Living in the Barrie East Neighborhood

The Barrie East neighborhood is well established with larger homes and lots, mixed with smaller and more modern low rise and high-rise apartments. Waterfront properties are available in this area with views of the north shore of Kempenfelt Bay. The area is vibrant with jobs from the college, hospital, and other businesses that serve the area making it a great place to live and build a life.

There are a few different school options in the neighborhood for elementary students such as Maple Grove Public School, Steele Street Public School, and St Monica’s Catholic School. Secondary School options local to this neighborhood are Eastview Secondary School or St Joseph’s Catholic High School. Child daycare options within this neighborhood are plentiful. A couple of options to note are the Johnson Street Childcare, Before and After School Program, and the YMCA Child Care St Monica’s which are both great educational centers.

Georgian College is local to this neighborhood-serving thousands of students with high-quality post-secondary education. The college provides an abundance of employment opportunities for residents in Barrie. They offer a variety of programs in every industry and allow students to receive a great amount of hands-on job experience within their programs.

Parks, walking trails, and beaches are not limited to the East neighborhoods. Eastview Park and Hickling Park both have a playground and soccer field for kids to enjoy. The Northshore Trail is a three-kilometer trail that can be accessed from Simcoe Street or Johnson’s Beach. This is a multi-use trail that runs the entire length of Barrie’s north shore of Kempenfelt Bay providing a beautiful view of the City of Barrie as you walk along all year round.

Johnson’s Beach is a popular area for swimming and picnics during the summer months. There is a small sandy shore that’s perfect for relaxing and enjoying a picnic while the kids go swimming in Kempenfelt Bay.

It’s important to note that this neighborhood is situated conveniently minutes away from many important amenities like grocery stores, gas stations, and the local hospital as well as downtown Barrie is just minutes away providing plenty of great local places to dine and nightlife entertainment. 

As you can see the Barrie East neighborhood is a great area to raise a family and build a life. Amenities are within minutes away from any point and outdoor activities are at your fingertips. If you’re looking for an established neighborhood with amenities and schools nearby, the Barrie East neighborhood is perfect for you.

-The BDAR Team

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