In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A well-established community with a consistent population, popular with families and people of all ages.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, a mix of older and newer homes, with spacious interiors and attractive features.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents from 105 different ethnic origins, offering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

What You'll Love

Great elementary schools, abundance of parks and recreational facilities, and a strong sense of community.

Have a look around Holly.

Holly has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Holly community is located in Barrie's extreme southwest. Originally part of Innisfil, Holly was one of three areas annexed in the 1980s, pushing Barrie’s boundary to the south. It is a well-established community, with mainly detached homes, a number of schools, park areas, and some commercial services. The recreation centre is a must-go destination for families. The Dyer tract of the Simcoe County Forest lies beyond the northwest border, and beautiful rolling fields lie to the south and west.

People & Families in Holly

Families with kids make up 58% of households in Holly, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 15% of households are one person living alone. People in Holly come from 105 different ethnic origins, and 14% are first-generation immigrants, while 22% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,965

Neighbourhood Population

14,894

Household Size

  • 1 person - 15%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 22%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 15%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 58%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 29%
  • 2 children - 30%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 20%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 35%
  • English - 30%
  • Scottish - 23%
  • Irish - 21%
  • French - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 15%
  • 35 to 44 years - 24%
  • 45 to 54 years - 28%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 6%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 5%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Holly Schools

Holly has great elementary schools and elementary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Holly. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Christian.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Holly

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Holly feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 11 parks in this neighbourhood, with 41 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

11

Number of Recreation Facilities

41

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 10
  • Pool - 1
  • Rinks - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 6
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 8
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Sports Courts - 4
  • Trail - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Holly

There are 77 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Holly, there are mostly vehicle commuters and a mix of commuting within and outside the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 55%
  • Commute to another city - 43%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 91%
  • Transit - 4%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 12%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 9%
  • 60 minutes and over - 19%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 30%

Work and Education in Holly

In this neighbourhood, 17% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 57% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 4%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 8%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 7%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 8%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 14%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 10%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 10%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 17%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 14%
  • Manufacturing - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 25% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Holly Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Holly has a consistent population, with 42% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 64%
  • Semi-detached house - 10%
  • Duplex - 4%
  • Row house - 16%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 5%
  • Not condominium - 94%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 1%
  • 2 bedrooms - 12%
  • 3 bedrooms - 50%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 34%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 1%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 4%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 62%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 20%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 6%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 4%
  • 1960 or before - 1%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 81%
  • Renter - 17%
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