Bracebridge

Bracebridge lies at the heart of Ontario's world-famous Muskoka Lakes region. The area may be best known for beautiful lakes & its serene natural beauty, but the small town has a thriving year-round community and many successful local businesses!

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Bracebridge Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $670K
Lowest Priced Home $3.2K
Highest Listing Price $3.7M
Total Property Listings 52
Avg. Price/SQFT $618

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30 Kimberley Avenue, Bracebridge

$429,900

30 Kimberley Avenue, Bracebridge

2 Beds 1 Bath 858 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40192044

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59

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200 Pine Street Unit# 80, Bracebridge

$384,900

200 Pine Street Unit# 80, Bracebridge

2 Beds 1 Bath 936 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40187252

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE - M438

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1 Salmon Avenue, Bracebridge

$3,500,000

1 Salmon Avenue, Bracebridge

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40191588

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59

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2 Salmon Avenue, Bracebridge

$1,200,000

2 Salmon Avenue, Bracebridge

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40192120

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59

64 Victoria Street, Bracebridge

$696,000

64 Victoria Street, Bracebridge

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,738 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40190613

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE - M438

63 Chambery St, Bracebridge

$3,200

63 Chambery St, Bracebridge

3 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5443713

RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC.

Part Lot 32 Concession 8 Rd, Bracebridge

$249,000

Part Lot 32 Concession 8 Rd, Bracebridge

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # X5439705

SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA

173 Santas Village Road, Bracebridge

$1,495,000

↓ $84,900

173 Santas Village Road, Bracebridge

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,170 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40186450

HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING, -M189

200 Pine Street Unit# 21, Bracebridge

$329,000

200 Pine Street Unit# 21, Bracebridge

2 Beds 1 Bath 936 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40188556

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, HUNTSVILLE -M63

1760 Purbrook Road, Bracebridge

$799,900

1760 Purbrook Road, Bracebridge

1 Bed 1 Bath 680 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40188147

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE - M438

1016 Zoe Lane, Bracebridge

$3,699,000

1016 Zoe Lane, Bracebridge

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,234 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40173117

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59

57 Tamarack Trail, Bracebridge

$619,900

57 Tamarack Trail, Bracebridge

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,040 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40182525

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE - M438

Bracebridge Area Information

Bracebridge is a town in southeast Ontario, just 1 hour and 30 minutes north of Toronto.

Covering more than 150,000 acres, the city limits incorporate vast areas of forests and lakes within Ontario’s famed Cottage Country.

Bracebridge is also the administrative seat for the Muskoka District Municipality, which includes a number of destination towns around Lake Muskoka. Bracebridge itself is built on the Muskoka River and shares a significant portion of its western boundary with Lake Muskoka, as well as incorporating some islands on the lake itself, most notably Browning Island.

A waterfall on the Muskoka River formed part of the town’s reason for existing, providing an abundant source of mechanical energy for local industry. The rivers and lakes also established Bracebridge as a local travel and transport hub. Now, the bridge and dam that traverse the river are local landmarks and scenic attractions as well.

The borders of Bracebridge incorporate a number of other small villages and settlements, including Clear Lake, Falkenburg Station, Fraserburg, Germania, Lakewood, Matthiasville, Purbrook, Rocksborough, Springdale Park, Stoneleigh, Uffington, and Vankoughnet.

Major transport to Bracebridge is via Highway 11, which runs north to south, connecting the area to Toronto and North Bay on Lake Nipissing. Other routes include District Road 117 and Highway 118 running east towards Ottawa.

Bracebridge Real Estate

Most of the Bracebridge real estate is typical of the Ontario Cottage Country property market, including a variety of cabin, cottage, and coastal appropriate styles.

There are also a number of resort-style condos, built within tasteful shingle-style, multi-unit buildings that fit the landscape and feel of the area well. Prospective buyers can often buy these in the form of shared-ownership, helping to split the cost and for added convenience if they’re only intended for holiday use.

Other interesting Bracebridge homes for sale include small prefab cottages, complete with spacious outdoor decks and well-appointed interiors. These can be customized and placed on an empty lot of your choice.

The abundance of land in the area makes empty plots an attractive choice for adventurous or picky buyers. Build the lakeside cottage or forest retreat of your dreams here, always close by to the amenities and conveniences of Bracebridge itself.

Nearer to Bracebridge, the real estate market offers a more conventional stock of suburban homes. Large single-family dwellings complete with new-traditional features, finished in cozy, wood-frame construction with energy-efficient fittings.

Things to Do in Bracebridge, ON

Situated within the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country, it’s no surprise that Bracebridge hosts a range of options for things to do and see.

For a start, there is the scenic, quaint, and historic town of Bracebridge itself. The river, bridges, and dams within the town are attractions in their own right, and make a great location for taking in a walk. Continue on to take in the Bracebridge Historic Walk, putting you at various interesting sites around town.

There are also a host of beaches, boat launches, and small parks in the area, as well as many unique and charming stores and restaurants to explore.

Bracebridge has many excellent services and facilities. On top of the big stores like Walmart or Canadian Tire, there are also facilities for staying fit and active. A large Sportsplex with a rock climbing wall and swimming pool is one notable example.

There is also Peake Fields - a large softball arena. During the summer months, visitors and residents enjoy boating, hiking, kayaking, waterskiing, golf, paddle boarding, and fishing, while in the winter months there’s ice-fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling.

If you’re in Bracebridge, make sure to check out the following attractions:
  • The Muskoka Brewery
  • Santa’s Village
  • The Woodchester Museum
  • The Rotary Centennial Gardens

Bracebridge History

Modern settlement in Bracebridge began in the 1860s

As mentioned, waterfalls on the Muskoka River provided much of the initial impetus for the formation of Bracebridge, acting as a source of abundant power for local industries.

Later, transport routes opened up to the town, including the Grand Trunk Railway and steam ships operating on the lake, making Bracebridge a hub for the local lumber industry, and later for those visiting their holiday homes in the area.



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