The Impact of Culture in a Neighborhood

By: Jean Boynton

The Impact of Culture in a Neighborhood

Tags: don't just buy a home buy a lifestyle,neighborhood events,lifestyle


 Buying a home is an investment – hopefully a lucrative one, provided market conditions are right at the time you buy and again when you sell. But a home is a unique investment opportunity in that, while you own and live in it, it’s a huge influencer on virtually every aspect of your life, from your family structure and social circle, to employment options, recreational pursuits and life goals.

You don’t just buy a home; you also buy the lifestyle. Whether it’s a unique coffee shop, a trendy bar, a specific retailer or a vibrant arts and culture scene, when you buy a home you also invest in the great neighborhood that surrounds it.

Events play a large role in the vibe of a great neighborhood. Canada’s diversity allows for an expression of celebration of what makes neighborhoods and their residents unique and allow area residents to escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.

For example, Markdale Rotary hosts The Rotaract Highlanders Markdale Cruise Night Car Show Frolic or enjoy a weekend of live country sounds at the Mountain Top Jamboree. No shortage of opportunities to hit the greens & support one of many local community organizations or foundations. Kudos to Chapman's Ice Cream for hosting
the 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Ferns Golf Resort supporting
South East Grey Community Health Services.

Calling all Elvis fans. All Hail the King at the 25th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival at Blue Mountain Village.This venue
is sure to have you "All Shook Up". Performers from miles around.

Looking for something low key? Why not enjoy the bounties offered at one of the local Farmers Markets or Museum Displays?Feeling trapped in the hustle & bustle, escape for a day to enjoy the sights & sounds hiking the Bruce Trail experiencing the view from Old Baldy or the mist from Eugenia Falls.

While community events are an important feature for homebuyers, they are also a key selling point when it comes time to list your property for sale along with traditional selling points such as the number of bedrooms & baths, and that newly renovated kitchen. 

When making a move, it’s certainly important to take into consideration square footage, interiors and number of rooms. But what’s beyond those four walls is part of what makes a neighborhood live able and ultimately, it’s what makes a house feel like “home.”