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Lakeshore's Advantage

Lakeshore is home to 35,000+ population. It is in the top 13 percentile in Canada in size, one of the safest communities in Canada, is the fastest growing, highly educated as well as high income.

Lakeshore is only 30 minutes away from the USA border with Highway 401 travelling right through Lakeshore going into Windsor and North America's busiest border crossing. Our north shore boasts a 300 slip marina, lakefront park and the largest beach on Lake St. Clair. The majority of Lakeshore's urban area is concentrated around Country Road 22, providing a direct link to Tecumseh (population 25,000) and Windsor (population 200,000+). Lakeshore offers low taxes and a high quality of life.

As for major industry and employers, Lakeshore has a heavy concentration of auto related supply plants and tool and mold shops, as well as a labour force for similar industry in Windsor and region. Commercial property is concentrated along County Rd 22. Lakeshore also offers an 8 screen cinema as well as high definition virtual indoor golf complex, state of the art 36 hole miniature golf with animatronics and waterfalls, beach volleyball courts with outdoor pool tables, ping pong tables and horseshoe pits.

Lakeshore's new $62 million Atlas Tube Centre (multi-use recreation facility) offers 3 NHL sized rinks, indoor track, several meeting rooms, conference centre, fully serviced public library, gymnasium, over 20 soccer fields, tennis courts, multi-use courts and an aquatics complex with a lap pool, zero entry pool, lazy river, therapeutic pool and outdoor splash pad.  Outside, the facility is rounded out with basketball courts, tennis courts and a 5 km multi-use trail.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakeshore's Location

Situated in southern Ontario along Lake St. Clair, Lakeshore enjoys a temperate climate year round with more than 200 growing days. Lakeshore's affordable lakefront community enjoys over 35 km of waterfront, low taxes, a high quality of life and competitive labour costs. Highway 401 dissects Lakeshore with 5 exits within the municipality.

Whether you want to live on the water, in urban Belle River, upscale Russell Woods, the rural communities of Woodslee or Comber, French communities of Stoney Point (Pointe aux Roches) or St. Joachim, or the unique community of Lighthouse Cove where every home has waterfront and lake access; Lakeshore has a home that suits your needs - affordably.

Enjoy boating?  Lakeshore's Belle River Marina is a full service deep water marina with 300 seasonal and transient docks.  Lakeshore boasts several other marinas along our waterfront.

Enjoy sports?  A short drive to Detroit brings you professional NHL hockey, NFL football, MLB baseball and NBA basketball.

Enjoy theatre?  Concerts? A wide variety of venues to enjoy satisfying every taste.

Love to Golf?  There are 24 courses in Essex County and with our mild climate you can golf  9 months out of the year.

This region is at the heart of the richest consumer market in the world as more than 50% of the North American population is within a day's drive.  There are 4.5 million people in the adjacent areas of Detroit and south-east Michigan and the trade corridor handles a third of the US-Canada trade.  The busiest commercial border crossing with $500 million in daily trade.

Lakeshore's Belle River community currently has a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) which offers various opportunities and incentives to business owners including grants and grant-backs for various charges and exemptions from fees.
 

Lakeshore's People

The Windsor-Essex region has one of the most skilled, dedicated and progressive labour forces in Canada. Lakeshore has one of the highest value-added ratios per worker in Canada. Residents are socially conscious and have an outstanding record for being responsible, generous members of the community, offering remarkable and ongoing support to good causes in Lakeshore and the surrounding communities.

About 60% of our population is between the ages of 25-64 with post-secondary, certificates or degrees. Almost 20% of our population speaks French.  Interested in French education? The region has several full-French grade schools and French immersion grade schools and high schools. A full French high school is in a neighbouring community.

Interested in living on the water?  In Lakeshore, waterfront property is affordable.  Lakeshore has a unique community in Lighthouse Cove where every home has canal/water access to the river and lake.  Want fewer neighbours?  Lakesshore has rural communities for you.  Like urban neighbourhoods and being close to everything?  We have that too. Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre is a $62 m multi-use recreation facility with 3 ice pads, gymnasium, library, indoor waking trail, community rooms, aquatic facility including a lazy river, a lap pool, a zero entry pool and therapeutic pool.  Outdoors, the facility has over 20 soccer fields, splash pad, 5 km trail, tennis courts and multi-purpose courts.

Lakeshore has 36 parks, 11 of them on our waterfront including Lakeview Park with a splashpad, playground, beach, change rooms, amphitheatre, concession,  BBQ's, multi-use court and other amenities.  In the summer families enjoy free concerts and movies in the park. Lakeshore's Belle River Marina joins the park's amenities.

Enjoy boating?  Being a waterfront community there are plenty of boating and fishing opportunities.  Lake St. Clair is considered the Muskie fishing capital.

Lakeshore contracts with the OPP for police protection in the municipality.  The OPP conduct preventative policing programs including in-school programs and are dedicated to preserving the quality of life and security enjoyed by the community keeping Lakeshore in the top safest communities in Ontario.

Lakeshore is served by five fire stations situated throughout the municipality and are equipped to handle all major (and minor) threats to life and property.  Lakeshore Fire is part of the local 911 system.

Lakeshore has its own festivals and events including the summer-time Sunsplash, the Classic Car Cruise Night, the Christmas-time tree-lighting ceremony, and the Comber Fair, an agricultural fair that has been running for over 155 years. Lakeshore is within easy reach of many other regional old style country fairs and celebrations. Professional sporting events to big name performing concerts are a within a short drive.

 

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