Guelph Real Estate

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Home Prices in Guelph

The asking price of homes for sale in Guelph has decreased -3.09% since June last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -66.42%. See more Guelph Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$699K
137 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$545K
49 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$460K
73 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in Guelph

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of Guelph real estate listings. Right now, Guelph has 284 homes for sale, including 137 houses, 73 condos, and 49 townhouses on the market. The average sold price for all home types in Guelph is $609K, which is 11% higher than June 2019. See our Guelph housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

Guelph is home to 17 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the fastest selling Guelph neighbourhoods, the best schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

If you’re looking for rentals instead of listings for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 27 Guelph rental listings, including 11 houses and 11 apartments for rent. Most locals in the city own their homes, while 30% live in rentals with an average lease price of $859.

MLS® Listing data for Guelph is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our Guelph real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

Guelph City Guide

122K
Population
5.9%
Population Growth
7%
Unemployment

Guelph is a city in the southwestern part of Ontario that is also known as The Royal City. It’s a place more than 132,000 people call home today but originated in the early 1800s. The person that is considered the founder of Guelph is John Galt, a Superintendent of the Canada Company, which based its headquarters in the area and helped it flourish.

Today, Guelph is one of the best places to live in Canada due to the low crime rate, relatively pleasant climate and a high standard of living. When you add the clean environment, and an extremely low unemployment rate, it becomes clear why Guelph is the go-to city for families looking to settle somewhere new.

The architecture of the city resembles that of old European cities’ because John Galt was hired not only to colonize the area but to also build the city like a European city centre.  So it has squares, broad main streets, and narrow side streets. Galt also built what is believed to be the first buildings in the community, The Priory, after which other houses in the area were built. Later that decade, Guelph opened its first court, jail, and hospital, all of which helped it become an official town in 1855.  As time passed, it grew into an official city in 1879.

Weather in Guelph is on the cooler end, with cold winters and relatively humid summers. Winters are often accompanied with regular snowfalls and rainfalls are not a rare sight in summer.

Thanks to the diversified economy, Guelph has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.  Also, it continues to improve with time thanks to the government’s economic development activities. Reports from the Bank of Montreal show that in the 4th quarter of 2018, Guelph was the number one city in Canada by employment rate and job growth. While it’s not dependent on any one industry, the leading sector that employs 24% of the working force is manufacturing, with auto parts and educational services following.

Another thing that contributes to Guelph's appeal is the low crime rate. All crime indicators are half the national average, which makes Guelph one of the safest places to live.

Neighbourhoods

Considering the low crime rate, high quality of life, and the amazing education opportunities, you won’t make a mistake if you buy a home anywhere in Guelph. However, Guelph’s housing market has neighbourhoods that offer better amenities and living conditions than others. Depending on what you’re looking for, the top choices for residents are Downtown Guelph, Westminster Wood, Waverly, and Kortright Hills.

Having a home in Guelph’s downtown area is best for the social aspects. Surrounded by a mixture of old and new architecture, shopping malls, and bilingual schools perfect for families that want to be close to everything and don’t mind the crowd and the buzz. Prices of homes for sale in this area can range from $350,000 to $750,000 depending on the size, age, and location of the property.

For those that want a quieter and more peaceful area, far away from downtown Guelph, the Westminster Woods neighbourhood offers everything a family could want. It draws in hundreds of new residents thanks to the quiet suburban feel and superb, high-class educational options. The area has two of the most renowned public education schools — Sir Isaac Brock and Westminster Woods PS, as well as St. Paul’s Catholic School —all of which offer top-of-class education for young children. 

On the East side of Guelph is the neighbourhood Waverly, an area with old and new homes. The biggest benefit of living in Waverly is the renowned Edward Johnson Public school, which has been a French Immersion Centre since 2008.

Kortright Hills is considered the elite part of town, where houses are at the more expensive end. The east part of Kortright consists mainly of 2-storey homes, but you can also find bungalows and split level houses. On the west side, on the other hand, the house versatility is expanded, in both looks and age. The peaceful atmosphere, affordable housing, community-oriented residents and easy access to the rest of Guelph make Kortright Hills a desirable place to live for many.

Neighbourhood
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Central West 100% 0% $654K 7
2Clairfields 55% 55% $646K 10
3Onward Willow 50% 63% $537K 4
4Village 50% 50% $577K 3
5Pine Ridge 48% 43% $482K 13

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Guelph’s downtown core. Good options include Hespeler, Preston, and Fergus. Look for neighbourhoods that are closer to the highway or commuter train stations. Even cities that require a bit of a longer commute, such as Cambridge, Acton and Elora are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

City
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Guelph 28%34%$609K269
2Puslinch 0%0%$1.2M64

Demographics

Before becoming a resident of Guelph, a good idea would be to check out the city, which can be done by using Census Canada data. By looking at the city’s demographics such as median age, average income, as well as other information, you can get a lot of useful insights on the environment and get a better idea of what to expect. The information you find can be a great help when you determine if Guelph is the right place for you and your family.

30%
Rent
70%
Own
$859
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,264
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
32,275
Total Families
$68,570
Family Income (Median)
38
Age (Median)
56%
College Educated

Schools

Elementary Schools

9.8 Edward Johnson
8.1 John McCrae
7.8 Sir Isaac Brock
7.8 Victory
7.7 Rickson Ridge

Secondary Schools

8.3 Guelph
8.1 Centennial
7.4 Bishop Macdonell
7.4 John F Ross
6.9 Our Lady of Lourdes

Commuters

Getting around Guelph is easy thanks to the multiple transportation options. You can take the bus or railway service that get you around a few different areas in Guelph.  But most people opt for a vehicle as a faster method of transportation.

A smaller percentage of people decide to go by bike.  The city is working on becoming a bike-friendly community, so new bike tracks are being built across the town.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always rent a kayak or a small boat and row down the river. It will surely be a unique way of sightseeing, but let me warn you - parking could be an issue if you want to make a stop somewhere.

86%
Drive
7%
Transit
2%
Bike
6%
Walk

Local Scoop

Guelph offers year-round activities for every age and lifestyle. There are many historical sites, outdoor activities, festivals, and wine & dine tours, so your days can always be filled with things that are new and exciting.

Most of the outdoor activities in summer are happening between the two rivers passing through Guelph - Speed River and Eramosa River, as well as Guelph Lake. You can take walks with your family at Riverside Park, sit down for a picnic and enjoy the warm weather. Or, if you’re up for more adventurous activity, you can rent a Jon boat (flat boat), kayak or a canoe at Guelph Lake and have a unique view of Guelph.

Another important landmark of Guelph, and a local favourite, is the arboretum of the University of Guelph.  It was built to look like the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. This tree collection has many specialized gardens, botanical collections, and gene conservation programs that wow visitors all year round. The arboretum is not only used for preserving trees but also to educate visitors about trees and to research new trees. Weddings, memorial services, and dinner theatres are a common occurrence in the arboretum, so if you notice one on your visit, no need to report it to the officials, it’s perfectly normal.

If you want to explore Guelph’s history, Downtown Guelph has many historical sites and museums, with buildings such as the City Hall on Carden St. dating back to the Victorian era.  You will also see museums with old artefacts and century-old streets that were remodelled into indoor shopping malls. A must-see location is the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, a Roman Catholic basilica built in the late 19th century. It’s one of the main local landmarks of Guelph and a National Historic Site of Canada.

For avid animal lovers visiting Guelph, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is the go-to place. You and your family can enjoy a quiet day in a calm environment, surrounded by gentle donkeys, mules, and hinnies. Many of them were abandoned or rejected by their parents, so they are always up for receiving some human love and affection. It’s a great way to pass the weekend with your family and make new friends in the barns.   

FAQs About Guelph Real Estate

According to current Guelph MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Guelph, ON is $719,000. Based on Guelph housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 200 days and has a 98.1% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Guelph MLS© data, the average detached house in Guelph, ON has a listing price of $793,000. In Guelph, detached houses are on the market for 323 days on average.

According to current Guelph MLS© data, the average condo in Guelph, ON has a listing price of $517,000. In Guelph, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $563,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $368,000.

In Guelph, ON, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Kortright Hills, Hanlon Creek, Old University and Grange Hill East. Kortright Hills is the most expensive neighbourhood in Guelph with an average home price of $777,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in Guelph include Guelph South, Two Rivers, Village and Onward Willow. Guelph South is the most affordable neighbourhood in Guelph with an average home price of $672,000.

The closest cities to Guelph, ON include Guelph-eramosa, Rockwood, Puslinch and Centre Wellington. Out of the nearby Guelph cities, Puslinch has the highest average home price of $1,473,000 and Rockwood has the most affordable average home price of $883,000.

The average townhouse in Guelph has an average listing price of $561,000, which represents a 7.8% change in price from last year. There are currently 51 townhouses for sale in Guelph, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Guelph is $68,570 per year, which is slightly above the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Guelph, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 30.2% rent versus 69.8% own. The median monthly rent price is $2,200 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $4,300 per month.

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