South Georgian Bay is home to many condominium communities and some of the more established ones are located on the western edge of Collingwood. While there are literally thousands of new ones planned or already underway, some of the old projects are still tried and true offering Buyers great value for their dollar.
One such development is Rupert’s Landing which was built by Rupert Bronsdon between 1986 and 1989. It’s situated on 18 acres of waterfront with a total of 207 units: 156 town home styled units and 51 apartment units in “the tower.” The town homes are one and two level summer and ski condo designs although in recent years, more and more people have been moving into these units as full-time, permanent residents.
One of the things I find interesting about Rupert’s is that a number of the owners have more than one unit and, owners are very loyal to the development. I’ve known several people over the years who have sold a unit only to buy a larger one in the same development. That’s a very strong testimonial, isn’t it? You’ll also notice if you drive through that the buildings are very well maintained and look like new yet they are in a mature setting with lots of tall evergreens and lush shrubbery.
In addition to nice jogging or walking trails and a private marina, Rupert’s Landing has over a ½ mile of Georgian Bay shoreline, tennis courts, a playground and, a 6000 square foot rec centre complete with indoor pool, squash courts, work-out room and a social room. Rupert’s also has a special gem in the form of “Penny “ the long time recreation director who plans a myriad of social activities and events from coffee to tournaments.
This development was the subject of some prolonged internal difficulties regarding the shared facilities that resulted in legal action. Thankfully, that is now behind everyone and for Buyers, the units are one of the better values out there today as they recover from that turbulent period.
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Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg