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Why City Folks are moving to Bruce County to Start Their Family

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Want to raise your kids in the small town environment?
Want to raise your kids in the small town environment?

Interested in raising your children in a small town environment? Dreaming of a bigger yard for your children to make memories in? Longing for a larger house? Bruce County is the place for you! With so many amenities for families, Bruce County is where you are going to want to call home.

Small Town Living
Small Town Living

Make your dream of living in a small town a reality in picturesque Bruce County. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into a downtown store, and have the owner know you by name? Or feel comfortable letting your son or daughter walk home from school, because you know that there are caring people in the community watching out for them? In Bruce County, that’s reality. Bruce County boasts many small towns and quaint communities that you can choose call home. From the rural farming community of Teeswater, to the historic village of Paisley, to the picturesque town of Lion's Head located on the shores of Georgian Bay, there is sure to be a small town that is a perfect fit for you and your family. Locals are always welcoming to new residents that want to give Bruce County living a try. Enjoy becoming involved in your community and feeling the immense amount of town pride that is so strong in these small communities- you’ll fit right in in no time.

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunities

Bruce County boasts many interesting job opportunities year round that will make your move to the Bruce possible. With energy, tourism and agriculture being our top 3 industries in the county, there is sure to be something that sparks your interest. Opportunities from Bruce Power and supporting companies are plentiful in the stunning lakeshore region, tourism, small business and provincial and National park jobs are available on the rugged Peninsula, and farming and small business opportunities are what you will find in the interior. Thinking of starting your own business? Bruce County is the perfect place to do so. The Bruce County Business to Bruce Team is ready to assist in making your dream a reality. Every year we find that more and more excited residents are falling in love with the county and deciding to make the Bruce their home. With so many remarkable job opportunities, this can be your reality as well.

Small Schools
Small Schools

Small rural schools are scattered in almost every community across the county. At these schools, teachers and principals know each child by name, and it is often that the teacher has taught a child’s parents as well. Teachers invest in each child and are able to cater to the specific needs of each child. The education that children gain at these Bruce County schools is unique. The small schools are the heart of the town, and children are encouraged to become involved in their local community. A focus in these rural schools is to receive an education outside of the classroom, for example at county cross-country meets, Legion speaking competitions, annual track and field days, Earth Day town cleanups and field trips to local farms and community businesses. Kids create lifetime friendships, because they move through elementary and high school with the same tight knit group of classmates. Attending a small school gives your child a sense of inclusion, belonging and hometown pride. Check out one of our local schools to see if it is the right fit for your family!

Local Adventures
Local Adventures

With so many places to explore in Bruce County, you’re able to head out on a new family adventure every weekend. Pack up the car for a daytrip, set up your trailer at a campground for the weekend or take a week to explore the entire county. You’ll want to visit the historic Point Clark lighthouse on the Southern shoreline, the world-renowned village of Tobermory on the Northern tip of the county, and everywhere in between! Rent a canoe and paddle the scenic Saugeen River. Hike the Bruce County portion of the rugged Bruce Trail. Enjoy our 3,543 kms  of freshwater on a sailboat in August. The whole family will enjoy basking in the curiosity of exploring their own backyard.

Housing Opportunities
Housing Opportunities

Another popular reason city folk are moving to Bruce County is because of the outstanding housing opportunities. How does a house on the sandy shores of Lake Huron sound? What about a charming farmhouse with acres of rolling hills in your backyard? Sell your house in the city and buy an even bigger one for the same price in Bruce County. Enjoy grander homes on larger lots, peaceful seclusion and stunning views. Make sure to buy a house with a guest room- your friends and family will want to visit!

Peace and Quiet
Peace and Quiet

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life? Pack up and move your things to a quaint community in Bruce County, and never hear horns honking in a traffic jam again. City folks love the seclusion and serenity that Bruce County has to offer. Take an early morning bike ride along the sandy lakeshore, sail to work on Georgian Bay or spend your evening watching the sun go down over the rolling countryside hills.  The only traffic jams we have are when you get stuck behind a tractor on the road in the middle of harvest season in September. The peace and quiet of Bruce County is unforgettable. Visit for a few days and you’ll know what we’re talking about.

Find out why you can have everything when you move to Bruce County!