Waterfront lifestyle communities are gaining in popularity across the Kawartha Lakes.
They are a perfect alternative for anyone who is considering a slower paced lifestyle but want to maintain a "neighbourhood" feel. Waterfront communities are also a great option for snowbirds who want to get away from the ice in snow during the colder months, with the confidence and peace of mind, knowing their property will be maintained throughout the winter.
There are several waterfront communities to chose from in the Kawartha Lakes, and options for every budget. Here are the four most popular waterfront lifestyle communities in the area.
Port 32 is a community of luxurious homes set on the shores of Pigeon Lake in Bobcaygeon. It is known for its park-like setting, the community is made up of freehold bungalows with a mix of waterfront and off-water properties. Non-waterfront properties can lease dock space in the community and memberships in the exclusive Spre Spa club are avaiable.
The Shore Spa is home to a spacious great room with views of Pigeon Lake outdoor swimming pool, two professional tennis courts, lovely landscaping with patios and walking trails and so much more.
The community is within walking distance to Bobcaygeonand everything the community has to offer.
Just outside of Bobcaygeon, Victoria place is a community of freehold brick and stone homes, most with a lake view, on large (half-acre to one-acre) lots. Large common areas of open land are peppered throughout the park-like community and are owned by the community as a whole.
Victoria Place owns several acres of beautiful, private, exclusive shoreline on Pigeon Lake where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, and picnicing.
There are protected water areas and each home has its own private dockage at the waterfront.
A community clubhouse is the hub of all activities in Victoria Place. From there, you can access the outdoor salt water swimming pool, tennis court, regulation size lawn bowling green, shuffleboard courts and driving range.
The only gated waterfront community in the Kawarthas, Kingsview Estates is located on Balsam Lake, 1-1/2 hours northeast of Toronto.
This maintenance-free gated waterfront community encompasses 30 homes, with a private boat slip for each home, a swim dock, community pavillion, natural sandbar and 600 feet of sandy shoreline. Enjoy fabulous sunsets, walking trails, and other year-round attractions, all close to the quaint shops and cafes of nearby towns of Coboconk and Bobcaygeon.
Reasonable monthly condo fees cover taxes, utilities, maintenance and expenses for common elements such as snow plowing and grass cutting, allowing you to enjoy all of hte pluses of cottage living without many of the hassels.
The newest lifestyle deelopment in the Kawarthas is the Fenelon Lakes club, on Cameron lake in Fenelon Falls.
The new construction condo and townhouse development's 59 units are scheduled for completion in 2020. Condo living will give residents the best of all worlds: enjoying shopping, restaurants and the crystal clear waters of Cameron Lake within walking distance and none of the maintenance hassles of lawn mowing, snow shovelling. Not to mention the peace of mind that your home will be cared for as you enjoy the winter in warmer climates.
If new construction is more to your liking, Kings Wharf Estates is the newest executive subdivision in the Kawarthas. The community is made up of 21 Lots, ranging in approx size of 1 to 2 acres located on the western shore of Pigeon Lake, City of Kawartha Lakes. All homes will have transferrable deeded access to the waterfront with beach and docking areas. All lots properties are a freehold setup. Common elements are managed through a Common Elements Condominium Corporation. The community is centrally located just a short drive from the town of Bobcaygeon and the many shops and restaurants, as well as several golf courses and the amenities in the nearby city of Lindsay.