The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team
The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - Real Estate...Real experience, integrity, commitment & results!™
The Rick Wearing &
Sandra Parrott Team
Rick Wearing,
BA, MVA-Residential, Broker
Sandra Parrott,
L.L.B Sales Representative
Phone: (705) 788-3535
Fax: (705) 788-0207
Toll Free: (866) 844-2697

Muskoka is the Place for Cottage Living
Have you been considering a move to the Muskoka area? Muskoka, known as “Cottage Country”, offers 1600 lakes with stunning views, tranquil settings, and a variety of activities to enjoy. While seasonal and year round residents have long known this is an amazing place to live, others around the world are also taking note of what our cottage life has to offer. Muskoka was named by National Geographic as one of their Best Trips of 2012, and was ranked #1 for best trips in 2011.
Approximately a 2 hour drive from Toronto, Muskoka offers 2,500 square miles of paradise with 8,699 miles of shoreline, 17 historic towns, and numerous waterfalls and lakes. It comes as no surprise that some Canadian celebrities and Hollywood stars have taken up residence here! As an ideal location for cottage living, Muskoka is worth checking out if you are ready to invest in a seasonal vacation cottage, or make the move permanent and year round.

Known for its natural beauty, the Town of Huntsville is a main hub in our “Cottage Country” region. Huntsville is the largest and fastest growing community in Muskoka, delivering a wide variety of options when it comes to shopping and dining, not to mention entertainment and relaxing fun available at Huntsville pubs, and golf courses. We are also surrounded by community parks and hiking trails around area lakes There is always something exciting going on, often with art, sports, and live entertainment. The town is well-known for its arts and many flock to Huntsville to enjoy The Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Algonquin Theatre. Huntsville is also becoming quite the sports destination as well and is one of 3 towns that host the Ironman 70.3.

Our Real Estate sales showcase the growing demand for homes in the region, highlighting that now is a great time to buy. Sale figures are on the rise for both waterfront and non-waterfront properties. According to the President of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®; “Given the persistent strength in demand in both housing categories, year-to-date levels for non-waterfront and waterfront properties are running more than 20 and 30 per cent, respectively, ahead of last year.” The median price for residential non-waterfront property sales was a record high of $256,750 in May 2016, up seven per cent from May 2015. The median price for waterfront sales was $421,000 in May 2016. While this is a small decline of three per cent compared to May 2015, home values are holding strong, as reflected in the overall growth of sales for the region.

Whether you are considering a permanent move or a vacation home, the Muskoka region has plenty to offer for cottage living. When you are ready to buy or sell property in the Huntsville or the Muskoka region, the Wearing & Parrott Team is the team you can trust. We put our expertise in real estate, and our knowledge of the area to work for you. Get the most out of your move, contact Rick and Sandra today by phone: 705-788-3535 or by email at

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