Retiring in Owen Sound, Ontario
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RETIRING IN OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO
Owen Sound is located in a valley below the rock faces of the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario at the mouths of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham Rivers and on the shores of Georgian Bay. When it comes to retirement, Owen Sound is highly ranked, topping several lists of the nicest Canadian cities in which to retire thanks to inexpensive housing, a lively cultural scene, and easy access to the great outdoors.
It has a waterfront trail system, quick access to boating and fishing, 27,000 acres of public access to conservation areas and is only minutes away to the Bruce Trail (which is an 885 km path along the Niagara Escarpment). The downtown has been recently refurbished and is reminiscent of the 1900s. Owen Sound, Ontario is in an area of clear blue water and bright sky set against lush green valleys, and rugged limestone cliffs. Spend days at relaxing beaches, welcoming marinas and golf courses, all just minutes away from the urban conveniences and amenities of a thriving Ontario city. Here you will find the best swimming, boating, fishing, cross country and down hill skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and much more in the cleanest, freshest environment around. From choirs and country dancers to cellists and Celtic festivals the range of musical talent and events is unsurpassed.
Only two and a half hours from Toronto and under 2 hours to Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Barrie, many people have good reason to call Owen Sound their new home. According to Statistic Canada’s 2011 census, approximately 11,830 seniors live in Owen Sound. The area offers a number of services for seniors, most of which are accessible through the Owen Sound and Area Seniors’ Centre. Owen Sound residents enjoy big city conveniences in a small-town atmosphere. It's a great place for seniors to get outside, get active and make the most of your retirement years! The lifestyle is affordable, the area boasts many attractions and has reasonable real estate prices. It's a great place to live!
Articles on Places to Retire
Globe and Mail Article
Other Links of Interest
City of Owen Sound
Clubs for Seniors
Area Gulf Courses
Grey Bruce Outdoors
Grey-Bruce Regional Health Center