It’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to call London, ON home. The big players are starting to take note, too. Out of 200 cities, MoneySense Magazine’s ranked London, ON number 15 on its list of “Best Places to Live in Canada.” This was quite a few ahead of Toronto, which ranked 28.
If you are looking to buy a home, London, Ontario offers affordable house prices (let's just say you can get an entire house in London, ON for the same price as a 500 sqft bachelor condo in Toronto. No joke!), access to leading healthcare amenities, educational institutions, not to mention a vibrant nightlife to keep you entertained.
Whether you are looking for a fresh start in a new city, are new to Canada, there’s plenty of positive aspects that help define what makes London one of the best cities in Canada.
Here are a few of the top reasons to make the move and relocate to London, ON:
Ontario’s Sixth Largest City
London has a current population of 366,151, with a CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) population of 474,786. The population is expected to increase over the next few years, as immigration and inter-provincial migration become more prevalent. Even with a rising population, it still remains one of the friendliest cities.
City in the Country
You get the best of both worlds: London is essentially a vibrant city within the countryside, which means you have access to great food from local farms. Not only that, it’s also in the heart of wine country, which offers some of the highest quality selections in the world.
Wortley Village, located in South London, was recently named the best neighbourhood in Canada. There are a number of other top neighbourhoods in London, ON, each with its own distinct character. Old East Village real estate offers a similar kind of feel, with more opportunity to invest, and will likely be on this list in the coming years. Check out my Neighbourhood Guide, for more information.
For those looking to still maintain access to Toronto, there are direct buses and trains from downtown London to the heart of downtown Toronto. London also has an international airport, with numerous daily flights that connect to anywhere in the world. In addition, London’s close proximity to three of the Great Lakes offers endless exploring in the surrounding areas.
With 4.5 million trees, the city has earned this title appropriately. The lush surroundings and tree-lined streets make it perfect for everyday enjoyment of the surrounding nature. For those who enjoy more active, outdoor activities, there are endless bike trails that bring you from one end of the city to the other without ever hitting a main road.
These are just a few of the aspects of what makes London, ON one of the best cities, not just in Ontario, but in all of Canada. There’s more to discover, but you’ll just have to make your way here to find out for yourself. If you are looking for real estate in London, ON and want to work with a top Realtor who knows the city like no other, let’s get in touch. I can show you various properties, whether you're looking n Old South, Old East, North or West London and we'll find the best neighbourhoods in London, ON for you and your family.