Braestone’s Nature-Inspired Community Attracts Urbanites

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Set on 566 acres of largely untouched landscape in the rolling hills of the Horseshoe Valley, Braestone is a one-of-a-kind community unlike any other in its region.

Its lifestyle offering is appealing to both young professional and senior urbanites seeking a more serene and connected-to-nature way of life as the final release in Phase 4 will soon be released.

“We have noticed that many young families have expressed interest in Braestone for the wealth of natural amenities in and around the community,” said Georgian International President & CEO Jamie Massie. “The increasing opportunities to work from home are making this new ideal lifestyle possible.”

“Braestone is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with all of the conveniences you need in close proximity.”

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Braestone’s team states that 2.5 million Canadians work from home, representing about 12.6 per cent of the workforce, according to 2016 data acquired from Statistics Canada.

Additionally, those looking to retire are in search for better quality of life with a bit of open outdoor space and fresh air. Many long-time city dwellers are feeling congestion is closing them in and prefer to experience peacefulness and tranquility in their upcoming retirement years. A study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms that growing up near green space is good for your mental health as an adult.

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Located approximately 20 minutes north of Barrie and an hour from Toronto, the master-planned country estate community of Braestone is an authentic reflection of refined country living with four seasons of activities at its doorstep.

Sixty per cent of the land is set aside as a Nature Preserve with forests and trails and ponds. In the heart of the picturesque Horseshoe Valley, residents experience authentic “Remarkables,” a term coined for these private amenities including a 108-acre Braestone Farm with pumpkin and berry patches, a Christmas tree farm, a working Sugar Shack, apiary, vineyard, and skating pond.

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“If Norman Rockwell were alive today, he would be painting scenes you can find on any given day at Braestone. We are recreating small town Canada,” said Massie.

The William Hicks designed homes are a modern interpretation of “country style” influenced by the farmhouses and barns of the Oro-Medonte region.

The properties feature dormers, cupolas, wide verandahs with gas-fired lanterns and coach houses. Homesteads up to 3,000 sq. ft. on 100-foot wide lots from ½ acre and larger are offered.

This is the final release in Phase 4 that comprises 20 homesites on a selection of valley and ridge lots ranging from approximately ½ an acre to over one acre in size. Bungalows, bungalows with lofts and two-storey homes range from $713,900 to $899,900.

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