Woodstock is Canadian city in the province of Ontario.
It has a population of over 37,000 people and covers an area of 49 square kilometers.
Woodstock is known as the Dairy Capital of Canada.
It has a history in milling and agriculture.
Woodstock is a city that knows its history and celebrates it.
It also calls itself “The Friendly City.”
Nickname(s): The Friendly City
Land: 49.00 km2
The economy in Woodstock is becoming increasingly better due to many factors. The population of the city is growing and the sale of property is also growing. More people coming to the city means that there will be a larger workforce here. There are also multiple business parks in the area that have available units. The city has access to highways and nearby airports as well.
Some of the largest employers in the city are in the manufacturing sector. Toyota Motor Manufacturing alone employs 2,800 people. The Woodstock Hospital is also a large employer in the city employing 844 people. The retail trade industry is also important and employs 11.31% of the workforce.
Woodstock has many attractions, from museums to shopping and entertainment events. For history lovers, there are plenty of places to visit in the city. The Woodstock Museum is just one place to visit to learn more about the city’s past. The Old Town Hall is where the museum is located and it is also a historic site in itself.
Shopping and dining opportunities are plentiful in the city with interesting stores and restaurants in the Downtown area. Bars and pubs can be found here tooand they provide a great night out on the town. The city also hosts many events. As it is the Dairy Capital of Canada, Woodstock hosts Cowapalooza. The event includes concerts and activities and celebrates the city’s heritage. Parks and trails are another attraction for anyone who loves the outdoors.
The city is divided in the southern area, downtown and the northen area.
The Southern area of Woodstock is also home to a large number of parks. The city’s only post-secondary school, Fanshawe College, is located here. The Woodstock General Hospital is in this end of the city as well. Housing takes up a large part of this area, but there is commercial space near the east end.
The northern area of Woodstock is filled with parks, schools and amenities. Housing dominates a large part of the area, butthere are some services as well. Along Industrial Avenue you’ll find manufacturing companies, and nearby is the Woodstock Plaza filled with stores and services.
Downtown Woodstock is where the excitement is found in the city. There are plenty of things to do in this area,and there is something for everyone. Dundas Street is lined with shops, clubs and restaurants with many other amenities nearby as well. Theatres and lounges provide fun for a great night out in the Downtown area. What makes it even better is that the city offers free parking.
Downtown Woodstock has single-family homes and commercial space. Houses can be affordable depending on what you’re looking for in this area. The houses tend to be smaller here, but their location is right in the heart of the city. The commercial space varies, and some spaces have apartments inside as well.
The northern area of Woodstock has apartments, commercial space and single-family homes. The homes here are larger and more spacious. Many have attached garages and yards. Apartments can be found in some commercial spaces as well.
The southern area of Woodstock has single-family homes. The homes here are generally large and also have garages and yards. The homes range in price and can be affordable, depending on what you are looking for.
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The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available). Median prices are based on data from www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca.
There are three school boards in Woodstock: Thames Valley District School Board, English Language Separate District School Board No. 38 and Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence. There are 14 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in the city. There is also the option of attending a French Immersion school.
The only post-secondary option within the city of Woodstock is Fanshawe College. Other options for post-secondary education can be found in cities close to Woodstock. Some of these options include the University of Western Ontario in London and Conestoga College in Kitchener.