Owen Sound Real Estate, Community Profile
Owen Sound is a city of approximately 22,000 people located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, in the valley below the Niagara Escarpment. It sits at the mouths of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham Rivers.
The city offers fantastic water adjacent properties and streets are well lined with mature trees. The community offers an extensive array of parks, ravines, hillsides, flora and many outdoor community services. Beautiful Kelso Beach, home of the popular annual Summerfolk Music Festival, is within walking distance from Owen Sound’s downtown core.
Owen Sound’s affordable real estate is ideal for seniors and young families looking for a safe and comfortable community. The houses in the area are a mix of detached and semi detached with generous lot sizes and ample backyards. There is also a wide selection of bungalows in the area. The average home in Owen Sound costs under $200,000 with many options available. There are also large waterfront condo projects being developed that will create new housing options.
Some of the outdoor natural attractions and parks include:
- Inglis Falls – A 18 metre cascade created by the Sydenham River meeting the Niagara Escarpment.
- Indian Falls – A 14 metre classic plunge waterfall with a wide amphitheater style gorge.
- Hibou Conservation Area – 108 hectare day use park with plenty of picnic tables, sandy beaches and other facilities.
- Harrison Park – A full featured park with 108 camp sites, licensed restaurant, tennis courts, basketball nets, three playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, community centre, canoe and paddle boat rentals, mini-putt, and many other features.
- Kelso Beach – A sandy beach with biking, fishing, boating, swimming, parks, picnic facilities and outdoor amphitheater.
Other attractions in the area include four golf courses; Stone Tree Golf and Fitness Club, Legacy Ridge Golf Club (Formerly Owen Sound Golf and Country Club), Scenic City Golf Course and Cobble Beach Golf. Additional cultural attractions in Owen Sound include Grey Roots Museum, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum, Farmers’ Market, Movie Theatre and Roxy Theatre. The city is home to the 2010/2011 OHL Champions, the Owen Sound Attack.
Owen Sound and area have many education options to meet the demand of families. There are 7 public elementary schools and 2 public secondary schools.
- Alexandra Community School
- Bayview Public School
- Derby Public School
- Dufferin Elementary School
- Hillcrest Elementary School
- Keppel-Sarawak Elementary School
- Sydenham Community School
- Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institure (OSCVI)
- West Hill Secondary School
Catholic Schools in the area include:
- St. Basil’s School
- Notre Dame School
- St. Mary’s High School