Once a small village and seasonal cottage destination, Georgina is now one of Southern Ontario's fastest growing communities. Its proximity to the city, affordable housing and year-round recreation offer a unique lifestyle opportunity, found nowhere else in the greater Toronto area.
Each neighbourhood offers a wide variety of homes; for first time buyers and growing families, friendly neighbourhoods, country settings and lakefront estates. Whether you're starting out or winding down, this diverse area has something for everyone in every price range to suit every buyer.
Keswick and the Greater Georgina area provide the perfect setting for raising a family or enjoying your retirement years. We have beautiful Lake Simcoe as the backdrop, spectacular scenery surrounded by acres of farmland and safe, quiet neighbourhoods, lakeside living, wide open spaces, and scattered sandy beaches.
Located in "Getaway Country", in northern York Region, Georgina's towns are sheltered along Lake Simcoe's south-eastern shores. This large, clean lake is famous for its boating and its annual Ice Fishing Derby, giving Lake Simcoe its title of "Ice Fishing Capital of Canada".
Georgina offers a number of year-round activities in a variety of recreational facilities, including our many impressive public parks, beaches, forested areas, and conservation areas, such as the Duclos Point Nature Reserve, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Willow Beach and De La Salle Park, Keswick Marsh Fish and Bird Sanctuary, museums, craft and music festivals and the Stephen Leacock Theatre.
We are a family focused community with a community centre and indoor pool facilities, ice rinks, libraries and the new pride of Georgina…The ROC (Recreation Outdoor Campus). Chockfull of soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a chalet, restaurants, skiing, snowboarding, a toboggan hill, zip lines, waterpark and more!
Once known as Medina, Keswick is the largest urban community in the Town of Georgina. Originally a village within the former Township of North Gwillimbury before being amalgamated with the Township of Georgina and Village of Sutton to form the Town of Georgina. Keswick remains unique to this day as a commuter homestead; with a number of shopping areas and attractions snaking along the lakeshore and nearby agricultural areas.
Public and private beaches and marinas are also scattered throughout the area. The south-western portion of Keswick is known as the Keswick Marsh, part of the world famous Holland Marsh.
Like many settlements in Ontario, industry was the driving force behind the Village's origin. The site was first a dam, impeding the flow of The Black River three miles in from Lake Simcoe.
It was named Bouchier Mills after the pioneer who built the dam in 1831. The settlement gradually grew with the addition of a gristmill and a general store. Soon the Village added a post office (the first in Georgina) and a schoolhouse, which also served as a house of worship until 1858 and as a Town Hall until the mid-1850's. In 1864, after more growth including the building of St. James Anglican Church, the Village's name was changed from Bouchier Mills to Sutton.
Today Sutton is a modern, lively community. Sutton's homes and culture reflect rich history of both Georgina and Ontario in its Upper Canadian charm. Closer to the beaches of Lake Simcoe, Sutton joins the Community of Jackson's Point, a very popular destination for both local and out-of-town visitors.
This area also has its very own provincial park. The Sibbald Point Provincial Park boasts over 3000 feet of prime lakeshore and offers visitors private and group campsites and day passes to enjoy the beach and barbecue areas. It is open from May to October each season.
A smaller, charming community in Georgina, Pefferlaw is surrounded by luscious forests and contains a thriving commercial area with pubs, a post office, shops, a library and more.
Overlooking Lake Simcoe, Jackson's Point is a vibrant community. The downtown Jackson's Point business area is seeing a revitalization that attracts tourists year round. There are beautiful gift shops, restaurants, ice cream parlours and the historic Lake Simcoe Arms pub.
A lovely hamlet on the shores of Lake Simcoe, Port Bolster exhibits the atmosphere of a fishing village, with fishing lodges and of course, amazing fishing!
One of the more rural areas in Georgina, located just north of Uxbridge on the York/Durham town line. Udora has been "discovered" by people looking for homes surrounded by beautiful landscapes and pastoral settings while being close to commercial areas in Pefferlaw and Sutton.
SCHOOLS IN GEORGINA ONTARIO
Georgina has a thriving education system. You can find more information on specific schools on our dedicated page for schools in Georgina Ontario.