Port Perry, ON
Homes for Sale in Port PerryPort Perry is a small community in Durham Region, Ontario. As part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), it’s located about 24.1 km north of Oshawa and about 77.5 km northeast of Toronto. Situated on the shore of Lake Scugog, one of the largest manmade lakes in Ontario, the town is the administrative centre of the Scugog Township.
Port Perry serves as the commercial hub for the people of the surrounding rural areas. However, many of its residents numbering under 10,000 commute to Oshawa, Toronto and other areas of the GTA for work on a daily basis. Homes for sale in Port Perry mostly consist of single-family homes, condos and lofts, but there are also commercial buildings.
History of Port Perry:
The area that is known as Port Perry today was originally a Native American village called Scugog. The first European to settle there was Reuben Crandell, a United Empire Loyalist, who arrived in 1821. The original home built by the Crandells in what is now King Street is still standing and occupied. The area was, however, named after Peter Perry who in 1848 laid out village lots on the site of the former native village.
Named Port Perry in 1852, the area was incorporated as a village in 1871. The arrival of the railway in 1872 transformed the village and turned into the commercial hub of the area, reducing its rival towns Prince Albert and Manchester being in the suburbs. In 1974, the town was amalgamated with the townships of Cartwright, Reach and Scugog to create the Township of Scuggog.
Living in Port Perry:
Located in the basin of the Trent-Severn Waterways and on the shore of Lake Scugog, Port Perry is a picturesque town and a popular tourist destination. If you don't mind tourists stumbling into your front yard occasionally, then it is the perfect place to live. Its downtown, which harks back to the Victorian era, is filled with many clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, antique shops, galleries and bookshops. The town has a number golf courses. Other attractions include Scugog Memorial Library, the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, Scugog Island Cruise and the Scugog Shores Historical Museum. The shores of the lake are great for fishing in both summer and winter.
The town has an annual calendar filled with festivals and events that include the Highland Games, The Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow, the Dragon Boat Race and StreetFest. For the last 150 years, the town has been holding an annual fair every Labour Day weekend.
Real Estate in Port Perry:
Being a tourist destination, there are many fine real estate Port Perry properties overlooking Lake Scugog that consist of single-family detached and semi-detached homes, condos, lofts and properties built with commercial use in mind, such as hotels, motels and restaurants.
With substantial experience in the Port Perry real estate market, Brian Kondo and his team can help you find the right home for you anywhere in the town. Port Perry is an exciting place to live in and finding your dream home in the town is just a phone call away. Call Brian Kondo today to get started on your home search in Port Perry, Ontario.