Kingston, Ontario, the Limestone City, is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Canada. With over 120,000 people in the Greater Kingston Area it has all the comforts and services of larger cities with a small-town feel.
Kingston has an abundance of parks, golf courses and restaurants, excellent air quality rating and world-class educational and health care facilities.
Kingston has three post - secondary institutions, St. Lawrence College, the Royal Military College of Canada and the world renowned Queen's University.
Living in Kingston
Kingston is a comfortable family-oriented place in which to live. It offers a wide range of housing options from old historic neighbourhoods of limestone, brick and clapboard houses to modern subdivisions with the same shopping amenities found in larger centres. Spacious country and waterfront living is possible within ten minutes of the main commercial areas of the city.
Housing prices in most categories compare favourably in affordability with the rest of Canada. In the fall of 2006, the average selling price of a standard two-storey home was $220,816. The cost of a similar home in Montreal approximates $230,000, in Toronto $349,142, in Ottawa $244,531(2005) and in Victoria $545,172.
Kingston is the hub of eastern Ontario. From here, it is only a two-hour drive to the major population centres of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Syracuse, New York - and immediate access to markets of more than 130 million people within a day´s drive.