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Keswick is a community located in south central Canadian province of Ontario. Situated north of Toronto on Cook's Bay (part of Lake Simcoe), Keswick is part of the Town of Georgina. In the Canada 2011 Census, the municipal population of Keswick was 25,527.
Keswick is situated on the east shores of Lake Simcoe, along Cook’s Bay. It is bordered in the south by Ravenshoe Road, the east by Woodbine Avenue, the North by Old Homestead Road, and the West by Lake Simcoe. A small portion in the southwest corner of Keswick lies within the Holland Marsh, some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, this piece of Keswick is bordered by the Holland River, Bradford, and East Gwillimbury.
Keswick is well known for its beautiful beaches on Lake Simcoe, as well as many luxurious lakefront homes and cottages. A large portion of the housing stock between Lake Drive South and Lake Drive North is composed of traditional, 3-season cottages, which have been converted for year-round use, and includes private deeded beach access. Many of the homes in this area of Keswick are now being renovated or rebuilt, since the increasing demand in Keswick has pushed land values up substantially. Riverfront properties developed in a similar pattern.
Streets with lake front properties in Keswick are Lake Drive South, Shangri La Lane, Cameron Crescent, Glenwoods Avenue, Bayview Avenue, Pleasant Boulevard, Willow Drive, Wynhurst Road, South Channel Drive, North Channel Drive, Windy Shore Drive, Cooks Bay Drive, Metropolian Crescent, Shoreline Place, Boyers Road, Walkers Lane, and Lake Drive North.
Other waterfront properties in Keswick can be found on Bruce Street, Canal Road, Robert Street, Shirlea Boulevard, Waterbend Drive, Marina Drive, Mac Ave, Riveredge Drive, and Riverglen Drive.
Other areas in Keswick have been developed into more traditional suburban-style environments, with many subdivisions popping up in the 1980’s, 1990’s, early 2000’s, and present day. The arrival of the Provincial Highway 404 to Ravenshoe Road and Woodbine Avenue in the south of Keswick has added a substantial increase in demand for new homes in Keswick South. The most prominent development in this area is Simcoe Landing, which is currently doubling in size, and including a number of detached and semi-detached homes, as well as townhomes.
Some urbanization has occurred in Keswick, with a small number of condominiums reaching the market along the Queensway South, the Queensway North, and Riverglen Drive in Keswick.
Prices have been growing at record-setting rates in Keswick, along with the majority of the Greater Toronto area, especially York Region. Keswick North in Georgina has an average list price of $528,989. The average sale price for Keswick North is $538,938 with an average sale to list price ratio of 102 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 10 days. A total of 36 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms
Keswick was originally known as Medina. It was a part of the Township of North Gwillimbury before becoming part of the Township of Georgina. The area was formerly considered part of "cottage country" for those who lived in Toronto up until the late 1980s, when major development further opened up access to Keswick, expanding its population.
The town boasts a number of shopping areas and attractions along the lakeshore and nearby agricultural areas. The majority of residents commute south to Newmarket or Toronto to work as there are no major employers in Keswick. The majority of businesses in Keswick are retail in nature, the largest is Wal-Mart which opened in 2010.
The Stephen Leacock Theatre, opened in 1985, presents performances ranging from musicals and plays to orchestras and band performances.
Music in the Streets is a music festival, hosted by Connors Music, a local music store, celebrating talent from around Georgina.
The Georgina Military Museum is located at the north end of Keswick. Whipper Watson Park, covering almost nine acres, was upgraded in 2010. The town has become a popular destination in Ontario for swimming, boating, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.
Keswick is home to a number of fantastic locally owned restaurants, retail establishments, and golf courses:
Keswick houses the Georgina Ice Palace where the Georgina Blaze hockey team, Georgina Girls Hockey Association and Georgina Skating Club are headquartered. The Georgina Ice Palace is a combination library/skating rink with a skate park outside. The two ice pads can seat almost 1,500 people between them.
In 2014, Highway 404 had been extended to meet Keswick at the south end, at Ravenshoe Road and Woodbine Ave.
Public elementary and secondary education in Keswick is overseen by York Region's two school boards: the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), and the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB).
The YRDSB operates one secondary school in Keswick: Keswick High School, in addition to eight elementary schools: Deer Park P. S., Fairwood P. S., Jersey P. S., Keswick P. S., Lake Simcoe P. S., Lakeside P. S., R. L. Graham P. S., and W. J. Watson P. S.
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96 Fairwood Dr
Meticulously-Maintained, One-Owner Home In Popular Neighbourhood *Walk To Elem & Secondary Schools, Park, Shops & Medical *Minutes To Hwy 404 *Gleaming Hardwood In Open Concept Lr/Dr *Spacious Kit W/Ceramics & Bkfst Area With W/O To Covered Deck *Spacious Brs Incl. Mbr W/4Pc Ensuite & His & Hers Closets *Prof Fin Bsmt W/Oversized Windows, Would Be ....More details
273 Beverley Dr
Fabulous "First Nest" Or "Empty Nest" Situated On A Mature Oversized Lot Just Minutes To Hwy 404*Lovingly Updated*Quality Materials & Workmanship Throughout*New Maintenance-Free Flooring*Sundrenched Kit Boasts Quartz Countertops & Custom Backsplash(Tbi),S/S Appliances & Custom Cabinets*3 Generous Brs W/Ample Closet Space*Oversized Lau Rm W/Folding ....More details
18 Ivygreen Rd
Pride Of Ownership Shines Bright In This Beautiful Family Home. Open Concept Raised-Bungalow With Vaulted Ceilings, New Quartz Countertops In The Kitchen, Gas Fireplace In The Family Room And Large Master Bedroom With W/I Closet And 4 Pc Ensuite Bathroom. The Basement Is Finished With Extra Living Space Which Includes A Large Bedroom And 3 Pc Bathr....More details
11 Robert Wilson Cres
2000-2500 Sq Ft
*Bright & Spacious* Stunning Aspen Ridge Home. Located In The Sought After Simcoe Ridge Area. This 4 Br All Brick Home Features Upgraded Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Tiles Double Car Garage, Master Br With W/I Closet W/ 5 Pc Ensuite, Second Floor Laundry, Large Great Room And Dining Area, Large Eat In Kitchen W/A Centre Island And Breakfast Area, Clos....More details
676 Lake Dr S
Attention Home Builders And Investors. Executive Semi-Detached Zoned Building Lot In A Neighbourhood Of Fine Homes. Level And Clear Lot. Public Boat Launch Just Around The Corner At Adeline Park. Minutes To Highway 404. Georgia Park, West Park Just Across The Street. Topographical Survey Available. Buyer To Perform Due Diligence In Regards To Permi....More details
67 Wrendale Cres
2500-3000 Sq Ft
There Is Plenty Of Time To Get Moved In And Host All Of Your Holiday Parties This Year! This South Keswick Home Is An Entertainer's Dream Year Round! The Main Floor Boasts A Spacious Open Concept Floor Plan With Upgraded Hardwood, Doors & Crown Molding, Finished Basement With Granite Bar Offers Additional Area To Wow Company. Oak Staircase Leads Up....More details
271 Parkway Ave
2500-3000 Sq Ft
Spacious New Custom Home In High Demand Lakeside Neighbourhood. Many Upgrades Include Fully Loaded Kitchen W/ Quartz Counter, Island And Custom Cabinetry. This Home Boasts High Quality Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floor, 9Ft Smooth Ceiling W/ Custom Lighting, And Stained Oak Stairs W/ Iron Pickets. Large 4 Bedrooms, 5Pc Master Ensuite. Enjoy Your Private ....More details
99 Tulip St
2500-3000 Sq Ft
Beautiful 2850Sqft Home On Gorgeous Lot. Freshly Painted Spacious Main Floor Feat Bright Eat-In Kitchen With W/O To Yard, Fmly Room W/Fireplce, Formal Lr/Dr. 2nd Floor Feat Huge Master Retreat W/Renovated Bath&W/I Closet, 3 Addt'l Large Bedrooms &Media Room. Over 1100Sqft Finished Bsmt Feat In-Law Suite W/ Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Sep Laundry & Sep Ent....More details
676 Lake Dr S
Attention Home Builders And Investors. Executive Semi-Detached Zoned Building Lot In A Neighbourhood Of Fine Homes. Level And Clear Lot. Public Boat Launch Just Around The Corner At Adeline Park. Minutes To Highway 404. Georgina Park, West Park Just Across The Street. Topographical Survey Available. Buyer To Perform Due Diligence In Regards To Perm....More details
10 Metro Rd N
*Prime Location* Lovely 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Home With Open Concept Layout Sitting On Stunning Mature Lot. Large Principal Rooms. Plenty Of Parking. Short Walk To The Lake. Steps To Restaurants, Shops, Public Transit And All Amenities. 5 Mins To The 404.
220 - 155 Riverglen Dr
500-599 Sq Ft
* Renovated 1 Bedroom Condo Located In The Heart Of Keswick * Unobstructed South View * New Carpets & Freshly Painted Throughout! * Very Well Maintained Building W/ Elevator & Laundry Facility * Perfect Starter Home Or For Retiree! Easy Access To Highway 404, Shopping, Public Transit, Parks, Schools, Marina And Lots More!
186 Bayview Ave
3 Bedroom Raised Bungalow In The Heart Of Keswick. Features Fabulous Open Concept Layout W/ Cathedral Ceilings. Walk-Out To Deck. Shingles 2011, Furnace 2012. Separate Entrance To Basement & Walk Up To Garage. Basement Is Partially Finished, Just Flooring & Trim Needed To Complete; Features, Kitchen, Living Rm, 2 Additional Bdrms, 3 Pc Bath, Large ....More details
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Two Storey Detached Home In South Keswick, Situated On A 46 Foot Lot By 128. This Home Was Recently Renovated, Brand New Kitchen With Centre Island, Living Room And Kitchen Both Have Access Walk Out To The Yard. Tastefully Done Reno\'s With Natural Wood Finishes. Home Is Equipped With Nest Technology To Control Heat Temperature.
294 Terrace Dr
Sellers Happy To Say All And Any Offers Welcomed. Come See This Excellent Home For A Growing Family, Master Bedroom Has Been Opened Up To 2nd Bed. Common Entrance Can Easily Accommodate Separate Entrance To Basement For Lagre Or Extended Family. Finished Beautifuuly And Move In Ready-Quick Closing Available.
12 Bud Leggett Cres
Beautiful 3 Bedroom Detached Home Built By Greystone Homes. This Energy Star Certified Home Offers Longterm Utilities Savings. Massive Master Bedroom With Walk-In Closet And Ensuite Washroom With Oval Tub And Separate Walk-In Shower. 9Ft Ceilings On Main. Spacious Bedrooms. The Simcoe Landing Community Is Very Family-Oriented, Minutes To Schools A....More details
36 Lancaster Crt
Great Neighbourhood, South End Of Keswick Close To Schools, Parks And Minutes To Lake! On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac, This Meticulously Maintained And Tastefully Decorated Open Concept 3Bdrm Home Is Waiting For You To Call Home. Hrdwd On Main Flr, Walk Out To 20X20Ft Deck (2016), New Pot Lights, Garage Door And Front Door (All 2017). Mbed W/W/I Closet & 3 ....More details
207 South Channel Dr
2500-3000 Sq Ft
*Bright & Spacious 5 Bedroom Home (Approx. 2600Sqft) W/ Lake Access! * Open Concept Layout * Modern Finishes Throughout! * Located On Quiet Cul-De-Sac * Steps To Lake Simcoe (Cook's Bay) * This Home Features A Separate In-Law Suite With Separate Laundry * 2 Road Frontages W/ 2 Driveways! * Huge Heated Garage W/ 100 Amp Service - Space For 4 Cars Co....More details
140 Cooks Bay Dr
2 Acre Waterfront Re-Development Site. Possible 12-14 Residential Lots Located On Cooks Bay Drive, Motel, Motor Hotel, Marina, Leisure, Vehicle Sales/Retail Stores. Several Uses. Excellent Opportunity. Please Note: Lot 9 - 111800 Is A Separate Parcel And Is Not Included In The Purchase Price
152A Church St
2500-3000 Sq Ft
Steps To Beautiful Lake Simcoe! Good Layout W/9 Ft Ceilings On Main Flr W/ California Knock-Down Finish,Fireplace, H/Wood Floors On Main Flr,Oak Stairs To 2nd Flr With Wrought Iron Pickets;Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets & Drawers,Granite Counter Tops,Custom Back Splash,Trim,Bathrooms On 2nd Flr. Professionally Finished Bsmt W/ Large Windows & 4Pc Bathrm....More details
37 Bruce St
1500-2000 Sq Ft
This Lovely Pretty New Bungalow Located In A Decent Area Of Georgina, Back To Canal, Front To Bird Sanctuary. Open Concept, Very Spacious, Very Bright, Very Well Maintained, Absolutely Move In Condition. Very Convenient, Minutes To Lake Simcoe, Highway 404, Community Centre, Shopping Centre. Enjoy Beautiful Sunset, Unbeatable Lake View, Fishing At ....More details