Kingston is one of the fastest-growing mid-sized cities in Ontario. It’s easy to see why buyers will be even more attracted to the area in 2022.
One of the biggest reasons for the influx of new residents is simple.
They want to escape the non-stop, bumper to bumper traffic. The ability to get anywhere in less than 15 minutes is a dream for anyone used to battling rush hour in Toronto.
It’s also the perfect size city, not too big, not too small. It has the convenience of the larger cities, including excellent public transit, but is far less crowded.
Many professionals can now work from home, which means they can live anywhere they want. So if you’re on the fence about selling your Kingston home, now is a great time. Buyers are lining up to live in Kingston and here are a few of our favourite neighbourhoods to show them:
Why choose Kingston?
Here, they enjoy the conveniences of the big city, without the hassles. There’s easy access to Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal when they want to get away.
The secret’s out: Kingston is a fantastic place to live!
Known as the “Limestone City” and a university town, students and investors have always had their eyes on downtown Kingston. As well, young professionals, families, retirees are migrating to Kingston and surrounding area.
With its many festivals and events, life in Kingston is full of excitement all year long – for all ages.
Let’s not forget the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. This is the largest event in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film.
The fun doesn’t stop when summer’s over.
The Kingston FebFest transforms the downtown core into a winter wonderland every February. Even the staunchest winter hater will love the world-class skaters, ice sculptures, and art shows.
The whole city is growing, and buyers are especially flocking to these neighbourhoods.
1. Calvin Park, Strathcona Park & Polson Park
If you live within this neighbourhood trio, the value of your home is increasing fast. Families flock to this area because it is safe, peaceful, and quiet. The downtown core and Queen’s University are only six minutes away by car.
Most homes are older, built from 1950 to 1970, but well maintained. 60% of these are detached family homes, which are in high demand all over the country.
The natural green space, community gardens, and quality schools add to home values.
If you have ever considered selling in this area, now is an excellent time.
Bayridge is a suburban community of single-family and executive homes.
These are a big draw for home seekers who don’t want to pay Toronto prices. It’s close to elementary and secondary schools, making it ideal for children of all ages.
Bistros, pubs, shopping, and pharmacies, are an easy drive away. Lake Ontario Park is close by for those seeking a day of summer fun.
Bayridge is set to attract young families with children and older professionals alike.
The vast outdoor sports fields are a dream come true for athletes. Bayridge is the perfect place for those with an active lifestyle to call home.
3. Henderson Place
Henderson Place has many older, small single-family homes perfect for young families. Bungalows are a big draw to retirees and downsizers who want everything all on one level.
Henderson is home to many schools within walking distance, including Jams R. Henderson Public School, which offers French immersion. It is also close to shopping, restaurants, outdoor pools, parks and sports fields.
Right now, housing prices in Henderson Place can start at about $450K, and can go as high as $1,000,000 +, the larger the home, the nearer the waterfront, and depending on its updates.
Why Sell Now?
Kingston is a hidden gem – but not for long.
The city is working hard to drive economic growth and attract young professionals.
People from all over Ontario are discovering the merits of Kingston. The city is aggressively constructing new homes to keep up with demand, with a goal of 1000 per year until at least 2023. Once completed, these new builds may bring stiff competition to the existing market.
However, at the moment, we are still in a strong seller’s market, and homes are selling at record prices. Buyers are also rushing to take advantage of low-interest rates. List now, and you may receive multiple offers on your property.
If you want to know more about selling or what your home is worth, you can book a free home evaluation here.