The population of Kincardine is active and young with over 11,000 people; 60%+ of which are pre-retirement. Over 4,000 skilled people from the region work at nearby Bruce Power, forming one of Canada’s leading energy/technical clusters. Average household income, as a result, is in excess of $132,709 per year. Skilled, well-educated, great work ethic: as a local human resources professional commented recently, attracting great talent here is no problem.
There are over 160 businesses in downtown Kincardine alone (2017) and hundreds more in the surrounding area. This well-connected and supportive business community is home to international energy companies with hundreds of employees and small, innovative retailers with multiple service lines of business. Tourism is growing thanks to the brand marketing work adopted by the municipality. There are also many new opportunities in energy, entertainment
and food production.
Kincardine’s brand program, has transformed the community into an events centre and active tourism attraction – Kincardine is on the map like never before. This new awareness has inspired new development in housing and hospitality, both of which add year-round value to the business community. The Spruce the Bruce program includes funding to transform participating businesses.
Development & Tourism
The cost of starting a business in Kincardine is a fraction
of what it might be in major centres. Housing prices for business leaders and employees are lower, tax assessments are more reasonable and the variety of real estate that is available is wide open. Access to markets is connected by competitive, land-based transportation networks. Recreation costs are also lower; Get the golf clubs out – you’ll have the time and income to enjoy them.
Work and life co-exist nicely here. It’s the same story you hear about many small
communities. But there’s a delightful twist to the Kincardine brand of balance – here, life can
include surfing in the morning and world-leading sunsets by night, home for lunch every day
with the family and fishing expeditions or cross-country skiing every weekend. Kincardine
offers the opportunity to be active and engaged like no other place in Ontario.
Kincardine is the ultimate family community. You have a variety of schools to choose from, four community centres, every youth and adult sport under the sun or on ice and trails for biking and hiking. Safety and security are the hallmark of every neighbourhood, and access to other markets (even the larger urban centres to the south) is all within about two hours.
Fish, surf, paddle, sail, ski, snowmobile, play beach volleyball, swim, get engaged in the community, give back, find your faith, live on the waterfront, enjoy Blues music, shop til’ you flop, snowshoe, play hockey, join a softball team – or just sit back and enjoy the company of good neighbours in a home that costs on average $319,948. The Kincardine lifestyle is everything you want it to be and as low key as you choose to keep it.
You can get everywhere, including international airports, in about two
hours or less. And getting around town, to and from shopping or work, never takes more than a few minutes.
Kincardine has an excellent regional hospital in the community and easy access to physicians, specialists and other forms of health care including walk-in clinics.
Health & well-being