well as a multitude of parks, such as Allandale Heights Park, Barwick Park, Brunton Park, Cedar Grove Park, Cudia Park, Dock Road Park, Emms Park, The Gables, Highland Park, Irwin Park, Kearsey Park, Lennox Park, Maitland Park, and so many more that you won’t truly know which one you might want to spend time in more), but you also have direct access to the city of Toronto (through the Highway 400, which runs through Barrie; simply head south on the highway to find yourself in the York region of Toronto).Barrie is home to a large number of schools as well; 42 elementary/public schools, and 11 secondary/high schools, all of which vary between religious schools (Catholic), French schools, and general education schools.The amount of history that comes with Barrie is a large part of what makes this municipality such a desirable place to live. On top of the history itself, the incredible scenery and sense of oneness with the world are almost unparalleled in the vicinity. Another benefit you have is, if you felt (for whatever reason) like taking a ‘Sunday drive’ further out into the country, the Highway 400 (going north this time) turns into the Highway 69 up near Parry Sound, and you can actually get all the way to Sudbury that way. If you just want to travel locally without ‘your’ vehicle, Barrie Transit has you covered. With so many options in things to do and places to go, Barrie truly would be a great place to live.
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