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Why Chatham-Kent

​Welcoming, affordable and growing. Come see why you should consider making Chatham-Kent your home.


Chatham-Kent is home to over 23 unique communities, each providing its own lifestyle options. With ongoing housing developments and growth across Chatham-Kent, there are many opportunities for you and your family to find your new home. After you arrive, we're here to help you get connected to the community and settle in.

  • $427,000 average detached home price
  • $1,210 average rent for one bedroom apartment
  • Hundreds of new builds starting in the low $500,000s


Chatham-Kent offers a safe and welcoming option to gain more work-life balance, with strong community connections to pursue your professional development, networking and career growth. You'll find a thriving job market with very competitive salaries in the trades, healthcare and education sectors.

  • Home to some of Canada's "Top 100 employers"
  • A hot job market with very competitive salaries
  • Affordable start-up costs for entrepreneurs and businesses

Work at Home

Take advantage of remote working and find a home that gives you room to grow – grow your personal interests, community connections, your family, garden and your career. Located between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, with an abundance of green space and limited traffic in between, Chatham-Kent provides a great location for a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to nature.


Enjoy year-round options for entertainment and recreation! With access to trails, beaches, world-class freshwater fishing and more, there are plenty of opportunities to make friends and stay fit. You'll also find a vibrant arts and culture scene with galleries, theatres and museums. Competitive sports and family recreation programs and places of worship can be found across our communities.

  • 22 days of snow on average
  • Classic Car Capital of Canada and home to year-round award-winning festivals
  • 15-minute average commute time
  • 226 km of recreational trails and pathways
  • 120 km of shoreline

Still not sure?

Chatham-Kent offers a variety of housing and lifestyle options, from downtown living to lakeside escapes. With access to both rural and urban amenities, it's the perfect place to call home!

Cost of Living - cheaper houses
Climate - almost no snow
Quality of Life - no commute times 
Active Living - beautiful trails and beaches 
Events - world-famous classic car events
Lakes - outdoor activities – world-class fishing 
Hot Job Market - competitive salaries in sectors like trades, healthcare and education
Proximity - 3-hour drive to Toronto, 1-hour drive to Detroit

Interested in moving to Chatham-Kent?

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