Buying a home is an emotional decision. While you might know what the right-size house is for your family; what about the community?
We have lived in the areas we serve since 1991. Guelph, Rockwood, Eden Mills, Acton, Georgetown, Erin and the surrounding rural areas offer a vibrant arts scene; a great range of excellent restaurants & shops; local farmer’s markets and community shared agricultural programs; easy access to the Bruce trail and many others, conservation areas; great rural fall fairs, plus all the amenities of urban centres. Watch the video montage below to familiarize yourself with the area you’re about to call home!
- Eden Mills
- Halton Hills (Georgetown, Acton, Milton)
- Surrounding areas including Fergus, Elora & Erin
A growing community striving to be the innovative hub in Canada for energy efficient technologies, the downtown core of Guelph has character and charm, fabulous restaurant and plenty of ways to entertain yourself: from music festivals such at Hillside and the Jazz festival, to the Moving Media festival, to the Dance Festival. Head to the Sleeman Centre to watch the OHL’s Guelph Storm play hockey. Across the street is the River Run Centre, a beautiful venue for concerts and plays. Guelph is a “university town” that keeps the town young and vibrant. It’s a great place to live.
Close to Guelph, tucked away below Rockwood this little gem is often stumbled upon while out driving on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon. Once you pass through town, you can’t help but think – this would be a wonderful place to live. And you would be right. This little hamlet punches above its weight class with a very active community hall that offer regular concerts, plays and other events. The Eden Mills Writers Festival is a major Canadian literary festival that shuts the town down for a day as people from all over flock visit to listen to authors read. Eden Mills is a place where you see people outside, playing at the park, walking their dog along the many nature trails, or on their own property chatting with a neighbour. If this sounds idyllic, it’s because it is! And it’s why we’ve decided to call Eden Mills home.
Closer to the GTA than Guelph, Rockwood offers a quiet pace of life in a small community. Schools up to grade 8 allow young ones to stay in town for school but after that they commute for high school. A huge ball park, splash pad, and new tennis courts are right by the library. The Eramosa River runs through the town and the Rockwood Conservation Area is an outstanding nature park that offers hiking, canoeing and swimming on the beach on a hot summer day.
“It’s worth the drive to Acton” was the famous Hide House slogan in years gone by. Acton, part of Halton Hills, is a small town offering local shopping, a fantastic recreational centre and arena, and a new public library. The annual Fall Fair happens at a huge park right by Fairy Lake, where you can go for a nice paddle on a warm summer evening.
This is a place where you’d be forgiven for thinking time has stood still. Lined with century homes and quaint shops, the Main Street of Erin is one of the most beautiful in Ontario. The in-town homes are stunning enough, but the surrounding country side of Erin Township is absolutely breathtaking. This little community is also host to fantastic Fall Fair.
Fergus & Elora
The Grand River cuts through both of these towns that people from all over take “Sunday drives” to. Fergus is home to one the most significant Highland Games in Canada and a charming downtown with historic stone buildings. The sister city of Elora is just down the street (and river), also has a wonderfully enchanting downtown area, with many shops and restaurants worth visiting. The Elora Gorge in the conservation area is a major attraction for people who want to go kayaking/canoeing /tubing in white water or hiking along the trails.
All these towns are fabulous places to live and bring up families, but if you are looking for acreage, want a farm, or have horses, many look at the Wellington and Erin townships as “God’s country”. It won’t take long as you drive to each town, the space in between has it’s own magic.