There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Guelph. There are 252 houses, 19 townhouses, and 115 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Guelph sold listings and Guelph expired listings The average listing price in Guelph for all home types is $605,833, which is 16% higher than February 2018. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $692,316, $601,095 for a townhouse, and $419,363 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Guelph, including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Milton, Brantford, Burlington, Hamilton that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Guelph also has many options for renters with 370 active rental listings and an average lease price of $2,024.
Guelph is home to 27 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Hanlon Industrial Park, with 64 active real estate listings, Hanlon Creek, with 50 active real estate listings, and South, with 48 active real estate listings.
Residents of the City of Guelph are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 1.202%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Guelph but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases.
See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.
|Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates|
|$0 - $55,000||0.5%|
|$55,000.01 - $250,000||1.0%|
|$250,000.01 - $400,000||1.5%|
|$400,000.01 - $2,000,000||2.0%|
Guelph Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $600,000
|Purchase Price||Subtract Tax Brackets||Rate||Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable||1st Time Buyer Tax Payable|
|$0 - $55,000||$55,000||0.5%||$275||$0|
|$55,000 - $250,000||$195,000||1.0%||$1,950||$0|
|$250,000 - $400,000||$150,000||1.5%||$2,250||$475|
|$400,000 - $600,000||$200,000||2.0%||$4,000||$4,000|
|Non 1st Time Buyer||1st Time Buyer|
Known as “The Royal City”, Guelph is consistently rated one of Canada’s best places to live due to its relatively low crime rate, clean environment and high standards of living. Guelph is located on the southwest of Ontario just 100KM west of downtown Toronto. Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 3.9% compared to the national 7.3%. Guelph’s current mayor is Cam Guthrie, who has been in office since 2014.
Guelph is the fastest growing city in Canada with approximately 2% growth year over year. The following is a breakdown of demographics in the city of Guelph:
|National Household Survey||Population||% of Total Population|
|Mutliple visible minorities||655||0.5%|
|Other visible minorities||205||0.2%|
The Upper Grand District School Board governs 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools across the city with 34,000 students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|Sir Isaac Brock||8.2|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|John F Ross||7.9|
The major shopping centre, Stone Road Mall, is located just off of Highway 6 and Stone Road. Stone Road Mall, featuring over 130 retail stores for all your shopping needs. Another popular shopping centre is Old Quebec Street Shoppes, located in the scenic heart of downtown Guelph. Part shopping centre, part office space, Old Quebec Street traces its origins back to 175 years to the founding of the city.
There are currently no professional sports team that belong to Guelph. Most residents in the city visit Toronto for professional sports.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platform like Airbnb in the city of Guelph.
Guelph Transit is the main transit system, operating a fleet of buses which service the entire city. There are currently no plans for any rapid transit system to be implemented in the city. A majority of major routes run from 5:45AM in the morning until 12:15AM at night Monday to Saturday and 9:15AM to 6:45pm on Sunday. A one-way fare on the Guelph Transit system is $2.80 for adults and $2.25 for children and seniors. A monthly pass can be purchased for $80 a month for adults and $68 a month for youth and seniors.
Guelph Airport or “Airpark” is, in actuality, an aerodrome. At this airport, the CBSA only handles general aviation aircrafts, which carry up to 15 passengers. There are no daily commercial flights that fly out of Guelph. The majority of residents must travel to Toronto’s Pearson Airport for international flights.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Guelph is Red Top Taxi. Because taxis are difficult to hail on the go, it is best to book in advance or visit a train station or hotel where they are usually parked waiting for passengers.
Uber launched in the city in 2015 servicing the Waterloo-Kitchener-Guelph region. Currently, only the UberX service is available for hire.
Guelph is connected by both Highway 6 and 7 that leads to other major cities like Waterloo-Kitchener or Cambridge. To access Toronto, residents can take Highway 6 to connect onto the Ontario 401 highway.
There are currently 2 hospitals in the city of Guelph: Guelph General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Both hospitals are located in the city centre, just minutes away from Exhibition Park.