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    GTA Community Profile: New Tecumseth

    Small towns, farmland, and plenty of privacy and space to call your own. That’s what residents of New Tecumseth love about this small community about half way between Barrie and the GTA.

    Real estate in New Tecumseth is ideal for people who want to escape high-density areas of the GTA, without sacrificing access to the large city.

    Thanks to its location, real estate in New Tecumseth is a great option for commuters. Similarly, the town offers its residents excellent access to the great outdoors. It has many parks, conservation areas, and green spaces nearby.

    To learn more about buying or selling real estate in New Tecumseth, reach out to Frank Leo. We have more than 30 years of experience dealing in GTA real estate. Because of this, our representatives will have the know-how to make sure that you reach your real estate goals.

    The History of New Tecumseth

    In the early history of New Tecumseth, different indigenous groups settled in the area. Groups like the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Ojibwe lived in the area.

    Subsequently, European people settled in the area. These settlers founded three communities of note: Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham.

    In 1847, William Fletcher settled and built a mill on the banks of the Boyne River. Fletcher’s mill became the focal point of the town of Alliston. By 1869, 175 people lived there.

    Beeton got its name in 1874. The name came from D. A. Jones, who was the first commercial honey producer in Canada.

    During the 1820s, A family of Irish immigrants, the Tottens, lent their name to Tottenham. Business flourished in the town and by 1877 the population grew to 700.

    The Turn of the Century in New Tecumseth

    At the turn of the century, the communities that make up New Tecumseth were bustling with industry. Many manufacturing facilities operated in the area.

    During this period, flour mills and brickyards among other industries called Alliston home. The population of the town grew to around 1,300 by 1910.

    In the 1920s the establishment of the Steven Memorial Hospital in Alliston was made possible thanks to a donation from T. P. Loblaw. Loblaw was the founder of the grocery chain, and he was from the New Tecumseth area.

    Another famous person from the New Tecumseth area is Sir Fredrick Banting. He was born in Alliston and became world-famous after he discovered insulin in 1922 and won the Nobel Prize.

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    Suburban Development in New Tecumseth

    During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a boom in population and construction in the New Tecumseth area.

    In the 1980s, Honda saw New Tecumseth as the ideal spot to establish a manufacturing plant. In 1986, they opened a facility in Alliston, which is still a major employer.

    Later, in the 1990s, the area’s growth in population spurred the amalgamation of Alliston, Beeton, and Tottenham into the Town of New Tecumseth.

    The name “Tecumseth” came from a First Nations leader named Tecumseh. He was a Shawnee chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812.

    Overview

    New Tecumseth is a community with something for everyone. The town features business, industry, and natural beauty in abundance.

    With a population of just over 34,000, New Tecumseth is a quiet and peaceful place to live. The town is a great spot for anyone who loves the small-town lifestyle.

    At the same time, its proximity to the GTA makes it a choice spot for commuters who want to travel elsewhere for work.

    The town sits on the threshold of Huronia. That is to say, the gorgeous landscapes of Lake Huron, the Bruce Peninsula, and the Georgian Bay are only a short drive away.

    Real Estate in New Tecumseth

    Real estate in New Tecumseth is an excellent choice for either growing families, or retirees looking for a quiet place to settle down in.

    The single-detached home is by far the most popular type of real estate in New Tecumseth.

    The real estate in New Tecumseth is dominated by spacious houses that have been recently built. This is because developers have constructed nearly 4,000 homes in the area since 2001.

    Contact one of our representatives for more guidance navigating the New Tecumseth real estate market. On the other hand, check our listings for current information on available properties in the area.

    Shopping

    Despite its small size, New Tecumseth features some great shopping opportunities.

    The majority of shopping venues are concentrated in Alliston. There are many shops, big box stores, and shopping centres on Young Street and Victoria Street. Major shopping centres in Alliston include Alliston Mills and SmartCentres Alliston.

    In Beeton, shopping is concentrated at the intersection of Main Street and 10th Side Road.

    Meanwhile, in Tottenham most shopping venues are found on Queen Street, especially at the corner of Queen Street and Mill Street. The Tottenham Mall is an important indoor shopping centre in the community.

    Recreation

    New Tecumseth offers its residents a wide array of recreation options. The town is full of unique and exciting things to do and see.

    The municipality provides both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.

    PARKS

    There is no shortage of parks and green spaces in the New Tecumseth area.

    The parks in the town are chocked full of amenities like sports fields and playgrounds.

    Further, there are numerous provincial parks and conservation areas in New Tecumseth. Notable examples include Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Beattie Pinery Provincial Park, and the Tottenham Conservation Area.

    RECREATION CENTRES

    Similarly, the town also offers many indoor recreation facilities.

    The four most important facilities are the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre, Alliston Memorial Arena, Beeton Memorial Arena, and the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.

    These centres provide a wide variety of recreation programs, events, and community leagues and clubs.

    Schools

    In spite of its rural nature, New Tecumseth has many schools spread throughout the town. That is to say, families do not have to worry about their children having long bus rides to school.

    There are three school boards that operate in New Tecumseth.

    Firstly, the Simcoe County District School Board controls English public schools in the town.

    Secondly, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board manages English Catholic schools.

    Thirdly, the Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir offer French Catholic schools in New Tecumseth.

    Transportation

    Getting around New Tecumseth is easy. However, the rural nature of the town lends more readily to driving your own car rather than public transportation.

    That being said, there are many options available in New Tecumseth.

    TRAVELLING BY CAR

    For commuters looking to travel outside of New Tecumseth, Highway 89 and Highway 9 are two of the most important roadways in the town.

    Highway 89, known locally as Victoria Street and Young Street, travels east to west. The highway connects New Tecumseth with Shelburn in the west. In the east, the highway connects the town to Highway 400.

    Highway 9 connects New Tecumseth to Orangeville in the west. In the east, the highway provides a link to Highway 400.

    Highway 400 is the most important road link to the GTA in the south and Barrie in the north.

    PUBLIC TRANSIT

    Meanwhile, public transit is limited but available in New Tecumseth.

    Within the town, the municipality runs a community transportation program. This service provides transportation for seniors and people with disabilities.

    For commuters, GO Transportation is one of the most important transit services. Commuters catch GO buses at the Highway 9 & Highway 400 Park and Ride. At the same time, GO trains can be caught at the Bradford GO Station.

    Have Questions About Real Estate in New Tecumseth?

    If you are curious about learning more about buying real estate in New Tecumseth, reach out to Frank Leo & Associates. With our extensive experience, we will be able to ensure that you achieve your real estate goals.

    Contact us through our website, call 416-917-5466, or simply get started browsing GTA home listings with our property listing search tool.