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Delhi, Ontario is a small town in Norfolk County. The town can trace its roots back to founding in the 19th century. Since then, Delhi has a legacy as one of Ontario’s main centres for tobacco growth, but the industry itself has started to fade in the area. Today, Delhi is home to about 4,200 people and has a nice mix of local business, shops, and restaurants to serve its residents.
Real Estate For Sale in Delhi, Ontario
In 2001, regional restructuring took place all across southern Ontario. As part of this change, the former township of Delhi that was located in the Haldimand-Norfolk region was dissolved along with its original county to become a community in the new County of Norfolk. Delhi is located in central Norfolk County, about halfway between the Cities of Woodstock and Brantford and the shore of Lake Erie.
A lot of southern Ontario communities are experiencing real estate growths from year to year. In Norfolk County, the regional average went from about $385,000 at the beginning of 2019, to just over $445,000 the following year. This is seen in Delhi as well where the average sale price in the community was nearly $350,000 at the beginning of 2020, up from about $235,000. However, Delhi’s real estate market is usually quiet, the low inventory has a good blend of newer and older homes listed.
Living in Delhi, Ontario
Delhi is sitting on Ontario Highway 3 right between the towns of Tillsonburg in Elgin County to the west and Simcoe to the east. Delhi is a 40 minute drive along the highway network to the City of Woodstock and a 40 minute drive from Brantford. Delhi is also part of an inter-community transit network in Norfolk County. The Norfolk Transit buses operate Monday to Friday, but only service Delhi on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The network connects Delhi with other communities in the county like Simcoe and Port Dover as well as select service to nearby Brantford.
Schools in Norfolk County are operated by the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Elementary-age children can attend either Delhi Public School or St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, both of which are in Delhi. Students in the public board can attend Delhi District High School, but students in the Catholic board will have to attend Holy Trinity High School in the Simcoe community. Additional programs are available in nearby towns, such as access to the Conseil scolaire Catholique MonAvenir in Simcoe.
As for community attractions, there are so many fun ways to spend an afternoon or weekend around Delhi. Whether you enjoy learning about local history, viewing historic houses, or both, “Discover Delhi” is a free historical walking tour around the community that emphasizes the monuments and stories of early settlement. Information for the tour is provided by the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre, which is another great way to learn about the local history. Nature enthusiasts can experience many of the parks and trails that the community has to offer, especially the Delhi Quance Park and Mill which blends the natural park space with a historic mill site over the waters of Big Creek.