Generation Y has proven to be a prevalent force in the current housing market. With more technology-based job opportunities and new roles created daily, millennials are using their tech-savvy, entrepreneurial skills and energy to climb ladders in the workplace and create jobs of their own. Many have taken to entrepreneurial routes, leveraging their networks to offer services and products to their surrounding communities. This allows them more flexibility and control, while affording the opportunity to run their businesses from home. These younger home buyers are finding newer, more efficient ways to produce without sacrificing cost, and using their creativity to innovate and cater to their communities’ wants and needs.
What does Innisfil have to offer to Millennials?
Millennials highly regard work-life balance when committing to a career, and this generation prides itself in budgeting for expenditures such as travel and adventure. According to the WYSE Travel Confederation, travellers aged 15-29 accounted for an estimated 23% of international travellers in 2015. Younger families are seen travelling overseas more than ever, exploring a variety of cultures at younger ages, even with children.
With Belle Aire Shores’ 36′, 42′ and 50′ detached homes offering hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of savings compared to GTA prices, these young professionals and families are able to budget for travel expenses with the satisfaction of Innisfil’s small town feel, and easy access to the city. It also offers safe neighbourhoods, great schools with reliable after-school programs, including a new school currently being built on Innisfil Beach Road near Yonge Street, as well as the charm of a historical landmark… a long list of desirables the congested GTA lacks.
For young professionals commuting to work, Barrie’s South GO Station and Bradford GO Stations are within close proximity from the town’s center, making commuting ideal for young families. And with pending approval for a 6th Line GO RER Station located right by Belle Aire Shores’ new community, easy access to the GTA via transit is made efficient and effortless.
Another $4.1 million is being invested to help buy more buses and specialized accessible transit, showing that the area’s transit routes are only going to improve moving forward. The Barrie Examiner also reports the investment in establishing better walking and cycling routes surrounding GO Stations.
Innisfil’s Beach Park trails and Waterfront are frequented often by Innisfil and it’s surrounding population, and Belle Aire Shores’ turnkey homes are ideal for millennials looking to invest in property and a community they’d take pride in, and that checks every box on their list.