Kingston has a wide variety of neighborhoods including the perfect one for you. Here you will find a short synopsis of various neighborhoods in and around Kingston Ontario. There are many communities to be explored and enjoyed, stay tuned as more are highlighted here in the future. Feel free to contact me for more details and to answer any questions you might have.
Alwington is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. This is a small, exclusive neighborhood consisting of custom built homes on beautifully landscaped properties. It is said that up to 82% of the residents have post-secondary degrees making it the most highly educated and wealthiest neighborhood in Kingston. The borders are Union Street, Albert Street, Lake Ontario and Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard.
Bayridge East is a neighbourhood that has much to offer in the way of churches, parks, schools and other amenities. The public transit system through Bayridge East is excellent; travelling all through the neighbourhood and on to other parts of the city with the transfer hub very near by. Here you will find scenic and beautiful public parks, class and character. Bayridge East is bordered by Taylor Kidd Blvd, Bath Rd, Little Cataraqui Creek, West Branch and to the West, Bayridge Dr.
This is a well established suburb with the unique charm of old and new residential styles. Here you will find some of the best sunsets in Kingston as the western part sits on a hill overlooking Collins Bay. There is plenty of parkland with seven parks and large green spaces dotting the area. Lake Ontario is just minutes away.
This area was formally 150 acres of penitentiary farmland. Postwar housing need was a pressing issue and so this neighborhood was developed. Here the residents enjoy close proximity to services and shopping of the city center as well as the Queen’s campus. Census statistics have reflected that Calvin Park is one of the city’s more diverse neighborhoods and one of the youngest, a lively hub of children. Families are kept busy with the library, parks, daycares and YMCA.
Cataraqui East is home to CFB Kingston and many wonderful family oriented neighborhoods. Kingston’s historic neighborhood of Barriefield is nestled in amongst gardens and quiet streets. This area is expanding further north and with the expansion is an upgrade to the plaza housing a full service grocery store, bank, day care and many more services. Access to Cataraqui East is across the LaSalle Causeway from the downtown core or highway 401 to the north.
Here you will find Walnut Grove, an adult lifestyle community appealing to active empty nesters or senior couples. The community association ensures that everyone feels welcome to the community center where neighbors can congregate and eat together. This community is bordered by Elesmeer Avenue, Sydenham Road, Princess Street and Anderson Drive.
Cataraqui Woods and Westbrook
Cataraqui Woods is in this area as well as Westbook to the west as you travel Princess Street. These are neighborhoods full of lively families and quickly developing new subdivisions as the west end of the city expands. Along with adding to these communities is a plan for easy access to Gardiner’s Road and Highway 401. You will find all amenities close by.
Glenburnie is bordered by Mount Chesney Road, Battersea Road, Highway 401 and Perth Road. This rural community is only 10 minutes away from city shopping, 20 minutes from downtown. In this community you will find historic farmhouses as well as brand new subdivisions all on large lots with loads of room to roam. The local grocer provides all the basics as well as farm fresh produce brought in by local farmers.
Grenville Park and the neighboring Balsam subdivisions are bordered by Bath Rd, Portsmouth Ave., and Princess St. This is a quiet neighborhood with a park-like atmosphere. There is direct access to the walking paths of the Little Cataraqui Creek conservation area. This is a cooperative community, a levy is collected for the ork of the Grenville Park Co-operative Association who brings together the neighbors to make decisions concerning the property as well as maintain it.
Henderson is a Kingston neighbourhood that offers a great community with lots of amenities from schools to shops, easy public transit and parks. This neighborhood offers character, charm and warmth from the family oriented neighbors. Henderson is bordered by Henderson Blvd, Renda St, Front Rd, Days Rd and Bayridge Dr.
Kingscourt and Novelis neighbourhoods are nestled north of Concession St, south of John Counter Blvd, west of Division St and east of Leroy Grant Dr. With much to offer in the way of public transit, parks, schools, churches, child care centers and more, you’re sure to love the community feel. The public transit system through Kingscourt and Novelis is convenient and efficient. These are communities in transition as the original owners are downsizing to apartments and young, new property owners are on their way in.
The east end of Kingston is home to dynamic family neighborhoods with a variety of home shapes and sizes. This area runs to the west and north of Canadian Forces Base Kingston. It boasts very handy access to all units and facilities on the base. Paved walking trails are great for strollers, runners and dog walkers. There is a local public high school, two elementary schools and a catholic elementary school , gas stations, grocery store, all in close proximity to serve the community. This is a growing, thriving community with new building currently going on along Highway 15. A causeway over the Cataraqui River connects the east end of Kingston to the downtown. Highway 15 runs north along side the base and residential areas, connecting to highway 401.
Meadowbrook is a quaint and scenic neighbourhood. Public transit is right at your disposal, so whatever you can’t access within the neighbourhood can be right at your fingertips just by taking the bus. Meadowbrook is home to the huge and scenic Meadowbrook Park, as well as a fantastic recreation centre and a long-term care centre for seniors. neighbourhood borders being defined as Taylor-Kidd Blvd / CN Tracks to the north, Bath Rd to the south, Little Cataraqui Creek to the east and Gardiners Rd to the west.
In Polson Park you’ll find Runnymede Park and McCullough Park, so you can spend your weekends and evenings having a great time in the outdoors with your family and friends. You’ll have access to a great public transit system -so if you need to take the bus, you’ll have just what you need right at your fingertips. Polson Park is also home to Polson Park Public School, so your kids won’t have far to go when travelling to and from school every day. Polson Park is border by Bath Rd., Johnson St., Portsmouth Ave., Queen Mary Rd. and Greenview Dr.
This historic village is situated between Kingston Penitentiary and the grounds of the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. From the water, this neighborhood spreads out to Johnson Street to the north, Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard to the east and Portsmouth Avenue to the west. A walkway winds along the southern edge of the Portsmouth Village from Lake Ontario Park to the Kingston Penitentiary, giving residents of the area access to one of the city’s most extensive stretches of public waterfront. This is the harbour hosting the annual Canadian Olympic training Regatta, Kingston -know as CORK. Many amenities are very close by including St Lawrence College which offers full and part time classes.
Bordered by Princess Street at the north, Barrie Street at the east, Albert Street and University Street at the west, and Lake Ontario at the south, Queen’s neighbourhood in Kingston is a vibrant, beautiful and picturesque area in which to live. Here you’ll find all kinds beautiful, stately homes, some used as single family dwellings and others are divided into any number of apartments or boarding rooms. Within Queen’s, you’ll find the Museum of Health Care, a public pool, arena, and recreation centre, the Kingston General Hospital, and none other than Queen’s University. Queen’s neighbourhood offers fantastic transit and very easy access to the downtown core.
Here in Reddendale you will find large lots sheltered by mature trees. Lake Ontario is only a 5 minute walk from most of the properties. This neighborhood is part of an active property owners’ association, taking care of waterfront property enjoyed by the residents. In addition to the communal property, there are five parks to play in. There is a plaza close by covering most amenities needed on a daily basis. You will find families, seniors who are original owners of the existing property and everybody in between as part of this lively community.
Strathcona Park is a popular neighborhood for families looking to settle here for the convenience of parks, green spaces and lively school yards. Within this cozy Kingston neighbourhood you’ll find Quintilian Private School of Kingston. Strathcona Park is a wonderful community in which to live – it offers fantastic Kingston real estate opportunities, friendly people, a safe environment and all kinds of amenities and services. Defined as being south of John Counter Blvd, north of Princess St, west of Sir John A. MacDonald and east of John Counter Blvd and Princess St.