The Little City By The River
Well I for one have lived in Cornwall Ontario pretty much my entire life. With the exception of about a year living away from this city, I can proudly say that this is where I call home.
Cornwall is located in what I’ve said for years is a “Prime Place for Doing Business”.
With Ottawa and Montreal just an hour away, the American border a hop skip and jump across the St. Lawrence River and the 401 corridor connecting us to Toronto and the GTA within mere hours, this spot is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in the years to come.
Cornwall Ontario offers you that small town feel, yet with amenities that are big city
style. We’re seeing more and more big
box chains coming and setting up local businesses every year.
New facilities have also been popping up to
serve our population such as a curling club, a new sports centre and an aquatic
Over the past few years, we’ve also been
seeing a shift from the once dominating manufacturing and textile type of employment
to a Transportation/Warehousing type of nature.
This has cleaned up the air we breathe in
our community and has prompted more companies to take a closer look at our
As a result, some pretty large companies have decided to set up shop right here in our city and this has and will continue to lead to more employment opportunities for our residents.
There’s plenty to keep you busy around
here. Cornwall offers some fine family owned shops
and restaurants that you can patron in our downtown core. Watch a movie at our multi-screen theatre or
take a hike on one of our nearby nature trails.
In addition, with the Seaway on our
doorstep and cottage country within an hours drive in either direction along
the river, you can spend your leisure time relaxing at your cottage or sitting
on a nearby beach.
For you golfers, you’ll find you have a wide selection of golf and country clubs to choose from and we also have several fitness facilities for the athletic and fitness buffs reading this and considering our fine city as your next home.
That’s great…so do I and there's lots for them to do here!!
At various times throughout the year, our
city hosts free skating at local arenas, free swimming at the aquatic centre, and
family festival events such as the Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval,
the hot air balloon festival cleverly named Kinsmen Cornwall "Lift-Off",
the Cornwall Seaway Lions Club Ribfest as well as the Canada Day celebrations
just to name a few.
Not far from the city you’ll also find Upper Canada Village which is a great place to spend
time with your kids, nearby beaches, water parks, a dinosaur park and our
family favourite ice cream parlour.
To educate your kids, Cornwall Ontario
houses a large selection of both public and separate schools in both official
languages. They’re divided up into
districts so where your children attend will depend on where you decide to purchase
your new home.
Our city also offers numerous clubs for kids such as dance, gymnastics, swimming, figure skating, hockey and other sports and even a few that are of no cost to you such as sea, air and army cadets for your young teens.
If you’re beyond your working days and
you’re looking for a place to call home that offers services for seniors within
a short distance, then Cornwall
Ontario is a good choice.
That’s the beauty of this city; although we will surely grow in the coming
years, everything is just a short distance away and you can literally cross the
entire city in under 15 minutes…..ok, maybe just a tad longer if you’re trying
to do so at 4pm when
everyone else is making their way home after work.
We have a new hospital under construction
and there are various walk-in clinics throughout the city offering a multitude
Our local transit provider has a handi-transit program in place for those less mobile folks who can’t make their way around as easily as others.
You’ll pretty much pay the same as you
would in any Ontario
city for daily items such as groceries, fuel and entertainment with a few
fluctuations as to be expected anywhere.
Ontario presently offers that no
other city can easily claim to beat is the price of housing. Cornwall
is said to presently have one of the lowest housing costs in the country.
If you’re looking for the best bang for
your buck, you absolutely need to do your homework and consider work and life
in Cornwall Ontario.
With so much to offer, ample work
opportunities, low housing prices and that small town feel, Cornwall Ontario
is more than just a place to live and work….
It’s a place to raise a family and to be part of a growing community.
It’s a place to call “Home”.
As an Ontario real estate professional, I take pride in serving my hometown of Cornwall and it's surrounding communities. These communities include, but are not limited to, those within Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties as follows: Alexandria, Apple Hill, Avonmore, Bainsville, Cardinal, Chesterville, Cornwall, Crysler, Dunvegan, Finch, Glen Walter, Green Valley, Hawkesbury, Ingleside, Iroquois, Lancaster, Long Sault, Lunenburg, Martintown, Maxville, Monkland, Moose Creek, Morrisburg, Newington, St. Albert, St. Andrews, Summerstown, Williamstown and Winchester.
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