The Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board was incorporated in January 1954 to provide an information exchange service for members. That exchange service has evolved into today's modern MLS® system, one of the most effective real estate marketing systems in North America. The Board has a current membership of 216 real estate professionals.
The Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board covers a large area that includes the United Counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville and part of Dundas county in eastern Ontario. The region is a labyrinth of lakes, rivers, forests and farms, combined with historic villages, towns, and cities.
The two common factors among the four counties are the Rideau Canal and the St. Lawrence River. The region includes some of the most historic sites in Ontario, including the Rideau Canal. It was built in the 1800's to get supplies from Lake Ontario to Ottawa; today it is a route for recreation or pleasure craft that winds through some of the most picturesque scenery in eastern Ontario.
Each community has its own unique features making it an interesting place to live. The largest center in the Rideau-St. Lawrence Board is Brockville, an historic city on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Other municipalities within the board include Kemptville and Smiths Falls, and the historic towns of Athens, Merrickville, Lanark, Perth and Prescott.
The Board Office is located in the City of Brockville, conveniently located between Montreal and Toronto on the 401. Modern transportation links include two international bridges to the United States, and scheduled Via Rail service. By train or by highway, Brockville is also just an hour away from Ottawa.