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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.

    Real Estate in Keswick

    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

    History

    Keswick was originally known as Medina.[1] 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.

    Geography

    Included in Keswick is the Keswick Marsh, part of the Holland Marsh.[2] Having been built mainly as a cottage community, Keswick is fairly long north to south as it hugs the shore of Lake Simcoe.

    Demographics

    Keswick's population was 25,527 in 2011.[3] Specific demographics for Keswick are not available, since it is counted as part of Georgina.[4]

    Economy

    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.

    Arts and culture

    The Stephen Leacock Theatre, opened in 1985, presents performances ranging from musicals and plays to orchestras and band performances.

    • Elm Hurst Beach Association (who, amongst other things, spearheaded a drive to clean up part of Lake Simcoe)
    • Kinsmen Club of Keswick - a division of Kin Canada which was established in 1976.

    Music in the Streets is a music festival, hosted by Connors Music, a local music store, celebrating talent from around Georgina.

    Attractions

    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.

    Local Businesses in Keswick

    Keswick is home to a number of fantastic locally owned restaurants, retail establishments, and golf courses:

    Restaurants in Keswick

    • Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill - 221 Lake Dr N
    • Sammy's Chicken Coop - 213 The Queensway
    • Casa Autentica Mexican Restaurant - 566 The Queensway S
    • Casa Rolando - 591 The Queensway S
    • Sushi Minato - 299 The Queensway S #1
    • Riveredge Restaurant - 233A The Queensway S
    • Big Bone BBQ - 1 Church St
    • Alfredo's Ristorante - 1 Church St
    • Oriental Delights - 155 Riverglen Dr
    • King Dragon Marine Restaurant - 534 Lake Dr S
    • Cravings - 482 The Queensway S
    • Jade Garden Chinese Food Take Out Place - 443 The Queensway South
    • George N Bay Fish & Chips Family Restaurant - 443 The Queensway S #20
    • Fusion Italian Caribbean Cusine - 268 The Queensway S
    • Pizza Man - Franzisi's Fried Chicken - 297 The Queensway S
    • Simcoe Burger - 25 Metro Rd S
    • George's BBQ and Rib - 207 Church St
    • The Corner House Bistro - 240 Church St
    • The Naked Wing -  24018 Woodbine Ave


    Sports

    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.

    Infrastructure

    In 2014, Highway 404 had been extended to meet Keswick at the south end, at Ravenshoe Road and Woodbine Ave.

    Education

    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.

    The YCDSB operates one secondary school in Keswick: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School, in addition to two elementary schools: Prince of Peace and St. Thomas Aquinas.[13]

    Media

    Local papers include the snapd Georgina,[14] the Georgina Post,[15] and the Georgina Advocate.[16]

    Notable people

    External links

    References


    ·  "Keswick Historic Background Information". Town of Georgina.

    ·  ·  "Holland Marsh official page".

    ·  ·  "Statistics Canada". 2011 Census Profile - Keswick Ontario.

    ·  ·  Georgina's census page

    ·  ·  "Stephen Leacock Theatre". Town of Georgina. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

    ·  ·  Keswick Beaches Get $215K for Cleanup

    ·  ·  Kinsmen Club of Keswick

    ·  ·  Music in the Streets

    ·  ·  "Georgina Military Museum". Georgina Military Museum Incorporated. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

    ·  ·  Town of Georgina's page on parks

    ·  ·  York North's record on the Ice Palace

    ·  ·  York Region District School Board website

    ·  ·  York Catholic District School Board website

    ·  ·  "snapd Georgina". snapd Inc. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

    ·  ·  "The Georgina Post". The Georgina Post. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

    ·  ·  "York Region: Print Editions". Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

    ·  Curtis Joseph's NHL home page

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    $459,000

    399 Adeline Dr

    MLS®#:N4458994
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 2+0

    • 1

    Location,Location,Location. Close Proximity To 404 And Steps To Lake Simcoe. Sun-Filled Open Concept 2 Bedroom , 1 Bath Bungalow Situated In A Mature Neighborhood. 75 Foot Frontage 100 Foot Lot Backing Onto Lush Greenspace. Potlights Throughout , Freshly Painted Inside And Out, Upgraded Bathroom. Clean And Well Maintained. New Roof (2017) , New Pat....More details

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    $567,777

    40 Paulgrave Ave

    MLS®#:N4452074
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Absolutely Stunning 3 Bdrm Town Home With Finished Basement And Attached Garage. Energy Star Certified, Great Curb Appeal, Features Open Design Concept, 9Ft Ceilings On M/Flr, Pot Lights Thru-Out Main Flr And Basement, Oak Stair Case, Family Size Kitchen With Upgraded Cabinets & Back Splash, Sep Door Access To Backyard From Garage, Cozy Fenced Back....More details

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    $708,888

    15 Joe Dales Dr

    MLS®#:N4450898
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 4+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Stunning 4+1 Bedroom Home With Great Layout! Loaded With Almost $100K In Upgrades. Boasting Hardwood Floors Throughout, Eat-In Kitchen, Gas Fireplace, Double Car Garage (4 Car Parking) With Access To Main Floor, Granite Countertops Everywhere & Laundry On Upper Floor. Deep Lot Size Fully Fenced Backyard, Well Maintained + Prof Fin Deck With Tempere....More details

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    $599,500

    118 Riverglen Dr

    MLS®#:N4440790
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 2+0

    • 2

    Location, Location, Location And A Motivated Seller!! Centrally Located Direct Waterfront On The River With Wet Boathouse, Lift And Separate Marine Railway. Solid 2 Bedroom Home With Engineered Roof Trusses And Open Concept And A Full High Basement. Large Lot With Extended Garage And Shed With Gentle Incline To Water And Minutes To The Lake. Sepa....More details

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    $699,500

    396 Lake Drive North Dr

    MLS®#:N4442424
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+0

    • 2

    Beautiful Private Oasis Also Known As # 2 Walkers Lane. .68 Of An Acre Right By The Lake. Offering A Lovely 3 Bedroom Home With Deck On A Huge Level Lot. The Home Has All The Charm One Would Expect In This Country Setting, Only 4 Other Properties All Connected By Walker Lane. Lovely Pine Floors With 3 Heat Sources Allowing For Very Affordable Heati....More details

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    $89,500

    Lot 16 Fox Island

    MLS®#:N4442588
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
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      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Direct Lakefront Cottage Just One Hour From Downtown Toronto! This Cottage Is All Enclosed However Is Not Completed On The Inside. This Cottage Allows For You To Finish As You Would Like. The Structure Is Less Than 7 Years Old. The Views Are Amazing And The Lake Is Fantastic For Swimming, Boating, Fishing Or Just Relaxing! No Taxes - Land Lease Of ....More details

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    $599,500

    346 Deer Park Dr

    MLS®#:N4457946
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+0

    • 2

    Comfortable 3 Bedroom Bungalow On A 47' X 258' Lot Surrounded By Protected Forest In The Heart Of Georgina. To The Front & Back Of This Huge Property Are Miles Of Walking Trails With An Abundance Of Wildlife. Enjoy All That Nature Has To Offer While Enjoying All The Amenities Of Town Services. Lovely Open Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen With 4Pc Bath....More details

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    $309,900

    216 Boyers Rd

    MLS®#:N4424891
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina

    Prime Residential 100X150 Building Lot Located In Quiet Community. Ideal Spot To Build Your Dream Home! Water And Sewers Located At Lot Line. Conveniently Located For Quick Access To 404, Schools And Amenities.

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    $439,000

    11 Pineway Ave

    MLS®#:N4450426
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+0

    • 1

    Handyman Special! Fantastic Fix And Flip! Welcome To This Bright & Spacious Detached Two Storey Home In South Keswick. Perfect For First-Time Home Buyers & Or Investors! This Home Features A Big Lot 50 F X 173.5 F, Bonus: Includes An Accessory Shop W/ 240 Volts Perfect For Working Or Storing Items. Huge Deck Perfect For Relaxing Or Entertaining In ....More details

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    $479,000

    111 Metro Rd S

    MLS®#:N4454547
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Great Investment Opportunity! Perfect For First-Time Home Buyers! Move-In Ready, Charming Detached Home W/ Converted Garage Into Studio Space W/ 4 Piece Bath, Kitchenette & Separate Entrance. Great For An Office Or In-Law Suite! Large Fenced In Lot W/ Flowers Galore! Two 8Fx10F- Sheds W/ Light & Electricity For All Working/Hobbie Needs! Backyard Oa....More details

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    $649,900

    409 Lake Dr S

    MLS®#:N4407224
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+1

    • 2

    The Perfect Investment, Retirement Or Vacation Home With Stunning View Of Lake Simcoe & Private Park Directly Across The Road *Features 3 Spacious Bedrooms & Large Windows Throughout *Laminate Floor Upstairs(2016) *Walk Out To Deck Off Master Bedroom Overlooking The Huge Backyard *Plenty Of Parking *Separate Entrance To A Completely Finished Baseme....More details

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    $700,000

    7 Amberview Dr

    MLS®#:N4425981
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 4+0

    • 3

    This Gorgeous Upgraded Home Is Located In A Popular Family Area That Is Mins To Beaches, Transit, Shopping, Parks, Hwy 404 & Steps To Schools. This 2-Storey Home Has Great Curl Appeal & Features 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Quartz Counters, Large Kitchen, Roof(2Yrs), Furnace(4Yrs), Beautiful Landscaped Yard, Finished Basement & So Much More.

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    $628,000

    260 Woodycrest Ave S

    MLS®#:N4423032
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+2

    • 2

    Attention Investors-First Time Buyers Beautifully Renovated 3+2 Bedroom Raised Bungalow In Highly Sought After Keswick Neighbourhood. Minutes To Hwy 404, Shopping, School, Park & Lake Simcoe Private Beach. Bright & Spacious Open Concept Layout, Finished 2 Bedroom Basement W/ Large Window, Separate Entrance, Separate Laundry, 4 Pc Bath, Open Concept....More details

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    $598,000

    234 Bayview Ave

    MLS®#:N4422495
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Completely Move In Ready Home! Charming, Bright, Cape Cod Style 2-Storey House Completely Custom Renovated From Top To Bottom. Steps To Lake, 5Min Drive To 5 Schools, Shopping Plaza & Close To Hwy. Situated On Large Size Lot W/Newly Built Front Porch & Big Backyard. Beautiful New Flrs & Windows Throughout W/3 Bdrms Upstairs + 1 Rm On Main Level Tha....More details

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    $569,000

    199 Craigmawr Blvd

    MLS®#:N4406700
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+2

    • 2

    Solid Updated 3 Bedroom, Raised Bungalow, With A Legal 2 Bedroom Basement Apartment, Ensuite Laundry In Each Apt. Centrally Located In Desirable Craigmawr Beach Area Recent Retro-Fit Update Done Recently. Steps To Lake Simcoe With Beach Access (Small Annual Fee), Close To Shopping District, Schools And Transit. Great For Investors Or Owner Looking ....More details

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    $599,000

    107 The Queensway North Dr

    MLS®#:N4448599
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    1Hr From Downtown Toronto !! Take A Look At This Great Value 3 Bedroom Raised Bungalow. Detached 2 Car Garage. Parking For 8 Cars!!! Huge Frontage 224' Diamond Shape Lot. Great Views From Sunroom, New Paint, New Engineered Floor Throughout Main Floor, New Stairs, New Railings, 2 Kitchens. With Walk Out From Basement. Steel Roof, All New Renovated W....More details

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    $615,000

    37 Amberview Dr

    MLS®#:N4406803
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Extremely Gorgeous Rare 3 Bedroom Bungalow Located On A Premium Corner Lot In One Of The Nicest Communities In Keswick. Open Concept Main Floor Design. This Home Features Many Upgrades Including Hardwood Throughout The Main Floor, New Roof In 2012, New Furnace And Water Heater In 2015 And Just Freshly Painted. This Home Has Professionally Finished ....More details

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    $628,000

    28 Wexford Dr

    MLS®#:N4453380
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+1

    • 3

    Stunning Detached Family Home On A Premium Lot In Desired "Keswick By The Lake"!Professionally Renovated Top To Bottom W/High End Finishes!Sun-Filled Fenced Pool Size Backyard. Fairly New S/S Appliances.Electric Modern Fireplace On Custom Designed Wall Unit In Liv/Rm.Hardwood Throughout Main&2nd Flr. Finished Bsmnt W Sep. Entrance&Kitchenette Poten....More details

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    $599,000

    251 Boyers Sdrd

    MLS®#:N4427796
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick North - Georgina
    • 3+0

    • 2

    Welcome To Your Dream Home. This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home Is Over 1500 Sf, Has Been Tastefully Renovated Throughout. Ideally Located Across From North Keswick Conservation Area. Entertain Family & Friends In The Spacious Updated Kitchen, Enjoy Having Your Morning Coffee On The Walk Out Patio From The Mstr Bdrm Or Relax In The Hot Tub After A Long ....More details

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    $850,000

    27 Windy Shore Dr

    MLS®#:N4455915
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Keswick South - Georgina
    • 3+2

    • 3

    Stunning & Very Private Custom Built Raised Bungalow At The End Of A Quiet Cul-De-Sac On Premium Lot. With Only 6 Homes On The Entire Street, This 3+ Br/3 Bath, Brick Home Enjoys Amazing Views Of Lake Simcoe Across The Street With Metal Roof Is Almost Waterfront Without The Noise And Taxes. ......Maple Engineered Hardwood Thru-Out, Accented Pot Lig....More details

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