Windsor founded as a French agricultural settlement in 1748, is the southernmost city in Canada and is located in Essex County Southwestern Ontario along the Detroit River and south of Detroit, Michigan. Encompassing 46 square miles, Windsor is home to over 208,000 people. Its residents are predominantly English speaking, but Windsor is a multicultural city with diversity and a healthy environment where citizens share a strong sense of belonging and a collective pride of place. Windsor's enjoys one of the world's highest standards of living, great quality of life is reflected in their safe neighborhoods, vibrant cultural districts, formal gardens and walking and cycling trails. The riverfront area of Windsor has been developed into a lush area of parkland that offer spectacular views of the Detroit skyline.
Mild Weather Temperatures
Among the warmest in Canada primarily due to its hot summers the climate in the Windsor area lends itself to a picturesque environment, just imagine the natural beauty of having water on three sides of your city! Such is the case in Windsor, as it is surrounded by Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Lots of water sport fun, it is not uncommon to find residents enjoying the summer weather with their boats and water skis, swimming at the beaches, or even taking in a boat tour along the banks of the Detroit River. Great sport fishing is also available – anglers can tell you that walleye, perch, musky and bass are in abundance.
Windsor Parks and Gardens
Windsor's nickname is the "Rose City" or the "City of Roses" and the city is noted for the several large parks and gardens found on its waterfront. The Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden is located at Jackson Park in the central part of the city. Of the parks lining Windsor's waterfront, the largest is the 5 km (three mile) stretch overlooking the Detroit skyline. Odette Sculpture Park which features over 30 large-scale contemporary sculptures for public viewing, along with the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The central portion contains Dieppe Gardens, Civic Terrace and Festival Plaza, and the eastern portion is home to the Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens. Further east along the waterfront is Coventry Gardens, across from Detroit's Belle Isle. The focal point of this park is the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain which floats in the Detroit River and has a coloured light display at night. The fountain is the largest of its kind in North America and symbolizes the peaceful relationship between Canada and the United States. Windsor's Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 3,000 acres (12 km²) of green space, 180 parks, 40 miles (64 km) of trails, natural areas and forest cover within the city of Windsor, as well as the bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly streets.
Immerse yourself in the whirl of activities, the events and festivals are numerous and with rich in diversity, from quaint waterfront villages to the richly fragrant vineyards.
There are two colleges in Windsor: University of Windsor and St. Clair College. The University enrolls approximately 14,000 students from Canada, the U.S. and around the globe. St. Clair College provides lifelong learning opportunities for more than 5,600 students. This college features over 70 academic programs in 10 schools of specialization. Windsor Education Providers
World Class Sporting Events
Detroit is home to four major sporting franchises - several with championship titles! As well, you'll enjoy exciting Jr. A hockey and University level sporting events.
The Best In Theatre
Detroit has a steady line up of broadway plays like Phantom, Cats, Chicago, Lion King and more. You'll also enjoy our local theatre companies and University Drama department productions.
Detroit and Windsor
If you love the symphony, you can't get much better than the top-ranked Detroit Symphonic Orchestra. As well, Windsor's Community Orchestra puts on a great program throughout the year.
There are so many festivals in the area that we couldn't possibly list them here. One of the world's largest and longest running fireworks displays happens every summer. As well, there are incredible seasonal and ethnic festivals you can enjoy on both sides of the border.
Golf Windsor Essex County Ontario
Windsor and Essex County offer many fine golf courses and with a short sprint to Michigan we can use the many fine golf courses there as well.
If gaming is part of your lifestyle you'll love Windsor with Caesars Windsor Casino. Detroit also hosts several major gaming establishments where you can enjoy top notch entertainment and dining.
Experience world class dining with restaurants that provide a wide variety of experiences throughout the region. Windsor and Essex County are multicultural communities which means multicultural food. The choices and selection of food and restaurants seems almost endless.
Escape for the day or just the evening aboard the local river cruise boats that feature site seeing, great dining, and entertainment!
Idea for a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle while easing into retirement, a true year-round destination, short-sleeve weather area with long hot summers and moderate winters excellent for active living. Live for Less! Real estate in the Windsor / Essex County area is the most affordable in Ontario - purchasing a home or property here will range 30% to 70% less than in comparable markets. This could represent a huge savings and a boost for your retirement nest egg, enabling your dream house purchase, waterfront beach home, townhouse, condo, or a country farm and enjoy easy access to a recreational playground in an overall warmer climate.
Downtown - Little Italy, Ottawa Street Village, Walkerville, Central Windsor
East End - Banwell, Forest Glade, Fontainebleau, Little River Acres, Riverside
West End - Bridgeview, Ojibway, Sandwich, South Cameron Woodlot
South End - Devonshire Heights, Roseland, Sandwich South, Southwood Lakes
Windsor's waterfront real estate is arguably considered some the best within the Essex County real estate market region with its Detroit River and Lake St. Clair waterfront coastlines. Windsor waterfront real estate listings features everything from small cottages to multi-million dollar homes. A modest waterfront home can be purchased for less than $200,000. Condos along the Riverfront are even less, providing you a dream lifestyle of beautiful water views, walks or biking along the waterfront trails and private marinas.
Windsor and Essex Region is truly a "Community of Communities". The Region is made up of surrounding municipalities, encompassing a total area of 1,851 square kilometres. The Region occupies the extreme southwestern tip of Ontario, and is in fact a peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides.
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