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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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· · "Statistics Canada". 2011 Census Profile - Keswick Ontario.
· · "Stephen Leacock Theatre". Town of Georgina. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
· · "Georgina Military Museum". Georgina Military Museum Incorporated. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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· · "The Georgina Post". The Georgina Post. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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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
4B Robert St
Fabulous Waterfront Home Offers Direct Access To Lake Simcoe. Open Concept. Gleaming Hrdwd In Lr/Dr & W/O To Waterside Deck. Kit Boasts Ample Counterspace, Pantry & Bright Bkfst Area. Upper Level Features 3 Brs & 2 Baths Incl Mbr W/4Pc Ensuite, W/I Closet & W/O To Balcony Overlooking The Water. The Other 2 Brs Have A View Of West Park. Part Fin Bsm....More details
328 Miami Dr
Opportunity Knocks! Spacious 3 Bedroom Home Just Steps To Lake Simcoe And All Its Pleasures. Close To All Amenities & Minutes To Hwy 404. Ideal Investment Property For Handyman Or Contractors... Or Build Your Dream Home. Sunny Eat-In Kitchen With W/O To Fenced Rear Yard. Generous Living Room W/Large Window Really Lets The Sun Shine In. Dining Area ....More details
94 Riveredge Dr
Brand New Executive House On Premium 50*123Lot In Keswick. 4 Bedrooms W/ 3 Bathrooms, All W/I Closet, Hardwood Floors At Main Floor. Open Concept Gourmet Kitchen That Walks Out To Back Yard. Laundry At 2nd Floor. Close To 404, Branch Of Cook\'s Bay, School, Shopping Center.
318 Hollywood Dr
Terrific Raised Bungalow In South Keswick Across From Park W/Short Walk To Deeded Beach & Easy 404 Access. Nicely Appointed & Upgraded With Hrdwd Flrs, Stone Gas Fireplace & Finished Lower Level W/Family Room, Bar, New 4Pc Bathroom. Insulated 1.5 Car Garage W/Drive Thru To Rear. Perfect For 1st Time Home Buyers Or Downsizing.
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
330 Irene Dr
Unique Home And Investment! This Brand New Renovated Stone Home Has Beautiful High End Finishes, Quartz Cntr Tps, Heated Bthrm Flr, Staircase To Loft, Steel Roof And This Property Is Just Mins From 404, Walking Distance To Lake And Marina At The End Of The St. Must See To Appreciate All Of The Features And Finishings.
5 Bud Leggett Cres
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Immaculate!This Spacious,Fully Det,All-Brick 3 Bdrm Home Is An Entertainer's Dream!The "Schooner" Model Offers Nearly 2000 Sqft Of Fin & Updrd Liv Space!Remarkable Features Incl A Soaring Cathedral Ceiling & An Inviting, O/Concept,Sun-Filled Design!Carefully Slctd Upgrds Thruout Incl Oak Staircases,Premium Flr, & Lrg,Additional Windows Even In The ....More details
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Wow!!! 100Ft Direct Waterfront Bungalow With Double Lot. Just Imagine What You Can Do With This Property Other Than Dock Your Big Toys. Thanks!!!
28 Wexford Dr
Totally Renovated House In The Great Neighborhood Of Keswick. Easy Access To Schools, Park, Arena & Library. Very Close To Hw 404. Great Lot Size. 50.2 X 144. 36 Feet.
43 Brecken Dr
Stunning & Immaculate 4+2 Bedroom Home With Great Layout! Main Floor Features Separate Living And Dining Rooms, Plus A Large Family Room That Is Open To A Family Size Eat-In Kitchen. Laundry Room W/ Access To Double Door Garage. 2nd Floor Features A Huge Master With Ensuite & W/I Closet, Plus 3 More Sizeable Bedrooms. Finished Basement W/ Sep Entra....More details
273 Beverley Dr
Newly Renovated Bright & Spacious Bungalow With High Quality Finishing's On An Oversized Mature Treed Lot Just Minutes To Highway 404. Open Concept Layout With Large Combined Living, Dining And Kitchen Space. New: Cabinets, Kitchen W/ Quartz, Flooring, Pot Lights And Trim. Three Bright Bedrooms. Lots Of Closet Space. Oversized Laundry Room With Cus....More details
47 Tim Jacobs Dr
2500-3000 Sq Ft
Recently Built "Sutton Model" On Premium Lot Backing On To Wooded Area.Open Concept.Loads Of Upgrades.High End S/S Appliances (Gas Stove).Walk In Pantry.Extra Sink In Kitchen.Family Rm & Laundry On Upper Level.Gas Fireplace In Mbr With Walk-In Closet,Double Shower & Soaker Tub.House Wired With Cap 5 Network Cable.Outdoor Gas Line For Bbq.Close To 4....More details
42 Carness Cres
Stunning Rarely Offered Hampshire Model Features 4 Br, 3Bath, Oversized Sun Filled Rooms, Shows Off Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Open Concept Layout W/ 9Ft Ceilings, Lg Eat-In Kit. & Pantry W/ W/O To A Tranquil Private Gardened Yard, Lg Dining Rm W/ Coffered Ceiling. Master Feats. Lg. W/I Closet & 4Pc. Ensuite W/Soaker Tub & Sep. Shower. It Will Feel ....More details
250 Parkway Ave
Completely Custom Built Luxury Bungalow Just Steps To The Lake! Open Concept Layout & Brand New Renovated Bsmt Boasting Over 4300+ Finished Sq Ft. 4 Spa Bthrms And 7 Total Bedrooms!! Designer Finishes Throughout This Masterpiece Including; 9' Ceilings, Floating Staircase, Double-Sided Fireplace, Crown Moulding, Hdwd, California Shutters, Oversized ....More details
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
151 The Queensway North Dr
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Immerse Yourself Amongst Nature In This Beautifully Charming Post & Beam, Chalet Style Home. Enjoy A Two-Story Living Room W/ Floor To Ceiling Windows, Cathedral Ceilings, Exposed Wood & A Fantastic View. Featuring A Private Double Lot (104Ft Wide), An Open Concept Living & Dining Space, A Finished Bsmt Rec Room For The Kids, An Over-Sized Double C....More details
142 Bessborough Rd
3+2 Bdrm Raised Bungalow In The Heart Of Keswick; Just Steps To Schools, Park & Shopping. Cozy & Bright Main Living Space W/Wood Burning Fireplace. Dining/Breakfast Area Open To Living & Kitchen. Large Master Bdrm W/2 Piece En-Suite And W/O To Fully Fenced Yard. Sep Entr To Full Fin Lower Level Boasts Awesome In-Law Potential W/A/G Windows. Great F....More details
14 Dresden Crt
Rare Find!One Of The Biggest Lots In The Neighbourhood Backing Onto Conservation Area On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac! Enjoy The Scenic View From Prof Landscaped Backyard('17) & Custom Built Deck With B/I Above Ground Swimming Pool('17 Liner).Open Concept Living Rm W/Gas Fire Place & Hrdwd Floor.9'Main Floor Ceiling.Family Sized Kitchen,Big Breakfast Area.Ma....More details
25 Litner Cres
Very Bright Raised Bungalow On Premium Pie-Shaped Lot In Desired Subdivision. Very Clean And Turnkey. True 2-Car Garage, Newer Furnace, Newer Garage Doors.