Welcome to Essex County
Allow us to introduce ourselves. Essex County is located in the south west corner of Ontario, neighbouring Windsor and Detroit, a short river crossing away.
At the same latitude as northern California, Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy, we are blessed with a unique climate, having the mildest winters and the longest growing season in the country. As a result, Essex County has become one of Canada's most important agricultural areas, supporting the largest concentration of greenhouse vegetable production in North America. Ideal climatic conditions have also fostered a burgeoning wine industry, and award winning wines now identify Essex County as one of the premier wine producing areas in Ontario.
Essex County's strategic position on the U.S. border has played a key role in its success. Detroit's International Airport, a 45 minute drive from Windsor, and Windsor Airport, provide timely access to and from all parts of the globe. With access to the air, water, rail and road links so vital to manufacturing, this area has grown to be the industrial heartland of Canada and a world leader in automotive research and innovation. With the highest concentration of tool and die industries in Canada, a highly skilled work force, and the leadership of some of Canada's most savvy entrepreneurs, Essex-Windsor is poised to play a pivotal role in the changing economy.
Enhancing the area's attraction for new investors is a substantial commitment by local government to establish broadband connectivity across the County. Essex-Windsor intends to retain its reputation as an industrial powerhouse and provide a sound footing for a technology based economy.
Proximity to the U.S. has also been an important factor for tourism. Lucrative Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana markets are within a day's drive of the border. Essex County's trolley tours, parks, wineries, as well as Windsor's recently expanded casino, art gallery and symphony orchestra – all work in concert to make this a year-round destination.
Investors often arrive with families, and they will find that a County bounded on three sides by water offers a quality of life few locales in Canada can match. Miles of sandy beaches, a host of picturesque golf courses, local festivals celebrating everything our bountiful landscape produces....all add up to a rich and varied family life. Parents will be thrilled with affordable real estate in well tended towns and villages, many with state of the art recreation facilities, and the opportunities provided by a world class university and community college. Seniors will find our temperate climate much to their liking, and highly-rated community supported retirement facilities in abundance.
Whether you come to live, work, play or invest, Essex County will meet and exceed your expectations. We invite you to sample a region rich in historical significance, ethnic tradition and vibrant communities....a region of indomitable spirit and rebirth, a region open to the lessons of the past and the promises of the future.