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Home Neighborhoods: Owen Sound Neighbourhood



The City of Owen Sound provides its 22,000 residents a blend of urban and natural attractions. Owen Sound is in part of Grey County, and is "The Hub" of the Grey-Bruce region.

The city has plenty of museums, galleries and artists' studios, a live theatre company. Shop in unique and charming boutiques, specialty shops and malls. Dine in or out at one of the many restaurants spread throughout the city. It has a full range of accommodation from quality hotels and motels to quaint B & Bs, cottages, fully serviced campgrounds, and rugged unserviced camping on the Bruce Trail. Wrapped by the Niagara Escarpment, a unique eco-system recognized by UNESCO, the city is only 2.5 hours northwest of Toronto.

Schools

Owen Sound has 12 English elementary and 3 secondary schools and 1 French elementary, as well as 6 private schools. The University of Western Ontario offers extension courses in Owen Sound in support of certain undergraduate degrees.

Shopping

Owen Sound has a small downtown shopping area, and 2 shopping malls.

Recreation

Owen Sound is the gateway to the Bruce Peninsula. It likes on Georgian Bay and has a number of beaches and marinas in the community and close by, as well as 1 indoor and 1 outdoor swimming pools. There are a number of downhill ski areas nearby on the Niagara Escarpment and 4 golf courses very close by. The city also has a movie theatre, one live performance venue, and 9 baseball diamonds. For those preferring to watch their sports, the city i shome to the Owen Sound Attack OHA Jr 'A' hockey team. There are also three museums and an art gallery.

Homes

The town is a mix of older (pre-1970) houses, recently-built homes, and cottages along the waterfront. The average prices (2006) for single family detached homes(not on water)is $160,000, and semi-detached homes running $105,000, with townhouses running about $130,000 and condos around $155,000.

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