Metcalfe is another small town that serves as a bedroom community for Ottawa and service area for the rural population. Statistics Canada puts its population at about 1800, but that is just for the town itself, there are also some small subdivisions around the outskirts that will increase that number.
Located between Greely and Russell it has easy access by the 417 to downtown Ottawa. One thing that is always deceptive when people look at a map is this ease of access to various areas such as Ottawa, Kemptville, and Orleans etc. Almost all of the driving is on highways. Think of it, the first traffic light is at DND downtown. From our residential office in Metcalfe it takes us 20 minutes to the 417/174 split, 10 minutes to Russell, 30 to Kemptville, 20 to Riverside South, Barrhaven or South Keys and about 30 to Orleans.
It is a very active community with 2 golf courses, a big recreation program, 2 public schools, a Christian school and a regional high school. There is baseball, hockey, curling, soccer fields etc. The recreation centre is named after Larry Robinson of the Montreal Canadiens who played here.
With a bank, post office and convenience store/LCBO it has most of what you need right in town. For those looking for a major grocery store they are just a short drive away in Russell, Greely, Osgoode, Findlay Creek, Embrun or Kemptville. Metcalfe has a good mix of housing starting from the upper $200,000s and going up into the $700,000 range when the outer areas are added in. The town is a good choice for first time buyers or those looking for a country life style, but wanting city comforts.
It has been the home of the Metcalfe Fair since 1856 and hosts the Metcalfe Farmers Market on Saturdays between May and October. The market is one of our favourite places to visit Saturday mornings. Many of the vendors can be found on our “Buy Local” page of our Beardsley Team web site.
A Metcalfe real estate market update can be found here: https://youtu.be/gMY-ukhTBac
Visit our web site at www.beardsleyteam.ca or give us a call at 613-821-2384 we would be happy to talk real estate with you.