The work hard, play hard values of yesteryear have been given new life here in Sauble Beach. Tourism drives continuous retail business development and keeps the watersport culture along the 11 kms of freshwater beach alive. Your surfboard can stay within arm’s reach as you get your startup off the ground or expand in this retro commercial hub. And that’s just the beginning – Sauble’s proximity to a prosperous renewable energy sector creates an engineering and light manufacturing hub that supports spin-offs and other shared outcomes of economic clustering.
Occupying a prime spot on the shores of Lake Huron and boasting the second longest freshwater beach in the world, Sauble Beach is an attractive feature of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. It’s accessed quickly and easily by car, air and boat from Ontario's most populous urban commercial centres and is close enough to allow easy border entry into The United States.
Sauble Beach is recreational by name and nature, with a good cluster of retail, dining and entertainment businesses serving its seasonal visitors and keeping the local residents happy too. The local economy is buoyed by Sauble's proximity to the energy cluster of Bruce Power, solid household incomes and access to agri-businesses to the south. This blend gives entrepreneurs a strong base from which to explore new ideas.
South Bruce Peninsula is home to a year round population of over 8,000, offering the lively, retro Sauble Beach a consistent consumer base even after the summer surge. Sauble Beach offers one of the best beaches in Ontario and is a popular fun family destination. Thirty percent of the local labour force is employed by the Sales and Service industry and 26% in Trades & Transport. The average cost of a home is $253,000 and 83% of residents own their homes. Thirty-one percent of the population is in their retirement age, and residential growth for this age group is on the rise.
Sauble Beach recently adopted and cultivated a retro, art deco-inspired look to thematically connect the storefronts of the main strip. But the people of Sauble Beach have taken the theme to heart, running classic car cruise nights, spending long summer days on the beach, surfing and sunning, and chasing it all down with a shake from the diner-inspired restaurants. Sauble Sandfest and the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival keep it old school and the actual schools and clubs do too, facilitating groups that keep their lifestyle values in fine form. It’s a strong sense of discovery that attracts new residents and entrepreneurs to Sauble Beach, a small but mightily distinct community in The Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
A port that supports containerized shipping is less than 30km away, making distribution logistics easy by truck or water.
A freshwater beach that seemingly never ends sets the stage for spectacular sunsets, a major attraction to the area.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the reasonable cost of property, both commercial and residential.
The draw of numerous annual festivals and events of different genres gives you a smorgasbord of potential customers.
Warm water and a mild climate means that business expansion reaches beyond the summer months.
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