The township of Essa is truly a “town meets country” community. Located southwest of Barrie in Simcoe County, Essa residents enjoy spacious lots with scenic views and affordable property taxes without compromising access to major highways or amenities thanks to its short distance from major city centres.
The real estate market in Essa offers a mix of mature homes that have been thoughtfully maintained as well as recently built neighbourhoods that foster a suburban community. Additionally, due to its short distance from Barrie and other surrounding city centres, students living in this area have access to a variety of school systems at the elementary and secondary levels. Essa is home to Canada’s largest Canadian Forces training Base, Canadian Forces Base Borden, infusing the local economy with employment growth and opportunity.
Primarily an agricultural area, Essa Township has diversified to include a thriving commercial, retail and service industry sector within its borders. Coupled with beautiful rivers, expansive parks, charming landscapes, and convenient access to Barrie and Alliston, Essa Township is a great place to invest in real estate.
Thorton’s renowned Ice Cream Parlour at the corner of Barrie St. and Robert St. has been a staple since 1990.