With a population of 3,500 people, Stayner is one of the friendliest towns you'll find in the Georgian Bay Simcoe area. From beaches in the summer to ski-hills in the winter, there is always something happening in Stayner. Ontario is known for its "Four Season" areas and homes and cottages in Stayner are lucky to be a part of such an area that's also attractive with numerous activities throughout the year.
With a 150 year past, the Town of Stayner offers a lot to people who are looking to move into the area. From new homes to historical homes the area has it all. Add to this, the beautiful countryside of rolling hills, rivers and streams, and it's not hard to understand why people like living in Stayner.
The early settlers of this town developed a community of churches, brick buildings for commercial enterprises, a commercial train station and finally a set of family values that is still present in today's lifestyle in Stayner. The community spirit here is hard to find anywhere else, and those who move to the area are quickly surrounded by it.
Today, residents of Stayner are now part of Clearview Township. Four different communities decided in 1994 to amalgamate into one area on January 1st. People who visit this area are offered numerous recreational activities, no matter what time of the year. Being part of the Georgian Triangle means having hiking trails, mountain biking and photography opportunities in both the spring and fall seasons. Every year the town welcomes fall visitors who come north for the express purpose of seeing the glorious colors that the trees in the area present as the weather starts to change. From apple blossoms in spring to hiking the Bruce Trail there is something for everyone.
As the winter season begins and the snow starts to fall, the area gets an influx of people seeking great skiing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The rolling hills are perfect for cross country skiing and with mountains nearby, the skiers flock here every weekend. Tourism is one of the main industries employing people in the area, and being a designated Four Seasons area means business is busy year round. This year the area will hold the 2012 Ontario Winter Games for three days in March. Wintertime in Stayner and the surrounding area is one of the busiest times of the year.
For residents the area offers nearly eleven community centers and two curling arenas. With libraries, outdoor skating rinks and summer swimming pools there is always something that will keep the youngsters happy. New residents to the area include the baby boomers that, upon retiring, are looking for a town and area that will suit their active lifestyle but still accommodate their needs as they age. After having lived in the city for most of their lives they now seek the peace, tranquility and sense of community that they can find in Stayner. This small area has a lot of offer residents and this alone makes it an area where people look to buy new and older homes.