Life in Kemptville “Green and Growing”

Kemptville, in the municipality of North Grenville, is one of the Ottawa areas blooming communities, fitting of the “Green and Growing” slogan! Offering a welcoming community, great schools, hospital, golf course, retirement residences, business opportunities, and an easy commute to Ottawa, its steadily growing popularity is no surprise!

An easy 30-minute commute to Ottawa via the 4-lane 416 highway, the Kemptville area could be considered a “bedroom community”, but it’s so much more than that! With the steady growth of population, as well as a recent boom in economic and real estate development, it should be a serious contender for homebuyers looking in the Ottawa area. There’s something for every buyer in Kemptville; whether you’re a first time home buyer, thinking of moving up, or downsizing, here are just a few reasons why we love the idea of investing in Kemptville real estate.

Kemptville Real Estate is vibrant and building!

From stately older homes and bungalows, to brand new developments offering large, family friendly open concept properties, there is something to fit almost every style and at every price point in Kemptville. In August 2018 the average sale price (residential and condo combined) was $339,701, just 2 years ago in August 2016 it was just $283,427. And if you are looking for a home on a larger lot, Kemptville real estate is the perfect place to start (and perhaps end) your house hunt.

“I have only recently been a part of the Kemptville community, since January 2018, and I cannot believe how wonderful this town and its residents are. I have never experienced such a generous and truly caring group that embodies the true meaning of neighbour. You are never alone in this community when help is needed, everyone pulls together to make it happen. From the politicians to the schools, hospitals, police force and residences everyone participates in their own way to make this a fabulous place to call home.” – Rita Harper, Broker Manager of Royal LePage Team Realty, 304 Colonnade Drive in Kemptville.

Kemptville Real Estate Snapshot Provided by the Ottawa Real Estate Board August 2018

Kemptville Real Estate Snapshot Provided by the Ottawa Real Estate Board August 2018

Who lives in Kemptville?

“Latest statistics show a large percentage of North Grenville’s population is less than 15 years of age and between 35-60 years. This indicates a large family population and is characteristic of growing communities, making North Grenville a great destination for new families”

Kemptville is ultimately known for the nature of its residents – friendly, generous and caring. It’s certainly a town that is known for its character, but also one that is known to be quite up and coming in today’s real estate market. With a wide array of single-family homes, towns, and condos, Kemptville has something for everyone. In fact, a good percentage of residents happen to be under the age of 15, or between the ages of 35-60. This said Kemptville (and the municipality of North Grenville) is heavily populated with many growing families – demonstrating a certain element of charm and a great destination for new families.

Why do we love Kemptville?

  • It’s a growing community, offering opportunity and growth for families, businesses, and visitors alike.
  • It offers a blend of rural and small-town homes, perfect for anyone looking to relocate and/or plant roots.
  • You can adopt a quality lifestyle among the beauty that is Kemptville’s history and heritage.
  • You’re able to enjoy the sights and sounds of nearby waterways, embrace the greenery that surrounds Kemptville’s cozy streets and enjoy the friendliness that are the residents and common passersby.

From dining and shopping to learning and exploring, Kemptville (and the municipality of North Grenville) is certainly one to see and experience for yourself. After all, Kemptville gives families (both old and new) a feeling of belonging – a place to plant roots.

What to do in Kemptville?

Mountain Orchards: welcoming families since 1972; Mountain Orchards is a family-run orchard, gifting its visitors with the chance to pick countless of delicious apples, an opportunity to indulge in the treats served at their bakery, and offering families an endless list of things to do! Picking seasons start in late August and run through to October. For maps, directions and other information, click here!

Canoe and Kayak Rentals: are you the outdoorsy type? If so, it comes highly recommended that you visit Drifters Outdoors. Learn how to kayak, canoe and even paddle board! Drifters Outdoors offer quality lessons, prepping you for an enjoyable day out on the water. And hey, if you’re one to prefer staying ashore, check out their yoga and fitness classes.

Grab a bite to eat at Salamanders: known for its location overlooking the water, Salamanders has a unique balance of quaint, quiet ambiance with a slight pub-style vibe. Bring your family, your friends, and your colleagues and enjoy some delicious food at a reasonable price; at Salamanders, they believe everyone can afford to eat good food that has been prepared with great care. Psst! They cater too!

Lock 17: if you’re in the mood for some good, pub eats – then definitely check out Lock 17 Bistro. With a wide range menu, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy! Located on River Road, Lock 17 is affordable, fun, and delicious. And hey, if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon one of their many live music events!

Four! Hit the links at eQuinelle Golf Club. Enjoy a post-round meal at their renowned Fireside Grill, and even sign up for lessons to better improve your swing! Known as one of Ottawa’s most awarded golf clubs, eQuinelle is surrounded by the beauty of Kemptville and offer competitive tee off rates.

Where is Kemptville?

Kemptville isn’t as far away as one may think; in fact, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away off the 416. Only about 40 minutes away from downtown Ottawa, the small town doesn’t require a large amount of travel time. Here’s a map that will help you find your way!

If you have questions about Kemptville real estate we would love to chat, with over 30 Royal LePage real estate professionals living and working in the Kemptville area we are always here to help! Contact us anytime!