Heritage houses, charming lot landscaping, and quiet, mature streets all mark London’s Old South as a popular area to call home. Old South denotes the large area of the city South of downtown and the Thames River bound by Victoria Hospital to the East, Emery Street to the South, and Wharncliffe Road to the West.
London’s Old South neighbourhood is home to around 13,000 people and about 46% of the population are homeowners. This speaks to the number of rental opportunities in Old South, where some houses, but mostly apartments are available for rent. Most of the homes in Old South are detached, single family properties with the occasional townhouse or condo unit. Homes in Old South start in the mid $300,000s for older bungalow homes, but can easily go over a million dollars for large, stately properties or heritage homes.
Children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 in Old South can attend Holy Rosary Catholic School, St. Martin Catholic School, Victoria Public School, or Wortley Road Public School. In the Public Board, students attend London South Secondary for grades 9 to 12 and Catholic Central High for those in the London District Catholic School Board. French Immersion is offered outside of the Old South area by Lord Roberts, Louise Arbour, Sir Frederick Banting Secondary, St. Anthony, and Mother Teresa Secondary.
One of the major attractions of London’s Old South is the award-winning Wortley Village. The “heart of Old South” is a great area to explore with shops, restaurants, and beautiful parks. Old South also has major commercial hubs located at the intersection of Commissioners and Wellington and just across the Thames River in downtown London.
While out on errands or exploring everything Old South has to offer, don’t miss out on the fantastic community spaces. Carfrae Park, Richard B. Harrison Park, and Thames Park are three great spots to experience the natural blend of forest and the Thames River.