Why you'd want to live in Georgina
The town of Georgina is the northernmost municipality in the York Region of Southern Ontario. Encompassing an area of 287.72 square kilometres, Georgina is bounded by Lake Simcoe to the north, Cook’s Bay and a portion of the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury to the west, as well as portions of the town of East Gwillimbury and township of Uxbridge to the south, and the township of Brock to the east. Georgina was established during the late 1790s, and was named in honour of King George III by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. The early settlers included military officers, wealthy merchants, and aristocratic families, who built stately manors and manicured estates that resembled those found in England. While incorporated as a town, Georgina actually operates as a township, in which the various dispersed communities share a common administrative council. The town has become known for its culture and refinement, as well as being an urbane playground for the wealthy. The allure of Lake Simcoe continues to attract tourists and visitors, with numerous vacation homes and cottages dotting the lake’s southern shore.