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Guelph — The Royal City

Established in 1827 Guelph is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada. The city was chosen as the headquarters of a British development firm known as the Canada Company. The location was picked by the Company’s Superintendent in Canada, a popular Scottish novelist named, John Galt, who designed the town to attract settlers to it and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Galt’s plan was unlike most grid like city structures we see today, but rather 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 resembles 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.


Guelph Real Estate

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.


In 2009 Guelph was named Canada’s safest city, one of the country’s smartest communities, and Canada’s volunteer capital. The City of Guelph is rich in culture, architecture, parks and riverside green spaces.


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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    Guelph Real Estate & Homes for Sale

    Searching for real estate in Guelph has never been more convenient. With Royal City Realty, you can browse single family homes for sale, condos & townhouses and commercial properties to quickly get a general perspective of the real estate market in Guelph Ontario.


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    28 RIDGEWOOD Avenue

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    330 EXHIBITION Street Unit# 2 -Basement

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    Browse Neighbourhoods in Guelph

    Brant Avenue
    Campus Estates
    Country Club
    Elmira North
    Grange Hill
    Guelph General
    Guelph Lake
    Historic Guelph
    Holy Rosary
    Imperial South
    June Avenue
    Kortright East
    Kortright Hills
    Kortright West
    Margaret Green
    Municipal Park
    Old University
    Ottawa Crescent
    Pine Ridge
    Priory Park
    Rickson Ridge
    Saint Georges
    The Clairfields
    The Junction
    The Ward
    Village by the Arboretum
    Watson East
    Waverley Park