About Essex Ontario

Essex is a quiet town of almost 20,000 people, with an attractive business district and exceptionally quiet residential neighbourhoods surrounded by farmland.

The community features:

  •  A full array of shops and services, including a No Frills, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, all major banks, chain and locally-owned restaurants and shops
  • Public recreation facilities, including the Essex Arena and Sports Complex and the Essex Recreation Complex, including gym, multi-purpose rooms, lap pool, leisure pool, waterslide and therapy pool
  • Public elementary and secondary schools and a Catholic elementary school
  • Medical clinics, including chiropractor and optometrist, with full-service Windsor Regional Hospital less than 30 minutes away.
  • Essex County Library
  • Fresh farm produce and local wineries
  • Many places of worship
  • World-class birdwatching sites, national parks, boating, golf, fishing and walking trails a short drive away.

 The neighbourhood is a:

  • 15 minute drive to St. Clair College
  • 20 minute drive to Windsor – the 4th most culturally diverse population in Canada
  • 24 minute drive to the Ambassador Bridge
  • 25 minute drive to Leamington — Canada’s “Sun Parlour”
  • 30 minute drive to the University of Windsor
  • 1 hour drive to Detroit
  • 3 hour drive from Toronto
  • 8 hour drive from more than half of North America’s population!

 

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