Haliburton Real Estate Statistics
|Average Home Price||$709K|
|Lowest Priced Home||$34.9K|
|Highest Listing Price||$6M|
|Total Property Listings||70|
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Haliburton County Area Information
Haliburton is a small town located in Haliburton County, Ontario, on the shores of Head Lake. Just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Toronto, and 3 hours from Ottawa, Haliburton is a hidden gem in southwest Ontario’s famed Cottage Country.
Nearby communities include Minden (the county seat), Wilberforce, Gooderham, Irondale, Cardiff, West Guilford, Eagle Lake, and Fort Irwin. The area around Haliburton is known as “The Haliburton Highlands” due to its occupying an elevated spot on the Canadian Shield and its Scottish heritage.
Not only is Haliburton known for its beautiful surroundings, parks, and lakes, but the area is also attractive due to the thriving arts and crafts scene. The town of Haliburton and Haliburton County host many renowned artists, sculptors, crafts-persons, and galleries to showcase and sell their work.
Many people also visit Haliburton to enjoy the many cabins and cottages on the various lakes that dot the area. This results in a large influx of visitors and residents during the summer months, although Haliburton is considerably less busy than other Cottage Country destinations, like Muskoka Lakes.
Haliburton County ON Homes For Sale
Haliburton homes for sale styles include a range of homes in a traditional country style. These include wood frame and lap siding construction, as well as quaint roof details like gambrels and dormer windows.
Other common features of Haliburton homes for sale include large front decks, raised entryways and porches, and, for the larger homes, great rooms with high peaked ceilings and full-length windows for appreciating the surrounding trees.
The relatively simple wooden construction of many of these homes lends a distinctively Northern-European feel to the Haliburton real estate market.
Homes in Haliburton also have many properties for sale in more conventional suburban-Canada designs. Some of these are characteristically mid-century single-family homes, in garrison house and split-level configurations, with prominent use of white facings and red-brick exteriors.
Further out from the town, intrepid buyers can pick up large undeveloped lots, many of which include lake frontage and private woods. These are great for building the cabin, cottage, or chalet of your dreams out in the privacy of Ontario’s beautiful wilderness.
There are also many cabins and cottages - already built - with lake frontage so you can enjoy private water access (or ice access) from your Haliburton home whenever you want.
Things to Do in Haliburton
Like most small towns in southwest Ontario, Haliburton supports an extensive set of outdoor activities for both summer and winter.
When things are cool, Haliburton is ideal for cross-country skiing, as well as downhill skiing at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill. The Haliburton Nordic Trails Association maintains many miles of trails to explore for skiers. And, there’s also more than 1,700 kilometres of additional trails for snowmobiles. For those wanting to experience something more rugged and “hand son”, there are also tour operators who can take you on a dog sledding adventure through the winter snowscape.
Other winter activities around Haliburton include ice fishing, snowshoeing, and skating. Haliburton County also hosts an annual National Pond Hockey Championship, inviting teams from around Canada to take the title.
Summer is definitely boom time for Haliburton, and the range of fun activities reflects that. There’s ATV and horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, golfing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and swimming.
For the more community minded, there is Halliburton's renowned arts and culture scene. Take the Haliburton County Studio Tour to encounter a range of artists, studios, galleries, and stores. Visit the Haliburton International Film Festival, Art in the Park, or the Haliburton Highland Games to experience the range of experiences available in Haliburton.
Other attractions around Haliburton include
- Algonquin Provincial Park
- The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve
- Haliburton Sculpture Park
- Haliburton Skyline Park
History of Haliburton
Modern settlement in Haliburton goes back to the early 1800s, with the primary local industry being lumber related. The area and town were named after Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a prominent individual and important in development of the area.
FAQs About Haliburton County Ontario
Q: Is Haliburton in Kawartha Lakes?
A: The town of Haliburton is located in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock electoral district, situated in central Ontario.
Q: What is Haliburton, Ontario known for?
A: Halibiurton is known for the natural beauty of the area as well as the many things there are to do year round in the area, such as snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing in the winter and hiking, mountain biking and swimming in the many nearby lakes during the summer months.
Q: What is Haliburton named after?
A: Haliburton is named after Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a politician and author from the mid-1800s.
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