Reddendale, Welborne, Lakeland Acres, Auden Park and Henderson Place, Point Pleasant
Nestled between Days Road and Bayridge Drive south of Bath Road, this neighbourhood was built mainly before Bayridge Drive connected Bath Road to Front Road. The houses are well built, with a mixture of single and two-story buildings, clad in vinyl siding and brick. The most notable landmarks are the Landings Golf Course, the Kingston Airport, and Lemoine’s Conservation Area to the west.
The area is quite sizable with four elementary schools and a high school. Frontenac Secondary scored a respectable 7.1 on the Fraser Institute’s ranking last year, but more importantly, the school is showing positive growth year over year. In addition to the academic ranking, the school offers many sports teams, including girls and boys Rugby and girls soccer as well as advanced placement, alternative education, co-operative education and, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. Many families will be happy to know that there are extended and immersion French programs as well.
Spaced evenly throughout the community, you will find Welborne Avenue Public School, James R. Henderson Public School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, and RG Sinclair Public School down in Reddendale, which warrants a special note being in the top percentile for the Fraser rankings.
The community also has “Kingston’s Best Kids” afterschool program and 4 daycare facilities located on the east side.
Health and Medical
More of a bedroom community, the area still surprises with two family physicians, four dentists, an optometrist, podiatrist and five pharmacies. You can also find two chiropractors, one a rehabilitation centre, and the other with a massage therapist. Within a few minutes drive, you can also find another chiropractor and physiotherapist.
Parks and Recreation
Being an older community, there are many mature trees. There are six parks, with kids’ playgrounds, green zones, and walk paths. It’s worth the drive or long walk to Rotary Park as it is a dog park as well. For the energetic families, there are baseball diamonds at Lasalle Park
Special mention should be given to Lemoine Point Conservation area which has 11 km of trails, swimming, hiking, and cycling among others. The conservation area has a rich history which you can explore, especially during their special events like Maple Madness.
Families with pets will are well taken care of in Kingston East. There are two animal hospitals, both with a Google rating of 4.7 and above, a Pet Value pet store and a grooming facility for dogs who need a trim. As mentioned earlier, there is a dog park to play in as well.
The area is well equipped to take care of any pet emergency you may have. There are 3 animal hospitals inside the community lines with 2 more within minutes. They all average 4.4 and above on Google reviews.
There are two pet food stores and even a groomer for you four-legged family members.
Food and Entertainment
Much like the retail services, many of the restaurants are found to the north east of the community on Bath Road. There are fast food restaurants and several eat in restaurants such as the Jade Garden. Kingston’s favourite, the Loyal Oarsman, is in the north east as well. Throughout the community, you will find 6 pizza parlours and the Pasta Shelf, though it has limited seating. Down all the way to Front, you will find Days on Front, a fantastic little gem that every food lover should visit at least once.
When it comes to entertainment, you will find Centre 70 Arena as well as the Royal Kingston Curling Club on Days Road and the Landings Golf Course on the west side of the community.
Collins Bay Marine and the Collins Bay yacht club are just north of Lemoine’s Point.
If you have a car or feel comfortable with public transit, the Cineplex Odeon theatre is within five minutes and you can access downtown via Front Street.
Transportation and Walkability
While the community itself is easily navigated by walking, to use any of the retail services or restaurants, you will need a car. That said, most facilities have parking. Bath Road is a four lane highway so while there are turning lanes, traffic is much heavier.
The streets in the community are fairly winding, though the main north-south roads Days Road and Bayridge Drive are well travelled
Though there are a few restaurants and pubs already mentioned, for those looking for a nightlife, you will want to either travel to the downtown core where there are several bars and other late night entertainment options or opt for the Cineplex Odeon.
Pride of ownership
Though there aren’t many new housing builds, the houses are well cared for with many brick exteriors which were very popular when they were built. Lawns are well kept with gardens and mature trees. When buying in this area, the age of the homes will mean you will see updated kitchens and bathrooms as well as furnaces and roofs.
This community is a great location for someone who works either downtown or out of town. There are several ways to leave the area such as Bayridge Drive or Bath Road. The only downside is the proximity to the airport which has loud airplanes coming at random intervals.