Hastings County offers a strong work ethic, easy commuting and affordability. Experience the "Best of Both Worlds" through small town charm and rural living that is so desirable while still being close to the big city life. The County lifestyle offers access to outdoor activities, a less hectic pace, and a short commute to work.
Send your children to one of our more than 30 elementary schools and more than 10 secondary schools in both the public and separate school systems. Your family and employees have a reliable medical support system with three fully accredited hospital sites in Bancroft, Belleville and Trenton and a successful physician recruitment program through which Hastings County has attracted 11 new doctors. You can have it all at an affordable price.
In the following video, watch five local entrepreneurs explain why they 'left the city' and established themselves in Hastings County:
Those in the video above realize that average home prices are much lower than larger Ontario cities and other destinations. The following demonstrates the differences:
|City / Town||Average Assessment 2008*|
|City of Toronto||$573,036|
|City of Vaughan||$561,722|
|City of Waterloo||$334,429|
|City of Ottawa||$353,454|
|Town of Bracebridge||$251,522|
|Town of Huntsville||$238,334|
|City of Kingston||$250,646|
|Town of Bancroft (Hastings County)||$160,414|
|Municipality of Hastings Highlands (Hastings County)||$152,873|
|Township of Stirling-Rawdon (Hastings County)||$164,096|
|Municipality of Centre Hastings (Hastings County)||$168,271|
|Municipality of Tweed (Hastings County)||$141,922|
*Housing prices are Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessments for single family detached (not on water) properties.