Westport real estate market report

Real Estate Stats & Sold House Prices in Westport

Statistics for the last 90 Days ending April 16, 2024 in Westport

There were 6 homes sold in Westport in the last 3 months, with an average price of $740,041 and includes all house types. There were none at this time last year.

Statistics for 2023 in Westport

There were 13 homes sold in Westport in 2023, with an average price of $870,150, that's a decrease of 2.1% over the previous year, this includes all house types.

Westport Historical Home Prices, with Percentage change over Previous Year.

Year # Sales Average Price % Change
2000 28 $116,464 -- 
2001 25 $120,502 3.5%
2002 37 $150,992 25.3%
2003 17 $120,671 -20%
2004 20 $169,025 40.1%
2005 26 $193,568 14.5%
2006 35 $289,105 49.4%
2007 39 $226,667 -21.6%
2008 38 $221,024 -2.5%
2009 18 $218,417 -1.2%
2010 13 $224,262 2.7%
2011 21 $193,419 -13.8%
2012 22 $234,323 21.1%
2013 12 $228,958 -2.3%
2014 19 $238,200 4%
2015 29 $258,034 8.3%
2016 22 $262,468 1.7%
2017 30 $306,280 16.7%
2018 24 $297,913 -2.7%
2019 16 $266,900 -10.4%
2020 24 $420,342 57.5%
2021 23 $649,703 54.6%
2022 16 $888,946 36.8%
2023 13 $870,150 -2.1%

About Westport

Incorporated as an independent municipality in 1904 when it separated from North Crosby Township, Westport is a village in Eastern Ontario, at the west end of Upper Rideau Lake on the navigable Rideau Canal system, 100 km southwest of Ottawa. Part of Leeds County, it's 40 minutes north of Kingston, 20 minutes south of Perth and 30 minutes from Smiths Falls. It's a well-contained village with every convenience for its residents and visitors.

The closest airport is Ottawa's MacDonald Cartier International Airport, 75 minutes away.

Following Ireland's Great Famine, Westport received a number of largely Catholic Irish immigrants between the 1840s and 1860s. Westport remained a thriving centre through the 19th and into the 20th centuries. The building of the Rideau Canal allowed goods to Ottawa and Kingston. R.G. Harvey proposed a railway be built from Brockville to Sault Ste. Marie, but the money ran out after the Brockville-Westport leg had been completed in 1888.

The large number of cheese factories between these two municipalities was behind the train becoming known as "the cheese run". The train was also responsible for transporting tourists to Westport beginning its tradition as a tourist destination. 

According to Census 2021, the population is 634, up 7.5% from 2016, and down from 664 in 1991. The mother tongue of its residents is 97% English and 3% French.

Schools:

  • Rideau Vista Public School - JK-6
  • Rideau District High School - 7-8 and 9-12
  • St. Edward's Catholic School - JK-8

Churches:

There are churches for many faiths, including: Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic and United.

Recreation:

  • Westport Cycling Guide - Westport attracts cyclists and they provide public-use tools at the Municipality of the Village of Westport's Visitor Centre, open 24/7
  • On a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway is the Foley Mountain Conservation Area, open year-round for scenic hiking, picnics, school programs and hands-on education.
  • Westport Harbour for outdoor and boating enthusiasts, and walking distance to shops, restaurants and services. Has dock space for up to 30 vessels.
  • Westport Lions Beach - cared for by 18 volunteers from the Westport Lions Club and kept pristine for everyone's enjoyment.
  • Lockwood Memorial Park where the whole family can take advantage of basketball, baseball, a playground, arena, walking path and a stage.
  • Rideau Lakes and Evergreen Golf Courses
  • Pride Week - began to be celebrated here in June, 2021
  • Fishing for Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Northern Pike, thanks to the fish-rearing ponds set up by the Government of Ontario in 1957.

Must Eat / Must Experience

  • Tangled Garden Café
  • Dancing Moon Gallery & Tea Room
  • The Cove Country Inn
  • Scheuermann Vinyard and Winery
  • Westport Brewing Company

Shopping:

Westport is a wonderful village to spend the day in. From recreational activities to the vistas, it's definitely topped off by the variety of cute shops and friendly service.

  • Rosie Yumski's Fine Foods
  • Seasons of Westport
  • Jake by the Lake (Life is Good) Shoppe
  • Chris Reynolds Designs
  • Lower Mountain Mercantile
  • Luv21 Apparel - leggings store
  • Lake Effects - furniture shop
  • The Pinecone - Cottage, home and garden gift shop
  • Art on Centre - pottery
  • ROX Rock Shop
  • Bear Mountain Boats
  • Creative Gardens

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