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Living in Kingston, Canada:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kingston, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Kingston what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Someone moving to Kingston should know it’s rich history. It was originally intended to be the capital of Canada, and the house of the first Prime Minister is still open to the public. Additionally, along the waterfront there are many other attractions that testify to the city’s heritage; such as Fort Henry.

Andrea, says: 2020

Kingston, ON is a big city with a small quaint feeling. There is an abundance of different cultural aspects due to Queen’s university, the military base and many retirees all residing in this city. Walking downtown along Princess street is a cultural adventure of patios, music and an experience like none other.

Kingston is a small (population 150,000) city with a major university (Queen’s), an excellent four-year college (St Lawrence), and an important military academy (Royal Military College). It is a so-called “university town.” Housing, unfortunately, is expensive: a small house can be rented for a minimum of about $3,000 per month, while a 2-bedroom apartment is around $1,500 per month. However, it is a user-friendly town with numerous outdoor activities: miles of running paths, a number of parks along the river, and numerous cultural activities (concerts, theatre, live music, etc.). It’s also a great place to bring up children, as it is a safe environment. Kingston is also strategically located: it is only two hours from Ottawa, three from Montreal and three from Toronto.

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