University Heights is a heavily residential area in the lower Northwest end of London. It runs along Sarnia road right up to the Thames River. This area is close to the University of Western Ontario campus and housing and thus is aptly named University Heights. It’s also just a short drive to downtown London.
This busy and bustling neighborhood has incredible character with its 1970s and 1980s unique single family homes. As a University district, it has lots of student housing, including Essex Hall, London Hall, Perth Hall, Althouse College, and Western Summer Accommodations. There are a number of three-story walk ups, and townhome complexes, although some of the complexes and walkups are student-oriented housing that is rented out. There are also a few high rise apartment buildings throughout the area. This neighborhood, being so close the Western University, draws a lot of students. Because of the potential rental opportunity and the fact that this is a high-demand area, housing in this neighborhood tends to be on the higher end of the scale. While this neighborhood is mostly residential, the area closest to the Thames River does have lots of walking/biking trails and forested areas.
University heights is close to Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario, Huron College University, and Brescia College University. That being said, it’s also within the district of multiple elementary and secondary school. University Heights Public School is even within walking distance. Elementary Schools University Heights Public School Jeanne Sauve French Immersion Public School St. Thomas More St. John French Immersion London Waldorf School Secondary Schools Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School Saunders Secondary School St. Andre Bessette Secondary Mother Teresa Secondary
University Heights is close the the University District, making it a great location for students. The Western Mustangs field is in the neighborhood, which makes catching games a breeze. The Oxford and Wonderland commercial district is right close by, which makes this an incredible convenient area and a great place to find entertainment, dining, shopping, and home essentials. In this area you’ll have access to to Sobeys Extra, Fit4Less, Costco, LCBO, Fleetway, Food Island Supermarket, Heart Sushi, Hero Burger, Farm Boy, Rona, Swiss Chalet, Angelo’s Bakery, Chatime, and State and Main. University Heights is also within close proximity to downtown London. This means you’re always just a few short minutes away from the delicious bakery, Hey Cupcake!, the Covent Garden Market, unique shopping boutiques, amazingly delicious restaurants like The Tasting Room, The Church Key, and Bertoldi’s Trattoria, Black Trumpet Restaurant, and incredible entertainment from Budweiser Gardens, The Grande Theatre, Trap Door Escape Rooms, Victoria Park, and even Imagine Cinemas. Even though University Heights is mostly a residential area with mature trees and lots of housing, there a multiple parks throughout the area, giving the community plenty of options for physical activity and outdoor fun. Chesham Heights Park is a large park in the middle of the neighborhood. It has a play structure, swing set, basketball court, and a soccer field. The University Heights park is on the bottom of the neighborhood and has a soccer field, a few play structures, swings, a community garden, and even a wading pool. Essex Park is filled with lots of big, beautiful trees. Waldorf Park is on the far right side of the neighborhood and is close to the Thames River, which gives it beautiful views. It also has amazing trails. Gibbons Park is right across the Thames River and is accessible by a bridge. It has a splash pad, 2 playgrounds, a tennis court, an outdoor pool, views of the Thames River, and lots of beautiful green space. Within the neighborhood is a YMCA, which also has child care. There is also the Thistle Lawn Bowling Club in the area.