There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Kingston. There are 19 houses, 0 townhouses, and 3 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Kingston sold listings and Kingston expired listings The average listing price in Kingston for all home types is $628,911, which is 42% higher than April 2018. There are many popular cities surrounding Kingston, including Brockville, Belleville, Ottawa, Gatineau, Cornwall, Peterborough, Clarington that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Kingston also has many options for renters with 22 active rental listings and an average lease price of $2,179.
Kingston is home to 16 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Cataraqui Westbrook, with 3 active real estate listings, Sunnyside, with 2 active real estate listings, and St. Lawrence, with 2 active real estate listings.
Residents of the City of Kingston 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 0.0138%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Kingston but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases. First-time home buyers in Ontario may quality for a provincial land transfer tax rebate of up to $4,000.
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%|
Kingston 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|
The Kingston and Area Real Estate Association was founded in 1909 and has over 550 licensed real estate brokers across the Greater Edmonton Area. It covers the County of Frontenac, Country of Lennox and Addington, the Country of Leeds and all incorporated villages, towns, and cities within the same geographic area.
Nicknamed the Limestone City, Kingston established as the first capital of Canada in 1841. That title was short lived, however, as Montreal was awarded the distinction in 1844.
Kingston is located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario and marks the beginning of the St. Lawrence River. The city is a midway point between Toronto and Montreal and often attracts tourist as the Thousand Islands region is located just southeast of the city. It is also home to Queens University; founded in 1841, it is one of the oldest post-secondary schools in Canada and has over 25,000 student enrollments annually.
Home to a population of 117,660 people, Kingston has a dominantly young population due to the number of universities and colleges in the city. However, it also has large elderly population. The median age of Kingston is 40.3, in comparison to the median age of Ontario at 40.4. A total of 93% of the population is Caucasian while visible minorities account for just over 1,000 people. The most dominant visible minorities include Chinese, aboriginals and South Asian.
The Limestone District School Board governs 70 schools across the city with 21,206 students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|R Gordon Sinclar||7.9|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
Some notable parks in Kingston include Bayridge, Churchill, Cloverdale, John Brewer, John Machin, LaSalle, MacDonald, Victoria, Pierson, McCullough, McBurney, and Meadowbrook Park.
The major shopping complex, Cataraqui Centre, is located west of the city’s core. Cataraqui Centre has over 110 retail stores for all your shopping needs. If you are looking for more of a local shopping experience, there are many retail stores located on Princess Street in downtown Kingston.
As for dining, Kingston has one of the highest concentration of restaurants per capita in Canada. A majority of cuisines from around the world can be found along Princess Street and the downtown area.
There are currently no professional sports team that belong to Kingston. Most residents in the city visit Ottawa or Toronto for professional sports.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the City of Kingston.
The main transit system is serviced by Kingston Transit. The Kingston Transit system operates buses.
The entire city of Kingston is serviced by buses. There are currently no plans for any rapid transit system to be implemented in the city. A majority of major routes run from 6:00AM in the morning until 12:00AM at night with reduced service on weekends. A one-way fare on the Kingston Transit system is $3.00 for adults and free for children. A monthly pass can be purchased for $56.50 a month.
Kingston is serviced by the Norman Rogers Airport (YGK) which has frequent flights by Air Canada Express to Toronto-Pearson Airport. There are no other destinations for YGK and residents rarely use the airport over driving to Toronto.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Kingston is Amey’s Taxi. Taxis are difficult to be hailed on the streets so 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, along with Windsor and Niagara region. Currently, the only service offered is UberX.
Kingston is connected to the rest of Ontario and Quebec by the 401 Highway. There are no other highways that are connected to the city of Kingston.
There are currently 2 hospitals in the city of Kingston: Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. Hotel Dieu Hospital is located in downtown Kingston while Kingston General Hospital is located right at the heart of the Queen’s University Campus.