There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Barrie. There are 926 houses, 27 townhouses, and 190 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Barrie sold listings and Barrie expired listings The average listing price in Barrie for all home types is $644,168, which is 16% higher than April 2018. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $635,482, $375,066 for a townhouse, and $432,797 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Barrie, including Keswick, Bradford, Newmarket, Midland, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, Vaughan that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Barrie also has many options for renters with 1,143 active rental listings and an average lease price of $1,755.
Barrie is home to 26 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Ward 7, with 199 active real estate listings, Ardaugh Bluffs, with 199 active real estate listings, and Ward 10, with 160 active real estate listings.
Residents of the City of Barrie are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 1%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Barrie but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases
See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.
|Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates|
|$0 - $55,000||0.5%|
|$55,000.01 - $250,000||1.0%|
|$250,000.01 - $400,000||1.5%|
|$400,000.01 - $2,000,000||2.0%|
Barrie Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $600,000
|Purchase Price||Subtract Tax Brackets||Rate||Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable||1st Time Buyer Tax Payable|
|$0 - $55,000||$55,000||0.5%||$275||$0|
|$55,000 - $250,000||$195,000||1.0%||$1,950||$0|
|$250,000 - $400,000||$150,000||1.5%||$2,250||$475|
|$400,000 - $600,000||$200,000||2.0%||$4,000||$4,000|
|Non 1st Time Buyer||1st Time Buyer|
Located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie is part of the Simcoe Country but is a politically independent municipality. Barrie is located within the northern part of the Greater Golden Horse, a densely populated region of Ontario that includes cities like Toronto and Hamilton. According to the 2016 census, the city’s population is the 34th largest in Canada and the 21st largest census metropolitan area. Tourism plays an important in the local economy; Barrie is host to numerous annual festivals and events such as Barrielicious, Winterfest, Celebrate Barrie, Ecofest, and Jazz & Blues Festival.
As of the Canada 2016 Census, there are 197,059 people residing within the city of Barrie. This represents a 5.4% growth from the 2011 Census population of 187,013. Barrie is becoming one of the fastest growing cities in Canada as the population growth is outpacing both Ontario’s growth rate of 4.6% and Canada’s growth rate of 5.0%. An overwhelming majority of the city’s population is of white ethnicity, at 87.5%. The largest visible minority groups in the city include Chinese, South Asian and Black Canadians.
The Simcoe County District School Board governs 85 elementary schools and 17 secondary schools across the city with 50,000 students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|Sister Catherine Donnelly||7.9|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
There are three major shopping centres in Barrie: Georgian Mall, Kolov Centre, and Park Place. Georgian Mall is the largest shopping destination, with over 150 brand name retailers, and is located just off Highway 400 on Bayfield St.
There are currently no professional sports team that belong to Barrie. Most residents in the city visit Toronto for professional sports.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the city of Barrie.
Barrie Transit is the main transit system, operating a fleet of buses which service the entire city. There are currently no plans for any rapid transit systems to be implemented in the city. A majority of major routes run from 5:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m., Monday to Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. A one-way fare on the Barrie Transit system is $3 for adults, students, youth, and seniors. A monthly pass can be purchased for $86 a month for adults, $66 a month for students, and $56 for seniors.
The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is classified as an airport entry for Nav Canada and can handle general aviation aircrafts only. This means that there are no more than 24 passengers per flight and no commercial airlines fly into Barrie’s Airport. Residents of Barrie must visit Toronto Pearson International Airport for their air travel needs.
The biggest taxi company in Barrie is Barrie Taxi. Because taxis are difficult to hail on the go, it is best to book in advance or visit a train station or hotel where they are usually parked waiting for passengers.
An alternative to taking a taxi in Barrie is Uber. Currently, Uber is offered via Innisfil Transit, with services like UberX, UberXL, UberSELECT, UberBLACK, and UberSUV.
The Ontario 400 Highway is the main highway that brings traffic to and from Barrie. An alternative route to Barrie is highway 27, which runs parallel to Ontario 400 and eventually becomes the Ontario 409, which brings traffic towards Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
The only hospital in the city of Barrie is Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre which is located just south of Little Lake off Highway 400.