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First settled in 1832 by John Buchanan, Strathroy, Ontario was incorporated as a village in 1860 and became a town in 1872. Named after Buchanan’s hometown of Strathroy, Ireland, the town amalgamated with the former township of Caradoc to become the town now known as Strathroy-Caradoc.
Strathroy, Ontario is located along Highway 402 between the Sarnia-Port Huron Canada-US border and London, Ontario. Residents of Strathroy can find themselves in either location in roughly 40 minutes depending on road conditions and traffic. Many who live in Strathroy commute to neighbouring areas, especially London, for work.
The economic landscape in Strathroy is quite diverse and is home to major industries such as food processing, tobacco, automotive manufacturing and agriculture, including turkey and chicken hatcheries.
Real Estate For Sale in Strathroy, Ontario
The majority of real estate available in Strathroy are single family detached homes in quiet and family friendly neighborhoods. A blend of new subdivisions with older, mature areas are found throughout town.
A draw for many considering a move to Strathroy is its extremely affordable real estate. For example, a newly built, 1,600 square foot home can be found listed for under $500,000. Properties that would potentially see a much higher listing price in larger cities such as London become attainable by broadening one’s search.
There are luxury properties available in the town of Strathroy, some reaching into the million dollar price range. Those listings are typically found in rural settings with large homes on generous lots.
Strathroy does feature a number of condo communities that provide options between detached condominiums or traditional, attached style homes. These communities offer low maintenance living and affordability with some being geared specifically to seniors.
Living in Strathroy, Ontario
Downtown Strathroy is home to a variety of small businesses, banks, restaurants and boutiques. The community hosts a downtown farmers market every Saturday morning between June and September showcasing arts, crafts, baked goods and local produce.
The public school system in Strathroy is provided by the Thames Valley District School Board. Catholic Schools are managed by the London District Catholic School board. Between these boards there are a total of 4 Elementary Schools. Out of these 4 schools, one, J. S. Buchanan, is a french immersion school. Within the town’s limits there are two high school options, one from each school board. For those interested in alternative education, faith based learning is available at the Strathroy Community Christian School.
Residents of Strathroy enjoy a number of parks and greenspaces, local favourites include Alexander Park and Yorkview Community Park. Alexander Park, the largest park in Strathroy-Caradoc, features the Rotary Splash Pad, sports fields and play equipment. The park acts as an access point to Water Trail and Rotary Trail.
A main attraction, especially during the hot summer days, is the Fairgrounds Aquatic Park which provides a fun and family friendly location to cool down. The Aquatic Park is a 15 acre location that offers a heated pool, lazy river and water slides.
Winding its way through portions of town is the Strathroy-Caradoc Conservation Area which is 3km’s of trails in a scenic floodplain forest. The trails connect walkers, joggers and cyclists with various parks and urban areas around town.