The Top 5 Reasons to Move to Collingwood, ON

Are you looking for a change?

Perhaps you're tired of traffic congestion and the "busy-ness" of city life? Looking to slow things down a little? Maybe you're an extreme athlete? Or perhaps you want to enjoy more recreational hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, skiing or snowshoeing? Are you just wishing you could sit in front of a fire with a good book and look out at mountains or water? Do you long for some time in the great outdoors in a place with not only magnificent views and activities to offer, but a vibrant community boasting fabulous restaurants, shops, arts and entertainment?


​My name is Janet Piotrowski with RE/MAX Four Seasons Realty in beautiful Collingwood, Ontario. I've been a Realtor for 13 years. I worked in Toronto for part of that time, but now I live, work and play in Collingwood, Ontario. Before this was my home, it was my favourite getaway spot.

This is the story of how I made the transition to Collingwood Living:

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Collingwood:


1) This list MUST begin with "The Great Outdoors" and all the year-round activities the area has to offer! You can enjoy bombing down the slopes at Blue Mountain, or snowshoeing or cross country skiing in Winter. And in the Summer there are the pristine waters of Georgian Bay for you to enjoy in your kayak or on your SUP. The longest freshwater beach in the world is located in nearby Wasaga Beach, and there are running/cycling trails all the way from Collingwood to Meaford. Golf Courses, public and private, abound in this four-season playground. During the shoulder seasons, enjoy the apple orchards, wineries and fabulous Fall colours!


2) Although housing prices have increased recently (everyone is starting to catch on!), they remain very affordable in comparison to homes in Toronto and other large centres.


3) Attention all entrepreneurs - Collingwood was ranked by The Financial Post as the #1 Smaller City in Canada in which to start a new business!


4) Also voted in the top 10 places to retire in Ontario!


5) Small town charm mixed with modern conveniences - this area attracts people who are looking to slow down the pace a little, enjoy less traffic, more sense of community, but aren't willing to give up high-quality dining and shopping options, access to great schools, medical care and amenities.

A different kind of real estate professional in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area - Having achieved award-winning sales performance levels in the time-sensitive and competitive Toronto real estate market for 11 years, I know what it takes to help you achieve success, whether you are buying or selling for your own use, or as an investment in the Southern Georgian Bay area. Your time is important to you, and you need someone who is responsive, transparent, educated, experienced and 100% committed to providing first-class service to you. My goal is to build life-long relationship with my clients based on trust, integrity and professionalism.


*All images courtesy of Janet Piotrowski