Travel time in Guelph City depends on traffic, but the best way to get to Toronto is by the 401. Hamilton is about 40 minutes away if you take highway 6 and Niagara Falls is about 1 one hour away via the QEW. In Guelph, you’re never too far away from the major cities in Southern Ontario. You can also visit the most romantic cities in Niagara and spend the day at falls or an evening at a casino in the city. You can catch a Maple Leafs or Raptors game, spend the day at Wonderland or just venture up and down Queen Street.
However, things in Guelph are set to change in the future. Current plans include the construction of a new high-speed rail system that will start in downtown Toronto. Most likely at Union station and travel through Guelph, Kitchen, Milton all the way through southern Ontario to Windsor. While exact travel times have not been announced, our view is that it should be significantly faster than a vehicle. This new transportation project in the city is set to start soon and with a price tag in the billions, it will forever change how people view Guelph and southern Ontario. This, coupled with the change in work-from-home philosophy that companies will adopt in the post Covid world, will increase the demand for areas like Guelph. The increase in property values will continue over the next few years, and our view is that new property projects, units, and homes will be up for sale in the Guelph location.
Aside from new condos, Guelph offers tons of nature and outdoors. Guelph is relatively untouched, with the surrounding areas being covered in trees, unique geological features like bluffs and extensive caves. The Rockwood Conservation in Guelph has over a 100 different campsites offering an extensive array of fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. The outdoor options seem endless, so homes and condo units in Guelph give you pieces of nature.
Guelph City has some great options when it comes to food, and many are near condos and homes so you don’t have to search far to find new places to dine in the city. Some of the best in Guelph are Elizabeth Street Eatery, Pressed For Time Paninis, Bin 23 Restaurant, Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen. All of these places scored 4.5 stars on Google. However, our favourite place in Guelph is definitely La Cucina – a cozy little place that focuses on elegant fine Italian. Majority of restaurants in Guelph are found along Gordon Street. Just jump in the car and drive along it, you’ll definitely come across something that piques your interest.
Just along the Eramosa River (which runs right through the middle of the city) lies the Old Quebec Street Shoppes. A unique Guelph City shopping centre with a rustic feel and charm unlike anything else in Ontario. The majority of the Guelph shops are smaller boutique shops like Guelph Artisans, Reids Chocolate Candy & Nut Shop and The Dragon. Part of the complex is also dedicated to offices and medical facilities in Guelph. Even if shopping and sale events is not your thing, the unique architecture and history is something to be seen.
When you view the prices of a new condo, home or property in Guelph, it’s less expensive than other areas in Ontario. On average, all home types for sale in Guelph, including condos, are selling for the price of $553,100. It’s worth noting that this price is up 6.9% compared to the previous year, and the price will just keep rising. As for the rental rate, Guelph City offers an average price of $1,500. Property vacancy rate is also pretty strong at 1.1%. That said, the sale price of a Guelph property may be expensive but it’s lower than units in other Ontario areas.
Guelph has a small town feel with a lot of the amenities of a larger city. Over the next few years, the Guelph real estate market is set to grow and become one of the must-live places if you are looking for something quieter than the big city. Whether you’re on the search for a single family home property or a condo, you’re sure to view new listings in Guelph, Canada.