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Cathy Harris, Sales Representative
St. Thomas Town & Country Realty Inc. Brokerage
Office & Pager:  519-207-3000
Direct - Cell: 519-318-7495
E-mail:  cathy.harris@sympatico.ca
Website:  www.cathy-harris.com

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St. Thomas, Ontario

ST. THOMAS: With a Population of 36,000, St. Thomas is located in southwestern Ontario in Elgin County and is part of the greater London urban area. It is also conveniently situated halfway between Toronto and Detroit; with several scenic towns, lakeside villages and historic hamlets surrounding the city. With its long-standing railway heritage, St. Thomas has earned its title as the "Railway Capital of Canada".

Downtown St. Thomas boasts beautifully painted murals, lush parkettes, gorgeous historic Victorian buildings, and many unique shops and services. The home of exciting functions such as the Fire Muster Days, Holiday Fantasy of Lights, Iron Horse Festival, the annual Santa Claus Parade and a family favourite summer pastime "Music in the Park" concerts on Sundays.

If you are searching for new opportunites, a friendly, ever growing community and a quality of life that is second to none, consider St. Thomas.


Elgin County, Ontario

Elgin County is strategically located with convenient access to Highways 401, 402 and 403, close to railways, airports and marine ports, all within an hour drive. Within a 2½ hour drive Toronto, Detroit, Sarnia, Niagara Falls, Windsor, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Kitchener / Waterloo and Cambridge are all within this radius.

With a diverse base of agriculture, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, tourism and environmental industries, Elgin County's region boasts competitive labour and business costs. Elgin County enjoys one of Canada's longest growing seasons, with much of the nation's most fertile soil. We are within the unique 1% of Canada's geographic area called the Carolinian Zone, which is home to more species of flora and fauna then anywhere else in Canada.

Elgin County benefits from an average residential dwelling selling price of $188,975, which is far below the national average of $314,028 and much lower than the City of Toronto average which is $395,918.
(Figures from CREA and London / St. Thomas Real Estate Association for July 2008)

Aside from St. Thomas, several scenic towns, lakeside villages and historic hamlets are located within Elgin County: Aylmer, Belmont, Dutton, Eagle, Eden, Fingal, Port Bruce, Port Burwell, Port Glasgow, Port Stanley, Rodney, Shedden, Sparta, Springfield, Straffordville, Talbotville, Union, Vienna, West Lorne and Wallacetown.



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