Homes for Sale in Belleville, Ontario
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Belleville, Ontario Overview
Belleville, Ontario is located between Ottawa and Toronto and has a population of about 55,900. Lake Ontario borders it to the south, just across from the beautiful Bay of Quinte Belleville lies upon.
It has recently been ranked by Maclean’s as the fourth best place to live in Canada using nine categories of livability.
The ability to work from home has created a surge in Belleville’s popularity as a city because of the lower housing costs in the area. With quality internet access and a beautiful environment, the city isn’t planning to leave this ranking anytime soon.
Real Estate For Sale in Belleville, Ontario
Belleville is part of the Quinte & District area of real estate.
Generally, residential property values are way up in the area. For example, the average price of all types of home sold in December 2021 was $725,052, up 30.8% from the previous year.
In Belleville proper, the average price of a home sold was $611,473 in December 2021, up 41.2% from $433,169 in December 2020.
For benchmark prices of single-family detached homes vs. townhouses, detached homes in the area rose 35% in the last year to $550,800, whereas townhouses rose 11.9% to $497,800.
Benchmark prices measure the actual price trends of houses in an area more accurately than the average due to outliers skewing the statistics.
Living in Belleville, Ontario
Belleville and its surroundings are known for their picturesque beauty. The Bay of Quinte features a large, beautiful waterfront view on which the city was settled. It has over 45km of trails on the waterfront, with many recreational activities available, including fishing, boating, and more.
The entertainment scene in the area includes many festivals, restaurants, and public spaces. Water sports are hugely popular in Belleville, and during the winter, the Bay freezes over for a brief period of ice fishing.
Recently, Belleville has become well-known for its growing winery and brewery scene, with many sprouting up all around the city. In addition, there are the Prince Edward County campgrounds to the south, where there are many beaches and campsites available for entertainment.
Of course, Belleville’s proximity to both Ottawa and Toronto helps give many people who have reason to visit both cities from time to time a good reason to live in the region.
Due to its being situated on the major highway between the two major cities and its tourist attraction of the Bay of Quinte, the town has many local shops and restaurants for an excellent shopping experience.
For jobs, Belleville is a manufacturing hub. There are many factories and warehouses making things such as plastics, food processing, packaging, and auto parts in the area.
Without a doubt, the local marinas and riverside parks across the waterfront are Belleville’s greatest attraction. You’ll never run out of outdoor activities to do in the area.
Belleville Community Highlights
- The Bay of Quinte is a beautiful waterfront area with over 45km of trails
- Lots of waterfront activities, including boating and fishing
- Situated between Toronto and Ottawa
- Huge variety of shops and restaurants
- Growing winery, brewery, and distillery scene
Belleville Area Schools
Belleville has a few solid schools to choose from in the city. Here is a list of five of the highest-rated elementary schools in the area based on Fraser Institute ratings.