|The historic village of Magnetawan, Algonquin for "swiftly flowing river" is located only 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto in the heart of Muskoka Parry Sound Cottage Country.
Founded over 150 years ago it is one of the oldest settlements in the Parry Sound district, being a major stop on the famous Nipissing colonization road through central Ontario. With great scenery, hiking & biking trails, camping and fishing it is natural destination to live & play.
Located in the Parry Sound District, the township had a population of 1,454 in the 2011 Canadian census.
The township comprises the communities of Ahmic Harbour, Ahmic Lake, Cecebe, Cedar Croft, Chikopi, Dufferin Bridge, Magnetawan, North Seguin, Oranmore, Pearceley, Port Anson and Port Carmen
Magnetawan Area Lakes
There are many waterways in the Muskoka Parry Sound Area including Ahmic Lake, Lake Cecebe, Horn Lake, Whitestone Lake, Manitouwabing, Big Doe, Little Doe, Pickerel, Bernard, Whalley, Neighick and Crawford.
Magnetawan Real Estate Market
The Magnetawan Real Estate market has been very robust once again with very stable pricing and a balanced market with the number of Homes and Cottages for sale in line with the number of Buyers. Ahmic Lake, Lake Cecebe, Horn Lake and Whitestone Lake are very popular but the demand for waterfront properties on smaller lakes remains strong. Vacant waterfront continues to sell well and there are many new cottages being built. There is a trend towards families purchacing cottage real estate for future retirement in the Magnetawan Area so year round road access is an important component to determining value. According to the Canadian Real Association the median home price for all of Muskoka / Haliburton was $216,500 as of June 2013 and the Magnetawan area runs just less than that. Cottages were just under $400,000 for Muskoka / Haliburton which is comparable to Magnetawan. Recently we have seen many retirees moving into the area, a trend we are confident will continue.
By John Fincham
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