Located in London’s northeast quadrant is the established and respected Fanshawe College, London’s International Airport and Fanshawe Lake and Conservation area. In addition to well-known neighbourhoods of Northridge, Grenfell and Huron Heights, new home construction is available in fast-growing subdivisions of Cedar Hollow and Fox Field Trails.
Recognized communities such as Oakridge, Hazeldon, Hunt Club, Huntington and Sherwood Forest, plus new developments of Oakridge Crossings and Fox Fields encompass Northwest London. The city’s only gated golf course community of Riverbend, newest Catholic Secondary School and shopping and commercial district of Hyde Park north are situated in Northwest London.
Immediately north of Downtown London is the iconic “Old North” neighbourhood, filled with tree lined streets and elegant century homes. With nature trails, public swimming pools, mature trees and acres of lush grass, Gibbons Park borders the beautiful campus of world renowned Western University.
Anchoring South London is well-known White Oaks Mall and commercial district. With easy access to Highway 401, movie theatres, restaurants and hotels, South London’s residential areas include Westminster Park north and south, Pond Mills and Glen Cairn. Further southwest are flourishing new communities of Summerside and Victoria-on-the-Thames.
Recognized by locals and Londoners for its ethnic bakeries, shops and independent businesses, the Hamilton Road business district is another neighbourhood experiencing a strong comeback, much like Old East Village. Surrounded by established neighbourhoods of well-maintained, century old, post-war homes, residents enjoy a strong community feel with schools, places of worship and St. Julien Park. Along with ample shopping and amenities is the exciting East Park Water Park and Golf Course, located at the farthest edge of Hamilton Road east.
In addition to popular Byron neighbourhood with its own village vibe of boutique shopping and entertainment, Southwest London is also home to Lambeth, Highlands adjacent to Highland Hills Golf Course, Westmount, Warbler Woods, Wickerson Woods and fabulous new development of Talbot Village. Shop, dine and play in London’s latest shopping district, Westwood Power Centre.
Old South London/Wortley Village
Nominated as one of Canada’s best neighbourhoods in which to live, Wortley Village in the heart of Old South London is a world apart with its own charming blend of independent businesses, shops, bistros, outdoor cafes, galleries and a fabulous new YMCA. From bungalows to mansions, the surrounding neighbourhood has a mix of eclectic homes, conducive to walkability and a friendly community feel.
Downtown and Central London
Situated at the Forks of the Thames River – the original settlement of London – Central London is the heart of the city and downtown is its pulse! Filled with history and natural charm, Downtown London consists of noted landmarks such as Covent Garden Market, Budweiser Gardens, Labatt Park, Grand Theatre, Museum London, Victoria Park, plus a wide variety of restaurants, nightclubs and hotels.
With so much to do and see, it’s not surprising that downtown London has become popular among young professionals and right-sizers, resulting in a building boom of luxury high-rise condominiums.
For those preferring detached residences, historic neighbourhoods such as Woodfield offer grand heritage homes filled with character.
Old East Village
Situated just east of downtown, historic Old East Village (OEV) has experienced a new resurgence in recent years. A densely built residential area, OEV is adjacent to the Dundas Street corridor with convenient access to trendy shops, galleries and museums. It’s also home to Banting House Museum, which celebrates the roots of Dr. Fredrick Banting’s discovery of Insulin in London, Ontario!
Situated at the western boundary of London and nestled by the Thames River and scenic Komoka Provincial Park Bluffs you’ll find the wonderful neighborhoods of Kilworth Heights and Komoka. Their close proximity to London makes Kilworth/Komoka highly desirable destination neighbourhoods for families work in London. With several amenities and shopping, easy access to the 402, Kilworth/Komoka is a commuter’s delight.
If a small community feel is preferred but within a short commute to London, check out the following great communities bordering the city. Municipality of Middlesex Centre to the west and north of the city is home to popular destinations such as Kilworth/Komoka, Delaware, Arva, Melrose and Ilderton. Immediately to the east of the city in the Municipality of Thames Centre are found such communities as Thamesford, Dorchester and Nilestown. To the south of the city is Municipality of Central Elgin with scenic villages and towns such as Talbotville, Belmont, Sparta, Union and Port Stanley.
Click on the following links for more information about the neighbouring municipalities and towns.