Imagine the endless possibilities and advantages that come with living in a community designed for families that puts nature, outdoor activities, and community right at the heart of its vision. Stratford is quickly becoming one of the most desirable places to live in Ontario, attracting young families in search of a city with local charm, economic and education opportunities, and diverse shopping and dining options. Read on for our top ten reasons why you should move to Stratford, and why you’ll love living in our master-planned Avon Park community.
1. It Has Affordable Real Estate
Stratford offers affordable housing options compared to nearby Kitchener, Waterloo, and London. Here, you can make homeownership a reality while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars when compared to home prices in the surrounding areas. Enjoy the best of both worlds: your attainable dream home in an idyllic city with proximity to great urban amenities.
2. It’s a Great Place to Raise a Family
Stratford is a city that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and community spirit. Along with its great schools and proximity to urban amenities, it’s an excellent city to put down roots and raise a family.
3. Stratford is a Well-Connected City
Stratford is well connected by highways to major urban centres. With easy access to Highway 401, it’s just a half hour’s drive from Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, and London. The GO train to Stratford runs Monday to Friday with two trips: one early morning trip eastbound from London, and one evening trip westbound from Toronto.
4. We’re a Renowned Builder
With over 40 years of homebuilding excellence under our belt, you can rest assured that Cachet Homes is committed to delivering exceptional quality homes to families across Southern Ontario. Each Cachet home has distinct exteriors, livable interiors, superior craftsmanship, premium features and more.
5. Stratford Is Brimming with Small-Town Charm
Endowed with its rich heritage and small-town charm, Stratford has a strong sense of community, with a variety of local events and festivals that bring residents together to celebrate the city’s unique culture.
6. It Gets Top Marks for a High Quality of Education
Stratford has several elementary and secondary schools, making virtually every neighbourhood within walking distance for your kids. The University of Waterloo has a satellite campus in downtown Stratford, and Conestoga College’s city campus offers continuing education courses and career-focused programs.
7. It Has a High-Tech Economy
Located less than 30 minutes from the world-class Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge tech hub, Stratford’s economy is centered on light industry, tourism, retail, and services. Stratford is home to RBC’s $300 million Data Centre and leads the region in the world of IT.
8. It’s Full of Arts & Culture
The Stratford Festival is one of the most prestigious theatre festivals in the world, attracting talent from all over the globe. The city has vibrant art scenes, with many museums and galleries showcasing the city’s cultural heritage. The Stratford Perth Museum is a fascinating museum that showcases the region’s rich heritage.
9. It’s Home to Spectacular Natural Beauty
Situated along the Avon River, Stratford offers beautiful parks, gardens, and walking trails. The city has over 70 parks, including the stunning Queen’s Park, which offers amazing scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities such as summer concerts, playgrounds and tennis courts.
10. It’s Chock-Full of Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
Stratford is home to several conservation areas, such as Wildwood Conservation Area, which features hiking trails, swimming areas, and camping facilities. Whether you’re an avid hiker or simply enjoy spending time in nature, you’ll love spending time exploring Stratford’s many recreational offerings.
Visit our community website to learn more about life in Stratford and to register for our upcoming master-planned community, Avon Park by Cachet.