Torbay Real Estate: Five Things to Love!
Torbay homes for sale have been in high demand for the past several years now, and no one living in the area is surprised. Actually, one look at the Torbay MLS listings will show you that Torbay is actually the second-fastest growing community in Newfoundland and Labrador. But exactly what is it that keeps pulling people into this hillside community, just minutes from St. John's? Well, after bringing you Five GREAT reasons to live in St. John's! and Mount Pearl Real Estate: Five Things to Love!, we thought it was time to shine the spotlight on Torbay real estate. So get comfy and read on as we bring you:
Torbay Real Estate: Five Things to Love
1. Incredible Scenery
You don't even need to turn off the main road through Torbay to be wowed by the spectacular ocean scenery. The too-blue-to-be-true ocean. The gentle green slopes giving way to dramatic, plunging cliffs being pummeled by huge, crashing waves. It's a photographer's paradise. But just in case you do want more, you'll find plenty by driving just a minute or two in almost any direction. Middle Cove. Outer Cove. Marine Drive. Pouch Cove. This is the type of scenery that tourists fly halfway around the world to find. But if you were in one of the new homes in Torbay you'd find it any time you looked out your window or went for a drive.
2. Community Festivals and Family Fun
The Town of Torbay is a fun place to be, no matter what the time of year may be. Each July, the Hillside Festival celebrates Torbay’s heritage and culture. Every year is unique, but you're likely to find everything from a children’s fun day, boat tours, community barbecues, and community dances, to Heritage Walks through the Town, neighbourhood softball challenges, seniors socials, and a fireworks finale. Through it all you'll also get lots of live music, including popular local performers sharing their talents at the Hillside Dance.
Then, each November through February, WinterLights has brightened the winter days and nights with fun and community-oriented social events such as social events for both kids and seniors and a
special needs Christmas party, as well as food-bank drives and clothing drives. Each week features something for residents, with a focus on both having fun and giving back to the community.
Even outside these festivals, there's lots to do in Torbay. How about skating at the new Jack Byrne Arena, craft fairs, dance workshops, arts and crafts events, hockey games, a Santa Claus parade, and much more? For more information see the Town of Torbay Website.
3. Country living, just minutes from City life
Torbay once seemed to be well outside St. John's. Not any more. Thanks to the Outer Ring Road, an oft-upgraded Torbay Road, and the fact that St. John's keeps growing outward, Torbay is now just minutes away from any part of St. John's. The town is especially close to St. John's International Airport and Stavanger Drive (the largest shopping area in Newfoundland and Labrador). Access to other communities in the region is also improving, given the new bypass road connecting Torbay, Flatrock, and Pouch Cove. if you love country life but big-city comfort, you'd have to be Hannah Montana to get any closer to having the best of both worlds!
4. Great business potential
With such great access to the province's biggest airport and road systems, and with all that available land, it's not surprising that Torbay is actively encouraging new businesses to call the town their home. Torbay has a low tax rate and also has an economic development department that encourages business growth through such programs as Small Business Week, development of a potential Business Park, business/professional development seminars, and enhancement of the current commercial area. Torbay's community of more than 70 businesses ranges from Liddy’s Bar, which is said to be the oldest operating drinking establishment in North America, to Metal World, with its huge fabrication facility serving commercial and industrial clients in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world.
5. Great real estate demand
Wish so much to offer, MLS listings in Torbay will often feature homes for higher budgets. However, there is generally great value to be found no matter what your price range might be, if you're willing to spend some time looking for just the right fit. Torbay features homes that cover the full range of sizes and styles, both old and new and beautifully blending traditional Newfoundland and Labrador with cutting-edge executive stylings. Torbay is a great place to live and raise a family if you're looking for rural living with urban convenience. For more detail on exactly what Torbay real estate can offer you, please let us know. We think you'll be very impressed!
And there we have it... the best that Torbay real estate has to offer. Or is it? Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below if you think we slipped up somewhere. What do you love about Torbay? We'd love to hear from you!