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Goderich Real Estate March 2, 2024
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Goderich, Ontario Guide to the City

Rotary Cove Beach GoderichThe late Queen Elizabeth II was rumored to have commented that Goderich is “the prettiest town in Canada,” and one can instantly see why when you visit. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Goderich has a beautiful view over the lake, and the area has long been curated for beautification through city projects and gardens.

The town initially came into being due to the War of 1812, when settlers in the area suffered considerable losses. Through recompensation efforts, new acres of land were opened up after being bought from the Chippewa First Nation.

First functioning as a harbor community, it grew much more prominent when the railway arrived in 1858, quickly thereafter gaining a grain elevator.

The town plan was famously unique, with a central “square” from which eight streets spread out. Sadly, one of Ontario’s most destructive Tornados hit the area in 2011, damaging the buildings, old trees, and landscape all over the region. Thankfully, reconstructive efforts almost finished immediately, and the town is recovering nicely.

Goderich, Ontario Real Estate & Housing Market

How much is your home worth in Goderich?Goderich has approximately 7,500 residents in a land area of 8.64 square kilometers, combining a small-town feel with a great assortment of amenities. Whether you have roots already in town or are looking for a new place to call home, Goderich has much to offer.

In August 2023, the Huron Perth Association of REALTORS® reported 138 homes sold in the Huron-Perth area, of which Goderich is a part. This represents an 11.5% decline from last year, in August of 2022. The number of home sales was also significantly below both the five-year and ten-year averages for August, with a 29% and 29.3% shortfall, respectively. This could indicate a slowing down of the summer season sales.

Finally, the average price of homes sold in the Goderich area in August 2023 was $635,344, a 7.4% increase from August 2022. However, it is essential to note that the year-to-date average was $634,785, representing an 8% decrease compared to the first eight months of 2022. So, when the price rises or falls, it's very sensitive to context.

Living in Goderich, Ontario

Goderich is perhaps most famous for “The Square,” The square-shaped heart of downtown with eight streets radiating outward from it. Initially, it housed the County Courthouse, built in 1857, later replaced with a new one. Around it has grown nearly 200 shops, lining the gorgeous downtown area and making for a rich shopping experience any day of the week.

The Square Downtown GoderichA few events keep Goderich exciting year-round, including a large Farmers’ Market in The Square every Saturday. Then, there’s the highlanders’ pipe band every week in the summer, called Pipe Down the Sun, and the Tree lighting ceremony in winter!

For beach lovers, the great shores of Lake Huron never disappoint. There are three different beaches in Goderich: Main Beach, Rotary Cove Beach, and St. Christopher’s Beach, which is dog-friendly. You can also take a walk down the Goderich boardwalk, 1.5 km down along the beachfront. From there, you can visit the Goderich lighthouse, the oldest Canadian lighthouse found on Lake Huron.

For those looking for a greener side of nature, there’s the Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail. Great for dog walking, the trail is one of the most famous in all of Canada. Starting at the Harbour, it reaches the Menesetung Bridge over the Maitland River for amazing views.

Many are also drawn to Goderich’s sensational theatre scene. They’ve got two theatre groups competing for attention, the long-running Goderich Little Theatre and the big production Huron County Playhouse. Be sure to check out what both have on offer regularly!

Finally, no day in Goderich is complete without a look at their world-famous sunsets over Lake Huron. The best locations to watch are from the beach or the Menesetung Bridge.

Goderich Community Features and Highlights

  • Goderich LighthouseHistoric Downtown: Centred on “The Square,” Goderich’s downtown has nearly 200 shops, offering a great shopping opportunity in a beautiful setting.
  • Year-Round Fun: There are lots of events hosted throughout the year, including the Farmers’ Market, the Highlanders’ Pipe Band, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • Scenic Beaches: You’re spoiled for choice on the bright shores of Lake Huron, with three different beaches better for families, teens, and dog lovers respectively.
  • Nature Trails: The Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail, one of the most famous in Canada, offers beautiful views of the harbour on the Menesetung Bridge.
  • Thriving Theatre-goers: Goderich has two stellar theatre troops - the Goderich Little Theatre and the Huron County Playhouse. Why not try out both?

Goderich Area Schools

Goderich has four elementary schools in the area, all JK-8, and one high school.