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Rednersville Ontario

Rednersville OntarioOne of the more difficult aspects of adjusting to life in a rural area is getting to know the lay of the land. Sometimes the locals don't help that much. It's not that they mean to be difficult, but it's human nature to assume that people know the same things you do. One example of this in the Prince Edward County is that roads often have more than one name, the official name and the name that everybody calls it. A prime example of this would be County Road 3 in Prince Edward County, simply known as Rednersville Road to people who live in the area. If someone has asked me where County road 3 was, I would have had to consult a map (or my Paper GPS, as I like to call them). Had they asked where Rednersville Road was, I could have told them right away.

County Road 3 is one of the nicer drives in the area. Trenton and Belleville are located on the north side of the Bay of Quinte in Hastings County, Trenton on the east side and Belleville on the west. County road 3 is the road that hugs the shoreline on the south side of the Bay from Carrying Place to Rossmore, just across the bridge from Belleville.

County Road 3, Prince Edward CountyNaturally there are quite a lot of expensive waterfront homes along this road, as the area is nice and the scenery is gorgeous. People who work in Belleville and Trenton don't mind the extra ten minutes it takes to get home, especially when you have fishing and boating activities available right in your back yard. Although a few people from the city have their cottages here, it's not really a cottage community.

RednervilleThe reason why locals know this road as Rednersville Road is because it passes through the hamlet of Rednersville, a very small town with maybe a couple of dozen houses. The area was settled by the Redner family in 1798. They moved here after the American war of independence, James Redner was United Empire Loyalist who lost his home and land in New Jersey. He did alright though, he ended up in Prince Edward County.

The General Store in Rednersville (now more of an antique shop) is Ontario's oldest shop that is still in operation today. It was actually run by the Redner family themselves for over a century. Today it is a bit of a community hub for the people who live here as well as the many tourists who pass through the area.

rednersvilleThere is a charmed feel about the town of Rednerville itself, one might say it's a little unkempt which is in very stark contrast to the manicured and lanscaped lawns of the multi million dollar homes that precede it on your drive along Rednersville Road. It's almost like stepping back a bit in time. As land values continue to rise in the area, newer and larger homes are bound to replace some of the older homes along this stretch of road. Thankfully the history and geography can't be changed.

Comment balloon 5 commentsMalcolm Johnston • July 30 2012 08:40AM


I really like the general store.  That is an American treasure.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) over 6 years ago

It would be if we had lost the war of 1812 Tim.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 6 years ago

Malcom~ this post made me think about many transition we face, and too me this post carries a lot! Thanks & great advice! 

I think "locals" travel the best roads, locals usually have the best knowledge, and locals usually know better than to veer-off the smart road and take the wrong path. Usually locals never need to ask others or get assistance getting back on the right road...

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 6 years ago

Malcolm, this reminds me of the places we used to go and visit for a day's outing before 'those gas prices' LOL. Burlington used to look like this when I was a kid .... oops dating myself ;).

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 6 years ago


This is a great local post. I hope it works well. You might be the only one writing about it.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 6 years ago