The town of the Blue Mountains, created in 2001, is an amalgamation of smaller communities to form the town, it includes: Craigleith, Lora Bay,Thornbury, Clarksburg, Ravenna, Little Germany, Castle Glen, Osler, Kolapore, Gibraltar, Castle Glen, and Swiss Meadows.
Together there are about 6,453 full time residents (according to the 2011 census), with the additional part-time residents the population is actually 13,833. Named and famous for the Blue Mountains which attracts a large tourist population both daily and overnight visitors to the well know Blue Mountain Ski Resort.
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According to some reports there may be up to 28,833 visitors a day in the Blue Mountains. With world class skiing, restaurants, shopping and accommodations Blue Mountain Resort is a major attraction, but the Town also has many outdoor activities that not only attract vacationers but actually are the reason that many people move to the area. Scenic Caves is also another popular tourist attraction.
Three Stage and Kolapore along with Blue Mountain provide great down hill biking & hiking trails. There is also rock climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, golfing and boating. After a day of action you can relax & unwind at the Scandinave Spa or one of many great restaurants that rival those of the GTA.
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Something unique that the area is also known for is the Apple Pie Trail. With many great apple orchards including some pick your own apple farms, you’re sure to find the perfect mouth watering Apple pie (or maybe more that a few!).
There are rural homes and farms with hardly any other homes nearby, just views in every direction, then there are in-town century homes, condos, chalets at the base of the mountain, large waterfront homes and everything in between.
If you’re from out of town, there are many places to stay while house hunting . Blue Mountain Resort is a beautiful 4 season destination, as with any resort or tourist area, you want to make sure to book ahead. Blue Mountain is the host to many conferences, groups, competitions etc, in addition to skiers, downhill bikers, tour groups and regular tourists, so it can be hard to anticipate booked up times. With Collingwood just a few minutes away holidays, events and festivals will also affect the availability of rooms at Blue Mountain. Long weekends like Canada Day, The August long weekend, Labour Day, Christmas, March Break are obvious busy times but don’t forget about Elvis Fest, it is a world renowned Festival. So book ahead.
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If you are planning to do a lot of activities in the Blue Mountain Village you will likely not want to drive 15 minutes every time you need to go back to you room so you could be better off staying at Blue Mountain. Look at travel websites like trip advisor for ratings and feedback to see the right fit for you. For a high-end stay everyone has good things to say about the Westin in the village.
Click here to find more information on Blue Mountain new homes developments. The PDF has great details, floor plans and illustrations for the new developments.
If you are looking for a ski-in ski-out location, all the Inns at Blue Mountain Village listed above are very convenient and close-by the Mountain Springs Resort has a great location for skiing as well.
If you are interested in properties for sale in The Blue Mountains Real Estate or would like to look at some homes please don’t hesitate to call or email me. We will get you all the MLS listngs that fit your criteria as soon as they hit market.