London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, situated along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. The city has a population of 389,151 according to the recent Canadian census. London is the seat of Middlesex County, at the forks of the non-navigable Thames River, approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.
Known as the Forest City, we’re big enough to have everything you need – in dining, culture, entertainment, shopping, sports - but with the added plus of a friendly ambience that is reminiscent of smaller communities. Should you want a tranquil break, the Forest City lives up to its name. We have lots of parks and green spaces in the downtown core. Within easy distance, too, are preserved natural areas such as meadows and woodlands in residential neighbourhoods.
Right-sized city life
If you're looking for the energy and excitement of life in the city, but with a friendly, small-town vibe, London will make you feel right at home. Nestled at the fork of the Thames River in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is a growing community of about 380,000 + people with plenty to do for everyone.
Explore historic buildings and enjoy world-class culture, including theatre, art galleries, concerts, museums and more. Enjoy a year-long calendar of exciting family-friendly festivals and events, including the Home County Music & Art Festival, Sunfest, the London Fringe Festival, Ribfest, the Rock the Park Music Festival, and of course the Great Western Fair.
Hike and cycle for miles alongside the River Thames and enjoy the many woodlands, meadows and ponds that thriving in the heart of this bustling city. Walk along wide streets lined with mature trees, and discover why London is known as “The Forest City”.
London is home several world-leading companies, and is fast developing a reputation as a hub for technology and medical research. As a highly regarded centre for higher education and cutting edge health care, London is also home to Western University and Fanshawe College, and with an abundance of excellent public and private schools, your children with have all the opportunities they need, to learn, grow and play in a city that nurtures talent.
London has grown to be the largest Southwestern Ontario municipality, and Canada's 11th largest metropolitan area, annexing many of the smaller communities that surrounded it. The city has developed a strong focus towards education, health care, tourism, and manufacturing.London is home to Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario, which contributes to the city's reputation as an international centre of higher education, scientific research and cultural activity. The city hosts a number of musical and artistic exhibits. London's festivals contribute to its tourism industry, but its economic activity is centred on education, medical research, insurance, and information technology. London's university and hospitals are among its top ten employers. London lies at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, connecting it to Toronto, Windsor, and Sarnia. It also has an international airport, train and bus station.
By road, rail or air, London is so accessible there's every reason to live and invest in real estate ! For example, Toronto, Windsor, Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo are all within a 200 kilometre radius.
London Real Estate Market is growing fast !
London is a great place to live, raise a family and enjoy life. There is no doubt why London is recognized as one of Ontario's most liveable cities.
Like a small town, it is affordable, safe, clean and friendly. Like a big city, London has excellent business opportunities, world-class public healthcare, an array of entertainment options, internationally recognized educational institutions and a reliable public transit system. Just minutes outside of London, you'll find the small towns and rural landscapes of Middlesex County.
London Real estate Market is Booming , with a influx of over 30,000+ people into the city in past 5 years.
The rising price of London homes is outpacing the national trend, a new survey says, as migrating Toronto-area home buyers and limited supply drive up prices.
The median London home price rose nine per cent year over year to $365,686 in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Royal LePage house price survey and market forecast released Tuesday. The median is the midway point between the lowest and highest prices; it is not the average.
The city is among others in Southern Ontario – such as Windsor, Niagara, St. Catharines and Kitchener-Waterloo – that experienced double- and high-single-digit increases compared to the second quarter of 2017.
When it comes to specific kinds of housing, the median price of a two-storey home in London increased nine per cent from the same period last year, to $404,520. The median price of a bungalow rose 13.6 per cent, to $318,734.
A lack of local listings and the migration of home buyers out of the Greater Toronto Area are the reasons for the rising prices.
“We are still experiencing a shortage of listings in London, which is putting upward pressure on prices in the second quarter of 2018,” Royal LePage Triland Realty broker Peter Meyer said in a statement.
“London is one of the most affordable cities in close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and attracts baby boomers who once lived in London to return to the region.”
Moving into the third quarter of 2018, housing inventory is expected to increase in the city while sales are expected to stay steady.
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