Why It's Special:

It's the cultural hub for arts and music.  It's on the Mississippi River, with beautiful waterfalls.  It's rich in history, with good restaurants and pubs and interesting shops.  Industrial heritage buldings have been renovated and converted to retail or living space.  Unlike some Ottawa Valley towns, Almonte still feels properous despite the loss of it's industry.

What's Happening:

Average price of resale houses rose by 5.9% last year to about $254,000.  Most spectacular house recently offered: a 130 year old riverfront mansion on Queen Street, listed at $975,000.  New house are going up  fast in a development known as Riverfront Estates by local builder Neilcorp Homes.  Townhouse bungalows start at about $257,000.  Single houses on 50-foot lots start at $321,500.  In a separate project, a planned low-rise condo development known as Jamieson Mills is aimed at people over 55, with smallest units priced below $175,000. 

Ride Time:

About 20 minutes to Scotiabank Place.

Vicki McDougall

Vicki McDougall

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Explorer Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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