Guelph has really grown up in the past few decades and it’s a big city compared to the tiny town my grandparents moved to more than 100 years ago. My parents were born and raised in Guelph, and I’ve called it home as well.
The Royal City, as it’s known, has always had a beautiful downtown and it hosts one of Canada’s best universities, known world-wide for its environmental and agricultural acumen. Guelph’s diversified economy and strong manufacturing sector are a boon to the local job market. As a result Guelph boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the nation twice in the last 7 years. It’s certainly a great place to live and to raise a family.
Guelph house prices really took off over the last 5 years and there’s no question that Toronto plays a big role. Many buyers see commuting to work as a viable option instead of owning property in Toronto or the GTA. For drivers, Highway 7 is a great alternative to the 401 if traffic or weather are a problem. This option isn’t available to Waterloo Region commuters who are stuck using the 401. Commuting by VIA Rail and GO Transit is easier and shorter too.
Selling? Find out what your home is worth in today’s market.
Buying? Have a look at my Guelph Listings page.