So you’re moving to Kingston? Whether relocating to Kingston for work or pleasure, posted to CFB Kingston or joining us for your post secondary education, this city has lots of history.
Established in 1673, Kingston is the oldest city in Ontario. Our location sits on the edge of Lake Ontario, with great waterways like the St. Lawrence River and Cataraqui River at our door step. We are midway point between major cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Did someone say road trip to IKEA? No problem!
With major educational institution from Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, RMC and our teaching hospitals, this city brings many bright minds to our workforce.
The population of our city is ever changing, but we hover around 159,500.
In 2015, Kingston ranked 37th best place to live. That’s a big slide downward from the 11th spot in 2014, but let’s face it, we had a LONG winter in 2014 so perhaps some we not looking on us as favourably for that reason 😉
In 2015, Kingston did rank in the top 10 for Moneysense’s Best Places to Retire. We ranked #6 to be exact! This is no surprise as our city has been long touted as an ideal retirement city. Our location and amenities checks many boxes for those seeking a comfortable way of life.
Some more Kingston facts:
Our average house hold income is approx $83,000
Our average house price sits around $318,000
And in Kingston, our real estate board sees over 3,000 properties move hands each year.
There’s simply so much to know about Kingston’s real estate market too. Do you want to live in the west end, or the east end, downtown or rural? Each area has different benefits.
So if you are moving to our beautiful city, give me a shout.