Learn More About Guelph Real Estate

If you are thinking of moving to Guelph you are not alone. It is a rapidly growing city.

Buying a home in Guelph is made easy when you decide to work with Tom & Ruth Bowes.  We work with you to determine what neighbourhood best suits your lifestyle. The Guelph real estate board has divided Guelph into twelve geographical areas called “sections or subs”:

Downtown/Exhibition Park (Section 2) is a vibrant community bordering the banks of the Speed River, the oldest section of Guelph.  This area offers:

  • a high walk score with easy access to farmers’ market, restaurants, shops & entertainment
  • strong community spirit
  • Exhibition Park: skating, tennis, baseball, playground, towering trees and lawns
  • Sunny Acres Park: out-door winter skating rink, children’s playground, organized community with on-line web page
  • character homes built from Limestone or red brick offering charm & character of yester-year
  • several condominium buildings under construction in 2014
  • downtown redevelopment at Baker Street
  • revamped VIA, Go Train & Bus Stations are in the south-east corner of this area as well as the central hub of the municipal bus system

St. Patrick’s Ward fondly referred to as “The Ward” (Section 5 south of the train tracks) is under rapid change. What was mainly an industrial area of Guelph, The Ward is now stirring a huge amount of buyer interest due to a few reasons:

  • Guelph’s Transit Terminal has been revamped and is walking distance (GO, VIA, and local bus central hub).
  • local factories are being either converted into Condos and Townhomes, or being knocked over to build completely new buildings (ask us about this!).
  • prices are very attractive.
  • bordering the Eramosa River it offers easy access to walking trails (Eramosa River Park) and York Road Park and the covered bridge.
  • bus routes, easy access to the University of Guelph and downtown.

St. George’s Park (Section 5 north of the train tracks) is neighbourhood with towering trees, a mix of homes from small bungalows to Georgian estates.

  • a high walk score with easy access to restaurants, shops & entertainment
  • tennis courts, a shaded playground, ice rink,
  • great views from this hilltop community

Old University (Section 6): this is one of the largest neighbourhoods, much of it surrounds the University of Guelph and The Cutten Fields.  The north end of this neighbourhood borders the Speed River and Waterside Park and is another sought after neighbourhood due to its closeness to downtown. It offers:

  • limestone historic homes mixed with post war homes
  • Waterside Park, the boat house,
  • easy access to transportation
  • walking distance to downtown and University

General Hospital/Riverside Park/Victoria North (Section 3) is a great family neighbourhood somewhat more affordable than Exhibition Park but still offering walk-ability to downtown from the western edge.

  • easy access to Riverside Park: an 80-acre park hosts Rib Fest; Sparkles in the Park and Canada Day fireworks
  • the north end encompasses the Guelph Lake Conservation Area and host the Guelph Lake Sports Fields

Pineridge/Westminister Woods (Section 12) Are you looking for new? This is a well-planned urban development with areas still under development.  It is in the south-end of Guelph and offers an abundance of trails, mixed density, and easy walkability.

  • conveniently located close to the 401 & Go bus station
  • grocery stores, pharmacies and libraries
  • situated in one of the 4 growth hubs in Guelph

Grange Road (Section 9) is another of the four designated growth hubs in Guelph. On the east side of Guelph it offers easy access for those commuting to the east of Guelph

  • stores, libraries, large playing field
  • public transportation
  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre/ Victor Davis Memorial Pool: 3 pools and 2 ice rinks

Willow West/Sugarbush (Section 1) is conveniently located close to the Hanlon Parkway on the west side of Guelph and offers an easy commute to Kitchener/Waterloo and the 401.

  • Often an affordable alternative to the new south-end communities
  • West End Recreational Centre offers swimming, ice skating and visiting the library
  • easy access to shopping

Dovercliffe Park/Kortright Hills (Section 7) is on the south west end of Guelph and offers easy access to the 401 and Hwy 6.

  • family neighbourhood with its own community group (Facebook, calendar, events)
  • YMCA/YWCA – swimming, gymnastics, karate, and much more.
  • trails, parks
  • established neighbourhoods

Kortright West (Section 8) is a well-established neighbourhood on the south-west-end of Guelph conveniently located close to the 401.

  • short distance from Stone Road Mall & University of Guelph
  • easy access to Hanlon Creek Conservation Area.

Kortright East (Section 10) south-end of Guelph with executive homes surrounded by beautiful scenery and mature trees.

Clairfields/Hanlon Business Park (Section 11) Situated in one of the 4 growth hubs in Guelph, Clairfields is an exclusive and pleasant south-end family neighbourhood.

  • close to the 401
  • short distance from Stone Road Mall & University of Guelph
  • easy access to Hanlon Creek Conservation Area.

Waterloo West Acres (Section 4) Often an affordable alternative to the new south-end communities

  • West End Recreational Centre offers swimming, ice skating and visiting the library
  • Easy access to shopping

The Upper Grand River School Board offers public education both rurally and in the City of Guelph; while the Wellington Catholic School Board is responsible for the non-public system.  Find your school!

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