Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (26) F
Entertainment (29) F
Food and Drink (81) F
Fitness (19) F
Groceries (22) F
Parks (239) F
Shops (160) F
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Chatham-Kent.
Public Transit Stops (1)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Chatham-Kent is 86/100 - which is 23% lower than Ontario.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime D+

Chatham-Kent crime rates are 4,512 per 100k, which is 46% higher than Ontario
Property Crime
3,354 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,158 crimes per 100k
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employment D

The median income in Chatham-Kent is $67,774 - which is 22% lower than Ontario.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health D-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (64)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A+

Chatham-Kent home prices are $479,000 - which is 42% lower than Ontario
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
7.1x (home price to income ratio)
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schools C

The Chatham-Kent graduation rate is 78% - which is 8% lower than Ontario
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (42) F
High Schools (16) F
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ratings D+

Chatham-Kent has an overall rating of 58% from 8 reviews.
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Chatham-Kent Area Facts

  • Chatham-Kent has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Chatham-Kent crime rates are 46% higher than the Ontario average
  • Cost of living in Chatham-Kent is 23% lower than the Ontario average

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      Chatham-Kent, ON

      A rural municipality located in Southwestern Ontario, Chatham-Kent is a city nestled in the best of the beautiful outdoor and bordered by the Thames River, Lake St.Clair, Lake Erie and the Sydenham River. Despite its tranquil way of life and backdrop of abundant nature, Chatham-Kent serves as the commercial centre of the region and offers booming employment opportunities, particularly in the automotive and agricultural sectors. This Chatham-Kent Livability guide will take you through the best of what the city offers, from its warm community to the well-developed infrastructure.

      The Chatham-Kent municipality is made up of a number of close-knit communities that include Ridgetown, Dresden, Dawn Mills, Blenheim, North Buxton, Thamesville and Tilbury amongst others. The area has a reputation as one of the friendliest places in the country and residents wholeheartedly agree. The city’s mild climate and easy access to provincial parks and beaches are big draws for city dwellers looking for peace and relaxation. Due to its inexpensive housing, low cost of living and safe and friendly communities, Chatham-Kent is especially popular as a retirement destination. The city has a large proportion of senior citizens and many apartment or condominium buildings are designed to offer convenient amenities and facilities for seniors. Although most of the population is English-speaking, there are a number of French speakers as well, making it an ideal destination for people from Quebec as well as other parts of the country.

      Another major factor that contributes to Chatham-Kent’s desirability as a residential option is the city’s robust infrastructure. This includes a number of good schools, both English and French, as well as a number of specialized and general hospitals served by family health teams. Chatham-Kent’s transport infrastructure is also well developed, with CK transit offering bus routes throughout the municipality and a number of airports located close by. The city also has great road and highway connectivity to other parts of the country, as well as to the U.S.

      If you live in Chatham-Kent you will be assured high quality, fresh produce all year round. As any Chatham-Kent guide homeowner will tell you, there are plenty of farmers’ markets around where you can buy groceries and handmade products. For another taste of authentic local culture and cuisine, you must visit the CK Table festival, widely known as a gastronome’s delight. Chatham-Kent also has plenty to offer nature lovers, including a number of provincial parks that offer opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, swimming and boating. If you prefer to enjoy the great outdoors at a more relaxed pace, head to Mitchell’s Bay on Lake St. Clair, a great spot for small-mouth bass and pickerel fishing, or simply relaxing by the water’s edge.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Chatham-Kent? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


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      Wolfe Creek BMX Park
      Henry Smyth Park
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      Larry J O'Rourke Park
      Kinet'te Park
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      Chatham Railway Museum
      Chatham-Kent Museum
      River Rock Social House
      Capitol Theatre

      Food & Drink

      Mr. Shawarma
      Frick's Fish & Chips
      The Cone and Shake Shop
      Mike's Place
      Fortress Tavern
      Burrito Guyz

      F Commute

      Is public transit available in Chatham-Kent? Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Chatham-Kent.
      Drive to Work

      1% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      6% lower than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      1% lower than the CDN average

      F Health & Safety

      Is Chatham-Kent a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,


      Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Chatham Site
      Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Sydenham Site


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Wallaceburg Pharmacy
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      Shoppers Drug Mart


      Blenheim Medical Centre