Windsor Essex is becoming a Retirement Destination
With average property values of less than half the national average, as well as 100 miles of waterfront property, Windsor and Essex County is becoming a leading retirement destination.
The Windsor Essex County Real Estate Board has formed the Retire Here Web Site to promote the advantages of relocating and retiring in Windsor and Essex County.
REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER RELOCATING TO WINDSOR ONTARIO FOR YOUR RETIREMENT YEARS.
•1. COST OF REAL ESTATE– Did you know that the Windsor Essex County area has some of the lowest cost of Real Estate of all major metropolitan areas in Canada? Yes it’s true; your dollar goes much further in the Windsor Area. You can buy luxury accommodations for less money than standard homes in most other major cities. Purchasing a home or property here will range 30% to 50% less than in comparable markets. Luxury retirement developments are under construction, completed or scheduled to break ground and account for $90 million in private money between 2007 and 2010.
•2. WEATHER – Did you know that Windsor is on the same latitude with parts of California? We enjoy a temperate climate, and seven to eights months out of the year is short sleeve weather. Our winters are also very moderate compared to the rest of Canada.
•3. BIG CITY AMMENITIES– Did you know that Windsor is only a 5 minute car ride over the Ambassador Bridge from the Detroit Metropolitan Area? In Detroit, there are 4 major sports teams. The NBA’s Detroit Pistons Basketball, the NFL’s Detroit Lions Football, the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings Hockey, and the MLB’s Detroit Tigers Baseball. Also across the river you will find the best shopping in the world, major transportation hubs, and some of the best restaurants in the United States.
•5. ACCESS TO MAJOR AIRPORTS– Windsor is considered the gateway connection between Canada and the U.S., the region is a major transportation hub for air, rail, truck and marine services. Windsor International Airport offers easy access to scheduled airlines, private and executive charters, medieval and freight services. Only 45 minutes away, Detroit Metro International Airport offers frequent flights daily to southern U.S. and international destinations. Via Rail is located close to downtown Windsor and offers quick access to frequent daily departures. Amtrak has 2 Detroit stations within a 45-minute drive.
•6. HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE– We’re focused on leading health-care specialists and facilities that include 2 municipal and one county hospital providing 1,000 acute-care beds; state-of-the-art Windsor Regional Cancer Centre; 20 long-term care facilities, the University of Windsor’s new Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry plus expedient access to world-class hospitals in Detroit, the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor and London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario.
7. PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS– We enjoy one of the most biologically diverse regions in the country. The Essex County Area has 16 conservation areas and two islands perfect for hiking, jogging, camping, picnics, or even diving for shipwrecks. Cross-country ski through miles of woodlands and along shorelines
•8. RECREATIONAL PARADISE- . Enjoy challenging golf and an extended golf season on 35 golf courses, fresh water fishing and a boater’s paradise with 30,000 watercraft and 2,800 marine berths.