Titled the “heart of Old South”, Wortley Village is a neighbourhood just South of the downtown core in London, Ontario. The area spans Wortley Rd. and extends a few blocks East and West of the street. The neighbourhood was annexed into London in 1890 and is filled with 19th century style homes and local businesses. Additionally, Wortley Village was awarded Canada’s best neighbourhood by the Canadian Institute of planners in 2013.
The original houses in Wortley Village were constructed in the 19th century and have many design features from this era. Therefore explaining the popularity and demand for the properties in this area. As of recently, there has been new condo development. Condo development is still underway in Wortley Village. With a mix of different properties, the area is suitable for both families and empty nesters. As well as the close proximity to downtown makes it a great location where young professionals want to settle down.
A prominent local landmark is located at 165 Elmwood Avenue East. The 120 year old building and its property spans a whole block. Formerly known as the London Normal school, and the Mgr. Feeny Centre of Catholic Education, it has since been purchased by the city and is part of The Ontario Heritage Trust. Another popular attraction about the area are the easily accessible bike paths off Wortley Rd. that run beside the Thames River and lead into the core of London.
Everything residents need is within walking distance. On Wortley Rd., you can find a bank, pharmacy, hardware store and grocery store accompanied by many other local businesses. The Wortley Roadhouse is a local pub that has been around for years; the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and meet up with friends. The Sweet Onion Bistro is another great restaurant that serves up quality food and provides live music on the patio. The Black Walnut Bakery and Fire Roasted Coffee Co. are easy to walk to places to get your morning coffee. Pet owners can get all of their pet supplies from the Village Tail. These are just some of the local businesses you can find in Wortley Village. Check it out for yourself to experience all this neighbourhood has to offer.
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