Scugog Preparing for Port Perry’s Growth!
The Port Perry Star has reported that according to the Mayor, Chuck Mercier, the Scugog area, including the Historic town of Port Perry is set to grow by about
6,000 residents. Which means roughly 1,500 single family residents if you use the formula of an average of 4 people per home. The article also mentions that the growth may not be focused entirely on single family residential as a NEW Hotel and NEW condo development is proposed to be constructed on Scugog Island. There is also a state of the art Bio Gas Plant that is to be added in the town of Blackstock (which is just east of Port Perry).
The article has quoted the mayor who states “We need growth, we need a balance and it’s well underway.
This means there will be more of a tax base in the area and that will ultimately lead to the TAX burden being lifted from the current pool of tax payers in the area. Many residents have been asking for years for expansion to alleviate the ever increasing property taxes.
The article also stated that the by the end of 2013 Scugog Township should be close to being debt free!!
Port Perry and area remain a tourist destination and a very desirable place to live and raise a family. Over the years there has been a large transformation of the demographics with more younger families moving o the area and seniors wanting to stay. The local Port Perry Hospital provides a sense of security for residents knowing there is adequate medical care close by and with Lakeridge health network available in Oshawa Whitby and Bowmanville quality healthcare is close by. Other great draws and and fantastic amenities include:
- Newly Revitalized Waterfront
- Lakeside Walking Trails
- New Public Library
- New Walmart and other Shopping choices
- Many New Restaurants
Port Perry and surrounding communities provide a great opportunity for families looking to make a move from some of the busier urban destinations around the GTA. The
future appears to be prosperous and very optimistic when you include all of the growth in and around Port Perry and the soon to be completed 407 which bring portions of the GTA within 30 – 40 mins of Port Perry.
My wife and made the choice several years ago to make Port Perry our home, we each spent 27 years livng in and working in Downtown Toronto and now enjoy all that Port Perry, the area and Region have to offer . We are both self employed and have enjoyed our involvement with our community, local business and our children’s school, something that we felt we were missing during our time in Toronto.
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