It has been ranking in the top 10 cities of the Canada that are safest from the last ten years. This growing area with culture is the best place to live for young professionals, couples, families and retirees. The crime rate here is very low. Although the population of the metropolitan area is 150,000 the small-town vibes of the Guelph are still maintained with the strong sense of the community.
In the center of this growing city there is University of Guelph which has a large population of students. It is the biggest employer for the city. This university is considered as one of the top comprehensive medium-sized universities in Canada. By the center of the world university rankings this university is ranked third in the world for dairy, agriculture and animal science. The university has many undergraduates and graduate students and the campus in Guelph is the most beautiful of all of them in the country.
The city’s culture is very vibrant and has events that occur during the whole year. There is Art Gallery of Guelph, Civic Museum, McCrae House and many independent galleries in the royal city. For the Plays and musical performances, the River Run Centre is a major destination. Some of the country’s best musical arts are being host by the bars and music venues throughout the city.
If you are not very fond of outdoor activities, then the city also has something for you. There are many parks in the city with over 1000 hectares. Almost every neighborhood has a park where you can relax, or can spend your time with family, or can play basketball or badminton with friends. There are also many community recreations centers.
You can go anywhere easily with the wide range system of buses in the city. And if anyone wants to go out of the city for that there is GO train service, Greyhound bus station and the trains through rail.
The city of Guelph is in the center of three cities which are Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. All of these are on the drive of an almost half an hour. While Toronto is on the drive of an hour to the east. This makes it an ideal place to live.
Average House Price:
In Guelph, the average price of a two-bedroom detached house with two-bathrooms is $596K, a three-bedroom detached house with three-bathroom is of $660K, a four-bedroom house with four-bathroom is of $850K, and a five-bedroom house with five-bathrooms is of $714K.the prices gets down when we move to townhouses. A single bedroom town house is of $343K, a two-bedroom town house with two-bathroom is of $439K and a three-bedroom town house with three-bathroom is of $540K. The average prices of condominium houses in Guelph are even less. A single bedroom condo is of $326K, and a two-bedroom condo with two-bathroom is of $427K.
The top three best and affordable neighborhoods of Guelph to live in are
- Willow West / Sugarbush
- Waterloo / West Acres
- St. George / The Ward