Neighbourhoods
Historic Lakeshore Communities

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 close-knit community with a mix of rural and lakeside charm, perfect for families and retirees.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, with a mix of older and newer properties, offering spacious interiors and beautiful lake views.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.

What You'll Love

Access to Lake Simcoe, great schools, and a variety of recreational facilities for outdoor activities.

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Historic Lakeshore Communities has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. The Historic Lakeshore Communities are small communities located on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Mostly rural homes and cottages, this area includes Balfour Beach, Roches Point, Brighton Beach, Eastbourne, Willow Beach and others.

People & Families in Historic Lakeshore Communities

Families with kids make up 43% of households in Historic Lakeshore Communities, while couples without children make up 32% of households and 19% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 60 different ethnic origins, and 14% are first-generation immigrants, while 18% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,955

Neighbourhood Population

5,158

Household Size

  • 1 person - 18%
  • 2 persons - 37%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 16%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 18%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 42%
  • Couples without children - 32%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 22%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 16%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 36%
  • English - 36%
  • Scottish - 22%
  • Irish - 21%
  • French - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 13%
  • 45 to 54 years - 24%
  • 55 to 64 years - 22%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 9%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Historic Lakeshore Communities Schools

Historic Lakeshore Communities has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Historic Lakeshore Communities

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Historic Lakeshore Communities feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, skating, and water access. There are 8 parks in Historic Lakeshore Communities, with 47 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

8

Number of Recreation Facilities

47

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Volleyball Courts - 3
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 5
  • Sports Fields - 10
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Beach - 1
  • Winter Sports Facilities - 3
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Boating Facility - 1
  • BMX Track - 1
  • Climbing Wall - 1
  • Country Club - 1
  • Archery Range - 1
  • Fishing Locations - 2
  • Trails - 2
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
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Getting Around in Historic Lakeshore Communities

There are 70 transit stops in Historic Lakeshore Communities. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 30%
  • Commute to another city - 68%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 93%
  • Transit - 2%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 18%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 27%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 19%

Work and Education in Historic Lakeshore Communities

In Historic Lakeshore Communities, 15% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 53% have any postsecondary education. The construction industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 10%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 10%
  • $200,000 and over - 8%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 23%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 18%
  • Management occupations - 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Construction - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 11%
  • Retail trade - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 59% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Historic Lakeshore Communities Homes

In Historic Lakeshore Communities, there are mostly detached homes. Historic Lakeshore Communities has a consistent population, with 36% 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 - 94%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 1%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 18%
  • 3 bedrooms - 50%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 26%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 20%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 11%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 14%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 9%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 5%
  • 1960 or before - 28%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 89%
  • Renter - 10%

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