North Grenville Profile
North Grenville, one of eastern Ontario’s fastest growing communities, offers great promise for economic development. Housing a unique blend of rural and small town culture, North Grenville boasts a population of approximately 15,000 people enjoying the benefits of quality lifestyle, natural heritage, essential services, positive growth and more.
North Grenville is Green And Growing and waiting for you!
Municipality of North Grenville - Planning & Development Department quick link
Top 5 Reasons to Locate Here
1. Location – Close to Ottawa
North Grenville is just minutes south of Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, along the historic Rideau Canal waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Located 30 minutes from Ottawa’s International Airport, we offer easy access to the 401 Corridor, the US market and a seaway port. North Grenville is the heart of eastern Ontario, a region home to more than 2 million people.
2. More Affordable Property
North Grenville offers serviced land abutting Highway 416 as well as commercial properties downtown that are ideal for green, clean and creative businesses to locate their new and/or expanding operations. Commercial and residential prices are lower in North Grenville than in nearby Ottawa.
To view both residential and commercial tax rates and comparisons, click here to go to the Municipal Treasury Department
3. Our People
The population of North Grenville increased by 6.2% between 2006 and 2011 compared to the Ontario growth rate of 5.7% over the same period. A greater percentage of residents have high school, trades certificate or diploma or a college certificate or diploma as the highest level of education, compared to the provincial average. North Grenville has one of the highest concentrations of Creative Class workers in eastern Ontario.
4. Uncompromised Quality of Life
Known as a caring and giving community, North Grenville offers a distinctly small-town/rural lifestyle. Whether in urban and sub-urban area of Kemptville, or in the rural villages and hamlets in the outlying areas – residents enjoy trails, waterways, dining, shopping, arts and culture. North Grenville is more than just a place to live and invest – it’s a feeling of a community looking to the future, while savouring the past.
5. Established Infrastructure
North Grenville is home to the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus and the Ferguson Forest Centre. We also boast two of the highest achieving high schools in Ontario, an expanding hospital with a growing number of family physicians and some of the best recreation facilities in the region – including a new library. Over $58M is being invested in public infrastructure right now to make sure North Grenville stays Green and Growing!
Highway 416 runs through North Grenville offering easy access to the 401 Corridor and the US market.