Old South is a relatively large neighbourhood in the (you guessed it) south end of London, Ontario. The district spans east from Wharncliffe Road South to Adelaide Street, with the Thames River creating the northern border and Emery Street enclosing the south edge. The location is ideal for those who want to feel tucked away from the busyness of the city centre, but still have access to all essential amenities and entertainment. Residents can reach the downtown core in thirty minutes by foot or five minutes by car. The most notable section of Old South is Wortley Village. It is regarded amongst Londoners as an area that exudes a small-town feel full of vibrancy, locally owned shops, restaurants and a sense of community.
Since this neighborhood was developed in the mid-nineteenth century with most of the homes being built in the turn of the 20th century, there are a lot of gorgeous older homes with a ton of charm. The houses for sale in this area span from small single detached ranches and larger single family homes to cottage-style homes. Many of these houses are ideal for small families, young professionals or investments for rental properties. Old South is home to plenty of detached houses that have recently been renovated. This minimises potential repair costs and services for future homeowners. The neighbourhood’s entire northern border is the Thames River. Because of this, there is plenty of green space and trails.
This is a diverse neighbourhood, rich with culture and a very present sense of community. The people who live here come from all walks of life and value the inclusivity of the neighbourhood. The Old South Community Organization represents the common interests of the neighborhood, organizes community events, and seeks to improve the quality of life for its residents.
There are a few options for students from grades one to twelve in this neighbourhood. St. Martin Catholic Elementary School and Wortley Road Public School are both located centrally in this neighborhood nad are within walking distance for most of this neighborhood. On top of that, Victoria Public School is also located at the top of the neighborhood and allows for students to walk to school easily.
This neighborhood also is home to London South Collegiate Institute, which has an incredible Academy Program for gifted students.
- St. Martin
- Victoria Public
- Wortley Road
- Catholic Central London
Old South is home to Wortley Village, which has been described as a small town within a city. Locals from the neighbourhood and the city at large can spend afternoons wandering the small streets of this cosy London subdivision. Wortley Village is the ideal destination to support locally owned and sustainable eateries such as Plant Matter Kitchen, Black Walnut Bakery Cafe, The Wortley Roadhouse, Roll Roll, The Old South Village Pub, and London Wine Bar Wortley Village.
Old South is a fairly large neighbourhood. Because of this, residents will go to different areas to shop for amenities, restaurants and entertainment. The aforementioned Wortley Village is packed with local businesses including restaurants and shops. It is home to John’s Valu-Mart – the grocery destination for residents in the area. For additional shopping, residents of Old South frequent the intersection of Wellington Road South and Commissioners Road East. The plazas in this area offer plenty of shopping for essential amenities. Metro, Fresh Co., Dollarama, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Beer Store, National Sports and Staples area in the area (just to name a few). Wharncliffe and Commissioners also has shopping plazas that offer No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, a bank, gas stations, Dollarama and more. Not to mention the fact that both Wharncliffe and Wellington have a ton of convenient stores, businesses and restaurants all down their streets. Amenities are easily accessible from any part of Old South. Combine this with the rich inclusivity and historic nature of the neighbourhood and potential buyers have found the perfect place to purchase a home!
This neighborhood is also great for parks and outdoor fun! Residents can head to River Forks, Thames, Richard B. Harrison and Rowntree Parks for accessible tennis courts, pool, play structures, swing sets, picnic tables and splash pads. An ideal area for dog owners and nature lovers to reside.
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