Welcome to Markdale
Welcome to the charming village of Markdale! It’s very close to amazing recreation including the Beaver Valley Ski Club, & the Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club to enjoy great skiing in the winter months and the Markdale Golf and Curling Club, and the CP Rail Trail to take advantage of in the warmer seasons.
Markdale is the home of Chapman’s Ice Cream. The company was started in 1973 by Penny and Dave Chapman. Tragically in 2009, the Chapman’s factory caught fire and burned down. The company made sure its employees and the community were taken care of during this hardship and re-opened bigger, better, and tastier than ever!
A yearly tradition is the Markdale Fall Fair. At over 150 years old, this fall fair is beloved by all in the area. There is a variety of activities including a 4-H show, horse pulls, a light and pleasure horse show, classic car show, tractor, and ATV pulls as well as lots of competition showcases to enter including baking, flowers, and crafts, photography, and more.
With amenities such as a grocery store, banks, a post office, and a hospital, it also offers lots of conveniences. There are plenty of small businesses such as bakeries, restaurants, cafes, and shops that dot the town offering great local foods and products. Being surrounded by great farmlands provides such a variety of locally grown foods, there plenty of opportunities to enjoy local cuisine and even delve into cooking yourself! Markdale is also close to larger centers such as Owen Sound and Collingwood with more boutiques, department stores, large supermarkets, cinemas, and fine dining.
The close tight-knit community draws people in from near and far to visit and live in! With such scenic landscapes, the 2-hour drive to the GTA is always enjoyable.
June Grey Highlands Real Estate Market Report
The number of homes listed in the Municipality of Grey Highlands rose 16% in June from last month. Year over year shows down of 3% from June 2022. June saw a 100% increase of 9 more homes sold than in May as well as June of 2022. The listing-to-sales ratio for the Municipality of Grey Highlands was still leaning in favor of listings with 60/40 in June, compared to 70/30 in May. The months of Inventory for Grey Highlands are lower again this month with 4, down from 5 in May as well as down from 6 in June of 2022. The average sale price for a home in the Municipality of Grey Highlands decreased by 19% in June, from $814,000 to $656,000.