A Neighbourhood Guide - Merrickville, ON

Thursday Apr 29th, 2021


Are you looking for a charming village to settle down in? Merrickville is the place for you!

Your Guide to Merrickville!

Known for its local artists and rich history, Merrickville is part of the Merrickville-Wolford municipality and is situated in Leeds and Grenville. roughly 45-50 minutes away from Ottawa. Located along the Rideau Canal, the picturesque village is surrounded by heritage buildings and historic sites. 

As of 2016, the municipality is home to 3067 residents, a 7.6% increase from the 2011 Census. The residents are primarily English speakers at 92.4%; French as a first language makes up 3.9% of the population. 

Merrickville's history dates back to 1794 when Loyalist settler William Merrick discovered and founded the village. As someone who was fascinated by waterpower, William used the land to build and operate mills. 


35 Walk Score of 218 Main Street East Merrickville ON Canada48 Bike Score of 218 Main Street East Merrickville ON Canada

With a Walk Score of 35, Merrickville is car-dependent, which means that most errands require the use of a car. There is limited bike infrastructure. However, the area is still somewhat bikeable with a score of 48. Smiths Falls and Perth are both a short drive from the village, making it easier for residents to do their essential shopping trips. 


There are several restaurant and beverage options for those in and near Merrickville. Here are a few of the highest-rated ones:

Iron Forge Pizza - 206 Main Street West (5.0 Stars on Google)
COVID-19 Restrictions: Delivery & Curbside Pickup

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe - 111 Main Street East (4.9 Stars on Google)
COVID-19 Restrictions: Curbside Pickup

Bob's Fresh Cut Fries - 324 St. Lawrence Street (4.6 on Google)
COVID-19 Restrictions: Takeout

Nana B's Bakery - 318 Main Street West (4.8 Stars on Google)
COVID-19 Restrictions: Curbside Pickup


Due to its size, families have access to the following schools within the village:

Merrickville Public School
Merrickville Preparatory School
École catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Other options may be: 

Chimo Elementary School - Smiths Falls
Smalls Falls District Collegiate Institute - Smiths Falls
Duncan J. Schoular Public 


There is plenty to see and do in Merrickville. Over the last 20 years, it has actually experienced an economic boom due to the amount of tourism the village has seen. 

Deemed as the Most Beautiful Village in Canada by Communities in Bloom, it is home to historic sites (Merrickville Locks 21-23), a specialty museum (Merrickville Blockhouse), art galleries (MonSky Creations; Gallery 629), unique shopping (Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Food Shop), and a secret garden (Rideau Woodland Rumble). 


For a smaller community, the local market is booming! Here are the recent market statistics for the month of April: 

Active Listings: 24 | Sold in the last 30 days: 7 | Average Days on Market: 13 | Average Sales Price: $549,177

Our most recent listing for Merrickville features 120 feet of waterfront and two 4-season homes/cottages for a great price! This property has A LOT of possibilities! Click here for more information!

Call or Text Moe Mclwain at 613-299-3100 to hear what is available and see how he can help you Move Forward.

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