About Burk's Falls
The Village, built on the shores of the Magnetawan River, is located just 2 ½ hours north of Toronto on the highway 11 corridor and 55 miles south of North Bay. The recent completion of the four lane highway in the area has dramatically improved traffic flow to and from the GTA. According to the latest census there are approximately 476 homes and 976 residents in the village itself but with the many beautiful lakes in the area the summer population swells when all the cottage owners and campers come up. There is also access to over 500km of OFSC snowmobile trails from Burks Falls making it a year round tourist destination. It is one of the few towns in the region with both both water and sewer infastructure.
Local Lakes around Burk's Falls
With tourism being the main source of income for many people in the area, the lake and river systems are a lifeline for the local economy. The Magnetawan River, which begins in Algonquin Park, threads its way through Burks falls en route to Georgian Bay just north of Parry Sound. Ahmic Lake, Lake Cecebe, Neighick Lake and Midlothian Lake are part of this 40 mile water system. Other lakes around Burk’s Falls that are popular cottage areas include Big Doe Lake, Little Doe Lake, Pickerel Lake, Three Mile Lake, Horn Lake and Sand Lake ner Kearney.
Burk's Falls Services
Burks Falls has a large array of services including Real Estate Offices, Insurance, Laundry, Law Offices, Accountants, Banks, Grey Coach Bus Terminal and a newspaper office. From a health care standpoint there is a Medical center, Ambulance, Physiotherapy and a local Health Unit. There are two deep water artesian wells with a capacity of over 120,000 gallons of fresh water a day that service the towns water needs.
There are 7 churches in Burk's Falls including Baptist, United, Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and The Church of Christ.
Burk's Falls Real Estate
The real estate market in Burk's falls itself would be considered a stable Buyer's Market for early 2014 with the number of Homes for sale averaging about 25 at any one time. The cottage market in the surrounding area is stronger and more balanced with quality waterfront priced at market value selling resonably fast. Larger lakes such as Doe Lake, Horn Lake and Big Doe Lake are very popular can a command a premium over smaller waterways and rivers. According to the Canadian Real Association the median home price for all of Muskoka / Haliburton was $216,500 as of June 2013 and the Burks falls area is just under that. Cottages were just under $400,000 for Muskoka / Haliburton which is also above the Almaguin area which includes Burk's Falls.