Collingwood



Red Maple Collingwood

Red Maple Collingwood is a new community being built in the west end of Collingwood, opposite Blue Mountain Golf Club, and with views towards the ski hills on the Niagara Escarpment.  it's a pretty location with great sunset views.  Both Collingwood and Blue Mountain are within 5 to 10 minutes drive.  Connecting with the Georgian Trail is easy for cyclists and walkers.  For those after slower pursuits, the area is known for its artists and photographers, and of course, apple pies.  The four season nature of the area makes our real estate great value.

For a retiring couple, snowbirds, or a young family wanting a chalet or cottage, this is an excellent choice. Owners can have personal use, or combine use with income. We have demand thoughout our area for furnished, season rentals, both winter and summer, and owners can defray some expenses, and still abide by the town bylaws.

Sales information shows that the designs feature an open chalet feel, often called Craftsman stying, but with the latest amenities. There are about 190 homes, bungalow and 2 storey plans on Townhouse, 36 foot and 50 foot size lots, with energy smart equipment. All new homes have a 7 year New Home Warranty through Tarion.  The current price list shows freehold towns starting at about $300k, 36 foot detached homes starting at about $360k, and 50 foot detached homes starting at about $440k, with large homes in the mid $500k range. As of spring 2016, sales have been strong for this developer.  

If you are interested in hearing about this development, contact Coral at 705 446 4748.  That way you have an advocate to protect your interests, rather than depend solely on the developers' staff and the documents that the developer has composed.

All information subject to change.



Shipyards, flats and townhouses

In downtown Collingwood, right on the Georgian Bay waterfront, is the Shipyards development.  The development has a loft style building,of 3 storeys, a stone's throw from the iconic grain elevator building that reflects the bygone era of ship building and transportation, and overlooks Collingwood Yacht Club and harbour.  There is underground parking, storage and access to the elevator that takes you to your floor.  Ideal for those who want to forget about stairs.  There are townhouses as well, with private garages and 2 or 3 storey layouts.

Prices on resales range from the mid-$300's to approaching $1m based on view and size.and usually we can expect to see at least 2 or 3 units available on the MLS for resale.

The next phase is starting with 16 bungalow townhomes, with lofts and garages available.  Prices coming soon.  Call Coral for further information 705 446 4748.



Silver Glen Preserve

Silver Glen Preserve is a lovely country location, surrounded by eco lands, trails, and golf course and is one of my personal favourites.  Right in the middle of it all, this community is only a hop to Collingwood, Blue Mountain, and beaches and marinas on Georgian Bay.  Residents here enjoy the feel of the stylish townhouse, lower density design, lots of open spaces, protected forest, and interesting wildlife. The builder here is well known, and with several local projects on the go, they are focused on maintaining their solid reputation. Started in 2008, the final phase is underway, so there are both new homes and resales that may be available on the market. The layouts include bungalow townhouses and 2 storey models.  All units have a garage, covered entries, full basements and sundecks.  Included is a recreation centre with a 15 metre lap pool, hot tub and fitness centre.  Some resales will still have a portion of the 7 year Tarion Warranty that comes with new homes.  This is an ideal place for retirees who want to cut down on exterior work, and also active famiies looking for recreational pursuits. This development can serve both dreams, ski chalet and summer cottage.  Don't hesitate to call me, Coral, at 705 446 4748 for an up to date list of available homes or email me at  coralrobinson@rogers.com.



Lighthouse Point Waterfront Community

Lighthouse Point is a true gem amidst all the wonderful places in the Collngwood, Blue Mountain, Southern Georgian Bay area.  This condominium community has 576 condominiums and is located in west Collingwood on about 100 acres, including a mile of Georgian Bay shoreline.  There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, some with garages.  The concept is like a country club, with huge amenties. There is a 16,000 square foot club house with health spa, social and meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, work out rooms, heated pools, 9 tennis courts, 2 private beaches, putting green and children`s playground.  The area is rich in eco zones with a 10 acre wetland preserve, and a series of trails and boardwalk to delight walkers.  The entire site is well landscaped with trees, shrubs and flowers which are all impeccably maintained.  The superb marina is a major feature with 275 slips, accomodating boats up to 45 feet, providing a gateway to the 30,000 Islands, the Trent Severn waterway, Honey Harbour and Wasaga Beach to name just a few destinations.

A special Marina Clubhouse was added in 2005 where marina owners can gather. The location is secluded yet handy being only a short drive to the shops and dining in Collingwood, and a 10 minute drive to Blue Mountain, the private ski clubs, and several golf courses.

The homes here are well built and cared for, with very suitable layouts for seasonal homes, or full time living for those wishing to escape the outside maintenance.  Designs include 1 to 4 bedroom homes, stacked townhouses, townhouses and bungalows, some with attached or detached garages.  Recent selling prices range widely with large waterfront homes with elevators in the price range in the $600,000 to $800,000, with smaller units selling for under $200,000.

With this wonderful resume, you might be surprised to find that you can find a one bedroom condo there starting at about $190,000 and all these amenities for a monthly fee of under $350.  Sounds like heaven?  It's even better in person.  Call Coral at !-705-446-4748 for a current list of opportunites there, and to book a tour of this outstanding neighbourhood.



Rupert's Landing Community

Southern Georgian Bay is home to many condominium communities, and Collingwood has some of the best: well established, waterfront developments that offer terrific value in living by the Bay.  Rupert's Landing was built by Rupert Bronsdon between 1986 and 1989.  It is situated on 18 acres of waterfront with a total of 207 units:  156 town house style and 51 apartment style condos in "The Tower".  The town homes are one and two level, 2 or 3 bedroom, summer and ski condo designs complete with decks, laundry room and fireplace. The tower has 2 and 3 bedroom layouts, some with undercover parking. More and more of the homes are becoming full time residences.  Great spot for boaters and skiers and others who enjoy activity.

Ruperts MarinaInteresting about Rupert's Landing is that some owners have more than one unit, and many that sell will upgrade to a larger unit or one closer to Georgian Bay.  As you drive through the community you will notice the mature trees, neat as a pin lawns, and lush shrubbery.  In addition to nice jogging/walking trails and the private marina, Rupert's Landing has over 1/2 mile of shoreline on Georgian Bay, tennis courts, playground, a 6000 square foot Recreation Centre complete with indoor pool, squash court, work out room, a fireplace lounge and pool table.  Rupert's Landing also features "Penny", the long term recreation director who plans events from dinners to socials to tennis tournaments.

Rupert's Landing Marina is a well sheltered Georgian Bay location with a marked channel going north and east for access to the 30,000 Islands, Severn Sound, Midland, Penetang, Victoria Harbour, Port McNicol, Honey Harbour, Beausoliel Island and the world famous Trent Severn Waterway.  North and west takes you to Thornbury, Meaford, Owen Sound, and Tobermory with it's outstanding diving.  The harbour is man made using a high rip rock barrier to give excellent protection against the usual weather conditions.  There are floating docks, and dry storage, along with racks for canoes, kayaks and boards.  There is a launch ramp and swimming spot as well.  As of 2012, with a one time fee of $1,500 you can get a life lease for a boat dock or slip, with annual dues ranging from $350 to $900 depending on the length of boat and location of slip.  Docks are often available for rent. There is winter storage at $15 per foot of boat, and summer storage for a trailer for $150, or a trailer with a boat for $500.

Some owners will offset carrying costs through seasonal leases.  These homes are very rentable for either ski season or summer use, with the owner occupying the unit for the other season.  All year round, these homes provide a wonderful setting, and comfortable units at a gateway price.



Cranberry Village

Cranberry Village is located walking distance to Collingwood shopping and restaurants, and only a short drive to Blue Mountain and the beaches and marinas on Georgian Bay. It has been around for quite a while and occupies an important niche in our market.  It offers a gateway price for those wishing to have a full time residence, a recreational home or an income property, where affordability is important. Normally we have a range of layouts, from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and of prices on the market, starting at about $100,000.  Designs include bungalow models, one level stacked, and 2 story townhouses. Just a few locations will have a garage.  With the 2 storey models some are traditional plan with main floor living areas, and some are "reverse plan", with main floor bedrooms, then living areas upstairs. The reverse plan gives you a better view, brighter natural light, high ceilings where it counts, and perhaps a skylight.  Cranberry Resort offers amenities for reasonable fees. The Recreation Centre offers a pool, fitness and 8 tennis courts; great place in the summer with  familiesxa sunny location on the golf course.  Memberships are available at Atoka Golf and Cranberry Marina has boating right near your doorstep.  Here is a link to the recreation centre, which families can join at a very reasonal annual fee.

http://www.thecranberryresort.com/recreation/resort-membership-georgian-bay



Collingwood

Welcome to Collingwood!

Collingwood is located in the heart of Ontario’s finest four-season destination area. Easy to reach, Collingwood offers a combination of old time charm and history with the best recreation in Southern Ontario and on Southern Georgian Bay. Whether relocating to Collingwood as a full or part time resident, looking for a new weekend retreat, or wanting the best place for your retirement, we can offer you all of the amenities and support you require. There are great opportunities in this area in business, tourism, industry and life style. Business Retention and Expansion and new investment attraction are key components to the economic stability of this progressive community. Check out the link above for the official site of the Town of Collingwood.

www.town.collingwood.on.ca/



MountainCroft

MountainCroft is a growing subdivision in south Collingwood, built by Grandview Homes.  This developer has a good reputation in the marketplace and their homes are well received.  All fully detached, these homes vary in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and from 1270 to 3650 square feet, and with lots frontages at 35, 40, 45, and 50 feet.  Designs are popular bungalows, raised bungalows, and 2 storey layouts.  Exteriors are low maintenance, with use of brick and wood, covered entries and garages.  The location is close to schools, and also to good roads, leading to the Town of Collingwood, and also the ski areas, sled routes, trail systems, beaches, golf and cycling that are such a big part of lifestyle in this 4 season region.  This subdivision is an excellent choice to raise a young family, or for easy living for retirees who seek a relatively recent build.  There are no condo fees so buying power goes farther.  Theses homes come on the market for resale occasionally and ususlly sell quickly.  The average price of resale homes here is currently rising and this community has been a good investment.



Dockside Village

Dockside Village boasts closeness to Collingwood (about 4 km), along with a Georgian Bay shoreline location and a 5 to 10 minute drive to ski areas.  There are 63 units on about 5 acres, with condo sizes ranging from about 1300 to 2300 square feet. Built in 1988 and 1989, the development is mature, with lovely trees, and has a swimming pool and tennis courts on site.  All units have a single car garage and are a vertical plan with multiple levels. Features include forced air gas heat, central air, central vac, balconies, paving stone driveways and full basements.  There are interesting common features, including a waterfront deck and boat storage area.  Residents are a mix of seasonal, recreational, and residential.  Sales number just 4 or 5 per year with prices starting in the mid $200's.  Frequently, there are no units listed for sale.  If this development is of interest, let me know and I can send you new listings automatically.  Call me, Coral (705)446 4748.



Tanglewood

Into its 4th phase of building, Tanglewood has been successfully brought to the Collingwood market.  It is located on Cranberry Trail East, on a peninsula, that stretches out into the Cranberry Golf Course, and is surrounded on all sides by forest, streams, and fairways.  The location is ideal for those enjoying a walk at an unhurried pace, with marvellow views and sunshine.  With only about 5 minutes drive to town, or 8 to 10 minutes to skiing, golf, and Georgian Bay, this location is right in the midst of Ontario's best playground.  There are about 100 condos sold in phases 1, 2 and 3, featuring townhouses and stacked townhouses with garages.  There is a swimming pool completed.  Most units have a nice golf course view, or a lovely vista out to the escarpment and sunset skies.  As phase 4 progresses, the developer has announced plans for a 15,000 square foot clubhouse, with indoor pool, spa and hot tub, restaurant, fitness rooms, tennis, and extensive sundecks. The design of the buildings is country bold, with the use of lots of wood accents, and wood siding.  Prices range from the low $200,000's up to the low $500,000's, with sizes ranging from 1000 square feet to over 2200 square feet. Designs include 3 level towns, 2 level stacked towns and bungalows. Check out the builders website  www.sierra.ca/tanglewood/amenities.php  For more information, contact Coral. 



Craigleith Shores

Located along the shores of Collingwood’s historic shale beach, Craigleith Shores Condominium complex is an ideally located two storey condominium containing 62 one bedroom units on expansive grounds with quiet country settings and spectacular views of Georgian Bay. The 4 Seasons complex is conveniently close to Blue Mountain Ski resort, several private ski clubs, Northwinds beach, a short trip to Wasaga Beach, and the Bruce Trail system. This exclusive resort condominium complex backs onto the Georgian Trail system which is ideal for hiking and biking. The Georgian Bay shoreline is perfect for swimming, fishing or watching a spectacular sunset.  Building features include well maintained grounds, a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, bike storage, laundry facilities, fitness facility and large common lobby.  Craigleith Shores is a premium choice for a four-season recreational retreat or year-round home. Units trade in an approximate range of $85,000 and $115,000.  Call Coral (705) 446 4748 for an up to the minute list of available units.



The Galleries Condos

Located at 172 8th Street in Collingwood, this 6 floor apartment building has many amenities for its tenants.  Building features include - security system, heated underground parking garage, sun deck, guest suite, exercise room, games room, storage lockers, and balconies in some suites with views to the Blue Mountains and Georgian Bay.  Collingwood downtown amenities are close by with a bus stop out front.  Residents enjoy its stair-free access, and a friendly mix of neighbours.  An ideal building to retire to when mobility is a challenge.  Call Coral (705) 446 4748 for current availablity.



Mair Mills

Mair Mills is a lovely upscale community, on the west side of Colllngwood, great for growing families and active folks who enjoy the skiing, golfing, cycling, and boating that surrounds this location in Ontario's most exciting four season resort.  The area has great sunshine and views of the ski hills.  Curving roads create an interesting street scape.  There are a variety of floor plans and layouts, including a street of rarely found Freehold Townhouses with no condo fees, selling in the mid $200,000's to the low $300,000's.  Farther off Mountain Road, the detached homes have been trading recently from just under $400,000 to almost $700,000, ranging in size from 1800 to 3000 square feet above grade.  Current inventory ranges from under $400,000 to the mid $800,000's for a large home backing onto Blue Mountain golf course.  One section being developed by Carrandale Homes is Falcon Chase.  There are 75 properties in this group, from 1600 to 3500 square feet, starting in the high $300,000's.  There are bungalows and 2 storey plans, with garages, on lots of 60, 70 and 80 feet.  Amenities include a skating rink and tennis court.  The entire area is very well kept, with elegant architecture, and a spacious feel, and is one of Collingwood's premier neighbourhoods.  For an up-to-date list of available homes, call Coral at (705)446 4748, or request information by email to coralrobinson@rogers.com.



Blue Shores Waterfront Community

Photo of Georgian Bay shoreline, with Blue Shores in foreground, all the way to Collingwood’s harbour. You will find it offers boating, fishing, walking, and running in a gorgeous part of Ontario.

Club House membership included in monthly fees, along with snow clearing and lawn maintenance, at a cost of about $260 to about $320 for larger homes. Clubhouse has indoor and outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts, fitness, fireplace lounge and more. There are about 200 fully detached single family homes, appealing to all ages. The community also features ponds with fountains, walking trails, eco areas and fabulous Georgian Bay sunsets. Some homes have a boat slip with fees running about $31 per month. There are floating docks, with a well protected marina.

Blue Shores

There are usually a few homes on the market here, with prices ranging from $300,000 to almost $1 million for the large estate style homes on the waterfront. Homes feature garages, liberal use of cupolas, generous windows, cozy fireplaces, and spacious lawns and shrubs. Square footage above grade varies from about 1000 square feet to 2800 square feet, many with finished lower levels. Many homes have a pond in their view or a view of Georgian Bay.

Amenties in nearby Collingwood include the YMCA, skating rinks, swimming pools, curling and a number of social clubs and interest groups. Shopping is growing with the new Shoppers Drug Mart, and Winners and Bed Bath and Beyond opening in 2014. Schools include public schools, French, and Catholic schools and the private Pretty River Academy. Georgian College has a campus on Raglan at Poplar Sideroad.

This community appeals to those seeking a mimium of grounds maintenance, along with amenities for themselves or their guests. Some snow birds will have seasonal use for themselves, combined with seasonal rentals as a ski chalet. The first phase started in 2003, with construction continuing to 2014. As of 2014, there are 7 vacant lots left. Some resale homes offered will still have time left on the Tarion New Homes Warranty. 

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Balmoral Retirement Village

With the beauty of Georgian Bay, the convenience of the quaint town of Collingwood, the great activities and amenities for seniors, the huge retiremement age demographic, no wonder folks are thinking a retirement village for the area.  Balmoral Village is taking shape and will be ready in 2018 or so.  It will be on the vacant land between Canadian Tire, the Georgian Trail, Black Ash Creek, the Cranberry Golf Course, with Georgian Bay waterfront a block away .  Plans call for 300 units of semi-detached bungalows and townhouses, condos, rental apartments and a 127 unit retirement residence.  Also located here will be a medical centre. Currently, prices are showing as townhome, bungalow-lofts from the low $300's and bungalow semis from $350k. Whether you are a go-go, a slow-go, or a no-go, this bears checking out.  Call me, Coral  at 705 446 4748 for additional real estate information.

Here is what the developer says:

Balmoral Village is an innovative vision in holistic, balanced living for forward thinking people in their maturing years. Located in the stunning four-season Collingwood area, Balmoral Village is the only community of its kind; the only community that accommodates every stage of life for those who are 55 and older.

Balmoral Village is close to everything one would need! The Cranberry public golf course is right next door, just a 5 minute walk away. In fact, the area boasts seven exceptional golf courses in total, and they are all just minutes away from Balmoral Village. Blue Mountain Village is a 10 minute drive away. Enjoy a picturesque 8 minute bicycle ride along the waterfront trail system to historic Collingwood Downtown. Collingwood public transit provides convenient, comfortable transportation throughout the town, to Wasaga Beach and to Blue Mountain.

Balmoral Village is a unique “Age in Place” community that fulfills the needs of residents at various stages of life. It offers inspirational housing choices and programming from independent living through to enriched care when it is required and every stage in between.

What separates Balmoral Village from the typical “retirement” community is its size, choices of housing and quality wellness and recreational services. Balmoral Village is the only community of its kind; the only community that accommodates every stage of life for those who are 55 and older.

Balmoral is founded on principles that celebrate life, and nurture a culture of social health within a vibrant community. In this environment, residents can smartsize as they age and require further wellness or medical services.

Coral Robinson, Broker, RE/MAX four season realty Collingwood, Thornbury, Blue Mountain

Coral Robinson B.A., Broker

RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage
67 First St., Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 1A2

Call or text me:
705-446-4748

Email me:
coralrobinson@rogers.com