The Town of Innisfil really is a great place to live - we know because we do - live there that is, although only for a little over a year having moved from just up the road in south Barrie, but we have been selling homes in the town for decades so we know it well!
Now if you remember Innisfil as a bit of a shanty town with a bunch of rickety cottages dotted here and there and the odd bait and tackle shop, boy are you in for a surprise!! Now you will find clean wide streets and boulevards with modern upscale homes on generous sized lots often surrounded by mature trees and open fields, local shops and a town full of proud residents. Innisfil is also home to Friday Harbour Resort. a 600-acre site still under development. Friday Harbour will offer up tp 2,000 condos and hotel suites, a new 34-acre protected harbour with a 1,000 slip marina, a 200-acre nature preserve and a Doug Carrick designed 18-hole golf course. Should you move to Innisfil, you will benefit from these four season recreational opportunities right at your doorstep. Innisfil is already a year round destination welcoming many tourists to it's lovely clean sandy beaches for the summer fun or winter ice fishing competitions.
Innisfil is located South of Barrie on the west side of Lake Simcoe just about 50 minutes from Toronto. The town has attracted so many families who are tired of paying overvalued GTA prices for a modest home, and they see real value for their hard earned dollar here. Even though Innisfil is a dormitory area, there is still lots to do for entertainment, like an evening at Georgian Downs Harness Racetrack & Casino. Live standard bred horse racing takes place every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throught the summer. The slots at Georgian Downs are open 24-7, 365 days a year and has a great restaurant, and let's not forget the Georgian Downs Teletheatre, which is open evenings throughout the year.
If you're a motot sport fan, Sunset International Speedway offers you a chance to see some of the Provinces best Stock Car Drivers every weekend from May to September. If you are more of a daredevil, there's even "Skydive Toronto" at Cookstown Airport. They offer a variety of skydiving and parachuting thrills, so if your spouse has told you to take a "run and jump" - this is the place to go! For bargain hunters The 400 Market is definitely a weekend attraction as is The Tanger Outlet Mall in Cookstown just down the road at Highway 400 and 89.
The township is presently negotiating to build a "GO" Station nearby at Belle Aire Shores. There is also a proposal for a new on/off connection at 6th line and Highway 400 so getting to the GTA will be so much easier. For health care, you can choose from The Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie or the Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket. There is a walk-in clinic in Stroud and several in Barrie and a new medical centre is being planned for Innisfil on the old Town Hall site. For education, students have the choice of quite a number of schools for the size of the town, and several high schools have received a 4 star rating. Please check with the Boards of Education for details.
So to sum up. Easy access from Highway 400. Lovely scenery, a relaxing friendly community, a slower pace of life - (you may even live a few years longer with a little less stress). Miles of walking trails, parks, marinas, local shopping including a new Candian Tire Store, snowmobiling, skydiving and horse racing to just relaxing on the beach, boating and sking. The Innisfil Recreational Centre offers an arena, fitness centre, community rooms and outdoor soccer fields for use by residents and visitors.
The Town of Innisfil is a growing lake-side community located in a rural setting but with easy reach of major urban centres. All you need do is take a look round and see for youself and you too could call Innisfil home.