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Home Prices in Barrie

The asking price of homes for sale in Barrie has decreased -3.33% since May last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -79.65%. See more Barrie Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$640K
306 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$474K
68 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$440K
82 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in Barrie

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of Barrie real estate listings. At the moment, Barrie has 505 homes for sale, including 306 houses, 82 condos, and 68 townhouses listed for sale. The average sold price for all home types in Barrie is $519K, which is -2% lower than May 2019. See our Barrie housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

Barrie is home to 35 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the most popular Barrie neighbourhoods, the top schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

If you’re looking for rentals instead of homes for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 51 Barrie rental listings, including 17 houses and 16 apartments for rent. Most residents in the city own their homes, while 25% live in rentals with an average lease price of $1,001.

MLS® Listing data for Barrie is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our Barrie real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

Barrie City Guide

136K
Population
5.7%
Population Growth
8%
Unemployment

Barrie is a city of just over 187,000 people in central Ontario. In the last decade, the city grew rapidly and is now the 21st largest municipality in Canada.

Long before Europeans landed in Barrie the area was a key transportation route by local aboriginals. Eventually, the British set up a supply depot in Barrie, during the War of 1812. Later, the city would play a significant role in the Underground Railroad--the network of secret routes that allowed many American slaves to enter Canada and find freedom.

These days the city is an important source of employment in the province of Ontario. The largest employers include health care centres, Georgian College, as well as city and county government offices. The local school board, TD Canada Trust and Scotiabank are also large employers in Barrie. BMO and IBM recently moved their data centres to the city.

Even with all the employment options, tourism in Barrie is still a strong employment sector. In the summer locals and tourists flock to five beach spots located throughout the city. Boating is also very popular given that Barrie’s Kempenfelt Bay connects to Lake Simcoe and the Trent Severn Waterway. Plus, city officials work hard to keep the historic downtown and waterfront in pristine shape. There are numerous speciality shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants that give this sector of the city an old-world feel. To keep crowds coming all year long, the city hosts a number of annual festivals and events. Every year people gather to celebrate the Barrie Waterfront Festival, Barrielicious, Ecofest, Kempenfest as well as the Lawnchair Luminata.

Many residents consider homes in Barrie to be an exceptional value. The city offers easy access to outdoor life, steady employment and top-rated schools. Compare this to other Canadian real estate regions and Barrie looks like a solid investment.

Neighbourhoods

There are 10 broad communities in Barrie, loosely defined by the city’s councillor wards. What links all these areas together is the shoreline of Lake Simcoe and the more than 90 green spaces and parks throughout the city.

Those who want access the Kempenfelt Bay as well as easy access to the new health centre should consider looking at houses for sale in Barrie’s Downtown community. This area is on the northern side of the Bay and offers easy access to Highway 400, the major road heading north and south. A bit further north is The Grove neighbourhood. Older homes sell for about $600,000 to $750,000, while new-build homes can easily reach past the $1.5 million price tag.

For older, character homes try West Village. The neighbourhood is close to Snow Valley Ski Resort and offers a great deal of green space for local residents. Just keep in mind that updated or well-kept homes will command much higher prices, while aging post-war bungalows sell for $550,000, on average. In the Allandale community, buyers can find small two-bedroom detached bungalows for as little as $360,000—a good deal, considering the average price in this neighbourhood sits around $530,000. Another option for a lower-priced property is Brock Park. Keep in mind, however, that this neighbourhood is an older part of Barrie and is still being remodelled and redeveloped.

To find out what community best suits your needs, talk to your local Barrie Realtor ® , or spend a weekend checking out open houses in Barrie. To narrow down a list of must-see properties, consider checking out the hot-list, which ranks all Barrie communities based on the number of listings, sales price and how long houses for sale stay on the market.

Neighbourhood
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1South Shore 100% 100% $810K 5
2Sandy Hollow 67% 67% $612K 2
3400 North 80% 20% $575K 15
4Painswick North 62% 38% $510K 13
5Little Lake 67% 22% $566K 4

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Barrie’s downtown core. Good options include Innisfil, New Tecumseh and Wasaga Beach. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as Orillia, Newmarket and Aurora are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

 

City
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Barrie 31%25%$519K494
2Innisfil 17%18%$547K390
3Springwater 14%11%$739K100

Demographics

Before buying a house in Barrie, you may want to take a glimpse into the city’s demographics. Data is collected and compiled by Census Canada. This snapshot of the city’s residents it helps you decide whether or not Barrie is the right city for you and your family.

 

25%
Rent
75%
Own
$1,001
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,413
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
36,075
Total Families
$69,471
Family Income (Median)
37
Age (Median)
51%
College Educated

Schools

If you’re interested in setting down roots, families should consider proximity to elementary and secondary schools. To help you narrow down your Barrie housing market search, here are the top five Barrie schools in each category.

Elementary Schools

8.9 St John Vianney
7.8 Trillium Woods
7.3 Hewitt's Creek
7.0 St Monicas
6.9 St Nicholas

Secondary Schools

6.8 Barrie North
6.7 Eastview
6.0 Nouvelle-Alliance
5.8 Bear Creek
5.7 St Joseph's

Commuters

To get around you may need to rely on the city’s public transit system. Barrie relies on buses for mass transit. There are also GO Train commuter buses that transport commuters to popular nearby cities, such as Toronto. Anyone relying on a car will quickly realize that Highway 400 is a blessing—as it quickly connects the northern and southern communities—and a curse. As the primary highway for all cottage travellers, Highway 400 can get pretty jammed up at certain times, making it necessary for Barrie residents to find alternative routes.

To get a better idea of how city residents commute, consider the data collected by Statistics Canada.

89%
Drive
6%
Transit
1%
Bike
4%
Walk

Local Scoop

Want to know where the locals hang out in Barrie? Chances are you’ll find some of them in the more than 300 hectares of the city’s park space. In the summer most people head down to the beach. Centennial Beach is the popular hot-spot with a large children’s playground, beach volleyball courts and a large sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming. If you forget to pack a picnic, don’t worry. There are plenty of restaurants and stores within walking distance of the beach. Other spots to check out for shoreline swimming include Johnson’s Beach as well as Minet’s Point Beach. Keep in mind, though, lifeguards are only on duty from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and only from the end of June to the middle of August, weather depending.

If you do spend a day at Centennial Beach and you want to keep the kids busy, consider checking out Theatre By the Bay. The wacky characters include pirates and wizards and they all belong to an “Adventure Island.” Kids love it because the theatre is interactive. The productions only run in July but anyone with little ones aged three and older probably ends up participating in this event at least once per year.

If you’d rather just pack a picnic and lie in the grass, check out the 11 acres at Allandale Station Park. There are walking and bike paths as well as a community centre and fish habitat learning areas. For an even larger green space check out The Gables. There are more than 42 acres in this northeastern park and it includes woodland trails, a beach and a permanent picnic shelter.   

If you and your kids are a bit more adventurous, try Barrie’s treetop trekking at Horseshoe Resort. The resort also has mini-putt and go karts. Another option is to spend the day fishing. While you can shoreline fish in most places in Barrie, there’s nothing more exciting than catching a fish on the open water. You can rent a boat or charter a fishing tour. Kempenfelt Bay is home to Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Whitefish and Lake Trout. Just remember that you will need a fishing license for anyone over the age of 18.

In the winter, locals hit the slopes. Why not? The air is cold and the snow is falling—might as well make it fun! Snow Valley and Horseshoe Resort both offer skiing and snowboarding. If you don’t own the equipment you can rent the gear, or opt to try snow tubing instead. Each resort also has ice-skating rinks and a chance to play shinny hockey. Or just relax in the on-site chalet and restaurants.

Outdoor space and activities aren’t the only things to keep you occupied in Barrie. There are numerous restaurants ranging from fast-food, take-out places, to tea rooms and cafes, to ethnic-focused establishments, to fine-dining. Get a glimpse of Barrie’s past with a trip to one of the city’s museums or historical sites. Base Borden Military Museum is one of Canada’s largest military museums, plus Discovery Harbour tells the story of the original 19th century naval and military outpost that was stationed here.  

Families will enjoy Chappell Farms. During the month of October, the farm creates a Boo-Barn, a corn maze and offers tours of the pumpkin patch.

FAQs About Barrie Real Estate

According to current Barrie MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Barrie, ON is $709,000. Based on Barrie housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 31 days and has a 98.2% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Barrie MLS© data, the average detached house in Barrie, ON has a listing price of $681,000. In Barrie, detached houses are on the market for 31 days on average.

According to current Barrie MLS© data, the average condo in Barrie, ON has a listing price of $436,000. In Barrie, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $457,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $371,000.

In Barrie, ON, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Innis-shore, South Shore, Bayshore and Sandy Hollow. Innis-shore is the most expensive neighbourhood in Barrie with an average home price of $786,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in Barrie include Allandale Centre, Alliance, Georgian Drive and North Shore. Allandale Centre is the most affordable neighbourhood in Barrie with an average home price of $465,000.

The closest cities to Barrie, ON include Essa, Innisfil, Oro-medonte and Angus. Out of the nearby Barrie cities, Oro-medonte has the highest average home price of $1,243,000 and Angus has the most affordable average home price of $554,000.

The average townhouse in Barrie has an average listing price of $557,000, which represents a 21.7% change in price from last year. There are currently 70 townhouses for sale in Barrie, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Barrie is $69,471 per year, which is slightly above the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Barrie, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 24.8% rent versus 75.2% own. The median monthly rent price is $1,800 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $2,000 per month.

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