Shelburne Ontario Real Estate Dufferin County's Quiet Rural Town
History of Shelburne Ontario
Shelburne, Ontario (2016 population 8,126) is a town in Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada, located at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 89. Shelburne is best known for the Annual Canadian Championship Fiddling Contest that is held each August.
In the early 1860s, the founder of the town Shelburne, William Jelly, found his way through the bushes to choice lot in Melancthon and built several cabins in the area.
As Melancthon began developing in the late 1840s, the construction of the Toronto-Sydenham Road (Now Highway 10) began and led to settlers moving into the Shelburne area in the 1860s. In 1865, William Jelly established the British Canadian Hotel. A post office was built shortly after, named after the Earl of Shelburne. Rapid economic growth followed and the population increased from 70 villagers in 1869 to 750 villagers in 1877, due to the new railways that were built. Shelburne was incorporated as a town in 1977.
Real Estate in Shelburne Ontario
One of the strongest attraction of Shelburne is pricing. Compared to the communities south of Shelburne you are still able to purchase a decent detached home as a first time buyer. The town of Shelburne is made up of young families to retirement living. Some of the attributes of Shelburne is the small town feeling to raise your family. Safe neighborhoods and parklands for everyone to enjoy.
Shelburne offers all types of real estate from traditional family detached homes to condos to your rural farm life. In town we find many heritage homes that have been updated and renovated to keep the allure of the original homes. Over the past 20 years we have seen growth in this community of newer neighborhoods, condos and townhouse developments. Currently we are seeing 2 newer developments are going up as we speak.
Price of Properties in Shelburne
Types of Properties
Price Range of Properties
$300,000 - $650,000
$135,000 - $650,000
$250,000 - $650,000
$170,000 - $225,000
$110,000 - $160,000
$150,000 - $180,000
$30,000 - $500,000
$300,000 - 1.5 million
$250,000 over 1.5 million
$15,000 - $110,000
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