Old South
London, Ontario
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. 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 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. 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 and London Wine Bar Wortley Village.   The houses for sale in this area span from small single detached ranches 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. Residents can head to River ForksThamesRichard 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.  

There are a few options for students from grades one to twelve in this neighbourhood. In addition to elementary and secondary, London is home to two renowned post-secondary institutions. Students can attend Western University or Fanshawe College to advance their careers without moving out of the city.



  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. MetroFresh Co.DollaramaShopper’s Drug MartThe Beer StoreNational Sports and Staples area in the area (just to name a few).  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!   If you’re in the market to buy or sell in London, please contact us. You can reach us at (519) 667-1800 or go ahead and email us at homevalue@santasellshouses.com. There are many great London area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you’re thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Market Valuation so you know what buyers are willing to pay for your home in today’s market. You may also call us at (519) 667-1800 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation, so that we may answer any of your real estate questions.