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Port Burwell, Ontario is a lakefront community in Elgin County. The community is located in the Bayham municipality, on the northern shore of Lake Erie. The port is named after the Burwell family, who spent generations building up the settlement from the beginning. The community shares its name with the Port Burwell Provincial Park which features sandy beaches, access to Lake Erie waters, outdoor activities, and camping sites. The community is known for a historic fishing industry, retired naval vessels at the Museum of Naval History, and the site of many heritage churches.
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The municipality of Bayham is made up of the township and the nearby former villages of Eden, Port Burwell, and Vienna. Found in the southern area of Elgin County, Bayham’s nearest neighbours are Staffordville, Tillsonburg, and Aylmer. Port Burwell is one community in a town of about 7,400 people, but the parks and beaches set the area apart as a popular getaway and place to live.
Information for Elgin County Real Estate statistics are gathered alongside the data from London and St. Thomas. In the beginning of 2020, the average price of a property in Elgin county was hovering around $410,000. The largest market in the region, London and St. Thomas had an average price of over $435,000. Sales activity in Bayham as a whole is slower, but there are some newer construction options here. The market in Port Burwell is much older, but homes in the area tend to be detached properties with substantial lot sizes suitable for living or vacationing on the lake.
Living in Port Burwell, Ontario
Beginning in April of 2020, Port Burwell will officially be connected with the public transit of Tillsonburg. The out-of-town busing service managed by T:GO Transit will offer a route that passes through Straffordville between Port Burwell and Tillsonburg, under 30 minutes to the north. By connecting with Ontario Highway 3, Port Burwell is also less than 25 minutes away from Aylmer and about 40 minutes away from the larger urban centre of St. Thomas.
Elgin County schools are operated by the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board. In the public board, students in Port Burwell attend Port Burwell Public School from kindergarten to grade 6, then Straffordville Public School for grades 7 and 8. For high school, students attend East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer, Ontario. In the Catholic board, students can attend elementary school in Aylmer and secondary school in St. Thomas. Additional options are available in both boards for students looking for French Immersion programs.
Port Burwell is a small community with some big attractions to its name. The Port Burwell Provincial Park, beaches, campsites, and dog park draw in residents and visitors to the community over the spring and summer. In addition to informing curious tourists, the Museum of Naval History also helps to preserve the Port’s local heritage. Port Burwell has shops and restaurants lining its main streets, and any missing conveniences can be found in nearby Aylmer or St. Thomas.