The city of Scugog has 165 listings on the market. The average price for all property types in Scugog is $1,031,725
Scugog is a township in the Regional Municipality of Durham which is located in south-central Ontario. A smaller Scugog Township was formally a historic municipality and geographic township before the amalgamation which created the present municipality.
Real estate in Scugog is home to approximately 91,000 residents and is one of the most multiethnic neighbourhoods within Durham Region.One of Southern Ontario’s largest bodies of water is called Lake Scugog and it spans most of the northeast part of the township. The well known Scugog Island, is inhabited by year-round residents, and cottagers, and is also where the First Nations Reserve on the Mississaugas of Scugog Island can be found.
What is great about this area is the huge landscape which consists of the rural hamlets of: Blackstock, Caesarea, Epsom, Greenbank, Manchester, Nestleton, Prince Albert, Seagrave and Utica. These farming towns sustain a myriad of businesses such as tree farms, nurseries, field crops, vineyards, and dairy farms as well as beef farms. The largest population centre in this area can be found in Port Perry which has roughly 6,000 residents.
Homes for sale in Scugog are very affordable compared to other places in the GTA. Homebuyers and businesses flock to the region which is home to the Ontario Power Generation that operates North America’s buggest and most powerful wind turbine system.
Scugog is nestled at the northeast edge of the Greater Toronto Area and the bulk of the housing stock is located in the Village of Port Perry. There, potential homebuyers will notice the outstanding assortment of heritage houses in addition to bungalow, split-level, and two-storey home styles. Additionally, a good number of nursing, retirement and long term care homes can be found in Port Perry.
Recent developments have taken place in Port Perry which includes a number of new home subdivisions that are aimed to attract young families. A lot of these homes overlook the golf course, or a woodlot, and many even enjoy picturesque views of Lake Scugog. In the countryside people can find charming brick houses that date back to the 1800s and represent great examples of Ontario farmhouse architectural style.
For many years, Scugog was the summer home of the Mississaugas, the First Nations people. A primary figure in the record of this region was a highly regarded reform official called Peter Perry. In the 1830s, and ‘40s, his leadership escorted to the successful harvesting of this areas enormous forest. He was also influential in starting a profitable steam boat building industry.
Perry was unwavering in his attempt to connect Scugog to the rest of Durham Region and was victorious in building roads and attracting the railway to this area. In 1854, the Village of Scugog was renamed Port Perry, in honour of its founding father.
Scugog stayed a village until 1974, when four municipalities: the former Village of Port Perry, the Township of Reach, the Township of Cartwright, and Scugog Island, combined to form the present day Township of Scugog.
When it comes to getting around town, Scugog real estate agents can introduce those interested in purchasing homes for sale in Scugog to transit options. There is Go Transit bus service available in Greenbank at Highway 12 and Cragg, and in Port Perry at Water and Curts Streets, as well as at Reach Street and Old Simcoe Road.
The bus ride to the Whitby Go Station takes about 50 minutes. The train ride from the Whitby Go Train Station to downtown Toronto’s Union Station also takes roughly 50 minutes. For motorist, the ride to the northeast part of Toronto usually takes about one hour and a half.
Homes for sale in Scugog are suitably situated near great amenities and shopping opportunities. The Village of Port Perry shopping corridor located on Queen Street is one of the nicest shopping destinations in the GTA. The pretty streetscape showcases brilliantly restored Victorian heritage buildings as well as old fashioned cast-iron street lamps, and an abundance of parking.
There is an outstanding blend of locally owned and operated stores down this route which include: book stores, clothing and shoe stores, home decor stores, ice-cream parlours and pastry shops as well as coffee shops and restaurants. Settlement House Shops (183 Queen Street) is the flagship store in the Village of Port Perry and is an award winning home-decor paradise.
The Ocala Orchards Farm Winery is situated just a few miles south of Port Perry at 971 High Pont Road. This well recognized winery is sited in a turn-of-the-century dairy barn and also includes a gift shop.
Scugog real estate agents know that there isn’t a shortage of entertainment attractions here. Lake Scugog, provides residents with a variety of recreation opportunities such as swimming, boating, fishing, snowmobiling as well as dog sledding.
The Nonquon Wildlife preserve features more than 1200 acres of diverse wetlands in the Durham Region. It is a popular spot for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. It is also the site for “Canoe the Nonquon,” a yearly event; largest and oldest canoe race in Ontario. It takes place on the first Saturday in June and is open to competitive and recreational canoeists.
Golf enthusiasts adore Scugog for the many options available to them here. The Canterbury Common (127 Waterbury Street) is a public 9 hole course with semi-private 9 hole Golfers Dream, and the semi-private 18 hole, Sunnybrae Golf Course (1430 King Street).
Scugog Shores Municipal Park features a baseball diamond and tennis courts while the family aquatic facility, Birdseye Pool (245 Water Street) features a 30x50 lane pool, a 30x20 children’s pool, and a large outdoor deck and viewing area. Lastly, Scugog and Blackstock also have ice arenas and there are many community halls situated throughout Scugog Township.