London is an excellent place to live, whether you’re single, married, or have a family, or are heading into retirement. There’s a neighbourhood for almost every budget, new communities being built on the expanding perimeter, and gorgeous old estates if you really want to make a splash. The city’s once aging population has had a recent rebirth, and people are flocking to the Forest City to take advantage of its location, affordability, and thriving local business scene.
Byron is made up of mostly middle-income families. A thriving commerce district offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy patio restaurants and local shopping. Byron is home to Springbank Park which is one of the largest parks in the city. You can wander the pathways that line the Thames River, play at the skatepark, or visit Storybook Gardens with your toddlers.
Located just north of Western University, Masonville is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. The Masonville area is exceptionally diverse, with a blend of new and old family homes, small bungalows, condos, and apartments. What’s great about Masonville? Everything! There’s excellent proximity to Masonville Place and the surrounding commercial district so you have convenient access to anything you might need to purchase, giving you peace of mind.
This neighbourhood is affordable for most families and has countless beautiful natural trails and sights to explore. But it also has plenty of city conveniences like access to shopping districts and great schools.
North London, or Old North London, is a neighbourhood taking up the space between Downtown and Western University. This area, historically known for its old homes and beautiful parks, has had a resurgence of youth in the past few years. New condos and a vibrant commercial district can be found along Richmond Street. The neighbourhood’s rich history still gives the community a shine that makes it desirable and because of its proximity to Western University, it’s common for new graduates to want to stay in the area.