Geographical Boundaries:

Oakridge is a neighbourhood in the North West area of London, ON. It's bound by the CN tracks (North), Wonderland Road (East), Thames River (South), and Sanatorium Road (West).

Mel's Insights:

Oakridge is one of those neighbourhoods where after people discover it, they never leave. With street names like Dolway, Donegal, Dunedin, Kildare and Solway, there is a notable Irish influence of this neighbourhood that was first established in the 1950s. It's the type of neighbourhood where a number of residents bought homes here in the 1960s, raised their families and now entertain their grandchildren. Multi-family residences first appeared in 1961, but the neighbourhood is made up of mostly single family homes. They feature typically larger lots and logical floor plans, with some of the homes also featuring original "rumpus rooms" in the basement, which are perfect for setting up a games room or media area for the modern family. Despite a surplus of older homes, there continues to be a supply of newer homes, with developments like Oakridge Crossing and Deer Ridge West.

The neighbourhood is conveniently located close to the large shopping area of Hyde Park and is also home to the Sifton Bog (a great place to bring your boots and go for a walk), the Thames Valley Golf Course and the London Hunt and Country Club (which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2010).

The area is also homes to a number of great schools, including Riverside Public School, Westdale Public School, John Dearness Public School, Clara Brenton Public School, Notre Dame Catholic Elementary, St. Paul Catholic Elementary, Oakridge Secondary School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and St. Matthew's Hall (a leading area private school).

If you're interested in taking a tour of Oakridge, get in touch with me to schedule a time to check out some homes.

Quick Facts (courtesy of the City of London)

- 16,730 people live in Oakridge, up slightly from 2006.
- 89 percent of the 6,310 households are home owners.
- Half of households have an annual total income of over $89,679.

CLICK HERE to check out the City of London's Neighbourhood Profile for a more in-depth look at the statistics of Oakridge.

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