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Moving Here

If you’ve decided to move to Essex, you’ve made the right choice. The Town of Essex is a great place to live, work and play.


With six elementary schools (including one French language), two secondary schools and one private school, the Town of Essex offers many educational options. We’re also within close driving distance to world-class post-secondary institutions in Windsor and Detroit.

Farm fresh produce

Our rich agricultural lands are some of the most productive in the province. Roadside stands and pick-your-owns are plentiful throughout the municipality, making it easy to eat local.


Housing prices in the Town of Essex are among the lowest in Canada, making the region a very affordable option for young families and seniors. Plus, our long summers and mild winters mean it’s easier to enjoy the outdoors and maintain a well-kept yard. Find out more about retirement living from the 100 Mile Peninsula initiative.

Property taxes

As a resident, you will expect the Town of Essex to provide important programs and services, like fire and police services, road maintenance, snow removal, and recreation programs. Property taxes allow the town to maintain the municipal infrastructure, programs and services that you value.


The Town of Essex is known for sports. We’re home to the Essex 73’s, the most successful Junior C hockey team in Ontario, and the championship-winning Essex Ravens Football Club. Our outdoor fields and sports facilities support a very active community. We’re also the only municipality in Windsor-Essex to be High Five® accredited. This means that the Town’s commitment to quality recreation standards ensures that children participating in our programs having positive experiences.