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Tecumseh is a town in the Southwestern corner of Ontario. Formerly incorporated as a town in 1921, Tecumseh was named for the chief of the Shawnee tribe who was an important figure during the War of 1812. Tecumseh also has the honour of being included in the Top Ten of Maclean’s “Best Communities in Canada” list for 2019. Tecumseh’s excellent ranking is due to its high scores in economic factors, safety, conveniences, and local amenities. As a recognized top-tier community, Tecumseh has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike.
Real Estate for sale in Tecumseh, Ontario
Tecumseh is part of the Windsor-Essex County, directly Southeast of the City of Windsor and the border with the United States. To the North of the town is Lake St. Clair and the on the South side of the County is access to Lake Erie. In 1999, Tecumseh absorbed both St. Clair Beach and Sandwich South into its border, but Windsor later annexed 23 square kilometres from the town in 2003. Nowadays, Tecumseh has a population of just under 24,000 people and occupies nearly 95 square kilometres of land. At a 20 minute drive to the heart of Windsor, Tecumseh is a great option for commuters who have business in the city, but prefer a more relaxed setting to come home to.
The Windsor-Essex region has an average list price of $330,000 for a property. This average is gathered from not only the smaller communities like Tecumseh, but also the larger and rapidly growing market in the City of Windsor. Some older homes in Tecumseh fall under the regional average, but many of the properties in the town are listed for over $350,000, the top end being several properties over $1 million.
Living in Tecumseh, Ontario
Despite being outside of the City of Windsor, Tecumseh still maintains a convenient connection to the larger city through its transportation options. The Tecumseh Transit Service operates one route through the town that runs to the Tecumseh Mall in Windsor before completing the loop. For those looking to travel even further, the Windsor International Airport is under 15 minutes away, which connects Essex County to Toronto with daily flights and other destinations on a seasonal basis.
Tecumseh has access to a total of 13 schools, 10 of which are found directly in Tecumseh. The town is serviced by the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, and a handful of private boards. Post-secondary education is offered by the nearby St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.
Attractions and features in Tecumseh appeal to many different interests and all manage to maintain a strong sense of community. Tecumseh boasts 37 parks, a number that includes the impressive beach-accessible Lakewood Park, several large community parks, and a collection of local neighbourhood parks. Festivals in Tecumseh call back to the town’s rural roots with the annual Corn festival at the end of August. The Tecumseh Corn Festival is a 3-day weekend event featuring car shows, pageants, a carnival, a parade, and plenty of other live entertainment acts. Outside of Tecumseh in nearby Windsor and Detroit, Michigan, there are plenty of sights to see and fantastic restaurants to try as well!