Blackfriars

Blackfriars is a quaint neighbourhood tucked in the southwest end of London, Ontario. It is located conveniently between the Thames River and downtown London. This area of town is home to notable heritage sites, and for this reason, Blackfriars is a London treasure. Just a ten-minute walk away, the proximity to downtown London is favourable to younger and social homebuyers. On the west side of this neighbourhood is Blackfriars Bridge, Canada’s last standing wrought-iron, bow-string truss bridge. As of November 2017, the bridge was disassembled and is in the process of being restored offsite in a $8m project. Labatt Memorial Park is also located within Blackfriars. This is unique to the neighbourhood and the city, as it is the world’s oldest baseball diamond and the home of the London Majors. Social and young professionals, university students and baseball lovers from all walks of life make perfect candidates to reside in this historic end of town.

 

There are numerous properties for sale in Blackfriars. Most of the homes in this area have been remodelled to suit contemporary designs. Whether refurbished or newly constructed, the style of homes reflects the vibrant city feel. The market for homebuyers in this area is diverse, and the houses for sale in this area include single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and numerous rental opportunities. The streets in Blackfriars are unique as most of them are short, narrow streets with dead-ends at the river. These dead-end roads minimise traffic within the neighbourhood and allow quick access to any physical or outdoor leisure activities by the Thames River.

 

There are not many schools in this region of London. However, French immersion students can attend Jeanné Sauve French Immersion

London is home to two renowned post-secondary institutions, Western University and Fanshawe College. If you are a student or have children attending university, this location is perfect for you. Downtown nightlife is just a short taxi or a quick, fifteen-minute walk away. Immediate access to several bus stops that go directly through Western University campus and throughout the whole city is also beneficial.

 

Because this region is central to the London core, there are many amenities available to all residents. West Lions Park, Labatt ParkHarris Park and Ann Street Park are all within proximity – as well as the Thames River trails. The Kiwanis Senior’s Community Centre is in this neighbourhood and has extensive programming for senior citizens. For groceries, shopping, restaurants and nightlife residents can head to downtown London, Old South, Wharncliffe and Oxford or Cherryhill Village Mall.Everything from locally owned restaurants and shops such as The Squire Pub & Grill and 10Eighteen Coffee Bar to big box names like Mcdonald’s and Metro.

Blackfriars is a charming neighbourhood oozing with both historical and contemporary flair. Look no further for a home that provides its tenants with quick access to the hustle and bustle of downtown London; and the freedom and peace of nature trails by the Thames River and numerous parks. The properties for sale are distinct in their size and style, making this the perfect neighbourhood for people from all walks of life.

 

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