I recently attended a meeting at a local establishment with a group of cyclists. The purpose of this meeting was to determine whether or not it is a worthwhile venture to form an official mountain bike club in the Headwaters region. I’m not a cyclist (yet) but my husband is a passionate rider. He, like many of the other attendees, is a lover of all things with 2 wheels.
What does this have to do with real estate you ask? Well, many of the attendees mentioned that it was their passion of cycling that landed them in the Orangeville area. They moved here for the lifestyle this region provides and are eager to meet with like-minded people in an effort to share their passions with others.
I must admit, the energy in the room was inspiring. I guess I’ve always known it was a great place to live; we moved here to raise our family. It was an affordability move for us. We were a young couple with our first child, looking for our first home. Our family grew from 3 to 5 and when we moved to accommodate our growth, there was no question that we would remain here.
Orangeville to us, 26 years ago, was so far north. News flash, the town hasn’t moved but it seems like the “City” is so much closer now. The extension of the 410, the new subdivisions and the amenities that have come into town have all added to our small town without taking away any of its charm.
My husband’s love for the outdoors has certainly rubbed off on me over the years. Together we enjoy many outdoor activities and living in Orangeville, we never have to go far. We can hike and snowshoe, right at the end of our street. He throws his bike in the back of his truck and can be to half a dozen mountain bike trails in less than half an hour. We are minutes to multiple access points of the Bruce Trail. Hockley Valley Resort is less than 15 minutes from town and provides both summer and winter activities. If we decide to venture further be it for summer or winter activities, we can be there in less than an hour without battling through traffic first. You can fish, golf, hike or bike. You can sled, cross country ski, downhill ski or snowshoe. Should we decide to venture to the city, it’s also less than an hour to get there, forget the no traffic part though; going south definitely tests our patience.
Moving “North of Nine” definitely comes with a lot of fringe benefits. Come check out the Headwaters region! You can even stop in at the Orangeville Visitor Information Centre on Highway 10, right at the tip of town. They’ll be able to help you plan your visit. We are very fortunate that we get to enjoy the small town charm with many of the amenities of the city without going far.
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