When the Community Thrives, We All Win
If there’s one thing we feel truly passionate about, it’s where we live. We love it here so much that we’ve dedicated our careers to helping other people put down roots and make their homes in our communities.
Having been born and raised in the area, we like to think there’s not an inch of this region that we’ve left undiscovered. From sprawling farm houses and rustic cottages to modern waterfront condos, there’s no real estate type we haven’t helped someone buy or sell.
We believe that what makes communities great are the people that live in them, and that as business owners, we have a responsibility to give back.
With a rich history spanning back to the 1700s, Brockville, Prescott and the 1000 Islands region offer a unique mix of old and new architecture.
Originally settled back in 1785, Brockville has the distinction of being the first incorporated town in the province of Ontario. William Buell, a United Empire Loyalist was given a land grant, which he quickly divided and sold pieces of with plans of building a town. Using stone from local quarries to build, the town previously known as Buell’s Bay was born.
With easy access to the St. Lawrence River, the area was an ideal spot for settlement, allowing for communications to be sent up and down the river on steamer ships.
In the early 1800s, the government of Upper Canada approved the building of a courthouse and jail. The courthouse opened in 1810 and from there, the town continued to grow. In 1812, it was officially renamed Brockville, in honour of General Isaac Brock, a military and political leader in the War of 1812.
SOME HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS IN THE REGION INCLUDE:
• Brockville Museum
• Brockville Railway Tunnel and Caboose
• Old Stone Mill National Historic Site
• Mallory Coach House
• Homewood Museum
• Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site
• Fort Wellington National Historic Site
• Forwarder’s Museum
• Spencerville Mill
• Fulford Place Museum
Communities, Townships and Municipalities
If you’re looking for small-town charm with the amenities of a larger community, Athens may be your perfect fit. Just a short drive away from both the St.Lawrence River and Charleston Lake, there’s an abundance of marinas and beaches in the area. With a long agricultural history, the town is known for their annual Cornfest held each August.
Settled back in the 1700s, Augusta boasts the distinction of being one of the oldest townships in Ontario. With both historic homes and ultramodern estates, it offers a rich combination of the old and the new. Located in between Brockville and Prescott and known for the majestic Limerick Forest, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities available for all four seasons.
Located along the St. Lawrence and minutes from the Johnstown International Bridge, this community provides easy access to the U.S. Established in the 1700s, the area is ripe with historical sites like the Spencerville Mill. The annual Spencerville Fair attracts visitors from far and wide and has been an annual event since 1855.
The township of Elizabeth Kitley surrounds the city of Brockville, which means the convenience of urban living is just minutes away. Centrally located between Kingston and Ottawa the area is part of river cottage country, offering a tranquil escape from city life. The Lyn Pit Conservation area offers a unique experience for visitors with swimming, hiking, and other community recreation uses.
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Home of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park which consists of 21 islands and a mainland base in Mallorytown, there’s no shortage of things to do for water lovers. With most islands offering docks, shelters, camping facilities and trails, this area is well suited to anyone looking for outdoor adventure on a regular basis.
Often dubbed the gateway to the Thousand Islands, Gananoque is located on the shores of the Gananoque and St Lawrence rivers. With a prosperous tourism sector, the area is a mix of seasonal and full-time residents. Whether you’re a boater and fisherman, an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, Gananoque offers plenty to do in an are you’ll want to call home.
Leeds and the Thousand Islands
What makes this area unlike any other is that it includes the Gananoque River and approximately 950 islands….a water lovers dream location! With river cruises and tours and the 1000 Islands Parkway and Skydeck, this area offers a combination of quiet rural living and an abundance of activities to explore. The township also boasts wetlands which are home to many species of animals and birds, so it’s ideal for true nature lovers.
Known as the Jewel of the Rideau, this community has both a rich history and a small town charm. Known for its eclectic arts community, the Annual Artist Guild Tour has become a big draw for visitors. With its unique specialty shops and top-notch restaurants set against the backdrop of the Rideau Canal, it’s no surprise that area has a little something for everyone.
Nestled off Highway 416, just a short drive from Ottawa, this community is one of the fastest growing areas for both commercial and residential development. Surrounding by lush fields and greenery, the entire area has a strong agriculture industry, including the Ontario Agriculture College. With schools, shopping and restaurants all within minutes, this area is a huge draw for families looking for the peace of rural life with plenty of amenities close by.
Known for its annual Shakespeare festival and outdoor waterfront concerts, Prescott offers cultural experiences that rival any big city. While much of the original architecture of the area has been preserved, development over the last three decades means this community provides a mix of both historic and modern homes.
Known for its countless campgrounds and cottage, Rideau Lakes is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With eight lakes and 600 kilometers of shoreline, boating, fishing, and swimming are right at your doorstep. If water sports aren’t for you, you can enjoy golfing hiking and biking while you explore the countless trails. With its rich history dating back to the 1800s, it’s no surprise that the area has no shortage of antique shops.
The community of Westport got its start back when the Rideau Canal was constructed. Located on sparkling Upper Rideau Lake, this area offers cottage living year-round. With a bustling village filled with furniture, clothing, antiques and other specialty shops, along with restaurants and cafes, Westport has plenty to keep you busy year-round.