Houses for Sale in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
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Real Estate For Sale in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
Almost no townhouses or condos exist in Ailsa Craig, so stats are only available on detached houses.
The asking price of detached homes in the village has decreased by 2.5% since October of last year, currently sitting at a median asking price of $580k.
This doesn’t tell the full story, as average prices had increased up to $778,900 in February of 2022. Only then did they come back to $580k in October. In 2021, the average price of homes in Ailsa Craig was at $597k, whereas in 2022, the average price went up to $699k.
Ailsa Craig, Ontario Overview
Founded on the Ausable River that flows into Lake Huron and incorporated in 1874, Ailsa Craig, Ontario, is a quaint village in North Middlesex. Located between London, Ontario, and the beaches of Grand Bend, it has a population of 6,352 people and covers an area of almost 600 square kilometers.
Most famous for being the origin of two decorated racers, the village itself is slower-paced, nurturing peace of mind. It is just 38km northwest of London and 34km south of Grand Bend, on the coast of beautiful Lake Huron. The closest city is Strathroy, at 24km.
Living in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
The Ailsa Craig Main Street has a nice collection of stores and services in the center of town. At its heart is the local pub, The Crown & Turtle, with a grocery store, LCBO, and a hardware store around it. There are just enough amenities that you won’t need to leave town for just your essentials, but for the most significant purchases, you can try the nearby bigger cities.
Also in town is the Ye Old Towne Hall, a cultural hallmark of the village serving as its community centre and theatre. The Hall hosts local events and meetings and occasionally offers theatre productions, dinner theatre, and concerts.
Since its 100-year celebration in 1974, Ailsa Craig has been doing its annual Gala Days event. What began as a turtle race has evolved into a multi-day festival for the community celebrating its heritage. Community volunteers help out to provide everything from a parade, a pet show, a beer tent, and more.
Also nearby are Grand Bend's famous beaches for sunning and swimming. In addition, the area has plenty of attractions, including restaurants, wineries, markets, and more.
Of course, there is much to appreciate about nature at home, including the idyllic local scenery. The soothing Ausable River runs through town and is perfect for fishing, hiking, and biking. Two local parks provide even more greenspace, including a splash pad, skatepark, and a pavilion.
Ailsa Craig Community Highlights
- A beautiful, quiet village with just a thirty-minute drive to London, Ontario.
- The Ye Old Town Hall is a wonderful community centre and heritage building.
- The annual Gala Days is a multi-day festival with turtle racing and other fun activities.
- Grand Bend is just 34km away with its amazing beach attractions.
- The pleasant rural scenery and parks are a breath of fresh air away from city living.
Ailsa Craig Area Schools
There are only two elementary schools in the village proper, but many other options in the surrounding North Middlesex community. Here are the five best we found.
- McGillivray Central School (Grades K-8)
- East Williams Memorial Public School (Grades K-8)
- Stoneybrook Public School (Grades K-8)
- St. Paul Separate School London Ontario (Grades K-8)
- Jack Chambers Public School (Grades K-8)