Historic Elora Home, 177 Chalmers St.
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If you would like to buy real estate in Elora, Fergus, or the surrounding area, please let me help you so you don’t end up paying more for the home or property you want to buy. Buying a new property doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal as long as you have someone like me who can give you honest and truthful advice.
I am a Real Estate professional who can guide you through this process with ease. I will show you the best areas to live in and around Elora and Fergus in accordance with your price range and I will never suggest that you buy something you can’t afford.
If it is your dream to buy a property in Elora, Fergus, or the surrounding area, contact me and I can make your dream come true. Call or text me at 519-400-5301 or email me at [email protected].
Why Buy a Home in Elora or Fergus?
Just over an hour outside of Toronto, Elora and Fergus are perched on the Grand River with limestone cliffs reaching as high as 22 metres (72 ft) in some areas of Elora. There are no shortages of beautiful gardens and stone homes in Fergus and Elora, which have been beautifully preserved due to the fine workmanship of the Scottish masons, who founded the area.
The Elora Gorge is one of the most spectacular scenes found in Southern Ontario. A cascading waterfall and limestone cliffs can be found in the Elora Gorge Conservation area located west of the village of Elora. The park, which is 500 acres (200 hectares), has 234 serviced and 312 unserviced campsites. Swimming in the old swimming hole, which is a two acre limestone quarry with stone cliffs reaching as high as 40 feet, is a favourite summer activity.
The Elora Mill Revitalisation is expected to transform Elora into a first class international village. The Elora Mill has always attracted visitors to Elora because it is one of the few early Ontario five-storey grist mills still in existence. One of the aspects of the new development is to maintain the historic integrity of the area.
Restoring the Elora walking bridge is going to be key to the development. The bridge will link Mill Street West to Victoria Street on the south side of the Grand River, creating pedestrian access between new commercial developments south of the river and downtown Elora. A new glassed-in walkway is also to be created connecting the new inns lobby on the south side of the river, with the Elora Mill Inn and its outbuildings on the north side. The walkway is expected to follow the curvature of the Drimmie Dam and lead to the second floor of the Elora Mill. Landmark is also planning to build a public walkway along the riverbank that will connect to other trails in the area. Check back here frequently for updates on the Elora Mill project.
The historic towns of Elora and Fergus are known for their unique shops, fine dining and charm.
Fergus and Elora boast of having a high concentration of artists and musicians, who provide the towns with cultural flavours that are rarely found in other small communities. The Elora Centre for the Arts and the Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre are just two of many artistic venues offered in the area. The fall Studio Tour is a popular attraction, where participants can visit artists’ studios and get a first hand look at how they create their art. The month of October is highlighted by Scare Fair, which is comprised of unique wire and paper monster sculptures created by local artist Tim Murton and located in various places throughout the town. The Twilight Zoo is a walking tour that visits each of the monsters.
The Elora Cataract Trail provides excellent hiking and cycling for outdoor enthusiasts.
Tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing on the Grand River in the Elora Gorge Park are favorite pastimes of the locals. Anglers can catch brown trout and northern pike in the area. The Grand River is considered one of the best areas in North America for fly-fishing.
Besides golf, the area boasts of two curling clubs with the Fergus Curling Club being the oldest longest running club in Canada, established in 1834.
Boating, fishing and water-skiing at Belwood Lake in the Belwood Conservation area are other attractions. Anglers are able to catch brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, walleye and carp. Created in 1942, it occupies 3,329 acres (1,348 hectares) of lake, cottage lots and recreational facilities.
The Wellington County Museum, which is housed in the earliest surviving example (1877) of a Poor House in Canada, provides fascinating exhibits. Some of their annual events include Family Day, Harvest Homes, Insights Art show and the Antique and Classic Car Show. The museum also offers Art Workshops in the summer and lectures throughout the year. March break programmes and summer drop in sessions are provided for children.
Not only do Fergus and Elora capture the country charm that you get with most small towns but they have the benefit of being close to major cities like Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, which are about a half hour away.
Fergus and Elora are the perfect places to retire or to get your family into a quiet community away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Here are some videos of the area that you may find interesting.
Fergus and Elora
Elora Gorge Kayaking
Extreme White Water Kayaking on the Elora Gorge
Canoeing the Elora Gorge
White Water Tubing in Elora
Guelph Kayak Club at Elora Gorge
Zip Linning in Elora
Elora Mill Horse and Hound Parade
Waterloo Is Only 25 Minutes from Elora
Over 500 tech companies are located in Waterloo region including RIM, Google, IBM and more
Opportunities for you to partner in tech, insurance, not-for-profit, education and service businesses
Waterloo was voted 2007’s Intelligent Community of the Year by New York’s Intelligent Communities Forum
There are more than 3,000 acres of parks and six conservation areas in the Kitchener Waterloo area
Trendy lofts, revitalized warehouse districts and new buildings in downtown cores
The region boasts of 22 golf courses
Waterloo is about a one-hour drive to Toronto and Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International
Rural country settings minutes from town complete with a thriving Mennonite community
Over 30 minor sports organizations in the region as well as music, arts, drama, museums and more
A local airport which is international and offers daily Ottawa flights
Guelph is about 25 minutes from Elora and Fergus
Over the years, Guelph has consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Canada. Guelph has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and has ranked at the bottom of Canada’s crime list for the past five years.
Known as the “Royal City” Guelph is only a 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Toronto and 28 kilometres (16 mi) miles east of Kitchener-Waterloo.
Many downtown streets in Guelph are lined with Victorian era buildings, which are now well over a century old.
Most of the natural attractions of Guelph are located beside the two rivers which pass inside the city, Speed River and Eramosa River. Other outdoor attractions include Guelph Lake, University of Guelph Arboretum, Riverside Park, Hanlon Creek Park (Preservation Park), Royal City Park and Wellington Street nature sites and Exhibition Park (the oldest park in Guelph)
The Sleeman Centre is a Guelph sports and entertainment facility provides a variety of events such as concerts, sporting and family events, trade shows and conferences, and it is home to the local hockey team, the Guelph Storm.
Last but not least is the University of Guelph, one of Canada’s top universities, and home to the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College.
When You List Your Fergus or Elora Property With Me, You Get:
Royal LePage. A proud Canadian brand that is immediately recognized and trusted by potential buyers.
A Successful, Mature, Local Agent and 2014 Sales Achievement Award winner.
Strong Internet Marketing Skills. Free video with every listing, published on You Tube and other websites including my own.
An Expert on the game changing Elora Mill redevelopment project and its impact on the market.
A Commitment to thorough communication and diligent hard work until your property sale is fully completed.
Even if you aren’t thinking about selling your Fergus, Elora or area home at this time, please feel free to contact me and I can give you a free market assessment of your home and property. Call or text me at 519-400-5301 or email me [email protected].