Welcome To Lakeshore

Located on the shore of Lake St. Clair, Lakeshore offers so much in terms of affordability for all budgets backed by a superior quality of life. The town is comprised of the smaller municipalities of Belle River, Maidstone, Rochester, Tilbury North and Tilbury West with a population of 35,000 and growing. It’s considered one of the hottest areas for housing starts in the county. It occupies the southeast corner of Essex County and is the largest in terms of land mass with the lowest population density.

Quality of Life

Lakeshore is one of the most popular bedroom communities in Essex County and is just 30 minutes away from Windsor. It’s the perfect spot if you like a quieter pace of life but want to quick access to the city. It’s also a very safe place to live and ranked 14th out of over 300 communities by Statistics Canada and is patrolled by the OPP.

There is a very large Francophone community in Lakeshore as nearly 10% of the population who list French as their first language, with 20% of all residents who speak both languages.

In terms of educating your kids, there are 4 boards from which to choose:

Greater Essex County District School Board (Public)

Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board (Catholic)

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (Catholic French)

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (Public French)

Culture + Things to Do

Being situated on one of the Great Lakes with 35 kilometres of shoreline means year round recreational opportunities including marinas, beaches, ice skating, conservation areas, along with parks and trails. The area also offers numerous leagues and clubs and fantastic restaurants to enjoy.

The town is committed to becoming an “active living hub” and the Atlas Tube Centre is the crown jewel of the town. It’s a multi-use recreation facility with three ice pads, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, a 5km walking trail, and has become a central meeting place for families in the area.

Other popular events which draw thousands of people include:

Sunsplash
Canada Day
Classic Car Cruise Night
Comber Fair
Belle River Christmas Tree Lighting

Lakeshore is steeped in history and dates back to the 1700s. The region played an important part in the Underground Railroad. You can learn more about this at the John Freeman Walls Museum which showcases g a cabin which served as one of the terminals for those fleeing slavery in the U.S.

Real Estate

The market continues to heat up in Lakeshore with amazing opportunities to own in this popular bedroom community for a fraction of what you’d pay in other parts of Ontario. Housing starts continue to increase with new developments being approved regularly. Lakeshore is a community where you can enjoy a very high quality of life while paying lower taxes.

Employment

The population of Lakeshore increased 6 per cent in 2016, according to the latest census figures. Along with having a higher than average yearly income, the level of post-secondary education is also high in Lakeshore. Manufacturing is a major industry in Lakeshore.

Among the major employers:

Quality Safety Systems
Intier
Flex-N-Gate

Because the community is growing, there is unlimited growth potential for economic development including retail, tourism and agriculture.

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