Chris' Corner: New Tecumseth, Ontario

New Tecumseth, Ontario

The Town of New Tecumseth was created in January 1991 and encompasses the former municipalities of the Town of Alliston, the villages of Beeton and Tottenham, and Tecumseth Township.

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Located North of Highway 9 and South of Highway 89, East of Highway 50 and West of Highway 27, commuting to the GTA is conveniently accomplished via several main traffic arteries.  People that consider New Tecumseth as a location for their home for the following reasons:

An attraction to the lifestyle afforded them in the small towns and rural areas that make up New Tecumseth.

A desire to obtain "more home" and/or "more lot" for your money.

Convenient travel arteries to Peel Region, York Region and the GTA as well as to cottage country to the North.

Tecumseth Township

The name Tecumseth came from a famous Shawnee Indian Chief called Tecumseh who fought and died for the British cause in 1813. A derivation of his name, Tecumseth, was given to the township on April 14, 1821 when the bill was passed in the Ontario Legislature establishing the names of the Townships that would make up Simcoe County.

Tecumseth Township was surveyed, in part, by Gabriel Lount in 1819 and by his son, George Lount, in 1832. The first influx of settlers came in about 1820, with most settling in the southeast quarter of the township.

Municipal government was first established in 1842 and the first town hall was erected in Penville in 1858 at the cost of $450.00. The first Reeve was Robert Cross (1850-1855) and he was selected by the Councillors and not by the popular vote.

VISIT New Tecumseth, whether for attractions such as the Simcoe Steam Train, events like the Tottenham Bluegrass Festival or Festivals such as the Beeton Honey Festival, the Alliston Potato Festival or any of the many events that draw people to our region.

PLAY, and perhaps you will choose to STAY.

If you are considering moving out of the GTA, Peel or York Regions and are considering New Tecumseth, including Alliston, Beeton or Tottenham, or one of the many adult lifestyle communities within New Tecumseth, call me, Chris Smith at 1.866.936.3500 (or e-mail me) for information and assistance in achieving your Real Estate Goals.

Chris Smith CSSBB
          Sales Representative

Interested in Buying or Selling Real Estate?

  ph: 1.866.936.3500

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Comment balloon 3 commentsChris Smith • July 06 2012 07:05AM


It's amazing how much further people's housing dollars can stretch when they leave the G.T.A. and decide to settle just a few short miles away Chris. New Tecumseh sounds like an ideal place to raise a family.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, people can save over $150K by driving five minutes north of Hwy 9, over communities on Hwy 9 like Schomberg of Newmarket

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Many families are moving further out to find more affordable housing.  

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago