Barrie 79 Exceptional
Barrie Livability #31 ranked city in Ontario#129 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Barrie

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Schools

    High test scores, elevated graduation rates as well as the conveniently located elementary and high schools in this area have all contributed to the high score in the schools category.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes conducted surveys and polls with locals who live in the area. The results were not favorable for walkability of amenities, parks, public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

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      Barrie transportation information

      Statistic Barrie Ontario National
      Workers who drive to work49.4%37.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool4.6%3.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit3.5%8.2%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.7%0.8%
      Workers who walk2.7%2.9%3.2%
      Source: The Barrie, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.