About Amherstburg Real Estate
Waterfront, historic town est. in 1796 as a British military fort. Many homes in the core were built in the French style of a century before, giving the town a historic character. Tourist attractions include Fort Malden and the North American Black Historical Museum. The Holiday Beach Conservation Area is one of the best fall birding sites in North America! It's also a city of trade for regional agriculture and has become known for several wineries in the area.
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Amherstburg is a peaceful residential town of just over 20,000 people situated just south of Windsor, Ontario. Located at the mouth of the Detroit River, the town has an attractive waterfront with several popular beaches and trails along the river for residents to enjoy. There is also a historical aspect to the town, as it was established back in 1795 as Fort Malden, a British military fort meant to protect against a potential American invasion. Because of this, there's a unique selection of historical character homes built with styles rarely seen today. Other Amherstburg homes for sale include a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and condos, providing options for families and singles alike.
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Depending on which sections of town you explore, you'll find numerous Amherstburg real estate options. A good portion of single-family homes in the heart of town are Traditional Bungalows with red brick exteriors. There are also a range of other traditional and contemporary architectural styles, from 19th-century homes to new construction homes. A number of townhomes are also mixed in with these single-family homes, located on pretty, tree-lined streets between Alma Street, Meloche Road, and Lowes Side Road.
Situated just south of LaSalle, Amherstburg homes for sale near the Detroit River have similar traditional architectural styles—with a select number of contemporary homes are mixed in—although they're generally larger and provide a more luxurious lifestyle. These homes include modern design elements, gorgeous views of the river, and massive lawns.
Developers have also done a great job of complimenting the historical character homes and neighbourhoods with select condos that fit in nicely and only add to the town's charm. These units are conveniently located in the historic downtown area and give residents a wonderfully laid-back lifestyle.
There are even several rural homes further east of Meloche Road for families and couples looking for ranch homes on enormous farmland properties. Advantages of these homes include room for outbuildings on the properties and a heightened sense of calmness.
Attractions near Amherstburg Homes for Sale
Because Amherstburg is a town of historical significance, there are certain features and attractions in the town centre that are unlike anywhere else in Ontario. The most noticeable of those attractions is the Fort Malden National Historic Site, which sits right near the Detroit River, just off Laird Avenue South.
Built in 1795 by the British to protect against an American attack, Fort Malden is mostly known for its role during the War of 1812 and the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. At one point, the Americans controlled the fort for nearly two years, which is the longest American occupation on Canadian soil. Today it's used as an education centre, as students and adults alike can learn about its role in Canadian history.
You'll also notice a historic atmosphere throughout Amherstburg's downtown core. Much of Amherstburg real estate between Park Street and Alma Street near Sandwich Street South still maintains the architectural style and charm of real estate from centuries past. As you explore the unique shops mixed in with the character homes, you'll feel as if you're strolling through a 19th century village instead of modern suburbia. Several family-friendly parks also line the waterfront in the town centre, ideal for having a picnic and enjoying the view.
Other areas of the waterfront can be enjoyed in a calmer atmosphere at the north and south ends of town, where a number of beaches and vast green areas are located. In particular, Holiday Beach Conservation offers a long sandy beach just south of where the Detroit River feeds into Lake Erie, as well as a park that's ideal for picnics and scenic walks. Those wanting to stay overnight can take advantage of seasonal campsites in the park.
Wineries have also become well-known attractions in Amherstburg, as the climate is ideal for making award-winning red and whites, not to mention delicious ice wines. As a result, over a dozen wineries are scattered throughout the rural parts of town. Other community highlights include:
- Frequent art exhibits
- Wine festivals
- Macaroni festivals - March Mac'ness
- Student photography exhibits
If you feel that Amherstburg may be the town for you, contact Team Goran today! His team of real estate agents can help you find your ideal home in the area.
Data provided by the Windsor-Essex County Association of REALTORS. The information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.
Listing information last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 12:23pm EDT.