Frequently Asked Questions

butterfly e1438096589844  Where does Mariposa Homes build?

Mariposa Homes is currently constructing homes in three communities located near Bass Lake and the City of Orillia: West Ridge, The Estates of North Valley and Wyldewood Estates.


butterfly e1438096589844  How long is the commute to the GTA?

All three Mariposa Homes communities are located within minutes of the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 12, the main North-South and East-West corridors north of Lake Simcoe. Driving south on Highway 11, which turns into the 400, it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach Barrie, 1 hour to Vaughan, and 90 minutes to Toronto.


butterfly e1438096589844  Is there bus service to the area?

West Ridge is serviced by the Orillia Transit system seven days a week. Currently buses run Monday to Friday twice hourly between 6:15am and 10:15pm. On Saturdays, buses run from 8:45 am and 7:15pm. On Sundays, buses run from 8:45am and 4:15pm. Wyldewood Estates and The Estates North Valley Estates are not on public transit routes.


butterfly e1438096589844  Are there schools in the area?

Yes! Within moments of all three Mariposa Homes communities, there are a variety of elementary, secondary and post-secondary school options. Schools associated to Mariposa Homes development areas can be found in the Communities section of the web page.


butterfly e1438096589844  How long will it take to complete my Custom home?

When purchasing your home, we establish a predetermined completion date. This will depend on the size of your home, model, and the finishings you choose. The average custom home takes from 4 – 6 months to complete*. Timelines include one month for design, 2 weeks for attaining permits and 4 months for construction, weather permitting.

* Timelines approximate


butterfly e1438096589844  Can I customize my interior décor and colors?

Custom build homes have a variety of interior decor options and colour patterns to allow you to customize your living space. Most inventory homes are already finished, although options may be available if still under construction.


butterfly e1438096589844  How long has Mariposa Homes been in business?

The first subdivision in Mariposa Homes’ West Ridge community was constructed in 1998. Since then, Mariposa Homes has build over 1,000 homes within the communities of Orillia, Barrie, Bradford, Innisfil and Severn Township.