Established in 1827, Guelph is considered one of Canada’s ﬁrst planned towns. The city was chosen as the headquarters of a British development ﬁrm known as the Canada Company. The Company’s Superintendent in Canada picked the location; a famous Scottish novelist named John Galt designed the town to attract settlers and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Galt’s plan was unlike most grid-like city structures we see today but instead was quite imaginative, based on a series of streets radiating from a focal point at the Speed River. The heart and centre of the city today resemble a European city centre, complete with squares, broad main streets and narrow side streets. Named “Guelph” after a member of the British royal family, leading to the moniker, the name Royal City is still used today.
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Real Estate Guelph
Real estate in Guelph was named the most attractive city for investment value in Canada, by MoneySense’s 2017 “Where to Buy Now list – Wow”. We think that pretty much sums up the current status of the local real estate market. There are so many different neighbourhoods within the city that meet the needs of various households. Explore our neighbourhood profiles to learn more.
Guelph has a robust economy with a very low unemployment rate – amongst the lowest in Canada since 2008! A welcoming city for any new business, the city offers competitive land and building development and business operating costs partnered with a variety of employment lands and buildings to suit most business needs.
Guelph is proud of its long and distinguished history of environmental stewardship. It is known as a progressive and “green” city by many. With plenty of environmentally conscious incentives and programs, it is a great place to live and give back.
Because of its low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada’s best places to live. There are plenty of options for people of different walks and stages of life. Explore our Neighbourhood profiles to find the best place for you!
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