For the price of an average home in a major urban centre like Toronto, you can purchase a similar house in Sault Ste. Marie and still have enough left over to buy a cottage on one of the many beautiful nearby lakes.
The average price of a single family home in the Sault Ste. Marie area is $170,155 (2016). When you combine this with relatively low property taxes, living in the community is even more affordable.
And then there's the small things like short commute times from home to work. Actually, when you consider both the money and time saved - time that can be spent with family - things like this aren't so little. They're important, and they're all part of the low cost of living, high quality of life available in Sault Ste. Marie.
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