“Buy your home in Keswick: great Lake Simcoe living, great real estate prices, great commute via 404” – says Toronto real estate agent
“If you work in Toronto or north of the city and want to buy your own home, consider Keswick” – Toronto real estate agent, Nina Timoshyna, says. First of all, due to Highway 404 extension finished this fall, there will be a great 50-minute commute from Toronto to Keswick.
Keswick is a wonderful historic community located north of Toronto on Lake Simcoe. With the population of 25,527 (Canada 2011 Census), Keswick is part of the Town of Georgina. The Town of Georgina features over 52km (32 miles) of Lake Simcoe’s south-eastern shores and is graced with lakeside living, wide open spaces, and scattered sandy beaches.
Keswick was originally known as Medina. The area was formerly considered part of “cottage country” for those who lived in Toronto up until the late 1980s, when major development further opened up access to Keswick, expanding its population. Having been built mainly as a cottage community, Keswick is fairly long north to south as it hugs the shore of Lake Simcoe.
The town boasts a number of shopping areas and attractions along the lake-shore and nearby agricultural areas. The majority of residents travel south to Newmarket or Toronto since, besides retail, there are no major employers in Keswick, with the exception of a Wal-Mart that was built in 2010.
Public elementary and secondary education in Keswick is overseen by York Region’s two school boards: the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), and the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB). The YRDSB operates one secondary school in Keswick: Keswick High School, in addition to 8 elementary schools. The YCDSB operates one secondary school in Keswick: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School, in addition to 2 elementary schools
Georgina offers a number of year-round activities in a variety of recreational facilities including many impressive public parks, beaches, forested areas, conservation areas, the Morning Glory Provincial Nature Reserve, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Keswick Marsh Fish and Bird Sanctuary, museums, craft and music festivals, and the Stephen Leacock Theatre – the place to watch and perform, from musicals and plays to orchestras and bands. The Georgina Military Museum is located at the north end of Keswick. Whipper Watson park, covering almost 9 acres, was upgraded in 2010.
Keswick houses the Georgina Ice Palace, a combination library/skating rink with a skate park outside, where the Georgina Blaze hockey team, Georgina Girls Hockey Association and Georgina Skating Club are headquartered.
The town has become a popular destination in Ontario for sunny days spent on the beach, boating, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. This large, clean lake beckons visitors from a vast distance for its great boating and year-round world renowned fishing opportunities giving Georgina its title of “Ice Fishing Capital of Canada”.
Highway 404 is being extended to meet Keswick at the south end, at Ravenshoe Road.
This part of the highway is currently under construction, with completion tentatively scheduled for fall of 2014. This 13.5km (8.4mi) route is the first part of a proposed extension to southeast of Beaverton.
What you can buy in Keswick
- newly built 3-bedroom townhouse
- 3-bedroom bungalow
- 4-bedroom bungalow with 2-bedroom basement apartment, 2 bathrooms
- newly built 3-bedroom 3-bathroom townhouse, 10min walk from public school, 4 min walk from kids splash park, 10min to york transit and go transit stop and walk-in clinic. 404 access 5 min away
- Newly built luxury townhouse
- 10 years old detached 4-bedroom 3-bathroom house with 2-bedroom basement apartment, over 1800 sq. ft., double garage, central vacuum, c/air, wood burning fireplace, close to public school, shopping and York transit, 40.03×180.45ft lot
- Waterfront 4-bedroom 3-bathroom house, 2078 sq.ft., open concept, hardwoods, ceramics, gorgeous upgraded kitchen w/lots of cupboards & pantry, granite, backsplash, w/o to stone deck and fully fenced yard w/forest for privacy. Attached garage, 6 parking spaces. 50×270 ft. lot. Marina and park nearby.
By the way, Council of the Town of Georgina adopted its 2014 Budget on March 26th, 2014, reflecting no property tax increase to the average household in 2014
Demand for luxury homes still strong, real estate expert says
According to Nina Timoshyna, the luxury end of the housing market shows no signs of slowing down.
Actually, it is setting a new standard for the lifestyles of the rich. If you are one of them looking for a very special property – here’s the deal:
- Historic Lakeshore Communities. Custom designed family mansion on Lake Simcoe – 219ft of waterfront luxury, superior craftsmanship. Waterfront views from all principal rooms and many bedrooms. walkout’s throughout with oversized deck and private terraces. Home features 14 foot curtain wall overlooking its own private beach, 1600sq.ft. family room with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace. 3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, tennis & basketball court, private beach, boathouse with 3 slips, tree-lined driveway. An hour from Toronto. 5 parking spaces. 5218x584FT – 5 acres lot.
It might be worth considering purchase your sweet home in a sweet location for a sweet price. Think about!
Home prices will continue to rise, for sure. Don’t wait! Contact Toronto and GTA real estate expert Nina Tymoshyna! She will help you buy your home for the lowest price possible.