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Woodstock Real Estate Market
According to the Woodstock-Ingersoll & District Real Estate Board, the average home price in Woodstock as of January 2019 was $398,453.38, which is a massive jump from 7 years ago when it was recorded as $216, 534.50.
This is proof that Woodstock is an up and coming area and will remain to grow and develop. In February 2019, of the 46 homes listed for sale 43 sold which is a 93% sale rate. To give a brief idea of Woodstock, according to the 2016 Canadian Census there were 17,530 private dwellings.
There is no shortage of events, festivals or sites to see in Woodstock. Sticking close to its agricultural roots, events such as Cowapolooza and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Canada's largest outdoor agricultural trade show, are both held in Woodstock. The Farm Show draws crowds of more than 40,000 attendees with 750 exhibits.
The Woodstock Fair is an annual event held at the Woodstock Fairgrounds over labour day weekend. This event is the meeting place of vendors, exhibits and musical talent alike. The Horse Show is also a major attraction as it is the largest one in the area, running Friday - Monday.
There are numerous parks and outdoor recreational areas in Woodstock, Ontario. McIntosh Park, Homer Brown Park, Burgess Park and Cowan Park are just a few. Most notably, Southside Park which has a playground, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, skatepark, garden area, pond and walking trails ensures that anyone who goes will find something to do! Also Harry Roth Park & Gordon Pittock Conservation Area, along the shore of Gordon Pittock Reservoir, which offers a playground area and several kms of walking, running and biking trails.
There are a ton of benefits that the City of Woodstock has available. Parks, Community Centers, Craft Brewery, Golf Courses, and even a drive-in theater.
The Woodstock and District Community Center is the hub for all things exciting. There are 2 ice pads, one is Olympic size with seating room for 1,848 and standing room for 500. Also available for rental is the Goff Hall, which acts as an entertainment space for events such as anniversaries, weddings, team dinners or business events. With a kitchen and bar area, you are sure to have everything you need to host an event. The Gymnastics club has a 15,000 square foot state of the art facility located within the Community Center.
Woodstock is one of the few cities in Ontario that still has all its administrative buildings, one of those being the Woodstock Public Library. The library's history dates back to 1837, when the yearly fee was $2 and no morally controversial novels were permitted. Though the library remain in a dedicated historic site, inside they have access to the latest technology, even offer virtual reality “travel”.
Another important amenity when considering Woodstock is their hospital. The Woodstock General Hospital relocated in 2011 to a brand new location in the southern end of the city. They now have a state-of-the-art facility with features such as a cancer/MRI centre and Helipad.
For those looking to spend an afternoon on the golf course, they will options! Woodstock is home to 5 courses, ranging in difficulty and style. Craigowan Golf Club even hosted the 2014 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.
Schools In Woodstock
When looking over education options in Woodstock, Ontario you will have a vast list to review. Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board are both within Woodstock and govern a total of 19 Schools from JK-Grade 12.
Grade School options within the public school board are, Algonquin Public School, Central Public School, Eastdale Public School, Northdale Public School, Oliver Stephens Public School, Southside Public School, Springbank Public School, and Winchester Street Public School.
The Catholic School board offers grade school options of St. Michael’s Catholic School, St. Patrick’s Catholic School.
There are 4 French Immersion options, one within the public school board, Roch Carrier French Immersion Public School and three within the Catholic district, Holy Family Catholic French Immersion, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence and Ecole Elémentaire Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
While there are considerably fewer options at the high school level, there are still choices available. The public system offers Woodstock Collegiate Institution, Huron Park Secondary School or College Avenue Secondary School. The Catholic high school is St. Mary’s High School and French Immersion is available at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame.
Continuing your education in the City of Woodstock is possible through the Woodstock Campus of Fanshawe College. The College is situated on 50 acres of manicured property and is attached to Woodstock District Community Complex. Part time, full time and self-paced learning are all offered out of this location.
Making your way around Woodstock is a breeze with the Woodstock Transit system. 6 bus routes will take you where you need to go. The Transit system offers regular transit as well as paratransit for those who can’t use the traditional buses. Registration is required.
If you need to venture outside of Woodstock you will have quick access to the 401 as well as a 403 junction. Making your way to London, Toronto or surrounding cities will be no issues.
Neigbourhoods In Woodstock
Woodstock has neighbourhoods that cater to all different walks of life. Whether you are a young family looking for amenities or a retired couple wanting a quiet area with scenery, Woodstock will have the home for you!
The neighbourhoods of Fairways West and Lakeview Estates are located close to Sally Creek Golf Course and offer owners large lots with greenery galore. This neighbourhood is subdivided into separate villages and offers amenities such as parkettes, gazebos and walking trails.
Parrots landing is a great place for those looking to start out or young families. The Parrots landing project is a townhouse community developed by Van El Condos and caters to those looking for a new and affordable living.
Located in the heart of all necessary amenities, the Sumac Ridge community keeps your in close proximity to parkland, schools, and the new state of the art hospital.
Situated in the North East corner of Woodstock, Trillium Woods, offers executive style living while remaining within nature, as its only a short walk to Gordon Pittock Reservoir and Pittock Conservation Area.
Restaurants In Woodstock
You`ll have your choice of dining when it comes to eating out in Woodstock. From Thai to Indian, Greek to Mediterranean, going out for dinner is sure to transport you to another world.
Establishments such as The Souvlaki Guy, Fritzies Drive In, Chuckwagon Restaurant, Mark’s Chop Suey, The BarnYard, Sixthirtynine and Flavours Indian Dhaba, are all excellent choices that will give you taste, variety and atmosphere.
Among unique, local eateries, there are familiar favourites as well. Boston Pizza, Crabby Joe’s and Union Burger are just some of the better known restaurants where you can grab a beer with friends or a dinner with family.
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