The Great Escape

Welcome To The Great Lakes

Experience Lake Huron and Lake Erie’s allure—your haven for year-round living, summer escapes, or astute investments. Embrace waterfront tranquillity, vibrant communities, and stunning sunsets. Choose from a curated range of properties, blending modern comforts with natural beauty. Whether you are a permanent resident, a seasonal dweller, or an investor, these Great Lakes offer an idyllic canvas for your lifestyle dreams. Dive into a life where waves, serenades and sunsets inspire—your lakeside adventure begins here.

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Lake Community Locations

Immerse yourself in the tranquil allure of Southwestern Ontario, where the enchanting Lake Erie and majestic Lake Huron grace the landscape. Experience a harmonious blend of nature’s splendour and welcoming communities, offering an unparalleled opportunity for serene waterfront living that rejuvenates the soul.

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Breathtaking Natural Beauty

 Living on Lake Huron or Lake Erie means waking up to awe-inspiring vistas each day. The tranquil expanse of shimmering water, framed by lush landscapes, creates a serene and picturesque backdrop that soothes the soul.

Harsh Winter Weather

The lakes’ proximity can lead to heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, making winters challenging for those who dislike extreme cold and snow-related inconveniences.

Recreational Paradise

 These lakes offer a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. From sailing, kayaking, and fishing to hiking along scenic trails, residents enjoy a wide range of activities that keep them active and connected to nature.

Humidity and Bugs

The lakes can contribute to higher humidity levels and an increase in bugs during certain seasons, potentially causing discomfort for individuals who are sensitive to these factors.

Charming Waterfront Communities

Nestled along the shores are charming towns and villages that exude a welcoming atmosphere. Quaint shops, local markets, and a strong sense of community foster a close-knit environment where neighbors become friends.

Tourist Crowds

In peak vacation months, the lakeside areas can become crowded with tourists, impacting the tranquility that some residents seek for their daily lives.

Year-Round Delights:

 Embrace the changing seasons with grace. Lake-effect snowfall transforms winter into a wonderland for skiing and ice skating, while warm summers invite you to bask on sandy beaches, partake in water sports, and savor outdoor events.

Erosion and Flooding

 Lakefront properties may be vulnerable to erosion and flooding, requiring consistent maintenance and potential insurance concerns for homeowners.

Unforgettable Sunsets

Witnessing the sun dip below the horizon, casting a kaleidoscope of colors across the water, becomes a cherished daily ritual. These spectacular sunsets instill a sense of wonder and gratitude, making each day feel extraordinary.

Limited Urban Amenities

 While charming communities dot the shores, major urban amenities may be farther away, making access to cultural events, entertainment, and specialized services more challenging for those accustomed to city living.

Home Styles In & Around The Great Lakes

These three prominent home styles—cottage or cabin, Colonial Revival, and contemporary—capture the essence of lakeside living along Lake Huron and Lake Erie, catering to a diverse range of tastes and preferences.

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Cottages & Cabins

The quintessential cottage or cabin style is a beloved choice along the Great Lakes. These homes evoke a cozy, rustic ambiance, often featuring wood siding, exposed beams, and gabled roofs. Large windows frame picturesque views of the lakes, and inviting porches or decks encourage outdoor living. This style harks back to a simpler time and is perfect for those seeking a laid-back, waterfront retreat.

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Colonial Revival

Reflecting a more formal and traditional aesthetic, the Colonial Revival style is a favorite among lakeside communities. These homes often boast symmetrical facades, prominent entryways with columns or pilasters, and classic details like shutters and dentil molding. Colonial Revival homes exude timeless elegance, offering a sense of refinement that resonates with those who appreciate a blend of history and modern comfort.

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Contemporary Waterfront

With a nod to modern design principles, contemporary waterfront homes are gaining popularity along Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Characterized by clean lines, large windows, and open floor plans, these homes maximize views and natural light. Sustainable materials and innovative architectural features may be incorporated, creating a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Contemporary homes attract those with a preference for sleek, minimalist aesthetics and a desire to integrate cutting-edge design with the surrounding natural beauty.

Schools

Schools along the lake shore communities are limited, and many students travel by bus to attend school. 

Homes For & Sold around Lake Erie & Lake Huron

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