Few neighbourhoods in town can provide what is on offer in Priory Park. Dependance on an automobile is purely optional, with some of the best commercial services within a short walk. Very well serviced with public transportation routes, including lines to downtown and the University of Guelph, it’s no wonder Priory Park has been a popular place to call home for a wide variety of residents for several decades. The major draw to this well-positioned South Guelph neighbourhood is truly the affordability factor.
Divided by the Hanlon expressway, the two unique sides share a commonality with home-owner demographics and entry-level price point. Often considered the least expensive area with South Guelph, Priory Park attracts plenty of younger families, down-sizers and investors alike. The lower cost of purchasing coupled with accessible services creates a dream environment for many folks looking to rent their properties. Complexes like 302 College Avenue and semi-detached homes on Conroy Crescent have been particularly popular for many years with both tenants and landlords.
Stone Road Mall is only part of the convenience equation. While the most centralized shopping in Guelph is right in the neighbourhood, so are a host of restaurant, grocery and family services. No need to drive anywhere when you can walk, and many local residents choose to do exactly that.
The most overlooked factor of looking at a purchase in this neighbourhood is the outstanding access to schools of all types. One primary separate school, one primary public school, one french language school and the South end’s public high school Centennial are all located within walking distance. The families that live here, love the convenience from JK to grade 12 that Priory Park provides.
If convenient living, great access to transportation routes and affordability are on the top of your wish list, then Priory Park should be one of the first neighbourhoods you consider in South Guelph.