Bala

A tight-knit rural community in the stunning township municipality of Muskoka Lakes, otherwise known as “cottage country”, Bala is truly unique. With a population of 6,500, choosing to purchase the one of a kind experience Bala homes for sale brings means year-round access to everything an outdoor lover could possibly want out of this charming community.



View of fall foliage near Bala real estate

Bala Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.5M
Lowest Priced Home $499K
Highest Listing Price $3M
Total Property Listings 11
Avg. Price/SQFT $928

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1009 Burgess Avenue, Bala

$669,900

1009 Burgess Avenue, Bala

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,200 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40308389

SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA, BROKERAGE, GRAVENHURST

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3 Miramichi Island, Bala

$2,295,000

3 Miramichi Island, Bala

6 Beds 3 Baths 3,400 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40304950

JOHNSTON & DANIEL RUSHBROOKE REALTY, BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING

1648 Acton Island Road, Bala

$1,895,000

↓ $100,000

1648 Acton Island Road, Bala

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,540 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40293765

HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING

0 Moon River Road, Bala

$2,995,000

0 Moon River Road, Bala

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40287478

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA - CLARKE MUSKOKA REALTY BROKERAGE-PORT CARLING

Lt 1 Bala Park Island, Bala

$675,000

Lt 1 Bala Park Island, Bala

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40280255

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE

1028 Windsor Drive, Bala

$1,349,000

1028 Windsor Drive, Bala

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,250 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40273921

JOHNSTON & DANIEL RUSHBROOKE REALTY, BROKERAGE, BALA

0 Sunset Bay Road, Bala

$499,900

0 Sunset Bay Road, Bala

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40278270

FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC., BROKERAGE, BALA

1251 Muskoka #38 Road, Bala

$2,495,000

↓ $254,000

1251 Muskoka #38 Road, Bala

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,600 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40273316

JOHNSTON & DANIEL RUSHBROOKE REALTY, BROKERAGE, BALA

7-m7 Miramichi Island, Bala

$1,495,000

↓ $300,000

7-m7 Miramichi Island, Bala

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40266984

CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING

7-m7 Miramichi Island, Bala

$1,495,000

↓ $300,000

7-m7 Miramichi Island, Bala

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,400 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40259935

CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING

1268 Moon River Road, Bala

$499,000

1268 Moon River Road, Bala

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40212411

JOHNSTON & DANIEL RUSHBROOKE REALTY, BROKERAGE, BALA


Real Estate in Bala

With the wide variety of real estate that Bala has to offer, there’s an option for everyone even with the most refined tastes. 

Homes for sale in Bala vary in price, starting at around the $300,000 mark and going upwards of $3.5 million, you’re truly not at a shortage of featured properties to choose from. 

From properties with acres of empty land you can craft up your dream homes to the smallest detail, Bala homes for sale has it all. Especially with beautiful surroundings that only Muskoka can provide - from sparkling blue lakes to lush forestry and trails with scenic views right outside your doorstep.

Bala real estate is mainly made up of empty lots that range widely in price both by amount of acres and proximity to breathtaking lakes offering you the chance to have the perfect waterfront property of your dreams. 

Many of the more expensive properties share these beautiful waterfront views with mature landscaping with little maintenance needed. Some of the more luxurious $3 million + listings even feature multiple cottages on one property - there is truly no shortage of opportunity here in Bala. 

Bala Community Highlights

Sparkling blue waters and bright and sunny skies make the area truly stand out - especially when you’ll want to spend all of your time in the great outdoors. Especially in the summer months when it’s nice and warm or in the fall when the vibrant bursts of red cranberries become just right for the picking. 

Right where the Moon River and Lake Muskoka meets sits this one of a kind small town perfect to settle down in. 

The award winning Bala Cranberry Festival is widely loved in the area as well as the Bala Trek to Bethlehem during Christmas. 

A Mix of Old and New

Downtown is an eclectic mix of old and new with the Bala Antique and Nostalgia Show Sale that presents irresistible charm of old antiques. Bala is big on antiquing with other shops like Red Barn Antiques of Port Carling and TNTree Antiques and Collectibles. 

The Kee to Bala concert venue and bar right on Lake Muskoka has been a summer tradition since 1942. With a rich history and cultural impact on the area - the Kee to Bala used to host orchestras, then moved onto large rock and roll concerts in the 80s and now all kinds of musical artists have performed there like Akon, Avicii, Marianas Trench, and many more. 

Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery is open year-round with local specialty craft wines made with quality produced fruit. Award winning wines and incredibly fresh, vibrant cranberry picking makes for a one of a kind experience. 

All of these unique activities Bala has to offer doesn’t even begin to cover many of the outdoor highlights the area provides like the Gibson Lake Trail, highly popular and breathtaking Algonquin Park, Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, and many more. 

Take a chance to settle down in this gem of a community in the heart of all the beauty that is the Muskoka Lakes area.

FAQ's About Bala

Q: What is Bala well known for?
A: Bala is well known for the stunning Bala Falls which happens to be a source of the beautiful Moon River - spanning from Lake Muskoka to the Georgian Bay.

Q: What is fun to do for kids & families in Bala?
A: Balacade - a beautifully classic stand-alone arcade where anyone can win prizes with the tickets gained from winning at the machines. An absolute treat for kids and adults alike. Muskoka Stay N' Play Tours offer guided snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice trail skating, snowshoeing, wine tasting, and amazing cottage rentals. 

Q: How's the dining in Bala?
A: The best comfort food you can find with Bala Bay Takeaway - Pizza Nova, Bala Falls Pub, Moon River Lookout, The Hook and Ladder, and countless more delicious restaurants await you in Bala.

Q:  What is the population of Bala?
A: What used to be Canada's smallest incorporated town has now formed into Muskoka Lakes Township. Bala has a population of about 370 year-round residents but with the summer population can skyrocket anywhere between 5,000 to 15,000.

Q: What is Bala best known for?
A: Considered the Cranberry Capital of Ontario for the annual Bala Cranberry Festival at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery. Bala is one of the hubs of Ontario's famed cottage country. 


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