Zoocasa has 574 active house listings throughout Sault Ste Marie. For past listings, search our Sault Ste Marie sold and expired listings. The average listing price in Sault Ste Marie for a house is $266,819, which is 18% higher than May 2017. There are many popular cities surrounding Sault Ste Marie, including Greater Sudbury, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Chatsworth, West Grey, Windsor, Grey Highlands that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Sault Ste Marie also has many options for renters looking for a house with 473 active rental listings and an average lease price of $758.
Looking to buy house in one of Sault Ste Marie's great neighbourhoods? Sault Ste Marie is home to 24 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Steelton, with 90 active house listings, The P Patch, with 48 active house listings, and Meadow Park, with 47 active house listings.
Residents of the City of Sault Ste. Marie 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 1.391%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Sault Ste. Marie 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%|
Sault Ste. Marie Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $300,000
|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 in the Algoma District in Northern Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie is a U.S.-Canada border city. It is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, after Sudbury and Thunder Bay. It is separated from its sister city of the same name, which is located in the U.S. state of Michigan, by St. Mary’s River, which is spanned by the International Bridge. These two cities were considered one prior to the War of 1812, when the treaty that ended the war established the border between Canada and the U.S.
Sault Ste. Marie’s economy is largely based around the production of steel, and forestry has also become a major local industry. Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes must bypass the Saint Mary’s Rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world’s busiest canal in terms of tonnage.
The 2016 Canadian Census reports 78,159 residents call Sault Ste. Marie home. However, the population in the city has been falling, with a 2.1% decrease between 2011 to 2016, compared to the 4.6% average population growth in Ontario. A majority of the population in the city is of European descendent. The largest visible minority groups in the city include Chinese, South Asian and Black Canadians. 9.2 per cent of the population is of Aboriginal identity.
The Algoma governs 39 elementary schools and 10 secondary schools across the city with 10,377 students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|St Joseph Island Central||6.4|
|Echo Bay Central||5.5|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|W C Eaket||4.7|
There are three major shopping centres in Sault Ste. Marie: Cambrian Mall, Station Mall, and Wellington Square Mall. Street retail shops are also available in the downtown area of the city.
There are currently no professional sports team that belong to Sault Ste. Marie. 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 Sault Ste. Marie.
Sault Ste. Marie Transit is the main transit system and services the entire city with a fleet of buses. There are currently no plans for any rapid transit systems to be implemented in the city. A majority of major bus routes run from 5:45 a.m. until 12:10 a.m. at night, Monday to Saturday, and 7:15 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. on Sunday. A one-way fare on the Sault Ste. Marie Transit system is $2.85 for adults and children. A monthly pass can be purchased for $66 a month for adults, $28 a month for youth, and $56 for seniors.
Located in the southwest part of the city, Sault Ste. Marie is serviced by Sault Ste. Marie Airport. More than 195,000 passengers pass through this airport every year with daily service from airlines including Air Canada Express, Air Transat, Porter, and Sunwing. Most destinations originating from this airport include cities in Toronto-Pearson, Punta Cana, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Montego Bay.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Sault Ste. Marie is Yellow Cab. 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.
Uber currently does not operate in Sault Ste. Marie as there are heavy restrictions on freelance ride hailing services.
Sault Ste. Marie is primarily serviced by the Trans-Canada Highway, the longest highway in North America. This highway brings traffic from cities across the country and is the only highway that runs through the city. The Carmen’s Way brings traffic across the international bridge and into the US state of Michigan.
There is currently one hospital in the municipality of Sault Ste. Marie: Sault Area Hospital. It is located just north of the city centre just off of the Trans-Canada Highway.