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 A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (117) A+
Entertainment (55) A+
Food and Drink (419) A+
Fitness (42) A+
Groceries (87) A+
Parks (424) A+
Shops (815) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.0% take public transportation in London.
Public Transit Stops (177)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in London is 93/100 - which is 17% lower than Ontario.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime D-

London crime rates are 5,005 per 100k, which is 62% higher than Ontario
Property Crime
3,720 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,285 crimes per 100k
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employment C

The median income in London is $69,600 - which is 20% lower than Ontario.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health B-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (139)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A+

London home prices are $573,300 - which is 30% lower than Ontario
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
8.2x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A-

The London graduation rate is 85% - which is 1% higher than Ontario
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (120) F
High Schools (39) A+
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ratings C+

London has an overall rating of 67% from 24 reviews.
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      London, ON

      London is a medium-sized city that sits at the confluence of the Thames River in Southwestern Ontario. It is a regional centre for education and healthcare, as well as having a strong cultural presence. Its economy is dominated by medical research, which is partly supported by the University of Western Ontario. This is one of the top universities in the country. Another big name school in the city is the London Central Secondary School, which is not only London’s oldest school, but also happens to be one of the best schools in all of Ontario. In short, London is a highly educated city.

      London is known as ‘The Forest City’ because of its numerous parks and woodlands. This makes it a beautiful city to live in, with areas along the river being particularly lovely. Still, Victoria Park in Downtown London is one of the most visited in the city and is always listed as a place to visit in any London city guide. Downtown London is one of the most expensive areas in the city to live in, though it is also the most convenient in terms of public transportation. London is also extremely bicycle-friendly, with bike paths and bike lanes found everywhere.

      Masonville, in the north part of the city, is where the University of Western Ontario is located. This makes it one of the cheapest neighbourhoods, as it caters predominately to students. It is also a major shopping area. In terms of wining and dining, Downtown London has the largest selection. This happens to be the location of Covent Garden Market, which any Londonor will say is a must for anyone living in or visiting the city.

      London is a very safe city. It is also listed as one of Canada’s most liveable cities. This is partly due to its education level and partly due to its calm surroundings. It is also a cultural city that hosts numerous annual festivals, as well as being home to several museums and galleries. A few notable city landmarks include the Museum London, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, the historic Eldon House and the Grand Theatre. It is also home to the first Labatt Brewery, Springbank Park and the Original Kids Theatre Company.

      A+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in London? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


      Market Lane Park
      Spray Pad
      Ivey Park
      Ivey Park
      Victoria Park
      Harris Park
      Horton Park North
      Labatt Park


      London Music Hall
      The Spriet Family Theatre
      TAP Centre for Creativity
      London Fringe Theatre Festival
      Budweiser Gardens
      Wolf Performance Hall
      Grand Theatre
      Fanshawe College Theatre

      Food & Drink

      Pizza Pizza
      Cousin Vinny's
      Mr. Sub
      Snack & Bake
      Better Blend Smoothie Bar
      Chocolate Factory

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in London? Of all people who commute, 5.0% take public transportation in London.
      Drive to Work

      2% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      2% lower than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      equal to the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is London a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      St. Joseph's Hospital
      Parkwood Institute
      Victoria Hospital
      University Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
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      Shoppers Drug Mart


      Health Network
      Galleria Dental Centre
      Medpoint Walk-in Clinic
      Medpoint Clinic
      London InterCommunity Health Centre
      London Audiology Consultants
      Medical Esthetics