London, Ontario (affectionately known as the Forest City due to the abundance of trees) is a city that offers a beautiful, natural landscape accompanied by an array of historical and contemporary architecture. Are you looking to raise a family and want to know what neighbourhoods are the safest? Are you a young professional looking to take advantage of downtown London's vibrant nightlife? Check out my London, Ontario Neighbourhood Guide, where I offer an insider's take on all the different neighbourhoods in London, ON. I've lived in London for most of my life and can help pick the best neighbourhood for you.
A population of 360,000 (not including the fluctuating population of around 40,000 students that attend university throughout the year) has helped make London, Ontario the largest municipality in Southwestern Ontario. The city is a leader in education and is home to Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. The healthcare, manufacturing, and tourism industry are also very strong identifying aspects of the city. Because of the talented pool of employees as well as the excellent, strategic location of Southwestern Ontario, many financial institutions, like London Life Financial and TD, as well as technological innovations companies, such as 3M, host their Canadian headquarters in London.
Studying and work opportunities are only a small part of all that London has to offer. Not only does London attract residents who value strong academic institutions and industry development, it is also renowned for its thriving cultural and arts scene. London Tourism showcases a vast array of community events and festivals all year round. From concerts and festivals in downtown’s Victoria Park to the Western Fair District to year-round farmer’s market and artisan shopping at the Covent Garden Market, this is just a taste of what London has to offer. Expansive waterfront is only a short drive away, and if outdoor activities are your interest, there is no shortage of activities available year-round. London is also home to the Lower Thames Conservation Area, and there is an abundance of many parks tucked away in every part of the city. It’s no wonder the London has earned the reputation of the Forest City.
If you are thinking about relocating to London, Ontario, let's get in touch. I know the city inside and out, including all the best neighbourhoods, and am a part of a strong network of professionals who can help you through every step of the relocation and home buying process.