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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.
· "Keswick Historic Background Information". Town of Georgina.
· · "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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324 Walter Dr
Lovingly Maintained Custom-Built Raised Bungalow On Mature Oversized Lot Just Steps To Lake Simcoe & Minutes To Hwy 404.Open Concept Layout Overlooks Backyard.Kit Boasts Cathedral Ceiling,Ceramic Floors & Centre Island.Bkfst Area Features W/O To Huge Deck.3 Generous Brs & Spacious 4Pc Bath.Bsmt Boasts Bright Fam Rm,Rec Rm & 3Pc Bath W/Large A/G Win....More details
163 Bayview Ave
Inviting And Affordable 4Br Home Close To Schools, Shops, Medical And Transit. Walk To Lake Simcoe & All Its Pleasures. 2 Minutes To Hwy 404. Situated On A Large Mature Lot. Sunny Eat-In Kitchen With Breakfast Area & W/O To New Deck (2017). Spacious Lr/Dr W/Woodstove & W/O To Front Yard. Large Mbr With W/I Closet. Ideal Family Home.<.... href="163-bayview-ave-n4090518">More details
60 Osbourne St
Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home With Lots Of Character In A Mature Waterfront Community With Private Beach Access To Two Different Beaches (Beach Association). This 2 Storey Home Has 2 Full Baths, Spacious Rooms, Original Pine Floors In Living Room And Master. Kitchen Has Walk In Pantry. This Large Private Lot Features Lots Of Outdoor Space For Entertain....More details
26 Canal St
A Boat Lovers Dream With Direct Access To Lake Simcoe! This 3 + 1 Bed, 3 Bath, Home Is Located In South Keswick, Minutes To #404. Large Eat In Kitchen With W/O To Deck. Master Bed Has A 4/Pc Ensuite With W/O To Deck. Large Rec Room With Large Above Grade Windows. Fully Fenced Yard. Your Own Private Waterfront- No Need To Pay Dock Fees With Fishing ....More details
175 Bayview Ave
Charming 3 Bedroom & 1 (4/P) Bathroom Home With High Crawl Space On Cement Slab, On A Lot 50' X 180'. New Kitchen And Floors Plus More In 2015. Walk Out From Dining Room To Deck And A Private Back Yard. Gas, Forced Air Furnace With Air Conditioning. Large Laundry Room With More Storage. Great Neighbourhood Close To All Amenities, Public Transit....More details
295 Pasadena Dr
700-1100 Sq Ft
Cute And Cozy Starter Home In The Heart Of Keswick. Neat & Tidy 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home. Spacious Living Room Featuring Some Newer Windows. Lovely Backyard With Detached Over Sized Single Garage. Perennial Garden, Back Deck For Summer Time Fun. Just Steps To Lake Simcoe, Enjoy Boating, Swimming, Fishing And Much More All Year Long. Don't Miss This O....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
111 Biscayne Blvd
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Welcome To This Lovingly Maintained 1840 Sq-Ft Family Home In The Heart Of Keswick. Directly Across From Schools & Within Walking Distance To Amenities. This Charming Home Has Been Well-Kept, Boasting A Custom Kitchen & A Beautiful Stone, Wood-Burning Fireplace In Famroom. Also Featuring A Spa-Like Master With Ensuite & Walk-In Closet, Main Floor L....More details
69 Fairwood Dr
1100-1500 Sq Ft
This Pride Of Ownership Is Situated In One Of Keswick's Popular Neighbourhoods And Backs Onto Green Space With Walking Trails That You Can Access Through The Back Garden Gate.Gleaming Hardwood.Breakfast Area W/O Leads-To Large Deck And Inviting Pool.Spacious Brs Including Mbr W/Shared 4Pc Ensuite And Double Closet.Semi-Finished Bsmt With 3Pc Bath. ....More details
162 Old Homestead Rd N
1100-1500 Sq Ft
Situated In The Sought After Area Of Georgina. This Beautiful Updated Ranch Bungalow Is Located In A Tranquil Setting. Beautiful Upgraded Kitchen With Gleaming Hardwood Floor Through-Out. Large Master Bedroom W/3Pc Ensuite, Heated Crawl Space And A Gas Fireplace For Cozy Evenings, Multiple Parking In The Driveway And Minutes To The Lake Will Make E....More details
32 Wrendale Cres
1100-1500 Sq Ft
Beautiful, All Brick Freehold Townhouse With Exquisite Appeal Right From The Curb And Cozy Front Porch To The Ultra Private Back Deck. Just Move Right In And Enjoy! Master Has Ensuite And Walk-In Closet; Gain Access To The Garage From Inside Home; Great Location For Commuters, Whether You Need Public Transit Or The Highway!! Easy Walk To School, Pa....More details
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 An....More details
99 Tulip St
2500-3000 Sq Ft
You Need To See This Large Family Home On Gorgeous Lot! Almost 4000Sqft Of Finished Living Space. Freshly Painted Main Floor Offers Bright Eat-In Kitchen With W/O To Yard. 2nd Floor Boasts A Huge Master Retreat W/New Bath & Views For Miles, 3 Addt'l Large Bedrooms & Media Room. Finished Bsmt Includes In-Law Suite W/ Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Sep Laundry....More details
20 Greco Ave
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Only 2 Years Old! A Great Opportunity For 1st Time Homebuyers/Investors To Own This Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Detached Home With A Great Layout In A Newly Developed Family Neighborhood! Bright Bedrooms With Large Closets, Hardwood Flooring; 9Ft Ceiling; Child Friendly Backyard; Kitchen With Centre Island, Breakfast Area, And Ceramic Floors, And More! Doub....More details
2 Skybird Lane
Just Move In!Beautiful All Brick End-Unit Town Home,Only Steps To Lake Simcoe!Bright & Open,This Stunning 3 Bed Home Has So Much To Offer.Recently Renovated W/All New Win & Win Ledges,New Roof,New Flooring,New Deck,Freshly Painted T/O,New Furnace,New Ac & Newly Paved & Extended Driveway.Lots Of Closet Space,Lrg Fenced In Back Yard With A Gorgeous D....More details
263 Elm Ave
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Fabulous Detached Home Surrounded By Nature! Approx.2000Sq Ft Living $pace! Your Opportunity To Own Premium Deep Lot W/Access Of 2 Water Front Private Parks (Members Only)! 8 Pking $paces, Enough For Large Boat Access! Newly Renovated, S/S Sink & Appliances, 3 Nw Bathrooms, New Roof, And Many More Upgrades. Walking Distance To Lake Simcoe & Parks. ....More details
75 Sunbird Blvd
2000-2500 Sq Ft
Spotless, Turn Key Family Home Located In Central Keswick Steps To Lake Simcoe! Completely Updated All-Brick 3 Bed, 4 Bath Home! Brand New Kitchen W/High End S/S App. Built By Quality Builder Greystone This Model Offers A Rare Top Floor Loft, An Entertainers Dream Or Easily Convert To 4th Bdrm. Enjoy Your Spacious Master W/Reno'd Ensuite, W/I Close....More details
14 Jericho Ave
3000-3500 Sq Ft
New 3000 + Sqft Home, 4+1 Bedrooms With 2nd Family/Media Room On 2nd Floor, 9\' Smooth Ceiling On Main Level, 15\' High Ceiling In Library, Upgraded Engineered Laminate Flooring Throughout The Home, Larger Windows,8\' Double Entrance Doors 8\' Large Double Sliding Doors To Back Yard. Many Upgrades.Very Close To Hwy 404 & Go Station
68 West Park Hts
Million Dollar View Of Cook Bay. Originally Custom Built 3 Bdrs, Converted To 2 Beautiful Large Bdrs, Stunning Property In Prestigious West Park Heights. Only Minutes To Hwy 404! In An Exclusive Area Of Keswick. Beautiful Sunsets, , Skylight, New Kitchen W/Granite Counters, New Hardwood Flrs, New Bathrooms, Freshly Painted, Pot Lights, ***Must See ....More details
24 Ivygreen Rd
Pride Of Ownership Shines Bright In This Beautiful 3 Bedroom Family Home Located In Highly Sought After Northdale Heights In North Keswick. Open Concept Raised-Bungalow Features Hrwd Flrs Thru-Out Main Flr. Vaulted Ceils In Combined L/R & D/R, Spacious Eat-In Kit W/Breakfast Bar & W/Out To Yard. Mbed W/W/I Closet And 4 Ps Ens. Prof Fin Walkup Bsmt ....More details