Living in Guelph
Home to just over 130,000 people, Guelph has the small-town charm and community generally reserved for towns much smaller, but with the bonus of the big-city amenities people have come to love for their convenience. And with easy access to the 401 and a Go train stop right downtown, it’s also a commuter’s paradise. You’re just 45 minutes from Toronto and an even shorter distance to Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and other surrounding cities. And of course, what’s a family-focused city without an excellent education system, right? That’s why Guelph offers both French and English curriculum schools for kids in Kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. Guelph is even home to one of the top universities in the country, the University of Guelph and a campus for Conestoga College.
With just over 1000 hectares of park space and 70km of trails, Guelph is the place to be if you like to enjoy the outdoors. Everything from sports fields and picnic areas to campgrounds and river access are at your disposal across the city. And if you prefer to immerse yourself in great-tasting food, drinks and fantastic nightlife, Guelph has you covered there too— with access to an endless list of breweries, bars and unique restaurants.
You’ll also find tons of family-friendly festivals and events throughout the year scattered all across the city. You can see a complete list of city-hosted events here.
Buying a Home in Guelph
Guelph has a strong background in agriculture, which is no surprise considering the number of heritage farmhouses available in the area. But, there’s more. Guelph doesn’t just have something to offer buyers looking for charming farmhouses, it also has a vast network of newly-built detached homes, apartments, condos and townhouses available too. Whether you’re searching for a rural retreat, a suburban sanctuary or solitude in the heart of the city, Guelph has the perfect home waiting for you.