Choose Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent residents enjoy beautiful natural scenery, a low cost of living, high quality public services, a variety of recreational activities, and unique business opportunities. There are many reasons we think you will love living in Chatham-Kent.

A Beautiful Location

With its pastoral countryside, winding rivers, fun-filled lakes and rare Carolinian forests, Chatham-Kent is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and others who appreciate the beauty of nature. Our location, nestled in southwestern Ontario, allows our residents to enjoy:

  • Trips to several beaches (located along the north shore of Lake Erie and the east shore of Lake St. Clair)
  • Camping at two Provincial Parks (Rondeau and Wheatley)
  • Bird watching at several locations, including the St. Clair National Wildlife Area and one of our conservation areas
  • Days and nights on or by the water (at Erieau, Mitchell’s Bay,Lighthouse Cove and on the Sydenham River)
  • Short trips to London, Windsor, Sarnia and several U.S. border crossings (all within a one-hour drive)

Chatham-Kent also experiences one of the mildest climates in Canada – warm temperate summers with lots of sun and moderate winters with some snow.

Quality of Life

Life in Chatham-Kent is safe, affordable, active and exciting! The cost of buying or renting a home in Chatham-Kent is considerably lower than in other places in Ontario, and material needs and wants are as cheap and readily available as they are in most major cities. We are only an hour away from some large Canadian cities and the U.S., and Toronto's attractions are less than a three hour drive away.

The Ontario school system is one of the best in the world, offering freeelementary and secondary education for all children. There are also great options for post secondary education, professional development, andcontinuing education for adults.

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance provides health care from two campus locations in Chatham-Kent. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, excellent service and top-flight operational performance. Throughout the municipality you’ll find many family doctors, specialists and full-service clinics to care for you and your family. We also have a large complement of professionals offering elderly care and alternative medicine.

A full range of public health, social, water, hydro and wastewater, emergency, economic development, library, cultural andrecreational services are also offered in Chatham-Kent.

One of the Best Cities for Business

With one million Canadians living within an hour of its borders, Chatham-Kent is an excellent location for business. Chatham-Kent offers low business start-up and operating costs, and a variety of financial incentives to encourage business-owners to revitalize their store-fronts, expand services and hire more employees. Our businesses also benefit from quick access to Highway 401, and close proximity to several U.S. border crossings.

Chatham-Kent is also a great place to start a thriving business. A range of services are available to assist entrepreneurs and businesses in the area.

Something for Everyone

Residents in Chatham-Kent enjoy a diverse collection of fun activities for individuals and families. There are also many opportunities for work, personal development, pursuing interests and education.

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