East of Lasalle Causeway – Kingston East
This area spans from the 401 Hwy. to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the edges of the Cataraqui River to the west and Hwy. #2 towards Gananoque.
If I had a dime for every time I travelled these roads, well … I wouldn’t be on the freedom 85 plan!
Particularly on the Hwy. 15 stretch, the past few years has seen huge growth in this area. New builds, subdivisions, Kingston industry and Tim Hortons (yes, what took so long?) have made their way into this area. C.F.B. is located in this neck of the woods and many of the military personnel call this convenient location home. The river provides gorgeous views from many backyards but if the price tags on those properties don’t line up with your budget, there are many affordable options. Kids will enjoy this area since many young families take root here. Hockey nets in the streets, community Easter egg hunts and “trick or treating” is the norm here. There is a terrific dog park to let Fido run around in an excellent pathways to jog or walk along. It is a fun place to grow up since there is a common denominator among families here – complete and utter chaos (the good kind)! Tennis parks and playgrounds populate the area for social interaction. My son also feels the skate park at Lasalle High School deserves mention. Done.
At the intersection of Hwy.15 and Hwy.2 sits the Historic village of Barriefield. Many of the homes are historically designated dating as far back as 1815. Prices can be elevated for these houses but for many, it is their historic value that is the attraction. This is a very cool little village. Pull out your bike and you can be in town in minutes.
Travelling along Hwy. #2 towards Gananoque there are simply too many great subdivisions to mention. I will feature many of them in upcoming videos as they really are distinct communities and not to be overlooked. Many of these homes have the luxury of the lake on their doorstep (“ka-ching”), developed green spaces and a very neighbourly feel. Unique addresses like “Treasure Island” provide owners with the benefits of city life on their own island. How often can one live on an island and drive to work? Middle Rd. is an absolutely beautiful stretch to travel. In the springtime, the lilacs are in full bloom and the peaceful surroundings make it almost too good to be true. You are 10 minutes away from the city and yet you feel like you are at your cottage. So, if getting out of the city is your thing, then finding a home along #2 Hwy. or the equally gorgeous Middle Rd. are two wonderful options. Either way, the commute into town is only minutes and not hard on the eyes. There has been a bit of traffic congestion coming in over the LaSalle Causeway but it is nothing compared to what most people face in cities. Looking for an excuse to buy that new road bike? Here it is. Bike to work in good weather. Although your colleagues may not love you for it, your ticker will.
Kingston East real estate prices generally start around $499k but the sky is the limit in this area with waterfront and estate-sized lots being a huge factor in driving the prices up. This is an area I am very familiar with and proud to showcase to anyone interested in exploring it.