Welcome to Meaford
Welcome to the Town of Meaford! Known as “The Other Big Apple”. One thing the town is known for is its exceptional theatre scene. The Meaford Hall is home to some of the best concerts, plays and performances in the area. The gallery in the hall also showcases local artists, many of whose art pays homage to the great town they live in. The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) takes place annually over four days during the September Labour Day weekend.
During the summer months, the Harbour is booming with activity, with boaters and anglers enjoying the warm weather. This waterside town is also home to amazing playgrounds and campgrounds, with Memorial Park being a local favourite. The summer is also a great time to check out the Georgian Trail, a former railway line that has been converted into a walking and cycling trail. It starts in town and heads all the way into Collingwood, following the shore of Georgian Bay with views of the water and local nature along the trail.
The town has all the amenities you may need such as grocery stores, banks, post offices, and a hospital. There are plenty of small businesses such as restaurants, cafes and shops located on the main street. A couple of our favourites include The Leeky Canoe and The Kitchen.
The town’s dedication to its history while still creating new traditions is what makes it so special. Stopping by the Meaford Museum, Meaford Hall or any of the local historical plaques allows you to learn about the rich history of the area.
With such a variety of activities and points of interest, from boating on the harbour to catching a show at the historic Meaford Hall, there is so much to do in this humble town. Add in the amazing beauty that surrounds you in nature and it is clear to see why the area draws people in from near and far to visit and live! And it’s only a 2.5-hour drive from the GTA and 2 hours from Kitchener/Waterloo.
July Meaford Real Estate Market Report
30 new residential properties were listed in July in the Municipality of Meaford, up slightly from June. The number of listings this month is up 114% compared with July 2021.There were just 3 homes sold in July, a drop of 79% compared with June and 85% lower than July 2021.The Municipality of Meaford had the highest listing to sales ratio of the 5 areas we track and one of the largest shifts in favour of listings, moving from 65-35 in June to 90-10 in July. Last month, the Municipality of Meaford had 4 months of inventory listed. In July, that number soared to 38, meaning that it would take 38 months to sell all the residential properties that are currently on the market. Last year, July had 2 months of inventory; a huge difference in the market conditions. Again this month, there was about a 4% increase in the average sale price of a home in the Municipality of Meaford, growing from $864,000 to $896,000.