Grey Highlands


  • 2011 Population: 9,520 (in 2001: 9,480)
  • Population growth 2006 to 2011: 0.4%
  • Total private dwellings: 5,297
  • Dwellings occupied by usual residents: 3,752
  • Number of owned dwellings: 2,990
  • Number of rented dwellings: 470
  • Land Area: 882.44 square kilometres
  • Population density per square kilometre: 10.8

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Data

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Grey Highlands Community Overview

Grey Highlands is a municipality in the southeast corner of Grey County, Ontario, Canada that was formed on January 1, 2001 by the amalgamation of the village of Markdale and the townships of Artemesia, Euphrasia and Osprey, which included the unincorporated hamlets of Eugenia, Ceylon, Maxwell, Singhampton, Priceville, Kimberley, and Feversham. The former village of Flesherton is also located within the municipality, having been amalgamated with Artemesia Township in 1998.

Rich in history, recreational activities, untouched land and inland lakes, Grey Highlands Municipality is becoming a first class place for those who want to settle down and fulfill their dreams.

Offering up a wide variety of arts and culture, Grey Highlands has some of the most serene communities in South Central Ontario, from the small town of Flesherton with the South Grey Museum, north on highway 10 to Markdale and the legendary Chapmans Ice Cream factory, then back east to Eugenia where you will find an impressive waterfall right in the heart of the Beaver Valley.

Home to the first female Member of Parliament – Agnes Macphail – the Grey Highlands area maintains its patriotic zeal in an area with an abundance of tranquil living options and all the amenities close at hand.  With open land and a low population density, the steady growth of Grey Highlands is very appealing to the home buyer looking for a boisterous lifestyle accompanied with solitude and strong community values.

If you’re the outdoor enthusiast then you will find it difficult to pass up the wealth of options within the Grey Highlands area. Whether it’s a solo kayak excursion down the Saugeen River or a family canoe trip down the Beaver River on a Sunday afternoon, Grey Highlands has it all and then some.  Abundant with fresh water and large acreages, this place caters to the home-buyer interested in seeking privacy, clean ponds for swimming, horse stables and hobby farms and much more!

Commuting to and from larger urban centres like Toronto, Barrie or Owen Sound is relatively quick and easy.  With many alternate routes for the commuter who prefers to take in pristine landscapes gleaming with cliffs, rivers, inland lakes and waterfalls, as opposed to traffic congestion outside the cities, after a long day at the office,  Grey Highlands is insurmountable; a destination for all seasons.

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