Windsor Ontario: The City of Windsor bordered by the waterfront shorelines of the Detroit River & St. Clair Lake is the southernmost metropolitan area in Canada, considered a hidden jewel and one of the best kept secrets in the province! Windsor is home to over 336,000 people, and offers all of the advantages of a bigger city including excellent shopping, schools, overflowing with cultural events, festivals, world-renowned entertainment, major league sports action entertainment, and more, all while keeping the convenience of a medium-sized city. A border city that offers all the benefits of living in a major American city, thanks to our neighbors across the river.
The City consists of 46 square miles, 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, miles of formal gardens and walking and cycling trails. The riverfront area of Windsor has been developed into a lush area of parkland with world famous sculpture gardens that offer spectacular views of the Detroit skyline.
Downtown Windsor is the crown jewel of Windsor. Its waterfront Detroit River waterfront is a beautiful five kilometre stretch of greenspace and trails surrounded by world famous sculpture gardens, which is truly unique and a special way to spend an afternoon. Downtown Windsor is committed to diverse cultures and hosts to a number of amazing festivals, which take place every weekend all summer long. There is a great selection of homes for sale in Downtown Windsor, including starter homes, condos and waterfront homes in almost every price range. Downtown Windsor includes subdistrict communities Little Italy, Ottawa Street Village, Walkerville, Central Windsor.
The East Windsor area known as "Riverside" neighbourhood has some of the best upscale houses in the city. With beautiful parks and trails along its waterfront shorelines of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Most of the houses were built in the1950s with tremendous historical and monetary value. Riverside drive has some of the most expensive and most beautiful waterfront homes for sale in the region. East Windsor homes for sale include an excellent selection of new developments from recent years to a wide variety of condos and starter homes for sale in East Windsor. East Windsor is bordered by Walker Road to the west, E.C. Row Expressway along the south, and Banwell Road to the East and includes subdistrict communities Banwell, Forest Glade, Fontainebleau, Little River Acres, Riverside.
The West Windsor area known as "Sandwich" is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Windsor and all of Canada. Sandwich still has a lot of classic style heritage there, while still providing convenient access to the University of Windsor and to the best features of Downtown Windsor areas of the city. Located just west of the Ambassador Bridge, you can easily reach to the Windsor-Detroit border. With close proximity to the University of Windsor, the potential for rental properties in Sandwich is an excellent area for landlords to explore. Houses for sale in Sandwich are an affordable way to invest in ideal student housing. Homes for sale in Sandwich also feature great house sizes for the money if you are looking to maximize your housing dollar. West Windsor includes subdistrict communities Bridgeview, Ojibway, Sandwich, South Cameron Woodlot.
South Windsor is one of the modern desirable neighborhood areas in the city, mainly suburban area featuring many new upscale developments and quiet cul-de-sacs. Homes for sale in South Windsor also include great suburban starter family homes in an inviting atmosphere. South Windsor includes the area up to E.C. Row Expressway to the north, Cabana Rd. the south, the Herb Gray Parkway to the west and Division Rd. to the east. Houses for Sale in South Windsor is an excellent choice to explore when exploring your options in Windsor. South Windsor includes subdistrict communities Devonshire Heights, Roseland, Sandwich South and Southwood Lakes.
Windsor's nickname is the "Rose City" or the "City of Roses" with over 202 parks across the city. The City has several parks lining Windsor's waterfront shorelines. The most notable crown jewel is the Downtown River site a 5 km (three mile) stretch of greenspace and trails surrounded by world famous sculpture 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.
Inland the most notable is The Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden is located at Jackson Park in the central part of the city. It contains many war memorials including a World War II, and a Korean War memorial. Jackson Park contains more than 10,000 plants. In the winter, the park hosts the Bright Lights Windsor Festival, a brilliant display of thousands of lights will illuminate the park each evening. Including a giant illuminated tree in the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens, iconic holiday characters throughout the park, and exciting sections throughout the park including Candy Cane Lane, Rainbow Lane, Polar Blast, Windsor Way, Kid’s Central Station, Santa’s Workshop, Proudly Canadian, Around The World, Bright Lights Windsor Train rides and more.
Windsor's Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 3,000 acres (12 km²) of green space, 202 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.
Anchored by the waterfront, the City hosts a number of amazing festivals which take place every weekend all summer long. Including the annual International Freedom Festival at the end of June features a fireworks display draws crowds from all over the world and is considered the biggest and most elaborate in North America as joint presentation with our partners in Detroit.
Along the waterfront at the Riverfront Festival Plaza location the city also hosts, several other popular festivals including: Windsor Colour Run, Rib Fest, Summer Fest, Festival Epicure and the Bluesfest. Willstead Manor (home of Art in the Park), is another popular festivals in the area. As well, there are incredible seasonal and ethnic festivals you can enjoy on both sides of the border.
If you enjoy fine arts, the downtown Art Gallery of Windsor houses stunning collections of some of the best Canadian art. If you love the symphony, you can't get much better than the top-ranked Windsor Symphonic Orchestra. The historic Capitol Theatre Windsor first opened in 1920 and is still home to all kinds of musical and theatrical performances. Our neighbors in Detroit can also supply a steady line up of broadway plays like Phantom, Cats, Chicago, Lion King and more.
Windsor’s downtown is thriving with unique amazing restaurants. Experience world class dining with restaurants that provide a wide variety of experiences throughout the region. Windsor and Essex County are full multicultural communities and multicultural foods. The choices and selection of food and restaurants seems almost endless.
Downtown is the home of the Adventure Bay Water Park and the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, state of the art aquatic complex. Including five waterslides including the Python, Whizzard, and Master Blaster - our premiere water rollercoaster. FlowRider surf simulator. Wave Pool with zero-depth entry. Activity Pool. Lazy River. Tot Loch water slides. Splash Zone with slides and giant water tipping bucket.
The City of Windsor itself features many of its own private and public schools from Elementary up through High School for both French and English. With convenient access to the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
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The City of WIndsor itself features many of its own private and public schools from Elementary up through High School for both French and English. There are two colleges in Windsor, University of Windsor and St. Clair College. The University enrolls approximately 16,000 students from Canada, the U.S. and around the globe. St. Clair College provides lifelong learning opportunities for more than 6,000 students, over 90 academic programs.
If gaming is part of your lifestyle you'll love Windsor with Caesars Windsor Casino, which offers gaming all year round, top notch entertainment and dining. The 5000-seat entertainment centre provides weekly world class concerts and shows. Detroit also hosts several major gaming establishments where you can enjoy amazing entertainment and dining.
For sports fans, there is no better place to live. It goes without saying that Windsor benefits from being so close to Detroit. In Windsor you can enjoy the Windsor Express in the National Basketball League and the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires. In Detroit, there are 4 professional sports teams: the Detroit Red Wings (NHL), the Detroit Pistons (NBA), the Detroit Tigers (MLB) and the Detroit Lions (NFL).
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 St. Clair, Detroit River and Lake Erie. There is 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. River Cruises boats offer an Escape for the day or just the evening aboard that feature site seeing, great dining, and entertainment!
Great sport fishing is also available – anglers can tell you that walleye, perch, musky and bass are in abundance.
Windsor is within easy reach of many other destinations such as Fort Malden National Historic Site, Point Pelee National Park, Hillman Marsh and Kopegaron Woods the area supports over 700 plant species, some of which cannot be found in any other part of Canada. Impressive Bird and butterfly migrations attracts naturalists from around the world. Other distinctive tourist attractions include 11 EPIC Wineries, Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary, Migration Community Hall and Conservation Areas offering walking, cycling with miles of Trans Canada Trails. If golf is your passion, the area boasts award winning golf courses with an extended golf season.
Windsor has a wide variety of housing to suit the needs of new and existing residents. When looking at the homes for sale in Windsor, it's all about choice with a wide range of budgets, numerous housing styles include heritage homes and new developments. Windsor offers a great selection of starter or mid-sized family homes for sale with larger lots than you would find in many other municipalities. To see the complete, up-to-date list of homes for sale in Windsor, check our Windsor Houses for Sale Listings Page. Here you will find all the details about each property including location, features, price and more.
There are also a wide variety of condos for sale in Windsor, so if you prefer the benefits of a condo apartment then condominiums for sale in Windsor offers you some great choices with a wide range of budgets, numerous condominium styles. To see the complete, up-to-date list of condos for sale in Windsor, check our Windsor condos for Sale Listings Page. Here you will find all the details about each property including location, features, price and more.
Windsor waterfront real estate for sale is arguably considered some the best within the Essex County real estate market region with its Detroit River and Lake Erie waterfront coastlines with beautiful sandy beaches. Windsor waterfront houses for sale features everything from small cottages to multi-million dollar homes. Modest waterfront homes for sale in Windsor for sale can be purchased for less than $350,000. Windsor waterfront condos for sale 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.
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