Have you ever wondered what living steps from the beach might look like? Whether you are moving to Grand Bend or considering spots for a lakeside cottage, Here’s everything you need to know about this popular Lake Huron beach community!
Grand Bend is one of southern Ontario’s most popular beach destinations. In the summer months, locals and visitors alike flock to the sandy stretch that is Main Beach, which boasts a Blue Flag rating for water quality and safety. Grand Bend is located eastern shore of Lake Huron in Southwestern Ontario, about an hour’s drive north of London, Ontario.
Grand Bend, alongside the former town of Forest and several nearby villages, make up the municipality of Lambton Shores. Lambton Shores spans the southern shoreline of Lake Huron from Kettle Point to Grand Bend in Lambton County. The community of Grand Bend occupies the northeastern point of the municipality, covering 6.44 square kilometres. Notable geographic features of the community include Lake Huron, the Pinery Provincial Park, and the Ausable River. Lambton Shores has a total population of 10,631 people, with about 2,700 residents living in Grand Bend alone. Due to the waters of Lake Huron, Grand Bend sees a slightly different climate than the rest of southwestern Ontario. Most notably, Grand Bend experiences Lake-effect weather in the form of rainfall in warmer months and snowfall during the winter.
The majority of residents live in single family, detached, properties. Only a small minority of the population live in apartments or other multiple-resident buildings. Single family, detached homes in Grand Bend range in age, with older homes dating back to the 70s and 80s and new developments continuing to this day. According to the real estate board for the Sarnia-Lambton region, the average sale price of a residential property in the area was in the low-to-mid $300,000s at the beginning of 2020 but have since increased is price due to the recent rise in demand to invest in the area.
New construction is also taking place in Grand Bend. One of the new developments is Pinery Bluffs, a new subdivision located south of the Pinery Provincial Park. The area is the site of a former lottery dream home and offers custom built homes in proximity to outdoor activities.
As a historic place to go to have a good time, Grand Bend has years of practice entertaining both residents and visitors. Whether you are interested in the community’s cottage country, seeking a quiet retirement by the water, or looking to make a move for other reasons, Grand Bend is a stunning locale to call home. If you think life on the beach is right for you, consider reaching out to Rob James and taking a look at the selection of properties for sale in Grand Bend and the rest of the Lambton Shores municipality.