The Neighbourhoods of Kenora

Are you thinking about a move into the Kenora area but you're not quite sure what neck of the woods you want to be in?

Do you want to be near the lake or something a bit more rural?

Does a location closer to schools and town infrastructure sound more ideal?

Location, Location, Location

I'll give you a brief description of each of the main areas that we usually categorize Kenora into.

Followed by some bullet point key features.

Keewatin

Now a part of the newly amalgamated City of Kenora, Keewatin is situated on the northern shore of Lake of the Woods. It is the first town you’ll encounter as you travel eastbound from Manitoba into Ontario. There are boat launches to both LOTW and Winnipeg Rivers in this area. Keewatin is full of its own unique local restaurants and amenities.

quiet, residential

near to schools

near to boat launches

Lakeside / Central

A neighbourhood that is surrounded by amenities such as the Recreation Centre (tennis court, gym, pool, hockey rink, beach V-ball), elementary schools, churches, Kenora Harbourfront, the dog park, Anishinabe Park, the baseball fields and is conveniently located near downtown Kenora and includes properties close to the water's edge.

near to walking trails

close to amenities

Lake of the woods

Lake of the Woods offers both recreational properties, residential, and condominium properties all located on the breathtaking Lotw. The lake and the surrounding areas have over 14,000 islands and more than 105,000 km's of shoreline – more shoreline than Lake Superior.

near to nature/lake

near to boat launches

local restaurants, gas marinas, fishing, fishing lodges

Black Sturgeon Lake

Remote but within driving distance, this area gives access to wilderness areas, nature and ecological pursuits while still offering a bit of civilization. An outdoor enthusiast will enjoy fishing, hiking, interpretive trails, golf (close to Beauty Bay Golf Course) or just reading a book in the sun on the dock while still being approximately 15 minutes drive to Kenora.

quiet, rural

near to nature/lake

infrastructure - access to garbage/recycling

Rabbit Lake

Rabbit Lake, is a Kenora neighbourhood that is conveniently located close to or on Rabbit Lake. This area has access to many ideal locations, like Garrow park (which has a large beach, rowing facilities, playgrounds, pickle ball courts and access to Rabbit lake walking trails) and the sportsplex. The Donkirk, Jaffary Melick and Rabbit Lake areas are close to both elementary and high schools and are approximately 6 minutes to downtown Kenora and offer several types of homes.

quiet, residential

near to Rabbit lake

Park access and amenities

near to schools

Airport Road

Located approximately 8 minutes from downtown Kenora and about 3-5 minutes to elementary and high schools and in some cases, students can walk to the neighbourhood schools. As the name describes, the Kenora Airport is located off this road, as well as the ski hill.

near to nature

quiet, rural

access to quad + snow machining trails

nice oversized yards

Valley Drive

Many roads branch off of Valley Drive, linking many subdivisions and neighbourhoods. Valley Drive is a sought-after area,  located close to schools, convenience stores and within walking distance to downtown.

quiet, residential

near to schools

near to walking trails

Norman

Norman is located on the West side of Kenora and is an approximately 5 minutes car ride to downtown Kenora and 5 minutes to Keewatin. Norman is made up of mostly older homes, of different styles. The midpoint between Kenora and Keewatin, this location has access to Norman Beach, the Rotary Splash Park, local restaurants and Dairy Queen too!

close to amenities

near to lake, beach and park

quiet, residential

North End

The north end is within walking distance to both High Schools and Elementary schools and is approximately a 3-minute drive to downtown Kenora. This area is comprised of a few other neighbourhoods of similar diverse family homes.

quiet, residential

near to schools

near to walking trails

When you live in Kenora

Something beautiful is always just around the corner.

It's up to you, to decide on what type of beauty you want to see every day.

Do you want to dive a bit more in-depth? Contact me today and we can discuss your options.

Kristie Cavanagh
Broker
CENTURY 21 Northern Choice Realty Ltd. Brokerage
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7 Key things to keep in mind when

Starting a Property Search

Whether you're a first-time buyer, starting fresh in a new town, or buying a larger property for your growing family, looking for a home can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.

When looking at a property you have to focus on more than the paint colour, floors and what-ifs.

I've put together a few resources on what you should be looking at when viewing a home. These are 7 key points that will hopefully help you find a home that will benefit your investment in the long run.

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Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will make in your life.

Using a Realtor® will help you put your best foot forward, but you and you alone will have to deal with the home that you’ve purchased.

It is up to you to make do, with all the quirks and details that come with your new property. In order to make the best possible choice, you want to make sure that you know as much as possible about a home before you buy.

Need more info? Get in contact and we can talk about your next steps.

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Thinking of Buying?

Why you should choose to work with a Realtor®

Buying a home is stressful and is one of the largest purchases of your life. In today’s market, purchasing property is even more difficult than even a few years ago. Competition is intense, there are many buyers and very few people selling. Due to the demand, the market price of homes is at a record high and is unlikely to come down any time soon.

A Realtor® has the knowledge, confidence, know-how, access and qualifications to help you get a jump on your competition.

- Kristie Cavanagh, Broker - Century 21 Northern Choice Realty Ltd.
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The Real Estate Market is intensely competitive

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2021 Housing Market Snapshot - statistics provided by CREA

A Realtor® will help you navigate the market.

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1 . Market Knowledge

They literally went to school for this.

Realtors® know the housing market better than anyone else, they have the connections and the know-how. They are constantly updating their knowledge and educating themselves on the ever-changing world of Real Estate. A Real Estate professional's time is spent researching and showing people just like you, what they want, they know more about the homes in their target area than any average citizen. Let a Realtor® do what they’re trained to do, and help you get the best possible deal on your home.

2 . They will Negotiate for you

Realtors® know how to negotiate and get you the best possible real estate deal. They know the things you should be wary of and will get to the bottom of any issue you or they may have noticed. It is a Realtor®'s job to know the market and what a home is worth, they’ll know if something is over or underpriced and can help you make the best offer possible.

3 . They help you Prioritize and Balance your needs

A Real Estate Professional will help you prioritize options and help you focus on what’s important; they will keep you informed to help balance your expectations. By using a Realtor® you gain a neutral third-party outlook, from outside your frame of mind. By working and communicating with a Real Estate agent you give your search an added lens to view properties so that you don't miss any opportunities.

4 . The Realtor® Code

By working with a Realtor® you work with a professional, one who abides by standardized regulations. A trained Real Estate professional in Canada must adhere to the Realtor®'s Code of conduct. If you are looking for property in Kenora or Ontario specifically, a Realtor® here has to be licensed with OREA, the Real Estate Council of Ontario. The Council's guiding principles are "based on moral integrity, competent service to clients and customers, and dedication to the interest and welfare of the public".

5 . Access to exclusive information

Canadian Realtors® have access to Board MLS® Systems, a database system that links all qualified Brokerages. Real Estate professionals are seamlessly linked to the market, all in one place.

Your Realtor® will make sure you see listings that match your needs, as soon as they get listed, benefiting you and saving you time; Conversely, they can put your home in front of more people and on more screens than ever before. It is their job to get your property sold and by putting it in front of more people they increase your chances of multiple offers. 

The Real Estate market is a fast-paced, stressful environment, make sure you enter it with the best advantage. A Realtor® will help you find what you’re looking for or help you get found, and allow you to put your best foot forward into the property market.

Kristie Cavanagh
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