Ridgetown is a community of just over 3,000 people located in the southeast of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Positioned a few kilometres south of the 401, Ridgetown offers all the essential day-to-day services, including shopping, banking, restaurants, fire department and ambulance station. Close to Lake Erie with its parks and beaches, nearby Rondeau Provincial Park, Erieau, and Mitchell’s Bay provide ample boating, fishing, camping and other recreational opportunities a short drive from town. Ridgetown also has a library, golf course, arena, swimming pool, gym, public parks and an active senior centre. Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario’s rich farming community, local produce is readily available at the Saturday Farmer’s Market as well as at a number of independent farm markets throughout the summer. Ridgetown schools include both Public and Catholic elementary schools, a Public high school and the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph. Schools in neighbouring communities are available as well, and public transit operates throughout Chatham-Kent. Numerous service clubs and organizations benefit the entire community through fundraising and event sponsorship, and provide networking and social opportunities for members.
Nearby Chatham is on the Windsor – Quebec City Via Rail corridor and has an array of shopping choices, restaurants and entertainment venues. London and Windsor, with their airports, bustling shopping malls, and regional medical facilities, are only an hour away. With small town charm and affordable housing, but still close to the attractions and amenities of larger centres, Ridgetown is a good place to put down roots. We’re a small town with big heart. A beautifully landscaped and tree-filled gem located halfway between Windsor and London, Ridgetown has everything you need and a whole lot more.