Windsor-Essex County is well known for having very reasonable housing costs.

In Ontario there are a few different types of housing that you can choose from. This includes apartments, condominiums, houses, duplex’s and rooms. You will want to pick a type of housing that you can afford and one that fits the needs of your family. You will need to decide whether you would like to rent or buy.

If possible, take the time you need to learn about the different types of housing before making a decision on what one you would like to go with.

People make decisions on where to live based on different factors. You may want to consider the following:

  • Cost of housing and property taxes
  • Distance from work, schools, grocery stores, places of worship, doctor’s offices, banks
  • Safety of the neighbourhood
  • Cultural communities
  • Access to highways
  • Waterfront property
  • Access to public transportation: bus, rail and air
  • Distance from the Canada/ United States border crossing
  • Rural (living in a county) vs. Urban (living in a city)

By using websites such as the Windsor Essex County Property Search you can learn more about the area around the housing you are doing research on.